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How do I treat overactive sebum in my pores of my face lots of white pus in each pore. I've already use Re-tina A have a good skin routine.

How do I treat overactive sebum in my pores of my face lots of white pus in each pore. I've already use Re-tina A have a good skin routine.

Lots of treatments: Sebum is normal. Using retin-A is the best first step. Accutane would do more but it has lots of drawbacks so I would advise consulting your dermatologist. ...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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Flesh coloured bumps on face and Pores refill with white stringey pus even after squeezing until they've turned into a spot but then they scar?

Flesh coloured bumps on face and Pores refill with white stringey pus even after squeezing until they've turned into a spot but then they scar?

Seems like acne. Pic?: If this occurs along your face, it's best to have a picture at the ready. It's hard to make the diagnosis based on your limited description here. Use HealthTap Prime or go to your regular doctor / dermatologist when one of these bumps appears, so they can look at it & make a diagnosis. My impression is that you have cystic acne (or chloracne, which is rarer). I hope it works out well for you. ...Read more

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How to remove pimples in face pores?

How to remove pimples in face pores?

Keep it clean: A comedo is a clogged hair follicle (pore) in the skin. Keratin (skin debris) combines with oil to block the follicle. A comedo can be open (blackhead) or closed by skin (whitehead), and occur with or without acne.

Keeping your face clean and not oily is the key.

http://www. Webmd. Com/beauty/skin-glow-13/minimize-pores ...Read more

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Is Vaseline good for face & lips or it makes them darker in color? I want a product as well to open face pores.

Is Vaseline good for face & lips or it makes them darker in color? I want a product as well to open face pores.

Not ideal: Vaseline used on the face and lips should not cause discoloration unless you are sensitive to one of the ingredients, such as petroleum. It is generally not recommended for use on the face in people who have acne as is will clog the pores. People with eczema often find it useful for dry itchy skin. ...Read more

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White puss-like liquid comes out of face pores when squeezing face skin really hard, specially around tip of nose. I've oily skin.?

White puss-like liquid comes out of face pores when squeezing face skin really hard, specially around tip of nose. I've oily skin.?

Dirt & Oil: Our pores get filled with dirt & oil daily. Our skin naturally produces oils to help protect it. When bacteria are involved it causes acne (pimples), which can lead to pus. Try to avoid squeezing your skin, it can cause redness & inflammation. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for an abscess in my groin area. It comes a head, oozes some pus-like smelly liquid then gets hard & painful again.

What type of doctor should I see for an abscess in my groin area. It comes a head, oozes some pus-like smelly liquid then gets hard & painful again.

Internist or Surgeon: I would see if it resolves after treating with antibiotics prescribed by an internist or infectious disease specialist. You need to take antibiotics that cover staph. Aureus both methicillin sensitive and resistant strains as well as covering strep. Pyogenes. I would also soak it with hot salt water. If it doesn't resolve you will need incision and drainage by a surgeon. ...Read more

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I have this smelly white discharge coming out of the pores on my face...there doesn't seem to be a pimple and there is no pain. But it has a nasty smel?

I have this smelly white discharge coming out of the pores on my face...there doesn't seem to be a pimple and there is no pain. But it has a nasty smel?

That is sebum which: The body uses to coat hairs and keep them moist and flexible. See your Dr. About the excess sebum. There are acne drugs that can dry this material up and get rid of it ...Read more

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What causes the white pus that comes out of the pores on my nose?

What causes the white pus that comes out of the pores on my nose?

Sebaceous glands: The nose is packed with sebaceous glands that make oils and thick sebum (the white stuff). Pus is thin and associated with infections. Unless you have acne or another infection, painless, thick, white sebum is what your are expressing.

The sebum helps protect the skin and provides moisture, so it is normal. Different people make varying amounts. If it is problematic, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes the white pus that comes out of the pores on my nose?

What causes the white pus that comes out of the pores on my nose?

Puss: Keeping your face clean and not oily is the key.

http://www. Webmd. Com/beauty/skin-glow-13/minimize-pores ...Read more

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I have large pores on my nose that are full of pus?

I have large pores on my nose that are full of pus?

Dermatologist: Besides making sure that your nose is washed carefully and cleansed you should consult with a dermatologist on the best regimen for your particular skin. ...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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Pinpoint bump on my lipline and it had pus. I popped it and notice I have other small ones with liquid only -all small as a pore. Cold sore?

Pinpoint bump on my lipline and it had pus. I popped it and notice I have other small ones with liquid only -all small as a pore. Cold sore?

Fordyce Spots: Fordyce spots are small (1-5mm), slightly elevated yellowish or white papules or spots that can appear on the glans or shaft of the penis, labia of the female, inside of the cheeks and on the lips. Fordyce spots are a variant of sebaceous glands (the glands that normally produce sebum and are usually found within hair follicles). Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands without hair follicles. ...Read more

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Many hair pores all over body is turning red, forming pus, itchy, won't heal. Autopsy for a chronic injury shows psoriasiform dermatitis. Linked?

