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Pockets of pus on my face?

Pockets of pus on my face?

Acne: If this is acne and it's severe enough for you to describe it as 'pockets of pus', start using topical benzoyl peroxide now as tolerable and make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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Why does my throat constantly hurt and what can I do about it? Back in april i caught a cold and my throat has been hurting ever since (along with having plugged ears, sore face and neck, stuffed nose and pus pockets on my swollen tonsils). I've been to t

Chronic : Chronic tonsillitis can be quite bothersome. Failure to respond to several courses of antibiotics might be an indication to have a tonsillectomy. You might want to se an otolaryngolist, ear nose and throat specialist, for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I get pimples with pus on my face?

Why do I get pimples with pus on my face?

Probably acne: Especially since you indicate you are a 19 year old man, you can expect some acne on your face. It's part of the changes through which your body goes in becoming a man. Anyone who tells you it is your fault, or that you should not accept scientific treatment, is giving you disinformation. Most acne can be treated by any licensed physician and hard cases respond to dermatologist treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 49 have facial pimples filled with pus on my face for last three weeks. Leave and come back. Please help what is causing this?

I'm 49 have facial pimples filled with pus on my face for last three weeks. Leave and come back. Please help what is causing this?

Multiple factors: Stress, diet and hormonal changes all can play a role in acne flareups. Oral antibiotics can be prescribed to help calm down flareups. See a dermatologist to see if prescription antibiotics and topical treatments are needed. ...Read more

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Hurting all in the face, nose congestion, have pus pockets in throat, spitting up phlem, and have a headache. Could this be a major sinus infection?

Hurting all in the face, nose congestion, have pus pockets in throat, spitting up phlem, and have a headache. Could this be a major sinus infection?

Bacterial infection: Sinus infection and the seasonal flu go hand in hand. Usually, flu goes away within a week, but sinus congestion and a feeling of sickness can linger and worsen due to bacterial infection. Res. See your pcp for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Weird pus thingon face?

Weird pus thingon face?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist can provide an accurate assessment for the lesion on your face. If you have redness, swelling, pain, warmth, fever- these are signs of a possible infection & warrant prompt attention. ...Read more

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Since pus helps fight infection should I not pop the pus pocket?

Since pus helps fight infection should I not pop the pus pocket?

Spread: Ypu can drive the infection deeper and worsen the issues. Warm compresses can help healing. ...Read more

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How do I treat overactive sebum in my pores of my face lots of white pus in each pore. I've already use Re-tina A have a good skin routine.

How do I treat overactive sebum in my pores of my face lots of white pus in each pore. I've already use Re-tina A have a good skin routine.

Lots of treatments: Sebum is normal. Using retin-A is the best first step. Accutane would do more but it has lots of drawbacks so I would advise consulting your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have pus pockets on the side of my fingers?

Why do I have pus pockets on the side of my fingers?

Paronychia?: It's called a paronychia. Localized infection. Needs antibiotics and warm soaks. Biting or pulling hang nails might be the cause. ...Read more

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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more


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