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Pus Under The Skin
The side of the cuticle near my nail was really sore yesterday and red and today there is a bit of yellow pus under the skin. What do I do?
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?
I have a bump on the outside of my nose around the curve of my nostril. It has no pus, flesh colored, under the skin. How can I remove it?
Can infected abd surgical site affect my baby? Pus under skin after complaint of severe surgical pain. Only amoxicillin because of the pregnancy per md
Yes: The infection if it stays localized will not affect your baby at all. If it were to become systemic, that is, if the bacteria were to move into your bloodstream, then that could affect the baby. If it's not getting better see your doctor again. If you have concerns about your doctor, consider getting a second opinion. Amoxicillin is a good anabiotic but may not be first in line for skin infection. ...Read more
Hello, I have small skin sore on my feet that can't heal now for about 2 month. I think this is mostly because of pus that appears under skin?
Small, slightly yellow, bumps which seems to be filled with water like or pus under my left foot. Skin is also peeling everywhere on foot.?
Vesicular eruption: There are several different possible causes of what sounds like a vesicular rash on your foot. This sounds like it may be caused by the same organism that causes athlete's foot, especially because you say you are having peeling of skin as well. You might also want to make sure you haven't had recent exposure to something that may cause contact dermatitis, another cause of a vesicular rash. ...Read more
I've tiny of what seems to be pus filled cirlces under my lip skin. I've googled vesicles and cold sores and it doesn't looklike that. What else can itbe?
Small salivary gland: What you're seeing is normal anatomy -you probably never looked this close at the underside of your lip. There can be many small salivary glands there that look frightening because we're just not used to seeing it... Unless you're having pain there, a very dry mouth, fevers or some other problems I wouldn't worry about it. Take care. ...Read more
My husband is on his 4th day of antibiotics for cellulitis. His finger is now not only red but looks like a big pus pocket is under his skin. Shud he?
Yes. You should: Take him in to the ER to have an incision and drainage performed. Hand infections can worsen rapidly and usually what you see on the outside is the tip of the iceberg. Don't want to mess around with hand infections. Get it evaluated and treated ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a white pimple like bump deep under the skin on my face, poked with needle and pus came out but its back?
White bumps in skin: If the material was truly pus and flowed out like a liquid, this would more likely be an abscess and be associated with inflammation. If it was cheesy, it is most likely a milia. Regardless, if you want these addressed, you must find a local physician to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more
I found two small bumps on opposite side my outer labia after shaving. They are under the skin; I popped them and a clear pus came out. What are they?
Hard bump under the skin on labia majoria its small, pebble/pea sized, a little pus and blood has come out but the bump is still there?
Does herpes develop as a benign bump under the skin then eventually form as a solid blister filled with pus and blood?
Herpes Simplex: It appears as a cluster of lesions that look like blisters & they can spread & coalesce followed by crusting over. ...Read more
2 day old burn, red skin, in one area under the skin it looks like there is some pus, is it better to leave it or pop it?
Second deg burn: Definitely it is better to leave it unpopped. This leaves the burn in a sterile environment with less chance of introducing infection. ...Read more
A lot of blackheads on the skin around the vagina. Some swell into cysts which feel large under the skin and the pus smells. What is it?
I have very tiny, white (pus filled??) spots on my lips. They're in various spots & not painful maybe a bit tingly. They are under the skin. Ideas?
Probably normal: This sounds like you are looking too closely and noticing normal sebaceous or sweat glands. Google "Fordyce spots" and see if they match what you are seeing. Probably normal and all is well. If in doubt, see your doctor -- but in the meantime, don't worry. It's very unlikely to be anything serious. ...Read more
Lump under the skin by opening to vagina, little pus has come out when squeezed but still hard, sore and inflamed what is it and what should she do?
Exam: It could be a simple cyst. Have it examined. It may need a small surgical procedure and/or some soaks and antibiotics. ...Read more
Like a pimple under the skin, hard, not filled with pus or anything, originally had one on finger under nail, now have one on bottom of foot?
Callus: It could just be a callous or corn. Try over the counter compound w, apply some neosporin to prevent infection. If not improved see your dr. ...Read more
Hi, can abscess drainage leave hard lump under the skin something like a scar tissue. Abscess was pretty big and healed by granulation 10 yrs ago?
Immune Cells: When one has an infection the immune fighting cells, the white blood cells, come to attack and to destroy the infection. This is pus. If you did not have an immune system then you would die. It is absolutely a wrong assumption that you do not want immune cells in your body or to 'prevent' your body from fighting off infection. ...Read more