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pustule

1. a small inflamed elevated area of skin containing pus
2. any small distinct spot resembling a pimple or blister

Pustule

 

a vesicle with purulent contents that appears on the skin in some dermatoses and infectious diseases of man. Pustules may be superficial, developing within the epidermis, or beneath the epidermis, often in a hair follicle or sebaceous gland and including the skin as well. Scars remain after the healing of deep pustules.

pustule

[′pəs·chül]
(medicine)
A small, circumscribed, pus-filled elevation on the skin.
(plant pathology)
A blisterlike mark on a leaf due to rupture of surface tissues overlying spore masses of a parasitic fungus.
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Many lesions were superinfected as indicated by pustules or suppuration, and the nails of six toes were deformed or had already fallen off.
With chickenpox, scabs, vesicles, and pustules may be seen simultaneously on adjacent areas of skin.
When she left there she felt very sick, she developed really painful pustules all across her body including her arms and back.
Food and Drug Administration for treatment of unsightly whiteheads, blackheads, red pustules and depressed scars that are the hallmarks of active acne.
Symptoms of the virus include lesions and pustules around the eyes, mouth and feet.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved FINACEA(TM) (azelaic acid) Gel 15 percent for the topical treatment of the inflammatory papules and pustules of mild to moderate rosacea.
Barney weighed 10 kilos instead of 20, he had scabs and pustules of pus on his skin and a "chronic" infestation of fleas.
Results of two multi-center, randomized, double blind, Phase III studies involving 664 patients showed that FINACEA had a significantly greater efficacy than its vehicle in reducing the number of inflammatory papules and pustules associated with rosacea.
People have tried, with varying degrees of success, to eliminate those angry pustules and blackheads by choosing among hundreds of anti-acne creams and lotions on the market today.
This is a fungal infection known as brown rot and any day now you will probably also notice concentric rings of creamy white dots (the pustules of the fungus) appearing on the brown areas.
Red, inflamed papules and pustules are formed when acne bacteria break through the whitehead or blackhead.
The overproduction of skin can cause everything from itchy rash like patches to painful pustules and massive inflammation.