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Forum Name: Other infections

Question: cyst/pimples on legs turning to pus/blood scabs

 problematic1982 - Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:43 am

i had itchy legs the last few weeks which last week started sprouting like pimples/cyst on my lower left leg mostly 7 or 8 were my right leg has 2...they pimple/cyst burst and the skin around them then became very irrittable an felt like it was burning,scabs formed and now the scabs have pus/blood coming out of them if the scab cracks....please help
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:04 am

User avatar Hello,From the description given you seem to have developed folliculitis.This is due to infection of the hair follicles.Our skin has some pathogenic organisms in the flora like staphlococci.When there is decreased resistence,or when the skin barrier breaks down while shaving etc the organisms gain entry to the follicle and cause infection.These could be multiple.Generally these do not itch but form papules filled with pus which break open and locally spread too.The healing is heralded by scab formation.External application of antibiotics are the mainstay in treatment.Severe infections do call for systemic antibiotic therapy.Antibacterial soaps help in preventing recurrence.Best wishes.

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