Many hair pores all over body is turning red, forming pus, itchy, won't heal. Autopsy for a chronic injury shows psoriasiform dermatitis. Linked?

Folliculitis: Sometimes using a water source like a hot tub can cause infection of the hair follicles. Suggest antibiotic along with gram stain and culture of one lesion. ...Read more

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My cheeks get many same-sized white "pimples" but they wipe off with a q-tip! No deep pus in pore. Leave red pinhole and red blotchy scars. Age 32.

My cheeks get many same-sized white "pimples" but they wipe off with a q-tip! No deep pus in pore. Leave red pinhole and red blotchy scars. Age 32.

Acne pustules: Exact diagnosis requires exam, best by dermatologist. OK to squeeze out superficial pustules. This does not cause scars nor does it spread the acne. Clean off the mirror after. Best treatment best determined by dermatologist. Tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide, and spironolactone come to mind. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of visible facial pores?

How do I get rid of visible facial pores?

Pores are a process: We all have pores on the face and when they accumulate cellular debris, oils etc they tend to become engorged and funnel shaped. There are several steps yu can take, the easiest is to start a daily exfoliating cleanser, I like the Vi peel coupled with laser genesis to assist in unclogging. Once opened they become smaller in diameter once again ...Read more

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How can I get the gunk out of my facial pores?

How can I get the gunk out of my facial pores?

Benzoyl peroxide: Retin a, (tretinoin) chemical peels, or manual extraction with needle by a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I reduce facial pores at home permanently?

How can I reduce facial pores at home permanently?

Laser: Certain home products can help improve the appearance of large pores. To actually reduce the size, you would need laser treatments that must be performed by a trained medical professional. ...Read more

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Dog/cat's fleas have climbed into my facial pores. How do I prevent this in the future?

Dog/cat's fleas have climbed into my facial pores. How do I prevent this in the future?

Your pets fleas must: Be treated. You must flea treat the whole house to prevent your pet from re-infection. If your home is infested with fleas seriously consider hiring an exterminator. ...Read more

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I have very obvious facial pores on my nose and cheeks that are ugly. How to minimize them & get rid of them.

Facial concerns: Are delicate issues. They are best managed by plastic surgeons and dermatologist ...Read more

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Hi docs, would tissue/bio oil block my facial pores and cause acne?

Hi docs, would tissue/bio oil block my facial pores and cause acne?

Oil: Yes. Any heavy oils sitting on the skin long enough will block the pilosebaceous glands leading to comedone formation with or without hyperkeratosis. ...Read more

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What do pus filled bumps on the head and body mean?

What do pus filled bumps on the head and body mean?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What do pus filled bumps mean on the head and body?

What do pus filled bumps mean on the head and body?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Have follicles in the head and they have pus and bleed when tweezer out?

Have follicles in the head and they have pus and bleed when tweezer out?

Folliculitis: Not knowing your genetic origin.........fungus is the most common culprit. Bacterial infection may be primary or secondary. Scalp care, antibiotic/antifungal will help. ...Read more

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There's a bump on my friends shaft right along where the head is, however there's some pus and swelling, what may this be?

There's a bump on my friends shaft right along where the head is, however there's some pus and swelling, what may this be?

Shaft pus = see Dr: Cannot be sure over internet, but sounds as there is an infection present--community or sexually acquired types possible--so need a good history and exam to direct treatment. Primary dr / urgent care dr / er visit / urology / std clinic can all point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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I shaved my head, now I've developed a farm of white-pus filled bumps, there is a bump on the right back side of my head. What can this bump be?

I shaved my head, now I've developed a farm of white-pus filled bumps, there is a bump on the right back side of my head. What can this bump be?

Razor bumps?: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a fancy word for razor bumps. More so in dark-skinned people, shaving closely with a razor can cause new very short hairs to grow down in to the skin, causing irritation. It's also possible to have an acne-type response to shaving, and it's possible to introduce infection as well. Warm compresses can be helpful, gentle cleansing with hypoallergenic soap. ...Read more

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I have white pus filled bumps on the back of my head. When I force the pus out more bumps take their place and are spreading continuously. Assistance?

I have white pus filled bumps on the back of my head. When I force the pus out more bumps take their place and are spreading continuously. Assistance?

Bad idea: Your infection is spreading and your squeezing is the cause. Please consult a physician for both topical and oral antibiotic therapy and stop squeezingthese abscesses, unless you weant to spend a week or so in a hospital. ...Read more

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Large acne with pus on face?

Large acne with pus on face?

Nodular acne?: See a dermatologist ASAP. You may need some powerful meds including antibiotic to treat before scatting occurs ...Read more

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Blister sort of thing on my penis head? No pus no pain

Blister sort of thing on my penis head? No pus no pain

Consider herpes: Herpes infection is likely, particularly if clear small blisters in group. ...Read more

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Pockets of pus on my face?

Pockets of pus on my face?

Acne: If this is acne and it's severe enough for you to describe it as 'pockets of pus', start using topical benzoyl peroxide now as tolerable and make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more