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How are pustules treated?

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Your doctor will treat the condition that's causing the pustules, but a topical medication you put directly on your skin or an over-the-counter treatment like calamine lotion or benzoyl peroxide gel might help with them in the meantime.

SOURCES:

National Library of Medicine.

University of California San Francisco Medical School.

American Academy of Dermatology: "Different Kinds of Pimples."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Pustular Psoriasis."

American Family Physician: "Evaluating the Febrile Patient with a Rash."

Archives of Dermatology: "Subcorneal pustular dermatosis-type IgA pemphigus with autoantibodies to desmocollins 1, 2, and 3."

CDC.

World Health Organization: "Smallpox."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on August 24, 2020

SOURCES:

National Library of Medicine.

University of California San Francisco Medical School.

American Academy of Dermatology: "Different Kinds of Pimples."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Pustular Psoriasis."

American Family Physician: "Evaluating the Febrile Patient with a Rash."

Archives of Dermatology: "Subcorneal pustular dermatosis-type IgA pemphigus with autoantibodies to desmocollins 1, 2, and 3."

CDC.

World Health Organization: "Smallpox."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on August 24, 2020

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