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Pus Draining From Keloid
My pierced earlobe has clear pus leaking from the hole, drying into a gross orange crust around the earring. Help!
Radical orchadectomy.Went septic, second incision on scrotum to drain infected puss.Wound healed but pink bit protruding and oozing a little. Advice?
Possible: but not probable.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nerve Recovery: Nerve injuries are classified as follows: a first-degree injury, or neurapraxia, will recover within days after the injury, or it may take up to three months. The recovery will be complete with no lasting muscle or sensory problems. A second-degree injury, or axonotmesis, also will recover completely; however, the recovery will take much longer than with a first-degree injury. ...Read more
2 mo. post op pilonidal cyst. Wound has not fully healed. There is yellow fluid inside wound, redness around site, and burning pain. Infection? Rash?
Possibly: Only a visual inspection with cultures will reveal the true nature of what's going on but my money would be on an infectious entity with what you're saying. Get an appointment back with the doctor who did the surgery and see how he/she wants to approach things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Tiny 'boil' or folliculitis healing without draining (or I haven't see drainage). Will it come back?
To be or not to be: that is the question? Time will tell. ...Read more
Very rarely: Zits actually represent the body's response to a superficial skin infection. The whitehead is pus and is composed of white blood cells and bacteria. Popping the pimple drains the pus. Rarely, bacteria can translocate to the local blood or lymphatics and cause a more serious infection but this usually only happens in people with severely altered immune systems. ...Read more
Possibly: Anytime you pop a pimple with a pin or worse your nails the risk of an infection is there. Most often staph. At this point you may use warm soaks unless the area is getting worse, hot and tender then see a physician ...Read more
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