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Scabs that wont go away

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 30 years experience
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 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Keep scab area moist. Wash scabed area with soap and water bid then and apply Bacitracin ointment bid.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
See a dermatologist: You may have skin cancers or at least keratoses. Throw away the bacitracin. It is useless.
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 14 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. What you described suggests... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 39 years experience
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
Pathology 50 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
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
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
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.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Bug bites? Eczema?: Are these itchy? What is there before the scab? Neutragena makes a coal tar based shampoo that is very effective and can be used as needed.
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