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I have had pus-filled bumps on my bikini area for about 3 weeks. My dr. Said it is folliculitis but it has not gone away. Is this normal?

I have had pus-filled bumps on my bikini area for about 3 weeks. My dr. Said it is folliculitis but it has not gone away. Is this normal?

Could be: Folliculitis is common in the groin/bikini area, especially with shaving. At times, antibiotics may be needed to help resolve the issue. If they continue, seek medical help again, and tell the dr. They are not gone. Best wishes. ...Read more

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 keep getting these pus filled bumps that appear on my pubic area. Some turn white, some don't and they burst and drain pus and blood. What is wrong?

I keep getting these pus filled bumps that appear on my pubic area. Some turn white, some don't and they burst and drain pus and blood. What is wrong?

Pustules: I wonder if you might have MRSA, which is a type if infection that can be a little tricky to get rid of. You would need antibiotics from a physician to properly treat that. Another thing that could be going on is folliculitis, which is an infected hair follicle often from shaving. If you do shave, start shaving with the direction of the hair growth instead of against it. ...Read more

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There is a cluster of little whitish pus filled bumps that don't itch but the have come in different areas of the genital region?

There is a cluster of little whitish pus filled bumps that don't itch but the have come in different areas of the genital region?

Well...: First and foremost you must be tested for Herpes... Cleansing with soap and water will not hurt, but please get tested for STD's ...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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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

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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Small skin coloured bumps & pimples on forehead. Sometime becomes red, itchy and pus filled. Face skin is clear except the forehead area since long.

Small skin coloured bumps & pimples on forehead. Sometime becomes red, itchy and pus filled. Face skin is clear except the forehead area since long.

Pimples on forehead: IF YOU WEAR A HAT OR A CAP, STOP IMMEDIATELY.
TRY AN ACNE WASH AND APPLY A BENZOYL PEROXIDE LOTION OR CEAM TWICE DAILY.
STOP EATING NUTS, CHOCOLATE, AND TOO MANY DAIRY PRODUCTS ...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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Pus filled bumps in my 2 year old head?

Pus filled bumps in my 2 year old head?

Pus filled bumps: On the head in a 2 year old could only mean infection either from bug bites or tight braiding of the hair in some. He will need oral antibiotics to treat this. Good handwashing as always. ...Read more

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Vaginal bumps re - occuring pus filled with blood. Very painful sometimes.

Vaginal bumps re - occuring pus filled with blood. Very painful sometimes.

Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Sounds like you may have hidradenitis superativa. Schedule a visit to confirm. ...Read more

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Has red pus filled bumps from his waist down very hot to the touch and is complaining of pain?

Has red pus filled bumps from his waist down very hot to the touch and is complaining of pain?

See MD: Difficult to diagnose a rash without seeing it. Could be a skin infection or insect bites. He needs to see his physician for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pus filled bumps on the back?

Pus filled bumps on the back?

Likely a boil!: It looks like you have a boil which is an infection of the hail follicle of oil gland, it may require simple drainage with or without oral antibiotics. Warm pads may help increasing the local circulation and fasten healing. ...Read more

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What causes random pus filled bumps on thighs?

What causes random pus filled bumps on thighs?

Could be: Something called folliculitis, which is inflammation and infection of the hair follicles. The best thing to do is to show your doctor when you get one so that you know how to prevent this in the future. ...Read more

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What do pus filled bumps on the head and body mean?

What do pus filled bumps on the head and body mean?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What do pus filled bumps mean on the head and body?

What do pus filled bumps mean on the head and body?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I shaved my head, now I've developed a farm of white-pus filled bumps, there is a bump on the right back side of my head. What can this bump be?

I shaved my head, now I've developed a farm of white-pus filled bumps, there is a bump on the right back side of my head. What can this bump be?

Razor bumps?: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a fancy word for razor bumps. More so in dark-skinned people, shaving closely with a razor can cause new very short hairs to grow down in to the skin, causing irritation. It's also possible to have an acne-type response to shaving, and it's possible to introduce infection as well. Warm compresses can be helpful, gentle cleansing with hypoallergenic soap. ...Read more

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I have white pus filled bumps on the back of my head. When I force the pus out more bumps take their place and are spreading continuously. Assistance?

I have white pus filled bumps on the back of my head. When I force the pus out more bumps take their place and are spreading continuously. Assistance?

Bad idea: Your infection is spreading and your squeezing is the cause. Please consult a physician for both topical and oral antibiotic therapy and stop squeezingthese abscesses, unless you weant to spend a week or so in a hospital. ...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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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 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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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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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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Tiny whitish almost looks like pus filled bumps on stomach that are itchy?

Tiny whitish almost looks like pus filled bumps on stomach that are itchy?

Skin: Could be the beginning of folliculitus or a variant of eczema. The only way to know for sure is have your doctor check it out, or a dermatologist. Sorry! ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more