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How to treat pink, shiny skin after scab fell off?

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Dr. Aleks Radovic
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Time: At this point, protect from reinjury and let the body heal itself. You can put some Aquaphor on to help keep the skin moist, which can help with healing/scar prevention. Best of luck!
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
None required: The pink skin is new healthy skin. Over the next 2 weeks it will take on the appearance of normal skin. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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Last updated Mar 25, 2021

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