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If a tattoo is scabed over will it heal correctly?

If a tattoo is scabed over will it heal correctly?

Maybe: A scab is a response to inflammation and often occurs right after an injury to the skin - it may also be a sign of an infection to your tattoo. It should be checked if increased redness, drainage, pain - wash and cover with a dry dressing after drying. ...Read more

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Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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How can a chin wound heal when it is not stitched?

How can a chin wound heal when it is not stitched?

If large,: Then probably very slowly with the possibility of infection, continued bleeding, ugly scar etc. ...Read more

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I had a scab, which is removed now and it shows pink skin do I put neosporin on it or aloe vera cream.. Is this a scar? How can I prevent it to scar

I had a scab, which is removed now and it shows pink skin do I put neosporin on it or aloe vera cream.. Is this a scar? How can I prevent it to scar

Leave it alone: I don't know how severe or large your skin injury was, or where it is on your body. But your skin was/is trying to heal itself underneath the scab, and you removed it before it could do that completely. All new skin is pink, whether or not it's going to scar. It may continue healing ; resolve. Don't use an antibiotic (including ointment) unless it looks infected (oozing pus, swollen, etc.). ...Read more

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Had a small raised mole checked (dr says it looks fine) Is it still necessary to remove it or better to just let it be. If removed, will it grow back?

Had a small raised mole checked (dr says it looks fine) Is it still necessary to remove it or better to just let it be. If removed, will it grow back?

Monitor mole: Hello, There are many different types of moles, and most are fine. That said, any changes in an existing mole, or new moles as an adult can represent a possible melanoma. Since melanomas are the most dangerous type of skin cancer, it is always best to have any mole in question checked by a conscientious dermatologist and possibly biopsied. ...Read more

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Will it be particularly painful to get a tattoo over a scar?

Will it be particularly painful to get a tattoo over a scar?

No: Please read my recommendation to ur other question about tatto and scars. But tattooing a area with scar should not be more painful, unless there is a problem like active inflammatipn or infection. Then you should avoid the area completely. Even keloids are active inflammation areas and they should be avoided. ...Read more

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What happens if you put hydrocolloid bandage on a small infected eczema area? Would it heal?

What happens if you put hydrocolloid bandage on a small infected eczema area? Would it heal?

Need more help: First, if, in fact it is infected, you need to treat the infection with something. Hydrocolloid bandage is for healing open wounds It does work well, but not while there is an active infection going on. Once you treat the infection, it should heal up nicely. ...Read more

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Is it okay to put a bandage over herpes outbreak?

Is it okay to put a bandage over herpes outbreak?

Sure : there is nothing wrong with covering it if it feels more comfortable. Topical numbing jelly can be used too. Medications can. Be prescribed to decrease the duration of the outbreak ...Read more

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I have used retin A (tretinoin) cream on penis head only 2 days. Now skin is rough, dead and dry. Can it be healed properly? how long will it take? What to apply?

I have used retin A (tretinoin) cream on penis head only 2 days. Now skin is rough, dead and dry. Can it be healed properly? how long will it take? What to apply?

Stop RetinA: Do not use this on the penis. It is never used there. It is always irritating. Water is OK. Use something lubricating such as vaseline or Aquaphor. It will heal in a few days. ...Read more

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How long does it take the pinkness to disappear in a freshly healed wound?

How long does it take the pinkness to disappear in a freshly healed wound?

Would healing: Everyone is different. So recall your last wound and how long it took for pinkness to disappear. Depending on size of original wound. Discuss with your Dr. Also ask family members about this in them. ...Read more

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I have a open skin in anus, it burns when wash, its bleeds, how much time does it takes to heal? Or what to do to heal , i used to have a rash is gone

I have a open skin in anus, it burns when wash, its bleeds, how much time does it takes to heal? Or what to do to heal , i used to have a rash is gone

See answer: You likely have an anal fissure which is a small split or tear in the thin lining of the anus and usually occur after a large or hard bowel movement. Most fissures heal within 1-2 weeks. Treatments that help healing include: sitz baths, stool softeners, fiber, hydration, and over-the-counter creams/ointments (anusol, anusol-hc, prep h) and pre-medicated pads (tucks) rather than toilet paper. ...Read more

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Have a burn from base chemical that is red some brown. If if gets infected will it require a skin graft? How do I avoid a skin graph?

Have a burn from base chemical that is red some brown. If if gets infected will it require a skin graft? How do I avoid a skin graph?

Avoid infection: If you have not had expert medical attention for the burn, get it! That is the time to discuss proper care of the site during healing to prevent infection and optimize the chances of avoiding long term issues. If you've had treatment, contact them for advice on follow-up care. I hope it heals well. Best! ...Read more

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Do MRSA infections on skin grow or can they just be a small scratch that's not getting worse but taking a long time to heal?

Do MRSA infections on skin grow or can they just be a small scratch that's not getting worse but taking a long time to heal?

No: Many people have MRSA on their skin but this does not always caused infection. If it does cause an infection such as cellulitis which is skin infection it does need special antibiotics to treat. If you ever get an infection you want to tell your doctor that you have history of mrsa. There are medications to eradicate the MRSA from the skin but this is generally unsuccessful and not necessary. ...Read more

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Also, if you don't pop a whitehead, will that leave a scar on your face once it's gone?

Also, if you don't pop a whitehead, will that leave a scar on your face once it's gone?

Possibly: First, if the scar is red or swollen, use an over-the-counter cortisone cream to calm the skin. You can also do laser therapy or filler therapy, within one to three sessions, laser skin resurfacing using fractionated laser technology can even out the skin surface and increase new collagen formation to help fill in acne scars. Wear plenty of sunscreen, sun makes the scars worse. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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Have a 14 year old son. He got biten by dog it is a small wound not deep can't even stick a q tip in it. How long will it take to heal?

Have a 14 year old son.  He got biten by dog it is a small wound not deep can't even stick a q tip  in it.  How long will it take to heal?

Dog Bite: It will probably take 7-14 days to heal if there is no infection. Make sure it is cleaned well and covered for a day or two, if the skin is widely opened you may need to see your doctor. If this was a stray dog or an unprovoked attack make sure you know about the rabies immunization status of the dog. ...Read more