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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?

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?

A pinhead is really: Tiny - if that is all you see with no evidence that a tick was there - it might be hard to make the case that this was due to a tick bite. ...Read more

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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

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 tick’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

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Black scab with swelling. What do you recommend to treat it?

Black scab with swelling. What do you recommend to treat it?

Wound care: 1.Cleanse once or twice daily with half hydrogen peroxide half water. Try to gently remove any scab. 2. Apply antibiotic ointment. 3. Cover with bandage. 4. Continue care until fully healed. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Tick bite: Yes, with all the tick-borne diseases possible. Best to have it looked at and consider prophylactic antibiotics, especially if acquired in a high prevalence Lyme's disease area or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever area. Please have a doctor look at it. MRSA is also a possibility. ...Read more

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There are black dot/scab on bf's penis. What is it?

There are black dot/scab on bf's penis. What is it?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

A tick bite??: I doubt it very much that it was a tick, if it was attached to the skin you would have seen, now you scraped off it is more difficult to tell. Talk to your doctor. If you're worried about tick bite & Lyme disease your pediatrician can test him for it. Good luck ...Read more

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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?

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?

Scab after trauma: Most of the bruses and abrasions after trauma, go away in a matter of days, maybe weeks. Scab could be something else, if trauma happen years ago. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

Comedomes?: Perhaps these are blocked pores or comedomal acne. If these have been there since the onset of puberty, it is important for a Doc to look and evaluate them. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What are these little round bumps that turn into a scab? And scar a black colour.

What are these little round bumps that turn into a scab? And scar a black colour.

Dermatologist: To best answer this question, you need to allow a physician to actually see the bumps you're describing. You could start with your primary care physician, who may also want a dermatology consult to help you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have scabs on my scalp some are very painful. Sometimes there are black pepper like that fall off?

I have scabs on my scalp some are very painful. Sometimes there are black pepper like that fall off?

Need Derm apt: Sorry, but your question is impossible to answer without an exam

Please make an apt with Dermatology ...Read more

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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?

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?

See Doctor: If you have a Dermatologist, go there. If not, then see your family Doctor. Best to get it checked. You do not always get a bulls-eye. Lyme disease is nothing to fool around with. Make the appointment - it's been a year and still there. Good Luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How to remove scab from removing black heads from nose quickly?

How to remove scab from removing black heads from nose quickly?

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

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What causes this rash, red bumps and little black lines that look like scabs?

What causes this rash, red bumps and little black lines that look like scabs?

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

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When I cough I have black fleshy scab like chunks coming up separate from flem its dence black and rubbery?

When I cough I have black fleshy scab like chunks coming up separate from flem its dence black and rubbery?

Bronchitis vs Cancer: With out going into great detail, your description indicates an immediate work-up with culture, cytology & possible CXR and bronchoscopy. Your brief description indicates a possible serious issue if you are a smoker, or older. ...Read more

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A black scab appeared on my back. How can I know if it's skin cancer?

A black scab appeared on my back. How can I know if it's skin cancer?

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

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I have small black dry circle scabs on my lip that come and go...I lick my lips alot?

I have small black dry circle scabs on my lip that come and go...I lick my lips alot?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You probably have a irritant cheilitis. ...Read more

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Brown scabs with a black dot in middle on scalp - very itchy and painful when I accidentally scratch a scab off. Thoughts??

Really needs to be: Seen by dermatologist, you can try some topical antibiotics but to find out what is causing these scabs (folliculitis, cysts, dandruff) and appropriately treat condition you need to see derm ...Read more

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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 woke up with a black scab near my right armpit it seems to be chipping and it stings when I raise my arm?

Bite: You may have been bit by something. The skin and inflammation around area are causing this pulling and stinging. Keep it clean and it should resolve. ...Read more

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I scratched a mole on my leg (took off a little skin) and now a black scab is forming there. Is this normal?

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

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Day 7 post circumcision- is it normal for minor bleeding 2 occur through thick black scab on underside of penis?

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

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Day 6 post circumcision- broke some black scabbing off accidently...do I avoid salt bath as incision has semi opened?

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

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This is now the 7th day after my adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy and I coughed up a cough black scab twice is that normal?

This is now the 7th day after my adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy and I coughed up a cough black scab twice is that normal?

Could be: You may be coughing up old blood clots accumulated after surgery, make appointment with your surgeon for post O P visit. N ...Read more

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Day 9 post circumcision - still no sign of any stiches? Only very thick rock hard black scab on underside of penis incision?

No stitches: You need to speak with the physician that did the circumcision. It is possible that stitches were not placed during the procedure. Was the procedure done on you or a young baby? ...Read more

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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