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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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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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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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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. Whats causing it?

About a week back I have started getting quite a lot of small pustules and excessive skin shedding on my face. Whats 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 came to surface yet. I have clear skin, but here and their 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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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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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