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Pustule (Overview)

A pustule is a pimple-like lesion that is filled with pus, a white/yellow mixture of white blood cells and bacteria.


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What do you recommend for pustule?

What do you recommend for pustule?

Heat: Short term hot compresse and otc benzoyl peroxide. If necessary topical antibiotics can be prescribed by md. ...Read more

Pustule (Overview)

A pustule is a pimple-like lesion that is filled with pus, a white/yellow mixture of white blood cells and bacteria.


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What is the definition or description of: pustule?

What is the definition or description of: pustule?

Infection: A pustule is a pimple-like lesion that is filled with pus, a white/yellow mixture of white blood cells and bacteria. ...Read more

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Multiple small pustules all over body. What do I do?

This raises : Concern about infection. I do recommend medical assessment for diagnosis & treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an abscess and a pustule?

What is the difference between an abscess and a pustule?

Abscess, pustule: A pustule is a small swelling/elevation of skin that contains pus and cellular debris. An abscess is a collection of pus, either close to the skin, with overlying redness and warmth, or abscess collections may also form deep in tissues, internal organs and body cavities. ...Read more

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Do pustules scar easily?

Do pustules scar easily?

They can: Pustules have much more inflammation than simple cuts, so the chance of scars are worse. That is why you should seek quick treatment of the underlying infection and do not do anything to spread or worsen the problem such as squeezing the pustule. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have a white pustule on tongue?

Should I be worried if I have a white pustule on tongue?

No: White pustules are breakouts similar to pimples. They can be caused by allergic reaction, spices and other things that might stimulate your tongue. They usually go away by themselves. They can be quite painful depending where they occur on the tongue. ...Read more

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There's a spot on my waist reminiscent of a small pustule. How do I remove this?

Folliculitis: This is probably a small skin infection that started as folliculitis. I would not remove this lesion but would prefer a topical antibiotic and a warm compress several times per day. I would continue this for 3-5 days; these lesions typically dry up on their own but can leave a bruise on the skin for several months. ...Read more

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There is a pustule on my pubic area and, it really hurts. What is a natural medicine?

Need antibiotics: Please see your gyn as you need antibiotics or have it drained, you always want to make sure you do not have mersa which needs the proper antibiotics and followup or other bacteria natural not rec for what you have. ...Read more

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Sudden appearance of pustule on my elbow overnight; what could it be? Should I break it?

Let me try to help: Pustules contain pus which is a substance consisting of sebum, bacteria and dead skin cells. Although unattractive, it will usually clear up after 2 to 3 days of proper treatment.
Popping or squeezing a pustule is not advisable. It can worsen the condition and increase the length of time to recovery.
Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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About a week back I have started getting quite a lot of small pustules and excessive skin shedding on my face. What's causing it?

About a week back I have started getting quite a lot of small pustules and excessive skin shedding on my face. What's causing it?

More information: Many possible causes, from an outbreak of acne to a reaction to a medication, or other allergy. A dermatologist can help you determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can I use ichthammol ointment on pustules that haven't come to surface yet. I have clear skin, but here and there a pustle may appear?

ICHTHAMMOL: DOCTORS ARE TRYING TO WEAN PEOPLE OFF ICHTHAMMOL. TOO MANY SIDE EFFECTS.
FOR THE PUSTULES THAT DEVELOP, I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU SEE A DERMATOLOGIST TO FIND OUT WHY YOU ARE GETTING THEM.
GOOD LUCK. ...Read more

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Should I pop pustules from fire ant bites?

Should I pop pustules from fire ant bites?

No: You will increase the chance of infection if you pop them let them heal. ...Read more

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Can tretinoin be used on top of pustules? Is it helpful?

Yes and no: Tretinoin is a prescription medicine used in acne and typically helps with comedonal acne (blackheads) and typically the topical antibiotics are more helpful for pustules. However, if you are having pustular acne you already have comedonal acne so you do need a medication like tretinoin to help open up the pores. Use daily as prescribed ...Read more

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What are very thin and red pustules on the skin?

