Dermatology Community
random infections under skin creates pockets of green puss
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

random infections under skin creates pockets of green puss

im not sure what it is or how i get it but it will start out as a red bump almost like a deep pimple that you cant pop. then it gets bigget under the skin and swells up i curently have this happining on my face jaw line. but iv had it before on my sholder and side of face. i got all the green thick stuff out of the last ones but i want to know what it is. or if i can get it treated
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_dr_f_tn
Hi

This definitely sounds like a bacterial infection. Folliculitis, tinea barbae of the folliculitis type and dermatitis may be differentials here. The way you described it however, suggests that an infection has set in. You may need oral antibiotics for this. Culture of the discharge will be able to guide medical treatment. At this point, may I ask if you usually shave the area or if you have an underlying disease condition which requires prolonged use of steroids eg asthma?
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
The symptoms you describe are similar to what I have had many times. Infection disease Dr told me it was Merca. A strain of staff, 1st symptom is a itch, then a small pimple, by the 3rd day a large red skim area, very sensitive to touch-don’t try to bust it it only will get worst, on day 6-7 a greenish yellowish puss that drains for 2-3 days. I normally use poraxide to keep it clean and then bandage it until heals. I have one now that in its draining stage. I heard Nutragena T-Gel shampoo can be used during the early days when you start to feel it coming on. The first one was on my arm, had 6-8 on my face area which is the most common. I had one come near my eye brown area and swelled my eye shut for a week until it drain and relieved the pressure. Good Luck asks your Dr to treat you withVancomycin.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Hey Vanessa I have the same problem as the person who started this thread

I have asthma and i use Ventolin which is a steroid.

what does the steroid do that causes the problem?
how can i still use Ventolin and avoid this

thanks for all of your help

Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dermatology Answerers
995833_tn?1375604252
Blank
maatson
Other
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
PMDER1
San francisco, CA
209987_tn?1418913008
Blank
tschock
AB