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Doctor insights on: Can I Put Concealer On My Scabbing Facial Cut

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Can I put concealer on my scabbing facial cut?

Can I put concealer on my scabbing facial cut?

Advanced skin: There is a product called advanced skin any brand would do - the one by johnson and johnson can help - this will be thicker than bandage and be left for 3 days on skin. The concealer would irritate the skin and make you look puffier. ...Read more

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Hey I am in the scabbing stage of my cold sores do I want to dry it on and put nothin on it or put abreeva stuff like on it?

Hey I am in the scabbing stage of my cold sores do I want to dry it on and put nothin on it or put abreeva stuff like on it?

Healing: Once the cold sore scabs, it is no longer infectious. It also means that abreva and other medications will not shorten the healing time by very much at this point keeping it most by using a chapstick, blistex, or other protective agent will help it heal better, just not a lot quicker. It will also feel better. ...Read more

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Will foban delays the time of scabbing of a wound on face? I want the wound to have scab as soon as possible. Soshould I use foban cream or do nothin?

Will foban delays the time of scabbing of a wound on face? I want the wound to have scab as soon as possible. Soshould I use foban cream or do nothin?

Wrong question: Throw away the foban. A scab is NOT desirable for best healing. Lubricate with vaseline or Aquaphor. Water is good for it. No antibiotic or antiseptic is of the slightest benefit except as lubrication. They may cause allergic reactions. Wounds heal better without any of them!!!! ...Read more

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Scabbing and pain with cuts in the nose also skin irritation and bloody noses what could this be and what can I do?

Infection&congestion: Probably you have a bad sinus and nostril infection. Besides keeping it clean, dry, apply neospotin ointment for now. If congested take some decongestants. If not improving, you must a doctor for evaluation and possible antibiotics, before you get complications. ...Read more

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Have had a raw skin/cut on my ear for a while. Nothing heals it. Just keeps scabbing, burning and bleeding. Anything I can do?

Have had a raw skin/cut on my ear for a while. Nothing heals it. Just keeps scabbing, burning and bleeding. Anything I can do?

Non-healing wound: If you have a spot on your ear that is not healing and keeps scabbing for a while, it should be checked out. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist, plastic surgeon or ENT doctor to check it out and rule out any other issue like underlying infection, etc. It may also need a biopsy. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago I had swelling of the eyelid. It went away 2-3 days later. Now the corner of my eye Keeps scabbing after each time Washing my face. Why!

Two weeks ago I had swelling of the eyelid. It went away 2-3 days later. Now the corner of my eye Keeps scabbing after each time Washing my face. Why!

One eyelid or two?: Unilateral swelling needs to be investigated. Look for underlying symptoms. Has your thyroid been checked? What other medical, eye, skin, environmental allergy conditions do you have? If it peels, have your doctor look at it and advise, refer to eye doctor too as corner scabbing isn't normal. They will view it under a slit lamp microscopy and diagnose it properly for treatment. ...Read more

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How to brush my teeth and wash my face with scabbing/crusting cold sores?

How to brush my teeth and wash my face with scabbing/crusting cold sores?

Cold sores: See your dentist for an examination to make sure they are just cold sores.
Your dentist can then recommend treament to help alleviate any discomfort you are having. ...Read more

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What to do to heal a crater caused by premature scabbing?

What to do to heal a crater caused by premature scabbing?

Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. The defect will fill in some as it heals. ...Read more

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What causes scabbing in the nasal passage?

What causes scabbing in the nasal passage?

Irritation: Any form of irritation: nose too dry, picking too much, overuse of nasal sprays or antihistamines, trauma, etc... ...Read more

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How to treat bleeding scabbing breasts?

How to treat bleeding scabbing breasts?

You need to be seen: Not knowing more about your situation, I'm wondering if you are breastfeeding? If so then GYN can help make sure you haven't got an infected area. Bag balm and pure lanolin are useful if it is nipple bleeding you are having due to breast feeding. Otherwise there are many possible reasons why you might have scabbing and bleeding breasts, treatment will depend on diagnosis. If severe pain/fever Go2ER ...Read more

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What is causing scabbing sores in my nose?

What is causing scabbing sores in my nose?

