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Should You Drain Pus
Pus may be infection: Pus is formed when the body is fighting an infection. It may be a sign of a healthy immune system, ergo the term "laudable pus". Pus is full of white blood cells (which fight infection) and microorganisms causing the infection. However, when pus collects in a cavity it forms an abscess. Pus should be drained from wounds to help fight the infection and help the wound to heal normally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A pus hole is usually a carbuncle. Unfortunately it usually needs antibiotics and surgical removal. See a doctor for these. It does not heal up unless the entire hole/cyst is removed. Maybe you have something else that might just heal on its own. An infected cut?
Can try first aid cream and warm compresses.
See a doctor for complete diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I'm pretty sure I have a sentinel pile above my af. The pile seems to have popped, and is draining pus quite a lot. Is this normal?
Pustule/abcess: Occasionally the oil glands or hair follicles are invaded by skin germs. Various forms of staph or strep are the most common agents. Staph more commonly stays local while strep causes redness & extends under the skin surface. A warm compress over the area increases blood flow and allows the body to heal itself sometimes, if it persists, your dr may need to open & drain it & rx meds. ...Read more
See doctor: For culture and possible packing of boil ...Read more
Is it possible that pilonidal sinus just inflames but does not drains or has pus in it? If yes, what is the further step?
YES: Monitor for infection and if draining, it will require surgical evacuation and correction. ...Read more
I had a cyst on my back that had to be cut and drained. I'm waiting for the culture but the pus was green does that indicate any type of bacteria?
I had a boil that drained naturally. There's still a little pus coming out through the day. I am keeping it covered, but it looks like its getting big?
Try soaking in warm water with epsom salt to open up the area after the skin is soft.
If not see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Be careful: I would strongly consider you seeing a healthcare provider if there is an abscess(collection of pus) in and around your lip. You want to be careful in this area because it scars easily and if it is on your upper lip — in the so called danger triangle — there is a chance(rare) that a spreading infection could spread "back" towards your brain! ...Read more
If my pus filled gum fistula drains by itself does this present a larger problem than one that does not?
I have a wart that was frozen off by the doctors and it is inflated and has pus inside should I drain it or leave it alone?
Return to your doc: You likely have an infection — probably a small abscess. Whenever the skin is "broken", it leaves the person vulnerable to infection from bacteria that is normally located on the skin. I am assuming that the wart was removed recently. Return to your doctor so it can be inspected, and it may be treated with antibiotics and/or drained cleanly. ...Read more
Is it possible vulval hidradenitis lesions drain blood/clotted blood instead of pus, and 'drip' blood from lesion? Recurrent in same area?
Hidradenitis: What you are trying to describe is not unusual for this condition, as abscesses can be bloody affairs. Sometimes patients with conditions that are chronic tend to self treat and diagnose themselves, as do many patients with chronic hidradenitis. It may be time for an examination to make sure the blood clots are not from any other source. ...Read more
Being treated for tonsillitis in one tonsil. Is it normal for pus to be draining from the tonsil after 5 days of meds. Should I push pus out?
My tooth abcess poped and now pus in draining. Am I in any danger right now? I heard I can die is that true? Should I go to the emergency room?
I drained pus from gum abscess--all ok. No pus now; a very tiny bead of fluid about ready (or not) to drain by itself. I help it along? Under care.
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