Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
176 Doctors are Online

Hard, black seed like thing with pus and blood on squeezing a boil on the back. Reason?

Over the past few days, a medium sized boil-like erruption with a very dark center has appeared in the center of my back in an area I cannot reach. It began to become uncomfortable, so after a shower, I asked my husband to take a look. He pressed around the area and a small amount of pus came out of center. As he continued to press, a very hard black seed-like thing popped out of the center of the boil. Then clear, bright red blood came out. We were most confused about the seed-like thing and what it could be. The pressure in my back has subsided and we put neosporin and a bandaid on it for healing . Any idea what the seed thing might be?
Asked On : Fri, 6 Apr 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  2029
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcaremagic.com.

When a gland becomes plugged with epidermal debris (dead skin cells), an infection may setup in the clogged pore. Your husband, by pressing on the area, opened the clogged pore releasing the infection. Also, a black seed-like plug that was obstructing the pore was ejected.

Be well,
Dr. Kimberly
Answered: Fri, 6 Apr 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
 

 

Loading Online Doctors....
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions