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My pimples no longer flatten out, develop, a scab, and heal after being popped. They are chronically inflammed. What is causing my pimples not to heal?

My pimples no longer flatten out, develop, a scab, and heal after being popped. They are chronically inflammed. What is causing my pimples not to heal?

Do not pop: You may consult this site for effective home treatment. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment Popping increases the risk of scar formation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have a few pimples that popped, and our scabed and healing . Is it ok to continue applying tretinoin, or will they not heal due to shedding ?

I have a few pimples that popped, and our scabed and healing . Is it ok to continue applying tretinoin, or will they not heal due to shedding ?

Heal: I strongly advise you to cleanse your healing areas with soap and clean water. Dry the area and allow them to heal before you start applying any ointments. ...Read more

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Just found out I have genital herpes. Sores are sore to touch. How can I make the painful blisters heal faster ?

Just found out I have genital herpes. Sores are sore to touch. How can I make the painful blisters heal faster
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Here are some...: If being herpes at this stage, there would be no remedy to shorten its clinical course of 2-3 wks, but keeping the affected area as clean & dry as possible so to minimize possible superimposed infection will help. For its recurrence, take valacyclovir HCl as soon as feeling its coming will lessen symptoms and shorten its course. So, talk with doc timely. ...Read more

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Have a sore on my forehead that will not heal, red and ichy?

Have a sore on my forehead that will not heal, red and ichy?

Chronic wound: it's difficult to make a diagnosis without examining the wound or seeing a picture but since it's non-healing chronic sore, you need to see your primary care or preferably a dermatologist to get a biopsy done. Also make sure to always apply sunscreen. ...Read more

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I have wounds that will not heal. IDO NOT pick nor scratch.I can c some turning purple like a blood blister underneath when its moist after shower y?

I have wounds that will not heal. IDO NOT pick nor scratch.I can c some turning purple like a blood blister underneath when its moist after shower y?

Wounds: Depending on chronology, distribution, examination and detailed history reccomendations will vary; so if persistent or recurrent be evaluated promptly ...Read more

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If you pop your cold sore blister, will it shorten healing time?

If you pop your cold sore blister, will it shorten healing time?

No, it will not.: From an infection control standpoint - would recommend against that. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vagina is raw and sore after sex but the soreness doesn't go away and it looks like the skin is cracked but doesn't heal.?

What does it mean when your vagina is raw and sore after sex but the soreness doesn't go away and it looks like the skin is cracked but doesn't heal.?

Possible infection: Yeast can cause these symptoms but also other infections may also cause it; lack of lubrication may also cause raw skin. See you doctor to make sure. ...Read more

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Is it normal for milk to dry up on its own after pregnancy? Is it dangerous not to have used cabbage to dry my boobs out? They are not swollen or sore

Is it normal for milk to dry up on its own after pregnancy? Is it dangerous not to have used cabbage to dry my boobs out? They are not swollen or sore

Yes: The natural course for breast milk, if one is not breast feeding, is for it to "dry up" on its own. The use of cabbage leaves is for breast discomfort/engorgement and not necessary if there are no symptoms. No one knows how the cabbage leaves work and their use is not necessary in any case, so not using them is a personal choice. ...Read more

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I have a sebeceous cyst on labia that burst 3 days ago. Not infected. Still sore when rubbed. How long to heal and not be sore. ?

I have a sebeceous cyst on labia that burst 3 days ago.  Not infected.  Still sore when rubbed.   How long to heal and not be sore.  ?

Sebaceous cysts: If this was truly a sebaceous cyst it may have to be surgically removed. If only drained and the capsule remains it may reform and rupture once again and it will create a risk of becoming infected. See your gynecologist and have them advise you. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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I've a sore in my have that won't heal. Help me please. It' will try to heal and it will open back up. It's very irritating ?

I've a sore in my have that won't heal. Help me please. It' will try to heal and it will open back up. It's very irritating ?

Here's The Skinny: If you have a 'sore' that isn't healing, anywhere on the body but especially sun-exposed area,then you should see a dermatologist to help figure-out what's going on. A month would be enough time for most things to heal so if it's been longer than that,get it checked out. Many things can cause a delay in healing but a delay in healing can look like something that might be growing, like a skin tumor ...Read more

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Why does the skin over my bruise not heal well?

Why does the skin over my bruise not heal well?

Sensitive: A bruise represent trauma to the skin, soft tissue and blood vessels. The skin overlying a bruise may stay tender and sensitive for some time. ...Read more

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My surgical wound might be infected but not so sure. Some exudate, but it dries up. Should I use mupirocin? Can it cause problems if not infected?

My surgical wound might be infected but not so sure. Some exudate, but it dries up. Should I use mupirocin? Can it cause problems if not infected?

Best: is not to guess and see your srgein ASAP. Local ointments would not be harmful, but also would not be effective if you do have a true surgical site wound infection. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a scab that will not heal! it doesn't ever bleed, but it is sometimes itchy and has a flaky, dry crust.What could this be?

I have a scab that will not heal! it doesn't ever bleed, but it is sometimes itchy and has a flaky, dry crust.What could this be?

Non-healing Sore: Do you have any underlying disorders such as diabetes or immune deficiencies? Those are two of the biggest reasons for wounds not to heal quickly. I would have to suggest seeing a doctor before it does become septic and to make sure this is not a skin cancer.. Sometimes even the best home care may not be enough. ...Read more

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Can there be anything that i can do to heal my canker sore?

Can there be anything that i can do to heal my canker sore?

Not really: The sore is a virus which comes and goes and usually lasts seven to ten days. Sometimes ice helps reduce time. Meds like zovirax (acyclovir) help if take before they start. Otc Acyclovir creams can shorten the duration too. ...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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How do I know if I have this chancre-like on scrotum that is painful and itchy and other deform rashes. They are itchy, red, painful. Could it be syphilis?

How do I know if I have this chancre-like on scrotum that is painful and itchy and other deform rashes. They are itchy, red, painful. Could it be syphilis?

Syphilis: Primary syphilis does include genital sores called chancres, but they are usually painless. http://tinyurl.com/8fzkvwt they look like large, round bug bites that are hard, and usually show up 10-90 days after exposure. They also usually heal up within 6 weeks -- but if untreated, syphilis moves on to further stages. Please see your doctor for any questions about sores on your scrotum. ...Read more