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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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Two days ago I started feeling like itch on my inner tigh so I scratch and the next day I seen a group of white pimples with pus ..what is it?

Two days ago I started feeling like itch on my inner tigh so I scratch and the next day I seen a group of white pimples with pus ..what is it?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. If you are sexually active, it may be herpes. It would be prudent to see your doctor and if you are sexually active, get tested for herpes and other STDs. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Had protected sex with a sex worker. Developed simple painless non-itchy pimple with hair in it 16 days after exposure. Pimple popped and a thick white pus came out followed by some clear liquid. Pimple scabbed with hair still visible. Herpes?

Had protected sex with a sex worker. Developed simple painless non-itchy pimple with hair in it 16 days after exposure. Pimple popped and a thick white pus came out followed by some clear liquid. Pimple scabbed with hair still visible. Herpes?

Unlikely: There are some contagious things this could be, it however, does not sound like herpes. On the other hand this can be anything from an ingrown hair to syphilis based on the description. It may be embarrassing, but this is something you need to get checked. If you don't want to see your doctor I'm sure you can find a walk in clinic you don't normally use. Just be open and honest. ...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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Home remedies for pus pimple?

Home remedies for pus pimple?

Scientific Rx: Topical benzoyl peroxide is the best way to manage acne and keep pimples from forming. Once formed, leave them alone or if there is a single large one, use a warm compress. If benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician for help managing acne, which a serious chronic disease that eventually self-cures. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if pus did not come out properly out of a pimple?

Could you tell me what happens if pus did not come out properly out of a pimple?

Pus: Omg! you should never try to express an acne lesion. Frankly, if you're having pustules, you need to get on some reasonable oral and topical medicine to prevent these. There is no excuse for using two thumb surgery for this problem. It just causes scars which can be very extensive. ...Read more

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I have a pimple on my breast that has pus, is this cancerous?

I have a pimple on my breast that has pus, is this cancerous?

Unlikely: This would be an unlikely presentation for breast cancer, particularly at your age. It is most likely just a pimple, an infected cyst, or possibly a small abscess. However, if there is a persistent mass that doesn't go away, excising it might help take care of it as well as rule out some form of cancer. ...Read more

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Is pimple injection for a pus filled pimple advisable?

Is pimple injection for a pus filled pimple advisable?

Not usually: This is not typically advised but on occasion, dermatologists will inject lesions with steroids. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get a pimple on the areola? because I just got it today and it's very painful even when I squeezed it white pus came out of it

Is it normal to get a pimple on the areola? because I just got it today and it's very painful even when I squeezed it white pus came out of it

A pimple: that is painful enough to write in about might be a small abscess or infected duct that might best be managed with antibiotics and surgical help draining if need be ...Read more

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When i get a pimple it get pus but once the tip of pus leave it get darker and just leave a cover bump why? What can I do to get the whole pimple out?

Comedone: A pimple is full of oil. Unless really infected it is not pus that is there. It is oil. When you push it out, you leave a sore. Two things can happen, like any wound eschar forms. On the other hand, not all of the component comes out and the surface of the remaining content which is oil is oxidized and forms the black substance or the blackhead. ...Read more

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Pimple that has thick pus and blood. Sometimes deep. Doesn't heal quickly either. Mostly occurs when stressed. What is it?

Pimple that has thick pus and blood. Sometimes deep. Doesn't heal quickly either. Mostly occurs when stressed. What is it?

Probably exactly: That...sometimes stress can cause severe acne breakouts or intense individual pimples.Sounds like that might be what it is.Do you always get it in the same place? Extra care to your skin-cleansing with a salicylic acid cleanser, and a deep cleanser like a charcoal cleanser several times a week- with the addition of a prescription acne medication may help tame your breakouts.See your doc for an Rx. ...Read more

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I have pimple with a petfect Ring around it. without pus. In my left cheek ( if im sitting oppsite you ) It been 3 days now .

I have  pimple with a petfect Ring around it. without pus. In  my left cheek ( if im sitting oppsite you ) It been 3 days now
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Inflamed Acne.: It sounds like the acne lesion is inflamed. It will need treatment with topical antibiotic to prevent it from becoming pustular. Recommend OTC benzoyl peroxide 10 %. Avoid touching the lesion. ...Read more

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I notice a pimple in my arm with pus so i pop it and clean it great it look smaller then a week later the pimple came back with more pus now what?

Needs a culture: It is important with recurrent infections to culture the lesion as there are some infections our body may need a little help clearing with either topical and/or oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more