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Well? Where does it go?  ???


 

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What happens to the pus in a spot if you don't squeeze it?
« Reply #1 on: 23/11/2008 22:03:08 »
Usually spots do self-evacuate and discharge their pus cargo; this often happens at night when people lie on them  when they sleep. But if the pus doesn't escape this way then it is gradually resorbed locally. Pus is necrotic debris comprising dead white cells (neutrophils), dead tissue and dead (and some live) bacteria. This can gradually be further broken down, engulfed and consumed by phagocytic cells such as macrophages which accumulate in the area where the pus has collected.

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What happens to the pus in a spot if you don't squeeze it?
« Reply #2 on: 23/11/2008 23:16:44 »
Thank you, Chris. I suspected it was something of the like.
 

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