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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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I have an area on my toes & it's got pus & blood coming out of it & very painful. Should I see a dr or can I treat it at home?

Infected toe: For a toe to be expressing pus and blood you should go to your primary physician or podiatrist asap. It must be cleaned properly, cultured and then you need a prescription antibiotic. Do not treat yourself at home. It can get worse. ...Read more

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What causes pus pockets on fingers and toes

What causes pus pockets on fingers and toes

I would visit : A dermatologist as there a few possibilities, pustular psoriasis being one, a bacterial, fungal or viral etiology must also be ruled out. ...Read more

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What can cause bad smelling pus from painful bump on toe?

What can cause bad smelling pus from painful bump on toe?

Infection : Is what you have. Yu can ponder what caused it later, for now see a foot doc and get antibiotics. You might need the site drained as well. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to drain pus from an infected toe?

Can there be a way to drain pus from an infected toe?

Yes: Try soaking in warm water with epsom salt to open up the area after the skin is soft.
If not see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Toes hurt become swollen drain pus?

Toes hurt become swollen drain pus?

Infection: Need to incise and drain with antibiotics. Get medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Toe next to big toe is inflamed, bright red, pain but no pus. Pain keeping me up at night, what could this be?

It could be infected: It could be broken amongst two possibilities, gout should be included in any differential as well as possibility of. Some sort of arthridity ....bottom line is you should have it checked out, ...Read more

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Hi I have had ingrown/infected toes for six months I have had them operated on twice but they are still infected, swollen and ooze pus. What can I do?

Hi I have had ingrown/infected toes for six months I have had them operated on twice but they are still infected, swollen and ooze pus. What can I do?

Foot infection: You should be seen and examined and diagnosed appropriately by an orthopedist and/or an infectious diseases expert. This has the potential to develop into very serious deep tissue infection including osteomyelitis and needs aggressive diagnostic and management techniques, probably including imaging studies. Do not wait longer. Go now. ...Read more

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My toes have been red, and now I have developed some pus on the plantar portion of one of my toes. And the toe is extremely painful. Any suggestions?

My toes have been red, and now I have developed some pus on the plantar portion of one of my toes.  And the toe is extremely painful.  Any suggestions?

Pus: You need to get in and see a podiatrist this needs to be drained and investigated to why you have the infection particularly if you have any medical conditions diabetes etc... ...Read more

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How do I know if pus us what is coming out of my toe. It swollen on one side, kinda painful and has a discharge coming out of it. How can I treat this?

How do I know if pus us what is coming out of my toe. It swollen on one side, kinda painful and has a discharge coming out of it. How can I treat this?

Toe Pus. ???: Did you injure the toe and a wound developed .....what color is the discharge .....treat the wound soap and water cleansing dry area apply topical antibiotic cover wound with a sterile dressing or band aide see your doctor you may need oral antibiotic ...Read more

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Can lotrimin (clotrimazole) treat big pus bubbles on toes?

No: If a person has pus in bubbles on their toes, then they probably have an infection that needs a proper evaluation to determine the right treatment. Infections of the skin are more often bacterial and lotrimin (clotrimazole) would not treat that. ...Read more

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I have white patches on my sole, at the area below the toes. They feel like a big patch of blisters except no pain and pus and it's white. Help?

Sweat.: Could be that you have excessive sweating in the areas mentioned. If the lesion are not raised and you have no pain that what I guess it could be. Moisture causes maceration or whiteness. If you have them in between your toes could also be as a result of fungal or bacterial infection. See a podiatrist for further diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have an open would on my big toe that doesn't seem to be healing. I injured it 5 days ago, it still bleeds a bit and is forming pus. Is this normal?

Wound: Your wound appears to be infected. Arrange an appointment with your general practitioner and/or go to an urgent care. They may decide to prescribe an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have green pus coming out of my right big toe and it hurts bad is it an infection?

I have green pus coming out of my right big toe and it hurts bad is it an infection?

Paronychia/Onychia: It sounds like you have an infection. Most likely, a paronychia/onychia, which is an infected ingrown toenail, the most common cause of toe infections. If you are Diabetic or in any way immune-compromised, get to a doctor immediately. If you are not, the infection could still be serious, and you should seek attention ASAP. ...Read more

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Pus flowed from corner of toe. Watery pus... There's no ingrown nail. Just sensitive sometimes. ?

Infection.: It sounds like a classic case of paronychia. Soak the toe to reduce the bacteria concentration. You may want to see a specialist if the condition does not start improving shortly. ...Read more

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Boil on toe, clear jelly like pus. Treated with antibiotic ointment. Boil dry up but grow again in 2 weeks.

Boil on toe, clear jelly like pus. Treated with antibiotic ointment. Boil dry up but grow again in 2 weeks.

Abcess: Likely should have it lanced to drain it, soak in warm water at home with epsom salt, if breaks open great will heal, if recurs get culture of it if have insurance or if red, pus, swollen get antibiotics,'keflex and bactrim[covers mrsa] ...Read more

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Went on holiday to srilanka bitten by ant or mosquito and have a big wound that's turning black round the edges near my left big toe and pus coming out?

Went on holiday to srilanka bitten by ant or mosquito and have a big wound that's turning black round the edges near my left big toe and pus coming out?

Infected: It could be infected if there is pus coming out of it. The black edges are concerning and suggest necrotic tissue. You could have been bitten by a spider. You should see a doctor and have it cultured and treated ...Read more

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Skin on big toe filling with pus and swelling. What is happening?

Skin on big toe filling with pus and swelling. What is happening?

Possible ingrown toe: Nail if by the nail but obvious infection present. See podiatrist sounds like drainage will be necessary and possibly antibiotic. ...Read more

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I kick by mistake the pavement. Now my big toe nail is white and there is water coming underneath it. No pus yet?

I kick by mistake the pavement. Now my big toe nail is white and there is water coming underneath it.
No pus yet?

From trauma, doesn't: Mean it will have pus or infection. I would ice your toe, and elevate it, and see doctor if not improving over next 24 hours ...Read more

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My bf wears mid-calf steel-toed boots for protection/support. Lately he's been getting itchy, sometimes painful, pus-filled bumps. What r they?

My bf wears mid-calf steel-toed boots for protection/support. Lately he's been getting itchy, sometimes painful, pus-filled bumps. What r they?

Sounds like: Fungus infection. He should try anti-fungal cream, wear absorbant socks, let feet air out when ever possible. If still a problem, see podiatrist. ...Read more

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What to do now when inspite of Cefuroxime from my dads rashes fluid still coming not pus. His dr said no culture as no pus. His toe looks red & black?

What to do now when inspite of Cefuroxime from my dads rashes fluid still coming not pus. His dr said no culture as no pus. His toe looks red & black?

Does your dad: Have any medical problems? It is possible there is a bacterial infection and the medication that you are taking doesn't cover the Bacteria you have or the organism is resistant to they meds, ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more