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Wound Won't Stop Pussing
My boils won't stop bleeding, how can I stop it? It popped, puss came out, now it won't stop bleeding
My husband squeezes his absess that the docs opened. I feel like I should stop him. Stuff (kinda like puss) comes out so should he stop squeezing it?
Incised abscess: I leave a drain in larger abscesses This one must be small, Obviously, your husband should be on antibiotics and the pus should be coming spontaneously on the gauze dressing that he should change daily. I would say, hands off, except for cleaning the skin and dressing changes.. ...Read more
How can I heal an abscess? It's leaking a lot of puss out of it and it's been non-stop for 2 weeks now.
Drained: It needs to be drained. You need to go see your doctor so he can open it up and get the puss out and pack it with gauze. Then put you in antibiotics to kill the bacteria causing the infection. It will need to be repacked every day. It is not going to heal until this happens and may get much worse. ...Read more
Wounds. Are appearing on old incision site. There was healthy skin then all of a sudden a hole. No puss just a hole and it's getting bigger.
I have a open wound that looks like it may be a cyst and it's all swollen and red around it! There's some white puss looking stuff in it what shouldid?
Bad looking: You should see your primary care physician so that this wound can be examined and treated. ...Read more
I'm on an event monitor for a month and I have many open wounds where the electrodes were bc of taking them on and off so much. Some have puss. I put peroxide on them. Is it too late? What should I do?
I have a sore on the bottom of my shaft it look like it got puss around it like a open wound what do you think it is?
I would not want to: Ventrue a guess. Are you sexually active? Recommend assessment. ...Read more
I have an open wound on my abdomen that hasn't healed in a few weeks, when I take bandaid off it oozes puss. What should I do?
Get evaluated: You should definitely get that checked out before a possible infection gets worse. ...Read more
I have a gaping wound in the front of my armpit, it's not bleeding but I can see inside of it, no puss anymore, what should I do?
Gaping wound: First of all, how did you get the wound and for how long has it been there? Do you have any co-morbidities such as diabetes? Are you on steroids? If you answer yes to the last two, you may have a problem with wound healing. Better have your primary care doctor have a look at it if it has been there for a long time. ...Read more
What causes an abscess? I have one in my arm and it's leaking puss non stop and I've been squeezing it to help get it out but it's a lot and hurts.
I had a small itchy lump on my leg and didn't feel much pain on the day. During the night it swelled up and became a large puss filled wound. Help! ?
Got burned (minor). Wound got infected twice. Removed skin and put on salt. Now wound is black and red puss came out (accidentally pushed on it). Help
See a doctor: Preferably soon. Meanwhile keep covered an stop touching it. ...Read more
My surgery wound is angry red and itchy so I pulled one of the scabs and puss oozed out and I see my stitch but they where suppose to disolve. What2do?
Call your doctor: Contact your doctor's office for followup. Redressing of the wound along with possible antibiotics may be needed if an infection is present or wound is not healing properly ...Read more
Tonsil builds up with nasty puss & liquid. Can squeeze a lot out. Infection? How can I make it stop? Everyday. Bad taste.
Chronic tonsillitis: See an ENT doctor. You may not be receiving the correct antibiotics in adequate doses for sufficient durations, or you may need a tonsillectomy. Go and get evaluated by an expert. ...Read more
I had a whitehead form and pop by my check. Every time I washmy face the puss leaks out and exposes the wound. How do I clean the area and let itheal?
Acne Treatment: The best treatment would be to go to a dermatologist and get acne surgery. Your treatment of the acne lesion could lead to scaring. ...Read more
After a minor scrape wounds are becoming red around it an pimpled with puss under the skin. Also taking long periods of time to heal an scaring after.
I have a hard bump on my vagin that hurts...Ive put a hot towel on it and it csme to a head, I squeezed it and puss and thin blood came out, it went down and stop hurting but its still there and sometimes itchy. What could this be?
Can I put neosporin on large wounds that formed puss due to continuous skin agitation from wearing an event monitor over a month?
Yes: Clean the area daily and use either neosporin of Bacitracin ointment covered with clean gauze. ...Read more
I have a pimple on the upper left cheek bone fill with puss. When I pop it comes out non stop and it smells bad?
Go see you doc: You may need antibiotics to heal the zit. It's infected and should not be played with or popped. Go see your family doc. ...Read more
No acne ever age-28.Took nuvaring 3months-got acne. Stopped bc in feb-no acne. March-restarted bc-acne again but worse w/ puss. Will the acne stop/scar?
You should see a dermatologist the sooner you can.
Let them examine you and treat you. ...Read more
I have an event cardiac monitor on and I have puss filled abrasions from the electrodes. I still have a few days to go on it. Can I just clean the wounds every time I take them off then put the pads right on again or should I do something else?
STOP!: Call the doctor who ordered the monitor and stop using it and don't put the electrodes on. You may be allergic to the adhesive. ...Read more
Good day. I suffered hot oil burns on my fingers two days ago. It formed blisters and the blisters broke. Now there's almost clear puss that keeps coming out of the (small) wounds. Is this normal? There's slight local swelling. How do I treat this? I ha
Not normal: You need to consult with your doctor as this sounds like an infected burn. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Puss/blood drainage out of wound between outer vagina/thigh. Day later the wound is really red-raw, still bleeding and occasional puss. What now?
See your doctor: Symptoms sound like supervening infection may need either topical or systemic antibiotics. See your doctor. ...Read more
Raised circular 4cm diam w 5mm slit-like open wound at center. No puss. Appears insect/spider bite. 1wk ago, not healing w cortisone and benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Can I use Tobradex for a 3 week old? His eye is a pink pink and has had puss but also blocked tear ducts since birth
Blocked tear ducts: And conjunctivitis / infection are two very different things, treated different ways. Gentle repetitive massage of the tear duct from the nose up toward the opening of the duct in the corner of the eye is often effective treatment for a blocked duct. In a three week old however, no medications should be given without the instruction of the physician. An eye infection in this age needs workup ...Read more
Radical orchadectomy. Went septic, second incision on scrotum to drain infected puss. Wound healed but pink bit protruding and oozing a little. Advice?
I had a stye on my bottom eyelid near the tear duct, I popped it& puss came out but 4 weeks on I still have a red hard bump, how can I get rid of it?
See an eye doc: There are a couple ways of getting rid of it that involve either injecting it with a steroid or surgically removing it. ...Read more