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Black Scab From Tick
I was bitten by a couple ticks back in may, I am still having issues with both itching and scabs. Is there something I could do?
Further workup: May need further workup/ tests. See a dermatologist as warranted. ...Read more
Picked a pinhead size dark scab thing off back of thigh. Visited farm 2 weeks ago. Chances of that being a tick on my leg the whole time?
I have lesions on my scalp that come and go. Sometime it feels like tick in my hair, but it is a small hard scab that itches. These come and go.
Would: Encourage dermatological assessment for this one.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was bitten by a tick in october and it hasn't healed yet. It itches when I touch it I've tried neosporin that did nothing I've tried 99percent rubbing alcohol and it still won't heal its not infected but it still has a scab over it that's been 4 months no
Hello.: Hello. You might have a tick-bite granuloma. It usually develops days or months after the bite and can take months to years to resolve. This might be caused by fragments of the tick still in your skin or might just have been a reaction to the tickâ€™s saliva. Itching is not uncommon. Bacteria and parasites can often co-occur with ticks. Your doctor might prescribe something like triamcinolone cream to help resolve it more quickly. Please be aware that I cannot diagnose the cause of your problem. Take care. ...Read more
15+ year old splinter now starting to scab over white. Been happening for 2 years. Has 2 black dots on scab. Is this normal?
Splinter 15 years: No not normal show to your Dr. Need to get it out I would think. ...Read more
Tick bite- turned black and itchy (5 days old). I pulled the tick out all the way, and there are no other symptoms or discoloration. Cause 4 concern?
Uncertain: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more
I was bitten by a black legged tick, I believe it was on me less than 24hrs. If I go a moth without symptoms am I in the clear?
Well: The issue with ticks is if the penetrate the skin and then what kind of tick is it for the concern is developing lunes disease. Now you do not give much information so to ease your mind you should probably see doctor for evaluation. Then you will feel better ...Read more
Ok, it is also sensitive to the touch, it normally is very light tan, and now half of it looks black, but I assume that's the scab?
???: Is this the second half of a previous question? What is "it", where is it located, and how long has it been present? ...Read more
How big is a tick? Found a small black speck stuck to my sons face. When I pulled it off it didn't look like a bug. Would I be able to tell?
SIZE OF TICKS:
TICKS VARY IN SIZE AND SHAPE.
I AM AFRAID YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TELL.
IF YOU STILL HAVE IT, YOU COULD TAKE A PHOTO OF IT AND CHECK WITH YOUR PCP.
HE OR SHE MIGHT BE ABLE FIND OUT WHAT IT IS OR WAS.
NOT TO WORRY. . . ...Read more
My son had a little black speck stuck to the side of face. I scraped it off and it didn't look like a bug. Would I be able to tell if it was a tick?
I got kicked a few years ago and the place on my leg looks like it has a black scab over it. Is that normal?
My husband has a small black scab at the top of his head and when he picks it it bleeds and looks like a piece of meat coming off with the scab?
Visit your PCP.: It can be benign condition like a sebacious cyst with bleeding inside it causing discoluration to a black scab, at the same time some other things like seborrhic conditions of scalp-keratoma/keratosis arising from skin, melanoma with easy friability, bleeding tendency, things like skin tumours like papilloma, sqamous cell tumor, basal cell cancer etc. Hence need to see your pcp/dermatologist asap. ...Read more
I have had black scabs on my nipples with white stuff on and I have had this since I started puberty and im now 17. they are not painful at all. Help?
I had these black heads on my butt, but after a while they turned into cuts and started to bleed, now their scabs. I always pick them. What should I do?
Do not touch:
How old are you? Age is relevant for this kind of problem. Most skin problems in female related to hormone balance, that directly or indirectly affect the skin being too dry or too oily.
so do not touch them if they are too itchy take benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50 mg at bed time. Use skin lotion often during the day,
you can apply triple antibiotic at bed time as well
please do not touch them ...Read more
My son (9) got a big bite long time ago and it left a black scab looking dot in the middle. Yesterday, I noticed that it was red and kind of hard around the black dot. The area is about 1/2 inch diameter. And there's an outer rim that's about a little ove
Ans: You need for your son to see the doctor. Sounds more like spider bite. Go see the doctor ...Read more
I have scabs on my scalp some are very painful. Sometimes there are black pepper like that fall off?
