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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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Pus filled bump on gums, popped drained went away fine no pain then came back in a few days what is this?

Pus filled bump on gums, popped drained went away fine no pain then came back in a few days what is this?

Chronic infection: You have a chronic infection. It is not eliminated when the bump is 'popped'...That is just the way the body gets rid of used up white blood cells (pus).
There is probably an infection in a tooth nearby the 'bump'.
See a dentist to have it fully diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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I have a pus filled bump on my areola., I thought it was a pimple but I've had it for a year and it doesn't heal or stop generating pus.?

I have a pus filled bump on my areola., I thought it was a pimple but I've had it for a year and it doesn't heal or stop generating pus.?

Cyst/abscess: It is possible that you have developed a cyst or abscess. The best thing to do is to see a doctor for evaluation and possible removal. ...Read more

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Small white painful pus filled bump on bottom lip, got worse when I popped it....Wht could it be?

Small white painful pus filled bump on bottom lip, got worse when I popped it....Wht could it be?

Acne: Could be acne lesion that is infected. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation because this way you will get treatment that will clear the problem. ...Read more

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Small white painful pus filled bump on bottom lip, got worse when I popped it....What could it be?

Small white painful pus filled bump on bottom lip, got worse when I popped it....What could it be?

Infection: Infections of the glands on the lips can become infected and cause an abscess. When you popped it the inflammation was extended into the surrounding tissues and made it worse. See you healthcare provider since you may need antibiotics. Drainage from the lips is towards the brain, so infections there can be serious. ...Read more

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I saw a pus filled bump on my pubic region which makes me fear. Should I burst it or what should I do. It's a bit itchy.

I saw a pus filled bump on my pubic region which makes me fear. Should I burst it or what should I do. It's a bit itchy.

Get it checked: It is better you do not burst it and get it checked by your doctor or the clinic. Puss filled bump means some kind of infection and may need to be treated ...Read more

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Pus filled bump on back of ear. How do I bust it and keep it from coming back?

Pus filled bump on back of ear. How do I bust it and keep it from coming back?

See a doctor: Do not try and drain this yourself without assistance and with a possible need for concomitant antibiotic treatment. This could be very dangerous and create a risk to spread infection to other areas of the skull and brain and soft tissues. Please see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I produce a pus filled bump on my lips does that indicate a cold sore? It left a black mark there to

I produce a pus filled bump on my lips does that indicate a cold sore? It left a black mark there to

Milia or pustule: These are not cold sores. Vesicles are usually more apt to be a cold sore (clear blisters). ...Read more

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Could I cure it myself? I have a small pus-filled bump on my genital area. Sometimes it swells up and is very painful and it is hard for me to move. I had a dr look at it and he told me it was an ingrown hair. I researched ingrown hairs and that is not

If: If the area is infected you will need antibiotics, and possibly a procedure called an I&D (incision and drainage). Otherwise, you could try warm compresses to the area three times a day, if it drains on its own, apply an antibacterial ointment to the area twice a day and monitor. If it does not improve see your doctor.
Good luck! ...Read more

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2 days ago, I scratched the outside lining of my lip. When I did a small red pus filled bump formed. Its scabbn ovr now. Was it a cold sore?

2 days ago, I scratched the outside lining of my lip. When I did a small red pus filled bump formed. Its scabbn ovr now. Was it a cold sore?

Hard to tell: Is it itchy or painful? Were you sick? Have you had cold sores in that area before? The only way to be sure is to have your doctor look at it. Either way it's not serious. If it remains for over a week it was probably a cold sore. The picture is of a typical herpes simplex cold sore. ...Read more

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I’ve been having this pus filled bump on my vag lip, it’s not blisters just one bump. I tried to pop it but that just made it swollen and red??

I’ve been having this pus filled bump on my vag lip, it’s not blisters just one bump. I tried to pop it but that just made it swollen and red??

Doctor Visit: You need to have an exam by a doctor to diagnose the bump. Your family doctor or Ob Gyn could help. Most likely will need medication depending on treatment. ...Read more

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Painful, pus filled bump on side of toe by nail. Nursing school friend advised to pop with sterilized needle. Nothing but blood. What should I do now?

