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Cut Heals With A Hard White Scab
A deep scrape on my leg healed with a yellowy-white pus forming a thick scab with blood. But why are there painfully itchy hives surrounding the scab?
Raised, orange pus inside, small brown and red waxy spot on arm. Looks like it has a cut but don't remember cutting it. Had it for 4-5 days. Scab?
Question: recently popped a zit and white stuff came out and scab is formed. How to heal a popped zit?
Leave it alone.: it will heal without intervention. Take care. ...Read more
I have a small bump on my arm that scabs over but won't fully heal. No open wound or discharge when the scab comes off. Just dry red bump. What is it?
Recent nose pierce. bump beside it. popped it. now became a red, bloody boil with large, dark, protruding scab covering for three weeks that wont heal?
Scab: If all the redness has subsided and there is no longer active inflammation, nature will eventually remove the scab. I don't recommend your removing as it is a protective structure. However if there are signs of continuing skin infection such as redness tenderness, pus drainage, you must seek medical attention by a physician as infections in this area of the face require proper and prompt treatment ...Read more
Venipuncture hand site healed leaving a raised dark scar. Continuously picked it and the hard part came off. Now it's light with dark edges. Abnormal?
Do not pick: You may have a hypertophic scar or a keloid. It is not feasible to know without examining you. People of African ancestry are more to developing keloids. It is not an urgent issue and you could discuss it with your doctor at the next visit. In the meantime, do not pick at it, disturbing it will only make matters worse. ...Read more
Trimmed toenails-noticed dark grey raised spot next to big toenail-slight pain, think it was ingrown nail. Trimmed off spot of skin, it bled a bit, blood went deep, and a tiny bit of clear liquid (pus?). Cleaned w/isop. alcohol + bandaid. Infected?
Probably: It does sound like an ingrown toenail, which usually does involve infection. The corner of the nail grows into the skin edge and burrows in causing infection. If it is mild, you can sometimes keep the nail edge elevated out of the skin and it can grow past the area. If that does not work, probably would be good to be seen. ...Read more
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It was a scratch then it scabbed. Only a tiny part of scab never fell of and skin grew over it. looks like a small mole. Do I scratch off?
Don't scratch!: Sometimes cuts and scabs take a little longer to heal especially if we keep picking at our wounds or if it's an area that gets irritated easily. I recommend you get it checked out by your doctor to make sure it's not something serious since you didn't already have a mole in that area. ...Read more
On the back top of my ear I have a painful red spot that heals a yellow scab that's quite golden. If I take the scab off it leaks clear fluid. Help!
A scab just peeled off revealing a pink/red skin. What can I donow to a prevent a scar and help it blend in?
Can i cut off or use wart remover to remove scar tissue from a healed cut at the base of my penis i nicked myself a few times while shaving my genital area. After the small cuts healed, scar tissue grew and they look like skin tags?
Painless red bump. On vagina lip. Got smaller after a few days. White tip puss came out of it. Kinda looks like it's healing but also like a scab.
I have a hard attached lump which oozes both clear and thick white pus and will scab over but then starts irritating again. Is it skin cancer?
Itchy scalp in a small section near top of head, scratched before felt a scab-like thing forming and it let out little bit of clear fluid-not oozing?
What should the skin beneath a gential wart scab look like after scab has fallen off? Should there be a small hole or fleshy growth- under it?
Genital warts: Genital warts generally look like fleshy growths. If you are concerned that you may have genital warts or another sexually transmitted infection, you should make an appointment to be seen by a physician for a pelvic exam. Please avoid sex until evaluated, to avoid spreading any infection to partners. In the future, please practice safer sex with condoms. ...Read more
I have a raised area on my back, a little larger than a pencil eraser. It is covered with white crusty material that easily falls off, then it bleeds?
I have a strange fibrous scab with a large raised red area around it . It started with a tiny scratch from my baby. ?
Difficult to say: It's very difficult to get a sense of what you're referring to. Most scabs/lesions that form after an injury, unless there are signs of infection like spreading redness or discharge, are not problematic and go away after a few weeks. If you think this is something worrisome, a picture provided through a virtual consult may be enough to offer a more reliable impression. ...Read more