Maybe folliculitis: Folliculitis is a condition that presents with tiny pustules at the roots of the hairs. It is particularly common on hairly areas that sweat a lot, such as chest and buttocks in men, and the skin folds (groin, armpits). There are effective topical and by mouth treatments. ...Read more

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I have a white pustule on the shaft of my penis? Wth?

I have a white pustule on the shaft of my penis? Wth?

Unsure: This could be an infected hair, herpetic lesion or other type of infection or cyst. You really need to be checked. ...Read more

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Is ipl treatment likely to help with flushing and pustules?

Is ipl treatment likely to help with flushing and pustules?

IPL and Rosacea: Another study looked at the effects of ipl treatment on the persistent redness, flushing, and breakouts associated with rosacea. In this study, 32 patients received between one and seven ipl treatments. Following treatment, 83% experienced reduced redness, 75% said they had less flushing and improved skin texture, and 64% reported fewer acne-like breakouts. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an abscess pustule and furuncle?

Not much: Pustule is a small abscess and furuncle is an abscess of a hair follicle. An abscess is a collection of pus in any tissues. ...Read more

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What is the difference between abscess and pustule and furuncle?

What is the difference between abscess and pustule and furuncle?

Abscess: Abscess- infection of subcutaneous tissue or organ>1cm pusutle is a tiny abscess. A furuncle is an infection of hair follicle, can become an abscess if untreated. ...Read more

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My scalp is inflamed with large and small pustules. They hurt very much at times. Could this be mrsa?

My scalp is inflamed with large and small pustules.  They hurt very much at times.  Could this be mrsa?

Possible mixed: Infection with both fungal and bacterial components. You will need fungal and bacterial cultures and trtment to cover all possibilities. Must be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Insect bite that started out as a red dot that 48 hours later is a red ring with a white non pustule center.?

Insect bite that started out as a red dot that 48 hours later is a red ring with a white non pustule center.?

See your doctor: Please follow up with your doctor for a skin check. Insect bites can progress and worsen into skin infections that should be evaluated. Also, your medical provider can prescribe treatments for relief from possible itching that you may be experiencing. ...Read more

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What causes pustules to form in a circular patten on the back of my right thigh? This has happened thrice without warning.

See a doctor: Could be an infection or an inflammatory skin disease (pustular dermatosis). See your doctor or a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel severe itching around my anus, once or twice a day. I examined and found a tiny pustule there. What is the matter with me. Plz help.

Sometimes I feel severe itching around my anus, once or twice a day. I examined and found a tiny pustule there. What is the matter with me. Plz help.

Causes of Anal Itch: Anal itch can be caused by
1hemorroids are engorged veins located aroun anus and rectum
2pin worms arei common and can be easily treated 3skin disease psoriasis and contact dermatitis;infection 4repeated loose stools can cause anal irritation and itching
5friction and moisture can irritate the sesitive skin in anal area
you might have had an infection or hemorrhoids. I will suggest see yourmd. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of acne pustules?

How can I get rid of acne pustules?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength medicine. ...Read more

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How do I treat a pustule inside nose? What caused it?

How do I treat a pustule inside nose? What caused it?

Leave it alone: Pustules can occur anywhere, usually from a blocked hair follicle or duct. It is best not to try to squeeze them as that can inject bacteria into the surrounding tissue and bloodstream and cause problems. Left alone pustules usually resolve on their own. If they become very large as an abscess your doctor can open and drain that safely for you. ...Read more

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I have too many pustules on my forehead from last 4 months. What can I do to remove them.

I have too many pustules on my forehead from last 4 months. What can I do to remove them.

Acne?: If they are acne lesions, try a good cleansing soap, lol owed by an astringent and lotion. Then buy an otc acne product containing benzoyl peroxide or salacylic acid. You should see improvement in a few weeks.
If it does not look like typical acne it could be a staph skin infection. If not sure, check with your doctor. ...Read more