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I had stitches removed & tape placed. The tape fell off and there is white underneath the cut and yellowish pus coming out. Is this normal or infected?

I had stitches removed & tape placed. The tape fell off and there is white underneath the cut and yellowish pus coming out. Is this normal or infected?

Either: If it is not thick and light straw colored, it is probably just serous fluid. If it is thick, creamy and yellow, then you should go back and see the doctor. It may just need to be cleaned or you may need antibiotics. ...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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White pus coming out of babys toenail. Help what do I do?

White pus coming out of babys toenail. Help what do I do?

See a doctor: Possible ingrown toenail. See a doctor for an appointment. Prior to that, you may need to soak the baby's toe in espon salt water for 10-15 minutes. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have white pus coming out of my armpit but they're is no bump previously I had bumps come out but this time its just two open pores what does this me?

I have white pus coming out of my armpit but they're is no bump previously I had bumps come out but this time its just two open pores what does this me?

Hydradenitis: The most common cause is something called hidradenitis suppurativa. This isn't dangerous but it can cause a discharge and at times this can smell. It's a condition that tends to get a little worse before stabilizing.
The other possible cause is something called an epidermoid cyst, not dangerous but can intermittently cause a white pus to be secreted and sometimes painful. ...Read more

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My gonorrhea is clearing up. And I hardly see the white pus coming out of my penis. But I still urinate frequently like every 2hrs. Do I continue with cefixime or take a single dose of ceftriaxone?

My gonorrhea is clearing up. And I hardly see the white pus coming out of my penis. But I still urinate frequently like every 2hrs. Do I continue with cefixime or take a single dose of ceftriaxone?

Ceftriaxone standard: Cefixime is no longer recommended for treatment of gonorrhea because of resistance. Although it sound like you're getting better, the appropriate treatment would have been ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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Is it good or bad that there is no longer pus coming out of an infected area?

Is it good or bad that there is no longer pus coming out of an infected area?

Either: If the area is getting better with less swelling, reddness and pain it would be a good sign that the pus has stopped draining. If the area is getting more swollen and painful the pus could be trapped under the skin and unable to drain. This would be bad and would indicate a need for needle drainage. ...Read more

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Pus coming out after root canal. Is this worrisome?

Pus coming out after root canal. Is this worrisome?

Yes: It is a sign of active infection. Even if it does not hurt because it is draining, you still need to have it treated. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Get seen: An abscess can be sneaky. It can seem ok because it is draining but may have loculations that are not draining. Best to have this surgically drained and have the loculations broken up. ...Read more

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Is pus coming out of cold sore okay?

Is pus coming out of cold sore okay?

Pus?: Cold sores will drain fluid, sometimes purulent. Normally they will form a dry scab after a few days and heal after 5 to 10 days. Topicals are not worth discussion. Valacyclovir 2Grams at prodrome [initial tingling before the blister] will modify the attack, sometimes abort it. Oral acyclovir will also work but may require much larger dose. ...Read more

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Hi doc, what is the best medecine if I have pus coming out in my penis.

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Hi doc, what is the best medecine if I have pus coming out in my penis.

Go to ER!: Pus coming out of the penis is always a serious sign. This can be a bacterial infection, most likely gonorrhea, but depending on where the pus is coming from and what exposure you've had it could be many other things. You need medical attention urgently! ...Read more

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There seems to be pus coming out of my ear. What does this indicate?

There seems to be pus coming out of my ear. What does this indicate?

Several things: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Brown pus coming out of cellulitis, do I need to see my doctor?

Brown pus coming out of cellulitis, do I need to see my doctor?

Brown cellulitis: Brown colored pus with cellulitis usually implies blood has been mixed in the wound. Red blood cells turn brownish in color once they begin to break down in a wound. You definitely need to see a physician or wound specialist and allow them to take a culture of the wound and prescribe for you an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I've got pus coming out of my belly button what could this mean?

I've got pus coming out of my belly button what could this mean?

Infection: Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical abscess ; recurrent folliculitis. More superficial fungal (such as yeast) and bacterial infections can occur. ...Read more

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My belly button has pus coming out of it and it hurts, what could be wrong?

My belly button has pus coming out of it and it hurts, what could be wrong?

Pus: Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical abscess ; recurrent folliculitis. More superficial fungal (such as yeast) and bacterial infections can occur. ...Read more

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Large hard lump near groin and there is pus coming out. Should I be worried?

Large hard lump near groin and there is pus coming out. Should I be worried?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I have lumps in my armpit but they swell up and pop with pus coming out then after a week comes back again?

I have lumps in my armpit but they swell up and pop with pus coming out then after a week comes back again?

Infection of the: Sweat glands. Treatment depend how serious is the infection. See a skin doctor.
I hope this helps. If you want to discuss my answer to your question or if you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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I took off my band-aid that was placed from when I got Nexplanon 4 days ago. There was a bit of pus coming out?

I took off my band-aid that was placed from when I got Nexplanon 4 days ago. There was a bit of pus coming out?

Possible infection: I don't have experience with the Nexplanon, but pus (thick white to yellow discharge) most likely indicates some degree of infection, especially if the is associated redness, increased warmth, or any swelling around the area. If so, you should be seen ASAP to look at it and start antibiotics if necessary. Good luck ...Read more

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I'm 3wks post op laparscopic and my incision opened up. Its a lot pus coming out. Am n pain. Should I go to the er?

I'm 3wks post op laparscopic and my incision opened up. Its a lot pus coming out. Am n pain. Should I go to the er?

See below: Yes go to the er and call your surgeon to tell him that you are going to the er with these symptoms. Your wound may need to be opened up, drained, and cultured. ...Read more

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I have pus coming out from my nipple and now it has turned into blood, why is this happening?

I have pus coming out from my nipple and now it has turned into blood, why is this happening?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a swollen cheek with pus coming out of bite-like thing on her face. Also, her cheek is hard. What should I do?

My 2 year old has a swollen cheek with pus coming out of bite-like thing on her face. Also, her cheek is hard. What should I do?

Facial cellulitis??: A toddler with a "hard" cheek and pus coming out of it may have facial cellulitis, a pus-forming bacterial infection in the skin. She'll need to be seen by her doctor or by the E.R. Depending on how things look, she may need I.V. Antibiotics. Due to her young age, it may be best to go for treatment right away. ...Read more

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My Boyfriend is experiencing drainage or pus. He has a tube draining it all out next to his stitches but more pus is coming out on gauze than before.

My Boyfriend is experiencing drainage or pus. He has a tube draining it all out next to his stitches but more pus is coming out on gauze than before.

See doctor: Probably a wound infection. He needs to contact the office of the dotor who did the surgery or providing care for this problem. This isn't something that can be sorted out on a forum like this. ...Read more

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I just had brain surgery there is pus coming out in some spots is that normal?

I just had brain surgery there is pus coming out in some spots is that normal?

Absolutely not: Pus in a surgical wound means infection and this is never good. It needs attention right away. However, I have had many patients tell me that they have pus coming out of an incision from my surgery but upon close inspection it is merely postoperative drainage that is very common and normal. Nevertheless, get it looked at especially if it is red, painful, and you have fevers all signs of infection. ...Read more

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I have green pus coming out of my right big toe and it hurts bad is it an infection?

I have green pus coming out of my right big toe and it hurts bad is it an infection?

Paronychia/Onychia: It sounds like you have an infection. Most likely, a paronychia/onychia, which is an infected ingrown toenail, the most common cause of toe infections. If you are Diabetic or in any way immune-compromised, get to a doctor immediately. If you are not, the infection could still be serious, and you should seek attention ASAP. ...Read more