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Have blackhead on back, smelly pus oozing

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Dr. Sudarshan


Practicing since :2005

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Posted on Sat, 29 Sep 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have a black head on my back that has smelly pus coming out of it.
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 25 minutes later

Thanks for writing in.

The lesion you are describing appears to be sebaceous cyst.

It has a black colored opening or punctum.
It contains whitish cheesy paste like smelly material. if its smelly it indicates a infection in sebaceous cyst.

Now you need to squeeze it out under aseptic condition.Wash it with soap and water .Apply topical antibiotic cream like fusidic acid over it.

hope this helps.

If you need any further clarification do let me know.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Sudarshan 4 minutes later
Apply topical antibiotic cream like fusidic acid over it.

What is topical antibiotic cream?

What is fusidic acid? Can it be purchased at the store?
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 58 minutes later

Any antibiotic cream like soframycin /mupirocin /fusidic acid will do the job.

They are available over the counter.

Hope this helps.

If you dont have any further queries please accept my answer and rate it in the end.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

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