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Doctor insights on: Pustules On Skin

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I am using tretionin cream a few days a go to treat my rosacea pustules, my skin is flaky a lot before and after I wash my face. Is it normal?

I am using tretionin cream a few days a go to treat my rosacea pustules, my skin is flaky a lot before and after I wash my face. Is it normal?

Tretinoin: Tretinoin cream can dry your skin. Add a lotion to your skin after you treat with tretinoin. Cerave lotion as well as Aveno lotion and Cetaphil lotion are good products. ...Read more

Pustule (Definition)

A pustule is a pimple-like lesion that is filled with pus, a white/yellow mixture of white ...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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What are very thin and red pustules on the skin?

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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How can I get rid of red pustules and marks on my skin?

How can I get rid of red pustules and marks on my skin?

See your derm: Adult acne seems to be increasingly common and can cause red pustules and marks on the skin. Rosacea can also do this, as well as bacterial infections such as folliculitis. Depending on the cause, there are almost certainly good treatments, so seeing your doctor will allow you to get a diagnosis and treatment, which may include topical creams and possibly oral medicines. ...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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Son has itches which when scratched arise from deep within skin. They do not heal but develop watery pustules, which bleed, dry up then return?

Son has itches which when scratched arise from deep within skin. They do not heal but develop watery pustules, which bleed, dry up then return?

See doctor: Does your child have eczema? If so the pustules might have been from staph introduced into the skin from the scratching. Regardless, an allergist or dermatologist would be ones you should consult. ...Read more

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Closed comedones under skin that when squeezed white stuff comes out but keeps filling up unless they turn into a spot/pustule then after that they go?

Comedones: These are plugged oil glands that keep doing their thing-making lanolin. That is, until infection destroys them. Abrasive washing with a cloth or sponge will reduce the clogging. Squeezing tends to irritate and produce more oil. Try hands off. If this does not work. Ask your pharmacist for a mild keratolytic ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a bacterial skin infection that just doesn't have any pustules?

Is it possible to have a bacterial skin infection that just doesn't have any pustules?

Yes.: If the area in question is red, firm, hot, and tender to the touch, infection is a possibility, whether pustules are present or not. Staph infections typically have pustules, but not necessarily; and strep (and some other) bacterial infections usually do not display pustules at all. ...Read more

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Itching in genital area slowly it reached penis head (even there leathery skin).now small white specks like pustules on the head and rim. They don't itch?

Itching in genital area slowly it reached penis head (even there leathery skin).now small white specks like pustules on the head and rim. They don't itch?

STD or fungal infxn: This could be a form of fungal infection (tinea or 'jock itch'), which would respond to OTC antifungal medicine like tolnaftate or terbinifine. Pustules on the penis are of more concern - unless these go away quickly with antifungal treatment, please get yourself checked for a sexually transmitted disease (STD) ...Read more

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From few days small amount of blood comes from mouth and nose and small pustules raised on head with blood and water like puss, CBC test shows normal.

From few days small amount of blood comes from mouth and nose and small pustules raised on head with blood and water like puss, CBC test shows normal.

Ans: Sounds like a few different issues here. Need a good history. The bloid may just be from the nose. Could be dry or irritated with allergens. See your doctor for a goid sinus exam. Also did you have any facial trauma? Need a history and then exam. The pustules are another issue. Must give goid description of them. Are they painful? Itchy? Do they spread? Could always have a biopsy if no tx works. ...Read more

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For 5 years I have pustules all over my head, above and below my ear and back of my neck filled with pus. Tried till doxycycline hyclate. Not permanent?

For 5 years I have pustules all over my head, above and below my ear and back of my neck filled with pus. Tried till doxycycline hyclate. Not permanent?

Boils: These are often staphylococcal and if you have been treated unsuccessfully with antibiotics you may want to have this cultured, surgically unroofed and then treated for a prolonged time period (4-6 wks) with an antibiotic to which the organism isolated by culture is sensitive. Good luck. Inshallah. ...Read more

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Used at home hair removal laser-burned skin under lower lip-used antibiotic ointment-then got white blisters/pustules? &rash spread-what's wrong now?

Used at home hair removal laser-burned skin under lower lip-used antibiotic ointment-then got white blisters/pustules? &rash spread-what's wrong now?

See dermatologist: See a dermatologist to get proper wound care and treatment of scar. Early and proper intervention can prevent or minimize scar. The allergic reaction to topical antibiotic can be treated with a prescription topical steroid. Infection may require oral antibiotic. Wound needs to be treated with petrolatum (vaseline or aquaphor). ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

Sore/ itchy rash: May be eczema, psoriasis which could respond to steroids but may need stronger treatment if diffuse, folliculitis for which mupirocin topical and bactrim oral if not allergic would help, or autoimmune process. Or food intolerence- gluten, milk. Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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My daughter is a year old. She has red pustual bumps on her head mostly on the top and in the middle. At first we thought it was cradle cap it isnt.

My daughter is a year old. She has red pustual bumps on her head mostly on the top and in the middle. At first we thought it was cradle cap it isnt.

See your doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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Hello, I need help to differentiate a skin allergy or infection from herpes. I have itchy pustules with red base on the thighs and belly button?

Hello, I need help to differentiate a skin allergy or infection from herpes. I have itchy pustules with red base on the thighs and belly button?

Folliculitis?: Herpes typically presents as a cluster of vesicles (filled with clear fluid that eventually scab over). A first episode can be more extensive and sore, but thighs and belly button sounds more like folliculitis. Folliculitis is a bacterial infection of the follicles. See your dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...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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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

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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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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