Pustules: Causes, Identification & Treatments
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What causes pustule? 6 possible conditions

Pustules are small bumps on the skin that fill with fluid or pus. These bumps can form on any part of the body, but they are most common on the back, neck, chest, and face. Although these bumps are like pimples, they can grow quite big. Pustules are treated... Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Acne

Your skin has tiny holes called pores that that can become blocked by oil, bacteria, and dirt. When this occurs, you may develop a pimple or "zit." If your skin is repeatedly affected by this condition, you may hav...

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2

Scabies

Scabies is a skin infestation caused by a tiny microscopic bug known as the human itch mite. This mite is usually passed from simple skin to skin contact and can be transmitted through infested clothing or bedding...

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3

Rosacea

According to the National Rosacea Society, rosacea is a chronic skin disease that affects more than 16 million Americans. The cause of rosacea is still unknown, and there is no cure. However, res

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4

Psoriasis Overview

Psoriasis is a chronic, noncontagious skin disease characterized by red patches of skin often accompanied by silvery-white scales of dead skin cells. It may occur anywhere on the body.

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5

Chickenpox

Also known as varicella, chickenpox is a virus that often affects children. It is characterized by itchy, red blisters that appear all over the body.

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6

Smallpox

Smallpox is an extremely contagious and deadly virus for which there is no known cure. This disease has been completely eradicated.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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