PUSTLES

 

Description

Pustules are small, inflamed, pus-filled, blister-like sores (lesions) on the skin surface

Symptoms

  • fever
  • warm skin in the area of pustules
  • clammy skin
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • pain in the area containing the pustules
  • large pustules that are extremely painful

Cause

  • Acne
  • Boils
  • Candidiasis
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold sores
  • Folliculitis
  • Hand-foot-and-mouth disease
  • Impetigo
  • Pustular psoriasis

Diagnostic Tests

  • Physical examination

Treatment

  • (OTC) acne medications
  • soaps
  • creams
  • topical products
  • oral antibiotics,
  • topical antibiotics
  • photodynamic therapy (PDT)