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Full of bacteria: Skin pores and follicles have bacteria in them, and therefore so do pimples or acne cysts. Squeezing them can damage the surrounding skin (depends on how much damage, and how many bacteria, etc.) so infection can actually be common. If the infection is itself damaging enough (even without picking), pus can drain, and a scar can result. Don't pick. See your dermatologist! ...Read more
Yes: If by "eye pus" you mean discharge from your eye, the most common cause is bacterial buildup and resulting mucus discharge in your tear film. Though this is not a true infection, good eyelid hygiene (warm scrubs with baby shampoo) can clear it up. But thick yellow discharge, especially accompanied with eye swelling and burning, can indicateinfection with a virus or bacteria requiring treatment. ...Read more
Possibly: Anytime you pop a pimple with a pin or worse your nails the risk of an infection is there. Most often staph. At this point you may use warm soaks unless the area is getting worse, hot and tender then see a physician ...Read more
Popped blackhead & washed then put bacitracin on it so it wouldn't scarwhite head formed i popped then raised scab formed popped clear liquidwhat2do?
Skin abscess: In teenagers, it is not uncommon to suffer from acne. This can be related to a variety of normal growth issues, and also to physical activity, hygiene, and topical products used. I would typically not encourage multiple popping of blackheads or skin abscesses. The fingers could contaminate the wound further with other bacteria and cause a worse infection. Best to use soap and water regularly. ...Read more
How will peroxide/bacitracin bth affect staph &or herpes or any puss filled draining sore on area above clitoris ...Started itchin then bump busted?
Depends: Peroxide will provide variable levels of killing for staph, and Bacitracin is an antibiotic against streptococcus; it has poor activity against staph. Neither will have any effect against herpes. If it was a boil you had, then the draining itself is probably therapeutic; if the redness/hard area extends, i would see a doctor for systemic antibiotics. ...Read more
Bed bug bite (s): I doubt a solitary bump is bed bugs. Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. ...Read more
Using neosporin?: If you are using neosporin on your cut, you are likely having some allergic reaction to the neosporin--a very commom, yet overlooked condition. I would stop that, keep the skn/wpund dry with a little rubbing alcohol 3-4x/day for a few days and you should be good. If not better, call your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Big pimple in my ear, on the concha. It popped and pus, yellow stuff/blood came out. Now it's refilling with pus again.
See ENT or derm: Either an ear Dr or a skin Dr will numb this and scrape away the offending tissue. Probably will be cauterized with ferric subsulfate and heal in 1 or 2 weeks. ...Read more
Inflamed & red around anus/bum, antifungal&diaper cream helped, now little red pimply dots, does not hurt or itch. swab negative, heat rash perhaps?
Dermatitis: Perianal dermatitis can be caused by moisture and/or friction. Try avoiding very tight clothing,keep the area clean and dry and apply a cortisone type ointment. Also avoid over exuberant wiping after a bowel movement and finish cleansing with warm water applications and then pat the area dry. If no improvement consult a proctologist or dermatologist. ...Read more
Pimple on cheek-was tiny pink bump, flattened, then tiny whitehead and now it's an inflamed whitehead. What should I do?
See below: Please consult this site for suitable home treatment. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more