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White Pus Coming Out My Stitches
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
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?
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?
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
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
Pus: In the mouth is concerning for infection that needs treatment by a physician or dentist. ...Read more
I have three bit looking things on my leg they have pus coming out of them and white with red around them?
Get examined: And treated: infected insect bites can become complex infections. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
There is this weird green pus coming out of the side of my toe. Is it infected? If it is what could I do to help it?
Go to the ER: Any drainage from your toe is not normal ...Read more
I got my cartilage pierced almost 2 yrs ago and now there's pus coming out of the hole. There's no blood, redness or pain. Should I remove the earring?
Piercing: Yes you should remove the earring and seek medical care for a probable infection. ...Read more
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
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
I went yesterday to get a facial and shave exfoliated my lips and they are so inflamed with pus coming out abnormally swollen?
Well: Skin infections like this should have an exam and treatment by physician you can try HealthTap Consultation visit ...Read more
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.
I have a cut on my elbow. I think it might be infected. A red streak is going up my arm but I think I got that from work. There is no pus coming out o?
Go to nearest: ER for evaluation immediately. You have an infection that is spreading rapidly. ...Read more
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
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
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