Fluid or pus-filled small bumps on the skin are called pustules. Pustules are commonly seen during acne. The other causes are an allergic reaction, insect bites, and environmental irritants.

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What is the treatment for a pus-filled pimple at the site of my flap surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I had a root canal treatment done on the lower left side second molar about four to five years back by an endodontist. Two years after the treatment, the ceramic crown came off and was replaced by a metallic crown. Recently, I had a pus pimple under that t...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The infection is due to the improperly done root canal of the mesial root of that tooth. Flap surgery was done needlessly. The treatments possible are: Frequently, what the dentist would do after such a problem is to extract that tooth. Go to an Endodontist and reques...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for a recurrent pus-draining pimple on the inner part of the hip?

Query: Hi doctor, A few months back, I have developed a sort of a pimple on the inner part of the hip, which later drained and got healed. But later it again opened up with draining pus. And for the last few weeks, it has not healed automatically. I have started taking Augmentin duo 625 from the last thre...  Read Full »

Dr. Theadore A Hufford

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have an abscess cavity that needs to be drained more widely and opened more. If it is not opened widely, then the skin will continue to close before the infection is gone, which will continue the cycle. You can try sitz baths while it is openly draining now and try...  Read Full »

What causes frequent hard and painful bumps in the breast?

Query: Hi doctor, I keep getting these bumps on my breast that turn red, then get hard and very painful. After a few days they burst and drain yellowish fluid mixed with blood. Then I am left with a big hole that will heal and scar. I have had this happen a few times over the years. But, recently it has be...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are experiencing follicular bacterial infections called folliculitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These are common in areas of high moisture content, especially in the armpit region and under the breast or seen in women wearing linen or non-c...  Read Full »

Are the rashes on my forehead a reaction to Ivermectin cream?

Query: Hello doctor,Is this rosacea forehead reaction to Ivermectin cream (1%)? I have attached the picture.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like you have developed a bacterial infection over the forehead, which is evident by numerous coalescing pus-filled bumps. Do you have any pain or fever?  Read Full »

How to treat a hard lump in the groin area?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I have a hard lump by the inner thigh and groin area for around two months now. I am on contraceptive pills for the past five years.  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the details you presented. Can you feel any pus or fluid kind of thing inside it? Is there any rise in temperature in the area around? Also, did you shave that area where the lum...  Read Full »

Will antibiotic allergy cause rashes in the body?

Query: Hello doctor,I have rashes all over the body for the past five days. And the rashes are almost violet. I went to the doctor, and they find that my rashes are due to my antibiotic intake. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there itching or excessive scratching and rubbing of the lesion? Did you have any similar episodes in the past? Any known drug reaction or fixed drug eruptions? Do you have a fever, viral exanthem, or painful lesions? Do you experience any systemic symptoms? Pleas...  Read Full »

Why do I have an oval-shaped growth beyond my tonsil?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed an oval shaped growth beyond my left tonsil. The top is white and the bottom is in normal color. It seems like a nodule that is hanging on the flat throat surface. It also seems that capillaries are running in and out of this growth. Please see the attached picture. It does not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like pustule, which may be due to localized infection. It can also be debris collected and appearing as such creamy white. However, it is definitely not a lesion to be worried. You can do salt water gargles for a week and recheck. Take healthy diet and multiv...  Read Full »

How to treat underarm pimples?

Query: Hello doctor, From the past 2 to 3 years, I frequently get pus-filled pimples. I consulted two different doctors, who told it is probably a gland infection. They suggested medicines for months. When I take the medicines, I do not get any pimples, but they come back as soon as I stop taking them. Fro...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Folliculitis or acne is basically bacterial infection affecting the sebaceous glands. Please send good quality images and revert. What medications were prescribed in the past? I suggest you try applying T-Bact cream (Mupirocin) twice daily. Revert with more information to...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for pus-filled boil under the lips?

Query: Hi doctor, I was having a small boil under my lower lip edge and I pressed it and opened the pus. My lower lip is fully swollen with yellowish and there is a small cut while pressing for pus. This is very painful now.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, you have a boil under your lower lip edge and your lip is swollen after pressing it. It is painful too. Boil is a skin infection caused by Staph.aureus and its aggravating factors are DM (diabetes mellitus), immune-compromised, anxiety, et...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent pus-filled blisters on arms?

Query: Hello doctor, I seem to get lesions or blisters maybe on my arms. They are usually round with one pus-filled bump and at times it could be many small ones. They rarely itch, burn or anything. They crust over and peel and leave dark acne-like marks on my arms it is so annoying because I am embarrass...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the photo you sent. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As you say there is pus formation and you are getting it recurrently almost every month. I like to know a few things before finalizing my diagnosis and treatment. Is there any pain? If pus di...  Read Full »

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