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Is there a way to reduce the pain even though it is hideous and oozing pus?

"It"?: If "it" is one of god's creatures - then yes, trying to comfort it is a kind thing to do. ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more


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My son has a bad bug bite oozing pus for 2 days and it is real red now. What to do?

My son has a bad bug bite oozing pus for 2 days and it is real red now. What to do?

See doctor for meds: It there is a weaping wound, there is a chance of an infection. You should talk with your doctor to see if an antibiotic would be needed. ...Read more

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Keloid oozing pus and blood?

Keloid oozing pus and blood?

See Plastic Surgeon: You should see a board certified plastic surgeon. Let him/her examine you and treat you. (no home remedies). ...Read more

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I'm dry sockets are swollen and oozing pus, what can I do?

I'm dry sockets are swollen and oozing pus, what can I do?

You can: Try hydrogen peroxide rinses. Try to keep it around the extracted tooth area. It should help as emergency treatment. Please see your dentist for future treatments. ...Read more

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What is the white stuff that comes out of a spider bite before the oozing pus. Its more lumpy than actual pus. Once that stuff comes drainage is worse?

What is the white stuff that comes out of a spider bite before the oozing pus. Its more lumpy than actual pus. Once that stuff comes drainage is worse?

Not a spider bite: Did you see and feel the spider attack? Did you take the spider to a genuine expert for identification? If not, you have something else. Your description is not concordant with venomous spider bite. In fact, USA spider bites are RARE and mostly confined to the southwestern states. See a better Dr. ...Read more

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I had to use trimincinlone cream for contact dermatitis. One of the spots started oozing pus a few days later. Is it okay to apply perixide also?

I had to use trimincinlone cream for contact dermatitis. One of the spots started oozing pus a few days later. Is it okay to apply perixide also?

Sure: You may also want to put a warm compress on it. The latter will probably do more good. Keep the area clean. If you develop fever or serious pain, get seen right away. Go easy on triamcinolone for contact dermatitis -- a little of that stuff goes very far. ...Read more

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Ok so my cellulitis is healing pretty good but a lot of pus is oozing from the spot it started and there are scabs around it is that normal? Or not???

Ok so my cellulitis is healing pretty good but a lot of pus is oozing from the spot it started and there are scabs around it is that normal? Or not???

Cellulitis: Sounds like you have an abscess which is draining some. See your family doc. The site probably needs opened and flushed. Of course, why do you have a cellulitis in the first place? Diabetes, morbid obesity. Address the root cause (s). ...Read more

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There's an itchy pus blister on my child's head that's oozing clear pus what can I use??

There's an itchy pus blister on my child's head that's oozing clear pus what can I use??

Bacitracin: Bacitracin is the OTC topical antibiotic that is recommended for skin sores. If the area has redness extending beyond the sore, you should have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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My son was in auto accident one week ago. Hhis knee was scraped badly and now is oozing green pus. He is diabetic. Is this an urgent situation?

My son was in auto accident one week ago. Hhis knee was scraped badly and now is oozing green pus. He is diabetic. Is this an urgent situation?

Medical attention: I agree that medical attention is necessary. Most importantly the wound needs to be cleansed and debrided (devitalized dead skin removed) Antibiotics may be indicated as well. Certainly, the diabetes will potentially increase the chance of developing a serious infection. ...Read more

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I have really bad and big blisters from running a race yesterday and they are still oozing pus. Should I bandage them or let them air out? They hurt

I have really bad and big blisters from running a race yesterday and they are still oozing pus. Should I bandage them or let them air out? They hurt

Blisters: If your blisters are actually draining pus, thick yellow material then you need to see a doctor. If it is a blood blister then you need to make sure to clean them up with soap and water. I would keep them wrapped as they need protection as well as keeping them clean. I would recommend buying "adaptic" dressing as it will keep the gauze from sticking. ...Read more

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I don't have any health insurance and my belly button is oozing pus and blood and smells and it hurts below the belly button?

I don't have any health insurance and my belly button is oozing pus and blood and smells and it hurts below the belly button?

Skin infection: Sounds like you have an infection. Would be reasonable to clean the area out with soap and water and a Q tip. May use a dab of a topical antibiotic such as neosporin, triple antibiotic, etc. Try to keep it clean and dry. If this progresses you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Prescribed steroid cream for my rash. Didn't realize until after applying, it had pus oozing from it. I wiped it off and applied peroxide. Is this ok?

Prescribed steroid cream for my rash. Didn't realize until after applying, it had pus oozing from it. I wiped it off and applied peroxide. Is this ok?

Pus oozing rash: It depends on the cause of your rash. If you were given the steroid to help treat a skin irritant like posien Ivy, then the oozing is not infectious and the peroxide was not helpful. If on the other hand the rash got infected, it would be red, warm, tender and may ooze, then yes, peroxide and triple topical antibiotic like neosporin would be helpful. If so, you should contact your doc. ...Read more

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I have a yellow pus oozing out of the tip of my penis, extremely painful and really itchy. What is it?

