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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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Empyema (Definition)

Severe chest infection (Empyema) ...Read more