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Jericho, NY
A 22-year-old male asked:

I have a scab (used to be a zit) by the corner of my mouth that won't go away. it's been weeks. how can i speed up the healing process?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Mouth scab: It should have healed by now; try an over the counter antibiotic and if that does not help it is time to see your healthcare worker.
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See below.: As long as you don't have fever or mutiple lesions, you can try some aquaphor (over the counter healing ointment) a few times per day. If that doesn't help, please have it checked by your doctor.

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