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how quick does it take for a scab to come off

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Chemical burn : Depending on how skin was burned, degree of burn, extent of burn, general medical health (do you have diabetes, are you a smoker? These take longer): ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Dont touch it: Scabs are dry blood they fll off when they are ready removing them prematurely will only restart the healing process.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
24 hours: About 24 hours.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Green
8 years experience Dentistry
7-19 days: Cold sores generally run their course in 7-10 days! zovirax or Valtrex (valacyclovir) can cut the duration in half!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
Not long: Depending on size, severity and cause anywhere from a couple of days to 2 weeks.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Resolution.: Cold sores usually resolve within 7 to 10 days if left untreated.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Suction bruises, : It takes several days for the bruising to go away if it is black and blue. If it has two holes in it which looks like a vampire bite, read a vampire b ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
6 mos avge: 6 mos avge. Quicker on dominant hand!
A 83-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience Phlebology
Varies: Such a blood blister often occurs with trauma, and the degree of injury often correlates with the length of healing time. Simple biting of the lip ac ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Time: The blister should be gone within a week. Immediately if it ruptures. Surrounding tissue could take 1-3 weeks.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Weeks: 2-3 weeks.Don't touch.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Young Jr
40 years experience Dermatology
1-2mm a month: Nails grow 1-2 mm a month. So a fingernail can take up to 6 months to completely grow out, a toenail up to 18 months.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends on what is using to freeze the wart. But usually no longer than a couple of hours.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
It differs: There is no set time frame. But usually the skin over the blister will start to shed after a couple weeks.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cold sore: Most often 7 to 10 days, as little as 4 days sometimes. Shorter time course with appropriate medications.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Mole: It will take 6 months however it will look pretty good in 2 weeks.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Hematoma: The resolution time for a hematoma depends in its size and can take weeks.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
1 year: It takes almost 1 year to grow it back.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
5-7 days: Most colds settle down within 5-7 days with or without antibiotics. In fact antibiotics are not advised for a head cold...So avoid using them because ... Read More
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Same question?: Unless I am way too tired for my own good at nearly 3 AM I think you are asking the exact same question into different ways are you not? Nose blister ... Read More
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