A 16-year-old male asked:
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i recently fell on the concrete and got road rash on my face 3 days ago. i picked scabs off for the most part. its slightly pink will it scar.

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Dr. Kumar Singh
14 years experience Family Medicine
Dont pick scabs!: Picking scabs will cause scarring--the scab gets attached to the fresh developing skin and when you pull on the scab it will pull the new skin also and can create scarring. Let the scab fall off naturally in the shower. Use neosporin or another antibiotic cream after washing the scab with warm water and mild soap.
Answered on Jan 15, 2015
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