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Blood and puss draining for 5 days won't stop?

Blood and puss draining for 5 days won't stop?

Go to the Doctor: Your question, in actuality, sounds like the very definition of when one should seek medical attention. I would advise you to get to your family doctor urgently. ...Read more

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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more


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My boils won't stop bleeding, how can I stop it? It popped, puss came out, now it won't stop bleeding

My boils won't stop bleeding, how can I stop it? It popped, puss came out, now it won't stop bleeding

Inflammation: Furuncles or pimples can be associated with a significant amount of inflammation, and this can cause some bleeding when it is opened. This can be exaggerated if you are on nsaids or other drugs that affect clotting. Gentle pressure should stop the bleeding. ...Read more

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Neosporin for large wounds that formed puss?

Neosporin for large wounds that formed puss?

Infected wounds: You need to have this wound examined before any advice can be given. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Get evaluated: Depending on how long ago the incision was made, this could be inside normal recovery or a problem. Okay to get this wound evaluated. Okay to call your surgery team or your regular doctor. Be well. ...Read more

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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'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?

Talk to your doc!: Ask your doc (the one who ordered the event monitor) what you should do w/your wounds. S/he may want to consider antibiotics. Hopefully, they've collected enough information by now so that you can stop pulling off your leads. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Collection of...: Dead tissue and pus. Can be caused by many things. If your treatment is inadequate you need to see a doctor to have it opened widely so it can drain adequately, to find out its cause, and to prevent the infection from spreading. ...Read more

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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! ?

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! ?

See a physician: You are describing a bacterial infection of your leg. This needs medical attention and antibiotic medicine. Don't risk it getting worse by treating it yourself. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Tonsil builds up with nasty puss & liquid. Can squeeze a lot out. Infection? How can I make it stop? Everyday. Bad taste.

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

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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.

Possible infection: It sounds as if you might be developing an infection from the injury. Scarring will be worse if the injury takes too long to heal. See your doctor or nurse to determine if you need to be started on either oral antibiotics, or possibly a stronger cream. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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)?

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)?

Need more info: How are you feeling? Any fever aches & pain? Rash getting bigger? Some insect bites espec tic bites may stay swollen & red for a week but they usually itch. I think it would be a good idea to have your primary care physician refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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

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

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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