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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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What is it called small rashes with pus?

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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What is it called small rashes with pus?

Rash: A pimple can have a white head to it; a boil can be filled with pus which is actually the breakdown products of white blood cells trying to kill the infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is this? I have itchy, red bumps rash with pus.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is this? I have itchy, red bumps rash with pus.

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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On levaquin/clindamycin. Took 3 wks out of the 4 wk course. Rash w/ pus- doc said Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis. Should med be stopped?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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On levaquin/clindamycin. Took 3 wks out of the 4 wk course. Rash w/ pus- doc said Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis. Should med be stopped?

Stop: See a dermatologist. If the diagnosis is correct, the treatment is to STOP THE MEDICATION!!!! ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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If you have a HIV rash does one red pus bump comes one at a time at different days?

Dr. Robert Killian
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HIV rashes: Hi this sounds like two different issues from your question. But, remember there are lots of rashes with viral illness. There are lots of rashes from other exposures and possible infections. The most dangerous rash in this scenario would be one caused by syphilis. Syphilis and HIV seem to go hand in hand these days. I hope you are being tested for both. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Dad had cut & had rash fluid comes not pus.Is on Cefuroxime for 5days.Dr said no culture as no pus.He is diabetic.His skin at places is black & red.

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Dad had cut & had rash fluid comes not pus.Is on Cefuroxime for 5days.Dr said no culture as no pus.He is diabetic.His skin at places is black & red.

Diabetic: Dad is not a diabetic - he has diabetes and should work to get rid of it! The skin issues should be seen and evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Wolfe
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Have one large boil like bump below testicles and a small rash with a yellow pus close to the anus. Haven't had sex in about 2 months.

Dr. Warren Wolfe
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Have one large boil like bump below testicles and a small rash with a yellow pus close to the anus. Haven't had sex in about 2 months.

Need more info: It's unlikely that this has anything to do with sexual intercourse.Please get an appt with a urologist as you probably have an infection that needs immediate attention. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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What to do now when inspite of Cefuroxime from my dads rashes fluid still coming not pus.His dr said no culture as no pus.His toe looks red & black?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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What to do now when inspite of Cefuroxime from my dads rashes fluid still coming not pus.His dr said no culture as no pus.His toe looks red & black?

Does your dad: Have any medical problems? It is possible there is a bacterial infection and the medication that you are taking doesnt cover the Bacteria you have or the organism is resistant to they meds, ...Read more

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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I have rashes/acnes with white liquid (pus?) which can be easily popped on my chest and neck which appeared a week after taking doxycycline for an UTI

Dr. Glynis Ablon
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I have rashes/acnes with white liquid (pus?) which can be easily popped on my chest and neck which appeared a week after taking doxycycline for an UTI

Doxy can cause a: sun sensitivity that can lead to blisters or rashes on sun exposed skin. I would not pop blisters as they are sterile and there is less risk of infection. Try using aquaphor or vaniply and see a derm to confirm or refute diagnosis ...Read more

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Dr. Felecia Sumner
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Wat is the red rash with little white or pus on my bf s legs?

Dr. Felecia Sumner
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Wat is the red rash with little white or pus on my bf s legs?

Difficult to tell: It is tough to tell what this rash could be due to, just based on your general description. The possibilities are numerous. Considering your description, it may be an abscess or cyst (but tough to tell without a picture). You should have your primary doctor or dermatologist actually take a look to better determine the diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

Skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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