Pustular Rash Overview
A pustular rash is a skin rash with small pustules containing pus. It is similar but not always the same thing as blisters or boils. There are various infectious diseases (e.g. impetigo, measles, chickenpox), skin infections (e.g. boils, folliculitis) and a number of other possible skin conditions.
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- Boils: Boils, also called “furuncles”, are bacterial skin infections resulting from an infected hair follicle or skin gland infection. The infectious bacteria
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- Impetigo: Impetigo, also called school sores, is a bacterial skin infection that is common in children. Impetigo often occurs in epidemics
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- Measles: Measles is an infectious virus that has become uncommon due to vaccination. Its early symptoms are similar to many other
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- Chicken Pox: Chicken pox, also called varicella, is an infectious viral disease with a characteristic rash. Although vaccination programs exist, it still
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- Candidiasis: Candidiasis is a fungal infection due to Candida. It commonly causes vaginal candidiasis (vaginal thrush), but may also affect the
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