Conditions with symptom: 'pustules'
A chronic and stubborn disease centred on inflammation of the large specialised sweat glands (apocrine glands) that are found mainly in the armpits and groins. These areas show a distinctive mixture of boil-like lumps, areas leaking pus, and scarring. Read more →
A pubic hair that grows at an abnormal angle and then turns back into the skin, leading to the formation of a pustule or papule, which then becomes infected. Read more →
A common skin condition, which can affect the face, arms, back and chest with red spots and blackheads. Read more →
Milia are small white spots that usually appear around the eyes and eyelids. Read more →
I have always suffered from eczema (as a chld all over the body), but now it is usually only on the hands and tends to flare up in the spring/summer months. It appears as small clear raised pustules or vesicles which itch like hell and when I scratch become infected and full of pus. It is miserable as I have to wear cotton gloves most of the summer months. I have been told it is called 'cheiropompholyx' eczema and I have yet to find someone who shares the same problem. If there is anyone out there who knows what I am talking about and has a good remedy.... please let me know. At the moment I use cortisone creams/have 2 cortisone jabs per year to reduce it and take antihistamine tabs. as and when I need to to, but it is a miserable existence. The only saving grace is at least I don't get it on all of my body anymore, so maybe it is something which will reduce as I get older. I hope that is the case.....
Hi everyone, I am a 26 year old male and have been suffering from spots on my face since about the age of 15. I do not have severe acne, but regularly have a few spots on my face, which can be very painful and unsightly. The spots are mostly pus filled 'white heads'(pustules) with red inflammation, but I also have some blackheads. Much of the information out there is about quite severe acne, which I do not feel I suffer from. I have recently started a skin care regime of clearasil scrub, clearasil toner, salcura antiac spray and then moisturizer. This seemed to be working but I now have had a big painful breakout. I have also seen some link to consuming dairy like milk and cheese, and have tried to cut this out, but Im not sure now if this could be the cause. Does anyone have any idea how I can get to the bottom of exactly what is causing my spots and how to treat it? I know going to my GP is an option but Im aware I would only be referred to a dermatologist if my problem was more severe. It has a massive effect on my mood and confidence, and stops me from doing things, so any tips will be very welcome! Thanks
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