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Doctor insights on: Head Scabs That Won T Heal

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I have sores and scabs on the back of my head that are taking a while to heal?

I have sores and scabs on the back of my head that are taking a while to heal?

Acne keloidalis: If the "sores and scabs" are bumps arising from hair follicles, and possibly coalescing into each other, you may have something called acne keloidalis nuchae. (sounds fatal, I know, but it's more of a nuisance than anything, although it can cause hair loss.) if it's not going away, you really should see your doctor or a dermatologist for treatment.

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I have a soar on top of my head that will not heal it scabs over but does not go away?

I have a soar on top of my head that will not heal it scabs over but does not go away?

Nonhealing Sore: The typical warning symptom for this type of skin cancer is a sore that will not heal and frequently bleeds. Yet, it can take on other forms, like: flat, scaly patch oozing, crusty sore, depression centered bump, scar looking spot without previous injury pearly white, waxy bump with tiny blood vessels.

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Shaved pubic area, pimple with pus head, popped it. Pimple stays, then 5 small blisters on penis. Scabs form next day, heal in 6 days, wife has hsv2?

Shaved pubic area, pimple with pus head, popped it. Pimple stays, then 5 small blisters on penis. Scabs form next day, heal in 6 days, wife has hsv2?

& so do you.: Sounds extremely suspicious for description of herpetic lesions. You should either get blood test or get examined when blisters present again, so know & can get prophylaxis from outbreaks.

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Can hypothyroidism lead to bruising easily and dry skin and dry scabs that won't heal I have 2 small ones on arm my mom & aunt have hypothyroidism?

Can hypothyroidism lead to bruising easily and dry skin and dry scabs that won't heal I have 2 small ones on arm my mom & aunt have hypothyroidism?

Yes, for dry skin: Untreated hypothyroidism can certainly cause dry skin, but it would be unlikely to cause bruising or scabs. I see that you are on advil, (ibuprofen) this can contribute to bruising. Considering your family history, it would be reasonable to get a free T4 and TSH level done to look at your thyroid function.

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Why won't my scabs heal on my face?

Why won't my scabs heal on my face?

Possible reasons.: I am not sure. Do you keep repicking the same areas? Do you have underlying milia (and not acne)? Do you have a condition like diabetes that could lenghten healing time?

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How long do scabs take to heal on the face?

How long do scabs take to heal on the face?

Short time: If you have sores on your face that do not seem to heal quickly, you need to see your primary care. May be something else.

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Hi I have plead skin scars with out scabs they are really deep I also have brown pleed skin scars and I have avage scabs will they heal up?

Hi I have plead skin scars with out scabs they are really deep I also have brown pleed skin scars and I have avage scabs will they heal up?

Please clarify: I apologize, but I do not understand the question. Please restate the question, clarifying what is meant by "plead." Avage is a brand name for Tazarotene, a treatment for acne. To reduce scarring, is important not to pick at scabs, rather let them fall off naturally. Dark areas from inflammation often get lighter with time, but it can take months, sometimes longer.

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How can I heal huge scabs on my face from picking quickly? I'm desperate, please help. I can't afford to go to the doctor.

How can I heal huge scabs on my face from picking quickly? I'm desperate, please help. I can't afford to go to the doctor.

Vaseline: Apply vaseline or aqua phot to the scale apps twice a day until they have healed. You can also apply a warm wet washcloth to your face to help soften up the scabs and help them full of more quickly. You need to find another outlet for your stress such as buying able to squeeze or worry beads.

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I've had a sore like spot on the bottom inside of my right nostril for over a year now, it seems to never heal. It scabs but doesn't totally heal why?

I've had a sore like spot on the bottom inside of my right nostril for over a year now, it seems to never heal. It scabs but doesn't totally heal why?

Ulcer: For a sore that is not healing, you need to see a dermatologist. It could be because the sure is being picked at or related to other causes that would need treatment.

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Is it normal for the skin to develop crusts and scabs after laser hair removal? How long to heal?

Is it normal for the skin to develop crusts and scabs after laser hair removal? How long to heal?

Not usually: Depending on the type of laser or BBL used for hair removal and your skin pigmentation it is possible to get small burns. However, more commonly you get some temporary redness after the treatment, and sometimes redness or small bumps around each hair follicle. It is unusual to have crusting or scabs.

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I have a sore on the inside of the tip of my nose that will not heal, I believe it forms scabs though they look like mucus. What should I do?

I have a sore on the inside of the tip of my nose that will not heal, I believe it forms scabs though they look like mucus. What should I do?

Antibiotic ointment: Apply it twice a day for 5 days and try not to rub or pick at it. If it doesn't improve see your doctor for a look

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I have 1-2 itchy bumps on back of head that when I scratch they bleed and heal and are so itchy I scratch the scab off and it heals and comes back 5 y?

I have 1-2 itchy bumps on back of head that when I scratch they bleed and heal and are so itchy I scratch the scab off and it heals and comes back 5 y?

Your age?: It is hard to tell without you giving us any detail on the history or even your age. Although itching often points to an allergic contact condition (hair preparations especially black hair dye), it may also be from a skin cancer. Best to get them checked especially if you are over age 50.

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Can I exfoliate a hypopigmented scar on my lip until it scabs over? Will it heal darker?

Can I exfoliate a hypopigmented scar on my lip until it scabs over? Will it heal darker?

Scar: In order for a hypopigmented scar to repigment, melanocytes will need to migrate from the adjacent normal epidermis or the hair follicles. If exfoliation is performed to the depth where it causes scabbing, one has the potential to have textural changes and possibly scarring. It would be best to visit a Dermatologist and see if tacrolimus or pimecrolimus and/or Narrow band uvb would be appropriate.

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I smacked my face on the sidewalk two days ago. How do I heal the abrasions, swelling and scabs ASAP? Is using diaper rash cream safe?

I smacked my face on the sidewalk two days ago. How do I heal the abrasions, swelling and scabs ASAP? Is using diaper rash cream safe?

Ointments: Ointments such as Bactroban (mupirocin) and frequently and Vaseline gauze as a mask at night. Anti fungal drops may also be affective. Try not to pick the scabs.