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Itchy Sore That Will Not 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
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 ?
Just found out I have genital herpes. Sores are sore to touch. How can I make the painful blisters heal faster
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
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
No, it will not.: From an infection control standpoint - would recommend against that. ...Read more
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.?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
What are the pimples below/around my mouth? They're not like cold sores, but they don't respond to benzoyl peroxide and they crust over after pussing.
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