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Pus (Overview)

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 system fighting the infection.


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Is pus dangerous in wounds?

Is pus dangerous in wounds?

Not Neccasarily: Pus is basically when the fighting white blood cells surround a foreign invader in your system. It may be bacteria but it also can be a foreign body, or dead tissue. Inflammation (red, hot, swelling, pain) is actually a beneficial thing that help prevent and fight infection. Unless it is worsening and you have fevers, chills, and other concerns, close observation is not necessarily wrong. ...Read more

Pus (Overview)

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 system fighting the infection.


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What is pus cells and its normal range?

What is pus cells and its normal range?

Dead neutrophils: Pus is a combination of dead white blood cells, mainly neutrophils, fibrin and necrotic tissue. Pus is not normal, it is usually due to bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What can you do to draw pus from your body?

What can you do to draw pus from your body?

Moxibustion: Moxibustion which is used in traditional chinese medicines has this as one of it's purposes. ...Read more

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Pus is coming out of my wound. Is this normal?

Pus is coming out of my wound. Is this normal?

WHat is Pus: Pus is a natural action in which the body sends white blood cells to "eat" bacteria, and also foreign bodies and dead tissue to get it out of the wound. However, there are other things that look white or yellow including liquified fat, normal wound drainage, or fibrin. The questions are, do you have a fever, is the wound getting worse (bad) or better (good)? Pus means the wound is getting cleaned. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pus?

What is the definition or description of: pus?

Infection: 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 system fighting the infection. ...Read more

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What might it mean for pus to be coming out of my bellybutton?

What might it mean for pus to be coming out of my bellybutton?

Omphalitis!: Belly button infections are quite rare in adults, unless due to trauma from piercings. This usually responds to oral antibiotics. If it recurs, one should search for an umbilical cord remnant connecting the belly button to the intestine or bladder (this can be seen on cat scan). If present, surgical excision is necessary. ...Read more

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I have cut wound, it is not deep but I didn't clean it properly when the first time I get it, now the pus harden in the wound and I can't clean it?

I have cut wound, it is not deep but I didn't clean it properly when the first time I get it, now the pus harden in the wound and I can't clean it?

Abscess?: If your wound is now red, hot, and tender, it may have developed into a cellulitis or abscess. Both require antibiotics. An abscess may need to be drained. Please see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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My son was diagnosed with infatigo I totally slaughtered that spelling anyhow I have treated him and now 3 weeks later the sores are full of green pus what should I do?

My son was diagnosed with infatigo I totally slaughtered that spelling anyhow I have treated him and now 3 weeks later the sores are full of green pus what should I do?

Cream or pill?: Impetigo is a common skin infection in kids. It's often treated with Bactroban (mupirocin) Cream at first. If it's been three weeks, then he needs to be seen again. He may need oral antibiotic (pills or liquid) to clear it completely. ...Read more

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Pus with urine?

Pus with urine?

Sounds like: Sounds like an infection. You need to see your doctor, . ...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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My hickey has pus is this normal?

My hickey has pus is this normal?

No: So I think you have an abcess and not a hockey. See doctor or make appointment here for exam ...Read more

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Is pus a normal symptom of cystitis?

Is pus a normal symptom of cystitis?

Pus or white cells: In urine are usually present in the urine with cystitis. ...Read more

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What does pus in the urine look like?

Cloudy, whitish: Looks no different from harmless/normal urinary sediment. Look like a mass of tine circles or discs when viewed under a microscope. ...Read more