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Is it normal to have pimple like around the bikini line and i squirt and blood or brown pus comes out ?

Is it normal to have pimple like around the bikini line and i squirt and blood or brown pus comes out ?

Not normal: Sounds like you have either ingrown hair with reaction, or boils. Have this seen by a doctor and perhaps cultured and treated if necessary. Hope it clears up soon. ...Read more

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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I'm wondering if this pimple I have on my forhead turned into a boil or mesa or is just infected. It has light brown or yellowish brown pus that came ?

I'm wondering if this pimple I have on my forhead turned into a boil or mesa or is just infected. It has light brown or yellowish brown pus that came ?

It's possible: Pimples usually start out with a simple opportunist germ that invades the trapped pores. If/when the pimple opens to the surface other germs can also be involved & if a boil forms it is often staph.The MRSA strain varies in prevalence but in my area is found in 60-70 % of boils I drain in the office. A visit to the doc or dermatologist can decide If yours needs to be treated with abx or drained. ...Read more

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My daughter has an ingrown pimple or boil on her ear and it has brown pus coming out of it what can I do to clear it up?

My daughter has an ingrown pimple  or boil on her ear and it has brown pus coming out of it what can I do to clear it up?

See your doctor: Sounds like this is a more deep seated infection and probably needs evaluation by her physician for further drainage and/or antibiotics. ...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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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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Pimple on thigh and the pus is a clear fluid, what should I do?

Pimple on thigh and the pus is a clear fluid, what should I do?

Depends: If this thing is large, enlarging rapidly or causing serious signs or symptoms ( nausea, vomiting, pain up the leg, pain way out of proportion to the lesion, high fever, etc.) you should see someone. Otherwise a warm compress a few times a day, a bandage and good hygiene should resolve this. ...Read more

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Hi i was wondering what does it mean when you get random pimples with pus in them around your body and they hurt?

Hi i was wondering what does it mean when you get random pimples with pus in them around your body and they hurt?

Pimples: It is probably a form of folliculitis. See your doctor or dermatologist for evaluation an treatment. The pustules can be cultured to see if there is a specific type of bacteria present. Both topical and systemic therapies can be instituted. ...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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Why when I squeeze hard pus Pimple type spots does once all the pus and blood is out does it leave a deep hole in my skin?

Why when I squeeze hard pus Pimple type spots does once all the pus and blood is out does it leave a deep hole in my skin?

STOP: Unless you want to go to medical school and specialize in dermatology you are playing with fire: squeezing and abscess will not only leave you open to deeper infection, but will guarantee scarring and recurrence. STOP SQUEEZING!! ...Read more

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I have pimple like dot on my neck. It doesn't hurt when i press it but the pus has a very foul smell. It is greenish in colour.

Cyst: Sounds like a cyst / abscess. The drainage is a good sign meaning it is open, but it may require further treatment such as an oral or topical antibiotic. ...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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I have this pimple on my gum with pus, but I'm going on holiday for 2 weeks. Will it be okay to leave it until I get home, or is it too risky?

Get checked: Typically an unhealthy tooth will abscess and the infection drains thru the bone and the gum, resulting in a draining fistula (pimple on the gum). Infections have the ability to drain and evolve. Infections that evolve became cancerous. Get checked. ...Read more

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I have got many marks on my ckeeks because of pimples and pus. Whenever one pus goes another comes. Most of the time its pus only. What should I do?

I have got many marks on my ckeeks because of pimples and pus. Whenever one pus goes another comes. Most of the time its pus only. What should I do?

Benzoyl peroxide gel: The easiest treatment is to start with over the counter benzoyl peroxide gel. Spot this on to the individual pimples each night. However, it sounds like your acne is very active. You should see your dermatologist as you need stronger medicines. I also like to add the acleara acne laser to treat acne like yours. ...Read more

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I have a cystic pimple that is painful. My skin has peeled and is very red and inflamed around it. There is still clear pus in it. How do I treat it?

I have a cystic pimple that is painful. My skin has peeled and is very red and inflamed around it. There is still clear pus in it. How do I treat it?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangeaorganics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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I have a pimple that seems no need to remove the pus. I am worried that it will leave an acne pit. How will I know if it won't leave acne pit. Thanks?

I have a pimple that seems no need to remove the pus. I am worried that it will leave an acne pit. How will I know if it won't leave acne pit.

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Watch it: You are less likely to get a crater / icepick if it reabsorbs rather than ruptures, but not much. If this pimple is special enough to write about, perhaps it is actually something else, such as an early inclusion cyst. If it is stable for two weeks, consider a physican's office visit. ...Read more

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I have an avne pimple on my forhead beneath the skin which which is swoolen and hurt what can I do there is no pus in it . Its just swollen all around it.?

I have an avne pimple on my  forhead beneath the skin  which  which is swoolen and hurt  what can  I do there is no pus in it . Its just swollen all around it.?

If typical acne...: A doctor on healthtap recommended otc benzoyl peroxide as "a wonderful treatment for mild acne. It works by killing p. Acnes, the bacteria involved in the formation of acne. It needs to be applied regularly (daily) for at least one month before the full effects are seen. It works well in combination with other acne treatments." if not improving after a week or more, a doctor should examine it. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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