I got bit by a tick a year ago. I'm Black so there was no bullseye showing. Now a year later; the bite site is still raised and itchy?
Hi, I had a small white spot on my leg a while back that I tried squeezing. It then bled and now it's turned into a black scab type thing?
Healing: Give it 10-14 days to heal up. If it doesn't then see your doctor to get it checked. ...Read more
My son has a tiny black thing stuck in his upper thigh, I tried to pull it out and only the top came out almosy like a scab but it is jet black?
See below: Your son needs to be evaluated by his doctor. ...Read more
Had colposcopy and biopsy today and now have small black almost scab looking things inside me coming out when I wipe. What is it and is it normal?
Monsels: After a biopsy, we use a product called monsels. It helps bind the blood and decrease bleeding. However, it comes out like coffee grounds and will stain everything it touches. ...Read more
For the past 18 mo. I've noticed black specks that feel like scabs growing on moles/freckles. I usually dig at them and pull off. What are these?
Need details: Warts? Keratosis? Tiny blood scabs due to minor self-injury? Instead of picking you might begin to rub in a moisturizer cream. Carry a small tube and rub in 10 times a day, using a small amount and rubbing in hard. Are they moles or freckles or something else? Where? How many, how large? ...Read more
I have hit off my scabs (accidentally) and one has left a little hole, will that turn into a scar? My chickenpox have turned black is that normal?
Chickenpox: May leave a scar. May not. Time will tell. Black is normal. ...Read more
SCAB FROM BLACKHEADS:
THERE IS NO QUICK WAY. . . UNLESS YOU WANT A WHOLE BUNCH OF SCARS!
WASH 2 or 3 TIMES DAILY AND THE SCABS WILL COME OFF BY THEMSELVES. ...Read more
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
When I cough I have black fleshy scab like chunks coming up separate from flem its dence black and rubbery?
Sure it's a scab?: The word "scab" usually means dried blood (like on a skinned knee). Dangerous skin cancers (melanomas) can be black but usually begin as flat dark spots that do not protrude upward from the skin until later. All black skin lesions should be evaluated by a physician ASAP! Please show this to your doctor immediately. Good luck. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You probably have a irritant cheilitis. ...Read more
I woke up with a black scab near my right armpit it seems to be chipping and it stings when I raise my arm?
I scratched a mole on my leg (took off a little skin) and now a black scab is forming there. Is this normal?
Normal healing: If you scratched a hunk of skin anywhere on your body, a dark scab would usually form. Removing a mole this way will also form a dark scab until it heals. Unless you scratched the mole to its base, you should experience a return of the mole, perhaps a little flattened, in the same spot. ...Read more
Day 7 post circumcision- is it normal for minor bleeding 2 occur through thick black scab on underside of penis?
Circumcision: Surgical incisions may take up to a week to heal. Given the nature of the skin around the glans penis, there could be a small patch of skin that is "necrosing", which is probably the black that you see. If that is part of the remaining foreskin then there is no need to worry as it will just fall off. But if it is part of the normal penis skin, then I recommend having it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Day 6 post circumcision- broke some black scabbing off accidently...do I avoid salt bath as incision has semi opened?
Here are some. ..: This Q was answered 5 minutes ago as follows: What you experienced isn't unusual. The surest act to follow is do nothing but keep the surgical site as clean & dry as possible with applying the betadine solution on it with soaked Q-tip 1-2 x daily until healed. So, in short, the "best" care is no care but the above & resisting temptation to pick it. But, if still in doubt, see Doc timely. ...Read more
This is now the 7th day after my adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy and I coughed up a cough black scab twice is that normal?
About a week ago I got what looked like a black head on my back and I picked at it and now it's a scab. Could it be skin cancer.?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining the lesion. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. ...Read more