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White bumps on forehead with pus and blood discharge - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 36 Questions

Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Yes, I went on a trip to tennessee and flordia. While on my trip I started getting 4 to 5 little bumps on my forehead
User :   overtime the bumps started to get bigger and bigger until it now looks like a boil
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any other symptoms
User :   puss and blood comes out of the bumps and they are sore and bright red and cover almost the whole middle of forehead
User :   what should i do
Doctor :   Most boils run their course within 4 to 10 days. For most people, self-care by applying a warm compress or soaking the boil in warm water can help alleviate the pain and hasten draining of the pus
User :   it has been almost 3 weeks and still is not looking like it is going away or getting better
Doctor :   i understand
Doctor :   do u have any other symptoms
User :   when i do not mess with it, crust forms on the top of the bumps that is white colored crusty
Doctor :   u need to try oral antibiotics
User :   how can i get that
User :   is there something i could use over the counter
User :   my mom suggested to use powered coal on my face
User :   would that work
User :   or should i go to my family doctor
Doctor :   i suggest u get it checke d by dermatologist
Doctor :   or send us a picture
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