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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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Cold sore or pimple? White pus which was "popped". No tingle, burning or blister. Can cold sores be popped, if so, can the stuff be whitish?

Cold sore or pimple? White pus which was "popped". No tingle, burning or blister. Can cold sores be popped, if so, can the stuff be whitish?

Herpes: You have a pimple and not herpes. Tingling, itching, or burning occur before the blisters appear, the skin may tingle, itch, or burn for a day or so. ...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 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 pimple on my pubic hair area and they have pus. I don't shave, I do trimming. There are small white dots at the roots of my hair. What's it?

I have pimple on my pubic hair area and they have pus. I don't shave, I do trimming. There are small white dots at the roots of my hair. What's it?

Folliculitis: which is an infection, Clean the area with soap and water and see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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On one of my breasts close 2 the nipple, I have a small pimple like hard bump n when I squeezed it, white hard cheesy smelling pus oozed out w blood

On one of my breasts close 2 the nipple, I have a small pimple like hard bump n when I squeezed it, white hard cheesy smelling pus oozed out w blood

Get seen.: Your problem may be simple and uncomplicated and as simple as a small sebaceous cyst (plugged oil gland) or it may be a severe infection with MRSA or other microbe. One cannot rule out other causes and possibilities. I would be seem by my pcp and get a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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