Definition of Pus:

White cells that the body sends to fight an infection.

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...related topic
“...Eventually, the center of the abscess softens and becomes filled with white cells that the body sends to fight the infection (pus).  Finally, the pus forms a "head" and drains out through the skin...”

Boils, Abscesses, Carbuncles

...the condition
“...A boil usually has a visible central core of pus; a carbuncle is larger and has several visible heads...”
...recommendation Homeopathic Remedies
“...Belladonna: Used in the early stages of inflammation, before much pus has formed...”
...recommendation Hot Applications (Thermotherapy)
“...Frequently, these larger boils contain several pockets of pus that must be opened and drained.”
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Bruising Susceptibility

...the condition
“...There are signs of infection around the bruised area such as streaks of redness, pus or other drainage, or fever...”

Clostridium Difficile Infection

...the condition
“...Bad bacteria release toxins, which lead to a variety of symptoms, including ... Blood, pus and/or mucus in the stool...”


...the condition
“...In adult inclusion conjunctivitis, one eye is usually involved, with a stringy discharge of mucus and pus.  There may be little bumps called follicles inside the lower eyelid and the eye is red...”


...related topic
“A closed pocket or pouch of tissue; a cyst may form within any tissue in the body and can be filled with air, fluid, pus, or other material...”


...the condition
“...The presence of pus in the stool indicates an inflammatory cause of diarrhea...”


...related topic
“A secretion, of pus for example, from a wound or bodily orifice.”


...related topic
Pus located in the chest or other body cavity.”


...related topic
“...Unlike a transudate, which is merely edema from lymphatic congestion, exudates contain dead cells, erythrocytes, white blood cells and often pus.”


...as a treatment
“...Kelp is recommended when pus accumulates in a particular part of the body due to infection and if an abscess forms...”


...related topic
“Discharge from the vagina of a white or yellowish viscous fluid with pus and mucus cells.”

Middle Ear Infection

...recommendation Mercurius solubilis
“For advanced infections with pus formation, shooting pains, and roaring in the ear...”


...relationship to Sepsis
“Neutropenia can be caused by widespread, severe bacterial infection that causes pus formation or bacteria in the blood, which in turn leads to increased destruction of neutrophils.”
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...as a treatment
“...In Hawaii, ripe fruits are applied to draw out pus from an infected boil...”

Nutritional Deficiency

...the condition
“...Symptoms include ... pus oozing from the gums...”

Periapical Abscess

...related topic
“An abscess or pus pocket around the apex of the root of a tooth, sometimes called a gumboil.”

Periodontal Disease - Gingivitis

...the condition
“...Pus forms and an abscess develops...”


...related topic
“...Broadly, any discharge of pus, but usually referring to periodontitis or Pyorrhea alveolaris, with inflammatory and degenerative conditions in the gums, jaw bone and cementum...”


...the condition
“...This condition can be confused with intra-abdominal abscess (abdominal abscess), which involves a collection of pus in the abdomen that may cause peritonitis...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...Signs of infection include red skin around the wound, discharge containing pus, swelling, warmth, foul odor, and fever...”


...related topic
“Small elevation of the skin containing pus.”


...related topic
“A reddened area of skin, sometimes itchy, sometimes with raised spots or blisters containing fluid or pus.  May cover a small area or most of the body...”

STD Gonorrhea

...the condition
“...PID can lead to internal abscesses (pus pockets that are hard to cure), long-lasting pelvic pain, and infertility...”


...related topic
“...Some are responsible for common and potentially serious human infections, ranging from scarlet fever and strep throat to bacterial endocarditis and pus pockets.  Most of the disease-potential streptococci bacteria are also a normal part of the skin, mouth and upper respiratory flora.”

Subphrenic Abscess

...the condition
“Alternative names: Subdiaphragmatic Abscess A subphrenic abscess is a localized accumulation of pus in the abdominal cavity just beneath the diaphragm in the "subphrenic space"...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...our question about Red blood in stools
“Ulcerative colitis can cause bloody, watery or mucusy bowel movements which may consist only of blood and pus.”

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

...the condition
“...The leukocyte esterase (LE) dipstick test is used to screen for pyuria (presence of pus in the urine when voided)...”

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

...the condition
“...Infections (lung abscesses) can form and rupture releasing pus (empyema) between the lungs and ribs (pleural space)...”
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