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I have a white puss spot on my leg, it's all red around it and I'm not sure what it is. It started out as a red bump that was ichy, it got way bigger

I have a white puss spot on my leg, it's all red around it and I'm not sure what it is. It started out as a red bump that was ichy, it got way bigger

Infected skin absces: It sounds like you injured your leg or got bitten by something, or you have an underlying problem (like diabetes or smoking) which impairs the normal skin on your leg. You are young, so age is on your side - this will probably go away. Don't "pop" the white spot, but do see a doctor about what to do. Apply warm compresses if tolerable. Collect any fluid that comes out to check for MRSA or infx. ...Read more

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Leg was in contact with moss on a rock for 2 hours. Noticed small, red, itchy, puss filled pimple where leg was in contact with moss. Should I worry?

Leg was in contact with moss on a rock for 2 hours. Noticed small, red, itchy, puss filled pimple where leg was in contact with moss. Should I worry?

No, not if lesion: Remains small and itchy, it sound like some type of bug bite or contact allergy. Cold compresses, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) , and topical hydrocortisone will help with the itch. See your doc if redness is large or lesion is painful, then consider infection. ...Read more

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I keep getting bumps with puss all over my legs. I don't know if its hives or something else. What could it be?

I keep getting bumps with puss all over my legs. I don't know if its hives or something else. What could it be?

MRSA?: I suggest seeing a doctor for evaluation. It could be an infection by resistant staph which is dangerous. ...Read more

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Why do I have puss filled blisters on my legs and stomach?

Why do I have puss filled blisters on my legs and stomach?

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have a couple thick spots on the inside of my leg which wont heal and gives out blood and puss when squeezed what can this be ?

I have a couple thick spots on the inside of my leg which wont heal and gives out blood and puss when squeezed what can this be ?

Abscess: If pus comes out when you squeeze it, it would be by definition an abscess. Treatment is surgical and then wound care so that the cavity can slowly heal up without reaccumulating pus. If there is cellulitis around it, you may need antibiotics as well. ...Read more

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What might i have? Three bumps appeared on leg, one leg two bled out the other swelled development has been about three weeks for all three i squeezed the swollen one and was to believe puss came out clean after and realized a hole about the size of a too

What might i have? Three bumps appeared on leg, one leg two bled out the other swelled development has been about three weeks for all three i squeezed the swollen one and was to believe puss came out clean after and realized a hole about the size of a too

It : It is unclear whether the three are physically in proximity, where on the leg they are located, what associated medical problems you may have and what the inciting cause was (e.g. Trauma?) in any case, what you may have is a furuncle, i.e. Boil. In some patients, the hair follicle get infected, sometimes called folliculitis - this may lead to a deeper and wider skin infection called furunculosis. Carbuncles are series of abscesses in the subcutaneous tissue that drain via hair follicles and are a complication of furunculosis. Frequently developing on the back of the neck, face, armpit, thighs and buttocks, furuncles and carbuncles are caused by perspiration, friction and bacteria. People who are obese, on corticosteroid therapy, or those with defective white blood cell function may be predisposed to furuncles and carbuncles. Furuncles and carbuncles may be treated with warm compresses, which promote spontaneous drainage, as well as oral and topical antibiotics. If the redness increases, particularly if a red streak appears, then you should see your physician. ...Read more

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I had a small itchy lump on my leg and didn't feel much pain on the day. During the night it swelled up and became a large puss filled wound. Help! ?

I had a small itchy lump on my leg and didn't feel much pain on the day. During the night it swelled up and became a large puss filled wound. Help! ?

See a physician: You are describing a bacterial infection of your leg. This needs medical attention and antibiotic medicine. Don't risk it getting worse by treating it yourself. ...Read more

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