I have a yellow pus oozing out of the tip of my penis, extremely painful and really itchy. What is it?

Probable STD: Likely gonorrhea until proven otherwise. Please go to a clinic asap. Will need to contact any sexual partners because you caught it from one ; may have passed it on to others if you had sex with someone else since sex with original infected partner. ...Read more

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I had a loop recorder implanted one month ago. Three days ago, it started oozing pus, it's red & swollen. Doc said to apply Neosporin. Is this good?

I had a loop recorder implanted one month ago. Three days ago, it started oozing pus, it's red & swollen. Doc said to apply Neosporin. Is this good?

Loop recorder: The lesion needs to be examined to see whether it is a superficial or a deeper infection. From out here without examining the lesion, can't know whether topical therapy is appropriate or whether other therapy is more appropriate. ...Read more

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I have a skin tag at my waistline that has become very swollen and painful over the past two weeks and is now oozing pus, red around it and blackened.

I have a skin tag at my waistline that has become very swollen and painful over the past two weeks and is now oozing pus, red around it and blackened.

Remove it: See a surgeon who can probably remove the tag using local anesthesia in the office. Since the tag is on the waistline it will be a source of continuing irritation. ...Read more

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Sore that doesn't heal, is oozing clear liquid, has some pus and bleeds some, what is it, how to treat it. It is in a skin fold keeps forming moistur?

Sore that doesn't heal, is oozing clear liquid, has some pus and bleeds some, what is it, how to treat it. It is in a skin fold keeps forming moistur?

Non healing sore: A non healing sore needs to be evaluated by your doctor or a dermatologist. There are a number of different possibilities and the treatment needed depends on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to treat infected area of hand burnt by 6 cigarettes? Pus is oozing out, and it's itchy.

Antibiotics: With an ozzing infection, it certainly sounds infected. Keep it clean, treat it topicallywithan antibiotic cream, and get into a dr.'s office for a clinicla eval to see if you require antibiotics to be rx'd by mouth and or a rx topical cream as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's and my belly button hurts really bad and is oozing pus and blood and stinks horrible. Any idea of what it is?

I have Crohn's and my belly button hurts really bad and is oozing pus and blood and stinks horrible. Any idea of what it is?

Infection: From your description it sounds like an infection. Please see a doctor to get it treated. ...Read more

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My lip has been oozing pus, and no amount of Vaseline keeps my lips from feeling irritated. They're red, and has red dots lining the edges.

My lip has been oozing pus, and no amount of Vaseline keeps my lips from feeling irritated. They're red, and has red dots lining the edges.

Depends on why: A doctor can examine the lips to see why they are inflamed. The cause of problems could be lip eczema, herpes infection, bacterial infection, fungal or yeast infection, or even some type of contact or irritant dermatitis. A topical steroid such as hydrocortisone cream and a topical antimicrobial (to stop viruses, bacteria, or yeast) may be needed. ...Read more

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I put steroid cream on my contact dermatitis about 3 hours ago and used peroxide since it started oozing pus. Is it safe to put a band aid on it?

Dermatitis: Peroxide will only add insult to injury to a contact dermatitis. if you think it is infected you should see a doctor, it is normal for inflamed skin to ooze clear liquid. You should apply the topical steroid and you can cover it as long as you are not allergic to band aids or glue ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with scabies. They prescribed eurax (crotamiton) cream. I have cyst like lumps with yellowish bloody pus oozing. Worried. Please help!

I was diagnosed with scabies. They prescribed eurax (crotamiton) cream. I have cyst like lumps with yellowish bloody pus oozing. Worried. Please help!

Scabies.: Eurex application would be appropriate for scabies, which is typically intensely itchy. With pus, though, it sounds like you may have a bacterial superinfection. I'd have to see it to be sure, but that sounds a little more involved than just scabies. Not worrisome, just curious. ...Read more

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What causes a boil on left leg with pus oozing out and blisters on right leg for a person with edema?

What causes a boil on left leg with pus oozing out and blisters on right leg for a person with edema?

Leakage: The build-up of fluid in the legs called edema increases the hydrostatic pressure and causes water to emit from the skin in the form of blisters. ...Read more

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I have one eye that is red the other is not. The red eye feels dry and does not itch, hurt nor is it oozing pus or have crust. What do I have?

I have one eye that is red the other is not. The red eye feels dry and does not itch, hurt nor is it oozing pus or have crust. What do I have?

Could be dry: It's less likely allergy or infection due to lack of symptom except the redness and dryness. You may have dry eye on that side. Just be careful with hand and eye hygiene if in case is a viral conjuctivitis that way you will not spread to other eye or others. Use artificial tears, heat pack and baby shampoo wash the lashes. If after couple of days it does not go away then see an eye doc. ...Read more