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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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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. 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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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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