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How To Remove A Toe Scab
Blackhead treatment: A blackhead occurs when the opening to a hair follicle is blocked with dead skin cells, oil (sebum) +/- bacteria but the pore is open at the skin surface, allowing the material to darken. I recommend that you see a skin care specialist- spa or medical aesthetician for the instant gratification of "removing" it. For ongoing management, opt for a topical agent to accelerate skin cell turnover. ...Read more
Depends: On how it fell off. If it was a sudden traumatic loss of nail, apply antibiotic ointment and a dressing, see podiatrist. If nailslowly separated from nail bed over a prolonged period of time, the nail bed probable toughened up and dried out. If this is case, keep clean and avoid excessive shoe pressure by avoiding tight shoes. ...Read more
Remove a mole: Unless your dermatologist is concerned about cancer, the most common method is to numb the area with a small injection, and shave the bump off with a scalpel. It almost always heals beautifully and leaves a very small scar. It can grow back because a small piece is left under the skin. I evaluate all facial moles with pathology. ...Read more
How long and how often should I leave a cut toe and cracked toenail open to the air to form a scab?
Keloids.: Two options here. One would be steroid injections into the keloids, hoping they shrink over the long term. This is not always effective. Second, they can be cut out, but the problem would be that the healing from the resection of a keloid can, of course, produce another keloid. Discuss with Dermatologist, but may be wise to just leave them be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wash the area : Thoroughly. You may even have to soak for a while. Clean/sterilize a tweezer or nail clipper and gently try to pick it out. If too deep, you may have to go to a doctor to have it done for you, especially if local anesthesia is needed. Occasionally waiting a day or two for a tiny abscess to develop as the body walls off the splinter will make it easier to access the splinter. ...Read more
Try: to remove them with pumice stone or Emory board after you bathe. When the skin is soft it is the best time to do so. Also cream with uric acid or any emulsifying creams will also help. See a podiatrist for further evaluation. If the callus is too thick, debridement by a podiatrist is needed. also it is a good idea to have it checked out and make sure it is callus ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Some causes of swelling of the toes can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foreign body: It really depends how deep the splinter is. Most superficial ones can be kept alone as they get extruded when the skin peels off. If a good part of the splinter shows, you may try pulling it out with a tweezer. If unsuccessful, especially if if deep, you should bring your child to a doctor, urgent care or the ed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Removal.: Just the painful border can be removed, or the entire nail if necessary. After removal you can let the border grow out again, or your doctor can use a chemical to stop the nail from regrowing. Your doctor will numb you up first, so the procedure itself is not painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You need a doctor to: Seek medical advice, as you can not safely remove a mole yourself. If you try to do so you can harm yourself as melanomas require careful diagnosis and proper management . Otherwise you are taking a risk with your life. ...Read more
Scabies?: When someone has very itchy lesions especially at night involving also the webs of the fingers and toes, the bell of scabies rings in my head. On the other hand, scabies usually affects more parts of the body than the lower extremities. I do agree that you need to see a dermatologist but not a podiatrist since your problem is not confined to the feet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I`m having it difficult trying to deal with a black scab like formation on my right little toe, its rough and painful when i walk. what is this?
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes including a bite, a callus that has bled into it, an infection among others. I would not hesitate to be seen for it. In the meantime, make sure the forefoot of the shoe you are wearing is wide enough to accommodate your foot with pressing unduly on the area. ...Read more
My toe has a thick scab in between the small and 2nd to last toe. Used to be athletes feet years ago. Now when I wear certain shoes it hurts severely ?
All in the numbers.: The thick scab is more than likely a callus caused by frictional pressure between the fifth (little) and the fourth toes. Normally, the lesser toes have three bones each. On occasion the little toe has only two. When this happens, pressure from the toes bones on opposing toes causes a callus. This can be very painful, aggravated by shoes and verified by x-ray. There are several simple solutions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have a scab on my big toe from an ingrown nail i had. I got the nail out but there is still pus and redness?
Out of nowhere I woke up to1 big red bump on 7 of my toes top knuckle part one of them has scab on it no itch but hurts looks like blisters but solid.
Shoe gear: It could be multiple causes, but since this is Acute and all 7 toes are affected. The first suspect would be your shoe gear. Did you start wearing different shoes? it could be the socks also. ...Read more
I was treated for scabies, and now I have a yellow pus filled blister with a scab on my foot near my toe what could it be?
Consult: with a surgeon. What you are describing might be eschar, or dead skin, which might require surgical removal. ...Read more
It itches really bad on the back of both feet i itch it so bad that I have scabs now its so irritating i can't even touch my foot without it itching?
I had a bad scrape, many layers of skin on concrete,top of my foot. happened 72 hours ago. Bled but not dripping.scab is white but dry not hot or pain?
I have accidentally created a half-inch-long, dark purple scab on my foot by picking at it. It does not seem too severe. Should I let it be as it is? I don't want to resort to surgery.
Scar: Make sure the scar edges are healing nicely, and there is no swelling or redness developing. I would place neosporin on the wound twice a day, for about a week. This will prevent infection. I also recommend that you dont walk barefoot, as you can obtain an infection from something aquired on the ground, or floor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I ripped the sole of my foot open with a nail protruding from the floor 4 days ago. How long will my face scab take to heal?
Have a lump on my ankle with scab took scab off lil pus came out now its hard and painful what is it? There's something still n it my ankle n foot sw
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