2 doctors weighed in:
I think my skin is infected! I can see pus-like liquid coming out. What can I do?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Strimling
Dermatology
In brief: Skin Infection
If you suspect that you have a skin infection, then you should see a dermatologist so that he or she may do a biopsy and or culture and treat you with the appropriate mediations for a skin infection.
In the meantime, you can try an over the counter topical antibiotic ointment per the instructions on the back of the ointment tube.

In brief: Skin Infection
If you suspect that you have a skin infection, then you should see a dermatologist so that he or she may do a biopsy and or culture and treat you with the appropriate mediations for a skin infection.
In the meantime, you can try an over the counter topical antibiotic ointment per the instructions on the back of the ointment tube.
Dr. Robert Strimling
Dr. Robert Strimling
Thank
Dr. Damian Cornacchia
Internal Medicine
In brief: Seek attention
Pus coming from skin lesions in an otherwise healthy person often means an infection, bacterial or viral.
A complete history and exam of the lesions is paramount in diagnosis and treatment. This could be as simple as an acne like pimple, to a life threatening infection. And it is best that the lesions are seen in person and not treated over the phone.

In brief: Seek attention
Pus coming from skin lesions in an otherwise healthy person often means an infection, bacterial or viral.
A complete history and exam of the lesions is paramount in diagnosis and treatment. This could be as simple as an acne like pimple, to a life threatening infection. And it is best that the lesions are seen in person and not treated over the phone.
Dr. Damian Cornacchia
Dr. Damian Cornacchia
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
497K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors