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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Picking or infection: Any lesion on the face that does not clear in one month should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Most commonly we worry about staph infections includin ... Read More

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A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Your question is?: You have not asked a question. If you are concerned, have a doctor take a look.
A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Keep scab area moist. Wash scabed area with soap and water bid then and apply Bacitracin ointment bid.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: You may have skin cancers or at least keratoses. Throw away the bacitracin. It is useless.
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Could be: Also tinea capitis, which is fungal infection of the scalp. If keeping it moist with ointment doesn't help, maybe Clotrimazole topical to can. Best ye ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermatologist: Since this problem has been going on for so long I recommend that you consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Insect bites could be one ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See DR: Best see a dermatologist. Not enough data or description for diagnosis.
A female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Exam: Your leg sores could have many causes including insect bites, trauma, infection, tumors, malnutrition, or chronic medical conditions. You really need ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Question diagnosis: Did you diagnose yourself or did a doctor make the diagnosis? In any case, it is time to consult a doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningfu ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Nonhealing Sore: The typical warning symptom for this type of skin cancer is a sore that will not heal and frequently bleeds. Yet, it can take on other forms, like: f ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Healing takes time!: There is no magic to speed up healing. I do know that if you bother, pick at, scrub or pinch the healing will be prolonged.
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