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Pus in lung? What is the difference between empyema and pyothorax?

Pus in lung? What is the difference between empyema and pyothorax?

Same difference: Empyema is a severe infection in the chest in which pus accumulates within the pleural space. Also known as pleural empyema, empyema thoracis and pyothorax. It will often develop as a consequence of a pneumonia. A fluid collection forms (parapneumonic effusion) and this fluid becomes infected. The treatment is to drain the pus, re-expand lung, and treat underlying infection. ...Read more

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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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How can I stop ingrown hairs on my chest from happening? I don't pluck or shave. Anytime it ruptures i clean the pus but it always comes back.

How can I stop ingrown hairs on my chest from happening? I don't pluck or shave. Anytime it ruptures i clean the pus but it always comes back.

Ingrown hair: If you are not plucking or shaving then you cannot stop it. You probably have curly hair because they become ingrown more easily. Most of the time people get these from shaving or trying to remove the hair. If you are not doing this then friction in the area may be the problem. Wash with benzoyl peroxide or apply this to the area may help. Do not rub or scrub the area or may cause the problem. ...Read more

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Iam breastfeeding and i have found a bump on my chest and it hurts very bad and I tried to pop it and yellow pus came out?

Iam breastfeeding and i have found a  bump on my chest  and it hurts  very bad and I tried to pop it and yellow pus came out?

What the status now?: If it resolved and no more symptoms, no reason to worry. Just use a proper hygiene before and after each breastfeeding session. If it's progressing with the spreading of the redness, tenderness, pain and high fever - see your OB/GYN doctor, and continue to breastfeed ...Read more

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Found a small cyst with some pus under my skin on my chest. Was found after taking off a tight shirt. Does wearing tight clothing cause this?

Found a small cyst with some pus under my skin on my chest. Was found after taking off a tight shirt. Does wearing tight clothing cause this?

NO : Tight clothing does not cause a cyst or small pustule. Acne like lesion are not uncommon on the chest. When some one sweats a lot such as running or hard work , etc this can help cause this problem. If you have acne , you would be more prone to have this. ...Read more

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Son has Red bump on chest hurts and hot to the touch my mom popped it and said pus came out im getting over mrsa..could he have contracted mrsa???

Son has Red bump on chest hurts and hot to the touch my mom popped it and said pus came out im getting over mrsa..could he have contracted mrsa???

Possible: The concern isn't so much that your son has MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus), but that he has a significant skin infection. MRSA has increased in incidence significantly, though is quite treatable in cases like this. Just as serious would be a strep or MSSA (methicillin sensitive...) infection. Take your son to the doctor ASAP. Clean it with warm water and mild soap. Do not squeeze! ...Read more

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My 7yo daughter has red bumps filled with pus sparsely spread from her chest to her upper inside thigh. Started over 3 months ago and slowing spreadin?

My 7yo daughter has red bumps filled with pus sparsely spread from her chest to her upper inside thigh. Started over 3 months ago and slowing spreadin?

Pustules: May be folliculitis or impetigo. Best to take her to your pediatrician or family medical doctor or dermatologist for an exam. Rashes are difficult to diagnose and treat without exam. Besides infectious causes, there are rare things like pustular psoriasis. ...Read more

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On levaquin/clindamycin tons itchy pus bumps face neck chest only after start meds. Can be AGEP? ID doc said stop meds see if helps, right advice?

On levaquin/clindamycin tons itchy pus bumps face neck chest only after start meds. Can be AGEP? ID doc said stop meds see if helps, right advice?

Possible, yes: You don't say why you were started on these meds but it seems likely that this is a reaction to them. It might be AGEP. Whether it is or not I would stop them but ask if you need other antibiotics. I feel the risk of serious side effects are so great it should only be used as a last resort when no other good options exist. See http://tinyurl.com/h2hsy4x and http://www.survivingcipro.com ...Read more

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What are the causes of pus in the lymp node in neck right side? Is it tb? Chest xray & sputum is normal. Esr is 48mm& eosophils is 08%.

What are the  causes of pus in the lymp node in neck right side? Is it tb? Chest xray & sputum is normal. Esr is 48mm& eosophils is 08%.

Need more info: This could be one of many diagnoses and needs to be discussed with the doctors who have the results of the tests. Can be tuberculosis, as well as other infectious or non-infectious inflammatory conditions. The eosinophilia is compatible with TB, but also with other diseases. Good luck. ...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

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I have small itchy bumps with pus that looks like tiny whiteheads on my back, chest and face. Minor swelling. Allergic reaction to cold medicine?

I have small itchy bumps with pus that looks like tiny whiteheads on my back, chest and face.  Minor swelling.  Allergic reaction to cold medicine?

Unlikely: sounds more like a folliculitis, which is inflammation or possible infection of hair follicles in the skin. As with all skin problems, need to see it, feel it and examine patient to help make diagnosis. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I have rashes/acnes with white liquid (pus?) which can be easily popped on my chest and neck which appeared a week after taking doxycycline for an UTI

I have rashes/acnes with white liquid (pus?) which can be easily popped on my chest and neck which appeared a week after taking doxycycline for an UTI

Doxy can cause a: sun sensitivity that can lead to blisters or rashes on sun exposed skin. I would not pop blisters as they are sterile and there is less risk of infection. Try using aquaphor or vaniply and see a derm to confirm or refute diagnosis ...Read more

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Why are tiny red pimples popping up all over my chest that speed up my neck ? It lasts a few days. They are blister like at times and pus filled

Why are tiny red pimples popping up all over my chest that speed up my neck ? It lasts a few days. They are blister like at times and pus filled

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Empyema (Definition)

Empyema = Fluid & pus in a body ...Read more