Staph: Probably a superficial staph infection. I would try some Bacitracin ointment inside your nostril several times today and see if that makes it better. If not you may want to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Help please! Flaky and scabbing areola, but just one part of one areola?

Show it to your doct: It could be skin infection. But if it is persistent beyond one month, then an examination by a doctor is important to make sure that you do not have paget's disease of the nipple. ...Read more

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I have big red flat cirlces on me that are scabbing, they have like looks like four holes on the outside and then a big hole? What kind of bug bite?

I have big red flat cirlces on me that are scabbing, they have like looks like four holes on the outside and then a big hole? What kind of bug bite?

Must it be a bug?: How many of them? How large? Where? How long? You have no evidence to explain this and you have supplied insufficient clues. Itch? Pain? Pus? Blood? If you are in distress, see a Dr. ...Read more

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I scratched my pimples and now they're scabbing, what to do?

I scratched my pimples and now they're scabbing, what to do?

Manage long-term: You're an adult and you need to manage your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks (an alternative is retinoic acid), get with your personal physician for help. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle related disease that isn't pleasant to manage, but can be kept at bay until it remits on its own. I was able to stop using meds around age 50. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I scratched my pimples and now they're scabbing?

What do you advise if I scratched my pimples and now they're scabbing?

Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection that should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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What could be the reasons for (and remedies to clear up) dry, painful scabbing inside the nostrils?

What could be the reasons for (and remedies to clear up) dry, painful scabbing inside the nostrils?

Many: Dry nose and scabbing can be due to excessive picking at nose, allergies, bacterial infections, and others. Avoid picking the nose, use saline nasal sprays, humidification, a small amount of vaseline in the nose and consider the use of intranasal antibiotics. You may need to see your pcp or ENT for evaluation. Humidification, humidification, humidification is the answer. Lots of saline spray! ...Read more

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How can I tell when my stitches are ready to be removed? They said 10 days but there is still some scabbing and blood when I change the dressing.

How can I tell when my stitches are ready to be removed? They said 10 days but there is still some scabbing and blood when I change the dressing.

Your surgeon can say: Stitches bring together the skin so that the wound can heal without a wide open scar. How long they stay depends on the type of suture material and if the wound appears sealed. The scabbing and blood are not really as important in determining the length of time. ...Read more

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Hello, I am a 25 year old female and I noticed that I have three little tears down my buttocks that I feel are scabbing up and pussing a little bit...

Hello, I am a 25 year old female and I noticed that I have three little tears down my buttocks that I feel are scabbing up and pussing a little bit...

R/O SHINGLES: Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus that happens when your immune system is. Run down and under stress. You need a full exam and culture of the lesions. Blood work and STD screen. It also may be the first outbreak of HSV2 or HSV1 with cross transmission. You nee to be seen and evaluated promptly and appropriate therapy started. ...Read more

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Chickenpox not scabbing over. How do I help it heal?

Chickenpox not scabbing over. How do I help it heal?

Simple Healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my leg that has been there since 2005 and won't heal. Just keeps scabbing over. Possibilities?

I have a sore on my leg that has been there since 2005 and won't heal. Just keeps scabbing over. Possibilities?

See dermatologist: A sore that does not heal can be a warning sign for skin cancer. Please see a dermatologist for an examination. ...Read more

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My baby has lumps all around her body and the lumps have little pumps around the big lumps and some are scabbing?

My baby has lumps all around her body and the lumps have little pumps around the big lumps and some are scabbing?

Infection: See your pediatrician today. This is likely an infection and may require prescription medication. It is also probably contagious so keep the baby away from pregnant women, other babies or people with compromised immune systems (such as the elderly) until you know what it is. ...Read more

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My Boyfriend sucked on my nipples almost 2 Weeks ago & it has been scabbing and Getting puss. What do I have to do to make it better?

My Boyfriend sucked on my nipples almost 2 Weeks ago & it has been scabbing and Getting puss. What do I have to do to make it better?

Local treatment: After washing throughly and gently, dry completely. First with towel and then with a little corn starch powder. If there is pus, apply a small amount of Bactroban ointment (OTC) after drying it. Do that twice a day, that should take care of the problem if not go to see your primary care provider. ...Read more