Painful, pus filled bump on side of toe by nail. Nursing school friend advised to pop with sterilized needle. Nothing but blood. What should I do now?

Soaks (may need doc): An infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail is called a paronychia. Care at home includes warm soaks in a mixture of 50% warm water and 50% liquid antibacterial soap three to four times daily for about 15 minutes. If redness starts to spread or pus still present, you need to see doc for proper incision and drainage. ...Read more

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Can upper lip hair removal cause single pus filled bump that starts tingling after being popped, very painful, and doesn't bleed but leak clear fluid?

Can upper lip hair removal cause single pus filled bump that starts tingling after being popped, very painful, and doesn't bleed but leak clear fluid?

Yes: It sounds like the procedure induced a "cold sore, " or HSV1 eruption and you should be treated with Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Acyclovir asap. You can use Abreva which is over-the-counter. Avoid chocolate and nuts and triy to eat more chicken and yogurt. Don't have any more treatments until it clears up and be sure to pretreat with those same medicines before the next treatment. Also, stop pinching it! ...Read more

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What is it when you have a tender, blood, and pus filled bump in pubic area of the vagina? I noticed two very tender, blood, and pus filled bumps in my vagina area. Its not located on the lip area of the vagina, its more located on the pelvic area (if tha

What is it when you have a tender, blood, and pus filled bump in pubic area of the vagina? I noticed two very tender, blood, and pus filled bumps in my vagina area. Its not located on the lip area of the vagina, its more located on the pelvic area (if tha

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose this based on how I visualize what you are describing. However, if this is in the vaginal area, it is recurrent and there is pustular discharge, recommend that this be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Non itchy, pink pus filled bumps on the back of my legs, what are these?

Non itchy, pink pus filled bumps on the back of my legs, what are these?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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My ankle has blistery pus filled bumps it looks disgusting. It started as a scabby looking thing and now looks like that.

My ankle has blistery pus filled bumps it looks disgusting. It started as a scabby looking thing and now looks like that.

Have it looked at: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have clear pus-filled bumps all the way from the top of my thigh to my ankle. I shave throughout the year but only see it in summer.

I have clear pus-filled bumps all the way from the top of my thigh to my ankle. I shave throughout the year but only see it in summer.

These vesicles or: folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles) are usually caused by bacterial infection such as Staph or streptococcus, but occasionally one can get viral infections (herpes zoster) or even fungal infections of the skin. You should get some help from a trained clinician to diagnose and treat appropriately. Do not wait until they become abscesses as that generally requires surgery to clear. ...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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Bump just below my knee causing pain the area is swollen and red with a yellow centre which looks pus filled. I tried squeezing and nothing came out.

Bump just below my knee causing pain the area is swollen and red with a yellow centre which looks pus filled. I tried squeezing and nothing came out.

Skin infection: The signs of redness and swelling with pus are indicative of infection. It would be important to get proper treatment for that -so you should show it to a doctor or take photos and ask a Health Tap doc. If it is extensive, you might need antibiotics. It would be important to determine if any other structures are involved like the bursa over the knee area. Local therapy such as bacitracin may help. ...Read more

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I have round pus filled boil looking pimples on legs. What could be the cause? What should I do to treat it?

I have round pus filled boil looking pimples on legs. What could be the cause? What should I do to treat it?

Seek medical care: As it may significantly worsen. I could be an abscess, and may contain a type of bacteria that is highly resistant to most antibiotics -- "mrsa." you will need to go see your doctor to evaluate and treat this before it gets worse, or before it gets bigger. You may need to be given antibiotics, depending on if it is actually an infection. ...Read more

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I have been having little pus filled blisters pop up on my leg at first and now stomach and chest. They start off itching and hurting, and when they po?

I have been having little pus filled blisters pop up on my leg at first and now stomach and chest. They start off itching and hurting, and when they po?

Pus: You must see your Primary doctor as soon as possible. If there is a delay, please have a family or friend take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
They should be able to fully care for your problems but they may wish to speak to your doctor and report what was found and treated.

Hope all goes well - please let me know! ...Read more

Pustule (Definition)

A pustule is a pimple-like lesion that is filled with pus, a white/yellow mixture of white ...Read more