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  • n. Plural form of pustule.


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  • Those animalcules discovered in pustules of the itch, in the feces of dysenteric patients, and in semine masculino,

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  • In general, you should never pick or squeeze acne, especially inflammatory acne or "pustules".

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  • Look for yellowish, fluid-filled bumps ( "pustules") and honey-colored, crusty areas, which are symptomatic of a bacterial infection (like staph or strep) and require antibiotic treatment. cradle cap).

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  • Twice each week after my mother would take me to the doctor to get all the pustules opened from my terminal acne … she and I would just drive around and cry in our old Pontiac.

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  • It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train - a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins and slithering over the glistening floor that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter.

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  • She happened to use her otolaryngoscope to look at her throat in the mirror, only to notice white pustules on her tonsils.

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  • In the upper left corner of one, a woman has pulled up her clothes and bent over to show her blotchy bottom covered with red pustules; in the lower right is the head of a man looking at her.

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  • This doc usually deals in warts, moles, and pustules.

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  • Mostly, though, the failure was a matter of ineptitude: Many doctors and others who focused on the infectious smallpox pustules didn't understand that the virus could be easily transmitted by a cough or a sneeze.

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  • The virus produces high fever, severe back pain and scarring eruptions of flat red spots on the skin that turn into pustules and then into scabs—a two-week process during which the disease is highly contagious.

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