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I.Had a boil whit no pus head it was a normal boil ..It went down but left a hard lil bump under skin can boils do that it feel like a hard lil pea?

I.Had a boil whit no pus head it was a normal boil ..It went down but left a hard lil bump under skin can boils do that it feel like a hard lil pea?

Yes, it can happen: After a boil heals up, there can be some scar tissue at the site. The firm bump is the scar, and it should soften and get smaller over the coming months. Sometimes there is some dead cells and other "foreign" material there that will dry up and come out (as in a comedone) by itself. In a few cases, the material forms a "cyst" and needs to be cut out by a surgeon. ...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 had a boil in November on the lower back of my head, bad-smelling clear pus came out when I squeezed it, then it healed. Now I have a reddish raised bump in that spot. What could this be/what should be done, if anything?

I had a boil in November on the lower back of my head, bad-smelling clear pus came out when I squeezed it, then it healed. Now I have a reddish raised bump in that spot. What could this be/what should be done, if anything?

Skin care: 60 year old gentleman with history of a skin infection versus cyst. You should visit a dermatologist in the office to examine your skin. It is possible that this is a self-limited skin infection or infected follicle or it could be a sebaceous cyst which has lining that will elaborate keratinous grummus until that lining is scraped. Your dermatologist will be able to evaluate this for you. ...Read more

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Is a boil that is still forming contagious (just red and sore, no pus, discharge, or head etc)??

Is a boil that is still forming contagious (just red and sore, no pus, discharge, or head etc)??

Not contagious, but: A boil usually results from an infected sebaceous gland or cyst. Its mainstay of care is draining it; topical antibiotic use would not help and systemic antibiotics work better. Clinically, it is not contagious as long as not rupturing to contact micro-injured skin surface. To decide what you may need, seek evaluation timely. How? Follow steps in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish ...Read more

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I had a boil on my forehead between my eyebrows a month ago,pus drained but left a a hard lump and a scar where the head was.derm gave me another roun?

Boil: The firm lump may be residual fibrosis after the infection drained. If this is so, gradual retraction of the tissue occurs for weeks and eventual shrinkage of the lump should occur. If residual infection is present, the area will be reddened and tender and warm compresses should continue. ...Read more

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What makes pus pains in boil or any wound which has become infected?

What makes pus pains in boil or any wound which has become infected?

Tied together: Pain is caused by inflammation. An infection brings white blood cells which cause inflammation pus is the residual of white blood cells and dead broken down materials. ...Read more

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I have large boils. Busted one with brownish green blood pus and had foul odor. Should I be worried? Have holes from others too.

I have large boils. Busted one with brownish green blood pus and had foul odor. Should I be worried? Have holes from others too.

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion . Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. ...Read more

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What do you do after a pus boil has drainged and have a hole?

See below: You probably need an antibiotic to clear up the infection so see your doctor. Leave the hole alone so more pus can drain out .It will seal up on its own. You can apply warm compresses to the area. ...Read more

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Pus comes out from my boil, what should I do?

Boil: A boil draining pus can be a sign of a staph infection. If you have not seen a doctor, you should. The lesion may require drainage or possibly antibiotics. Washing with an antibacterial soap and applying hot compresses to the lesion may help until you can be seen. ...Read more

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Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more