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Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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For 4 months i have ben having some sort of continously acne infections only on my right cheek. Red pimples with green/white pus. Whats the solution?

For 4 months i have ben having some sort of continously acne infections only on my right cheek. Red pimples with green/white pus. Whats the solution?

One sided pimples: suggest either a bacterial, as most acne is generally symmetrical to some extent. Other possible causes may be repeated friction or pressure in one area, such as leaning on your face, the phone against the face or protective gear such as helmet. I recommend getting an evaluation. A short course of oral antibiotics may make a significant difference. ...Read more

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I had a black spot on my breast, it was itchy so I scratched it then it became like a pimple. I squeezed it then white pus came out then black pus?

I had a black spot on my breast, it was itchy so I scratched it then it became like a pimple. I squeezed it then white pus came out then black pus?

Blackhead: It sounds like you had a clogged pore or blackhead. When you scratched it, the bacteria normally on your skin were able to make their way underneath and cause a mild infection. This was the white pus that you noted. If it does not resolve completely, you should see your doctor. A picture is always helpful when trying to diagnose a skin problem. ...Read more

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I have a pimple on my upper thigh near the groin, its not painful if untouched.Today it has some white pus, what could it be and what causes it.

I have a pimple on my upper thigh near the groin, its not painful if untouched.Today it has some white pus, what could it be and what causes it.

Abscess: Sounds like a simple boil or abscess- or skin infection. The most common cause is staph aureus- the treatment is warm compresses and drainage- rarely are antibiotics necessary unless the infection spreads. ...Read more

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I was having a pimple on face with white head when i burst it its whit portion got into my skin would it become in pus ?

I was having a pimple on face with white head when i burst it its whit portion got into my skin would it become in pus ?

Yes, that's pus: You're almost grown up and your acne is now your responsibility to manage. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, phone your personal physician and make an appointment. The pus itself does not spread the acne. ...Read more

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I have a white pimple like bump deep under the skin on my face, poked with needle and pus came out but its back?

I have a white pimple like bump deep under the skin on my face, poked with needle and pus came out but its back?

White bumps in skin: If the material was truly pus and flowed out like a liquid, this would more likely be an abscess and be associated with inflammation. If it was cheesy, it is most likely a milia. Regardless, if you want these addressed, you must find a local physician to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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I have this deep pimple like thing on my butt cheek. On pantypanty line and very painful. Pic on profile.Had white top, popped, bloody white pus.

I have this deep pimple like thing on my butt cheek. On pantypanty line and very painful. Pic on profile.Had white top, popped, bloody white pus.

Boil (abscess): You're probably describing a boil or minor skin abscess (pocket of pus). As long as it's drained, you should be fine. But watch out for any surrounding redness or worsening pain. Obviously fevers, sweats & chills are a bad sign. If possible, take a ball point pen to the area & make a tight circle around it. Then date & time it for comparison later. If redness extends beyond, then you need 2 go 2er. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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