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Can I put concealer on my scabbing facial cut?

Can I put concealer on my scabbing facial cut?

Advanced skin: There is a product called advanced skin any brand would do - the one by johnson and johnson can help - this will be thicker than bandage and be left for 3 days on skin. The concealer would irritate the skin and make you look puffier. ...Read more

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What to do to heal a crater caused by premature scabbing?

What to do to heal a crater caused by premature scabbing?

Superfast 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. The defect will fill in some as it heals. ...Read more

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Help please! Flaky and scabbing areola, but just one part of one areola?

Show it to your doct: It could be skin infection. But if it is persistent beyond one month, then an examination by a doctor is important to make sure that you do not have paget's disease of the nipple. ...Read more

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I have big red flat cirlces on me that are scabbing, they have like looks like four holes on the outside and then a big hole? What kind of bug bite?

I have big red flat cirlces on me that are scabbing, they have like looks like four holes on the outside and then a big hole? What kind of bug bite?

Must it be a bug?: How many of them? How large? Where? How long? You have no evidence to explain this and you have supplied insufficient clues. Itch? Pain? Pus? Blood? If you are in distress, see a Dr. ...Read more

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What could be the reasons for (and remedies to clear up) dry, painful scabbing inside the nostrils?

What could be the reasons for (and remedies to clear up) dry, painful scabbing inside the nostrils?

Many: Dry nose and scabbing can be due to excessive picking at nose, allergies, bacterial infections, and others. Avoid picking the nose, use saline nasal sprays, humidification, a small amount of vaseline in the nose and consider the use of intranasal antibiotics. You may need to see your pcp or ENT for evaluation. Humidification, humidification, humidification is the answer. Lots of saline spray! ...Read more

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How can I tell when my stitches are ready to be removed? They said 10 days but there is still some scabbing and blood when I change the dressing.

How can I tell when my stitches are ready to be removed? They said 10 days but there is still some scabbing and blood when I change the dressing.

Your surgeon can say: Stitches bring together the skin so that the wound can heal without a wide open scar. How long they stay depends on the type of suture material and if the wound appears sealed. The scabbing and blood are not really as important in determining the length of time. ...Read more

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Hello, I am a 25 year old female and I noticed that I have three little tears down my buttocks that I feel are scabbing up and pussing a little bit...

Hello, I am a 25 year old female and I noticed that I have three little tears down my buttocks that I feel are scabbing up and pussing a little bit...

R/O SHINGLES: Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus that happens when your immune system is. Run down and under stress. You need a full exam and culture of the lesions. Blood work and STD screen. It also may be the first outbreak of HSV2 or HSV1 with cross transmission. You nee to be seen and evaluated promptly and appropriate therapy started. ...Read more

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What causes scabbing in the nasal passage?

What causes scabbing in the nasal passage?

Irritation: Any form of irritation: nose too dry, picking too much, overuse of nasal sprays or antihistamines, trauma, etc... ...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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My baby has lumps all around her body and the lumps have little pumps around the big lumps and some are scabbing?

My baby has lumps all around her body and the lumps have little pumps around the big lumps and some are scabbing?

Infection: See your pediatrician today. This is likely an infection and may require prescription medication. It is also probably contagious so keep the baby away from pregnant women, other babies or people with compromised immune systems (such as the elderly) until you know what it is. ...Read more

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Hey I am in the scabbing stage of my cold sores do I want to dry it on and put nothin on it or put abreeva stuff like on it?

Hey I am in the scabbing stage of my cold sores do I want to dry it on and put nothin on it or put abreeva stuff like on it?

Healing: Once the cold sore scabs, it is no longer infectious. It also means that abreva and other medications will not shorten the healing time by very much at this point keeping it most by using a chapstick, blistex, or other protective agent will help it heal better, just not a lot quicker. It will also feel better. ...Read more

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My Boyfriend sucked on my nipples almost 2 Weeks ago & it has been scabbing and Getting puss. What do I have to do to make it better?

My Boyfriend sucked on my nipples almost 2 Weeks ago & it has been scabbing and Getting puss. What do I have to do to make it better?

Local treatment: After washing throughly and gently, dry completely. First with towel and then with a little corn starch powder. If there is pus, apply a small amount of Bactroban ointment (OTC) after drying it. Do that twice a day, that should take care of the problem if not go to see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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How to treat bleeding scabbing breasts?

How to treat bleeding scabbing breasts?

You need to be seen: Not knowing more about your situation, I'm wondering if you are breastfeeding? If so then GYN can help make sure you haven't got an infected area. Bag balm and pure lanolin are useful if it is nipple bleeding you are having due to breast feeding. Otherwise there are many possible reasons why you might have scabbing and bleeding breasts, treatment will depend on diagnosis. If severe pain/fever Go2ER ...Read more

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What is causing scabbing sores in my nose?

What is causing scabbing sores in my nose?

Staph: Probably a superficial staph infection. I would try some Bacitracin ointment inside your nostril several times today and see if that makes it better. If not you may want to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Just had gallbladder surgery and now its scabbing what can I do to take the itching away?

Just had gallbladder surgery and now its scabbing what can I do to take the itching away?

Recovery: Ok to call in to your surgery team office during office hours and ask this question, make sure you have a POST OP appointment. Usually over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will slow down the itching. Be well. ...Read more

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Can a cold sore heal without ever scabbing? If so, how do you know when it has fully healed?

Can a cold sore heal without ever scabbing? If so, how do you know when it has fully healed?

Officially, "no": If a person has a history of cold sores, and there is a tingling spot on the lip (maybe slightly swollen and/or slightly reddened), and she quickly takes antivirals which stop the cold sore from fully developing, then it may go away without scabbing (it may peel slightly). Since the blisters did not form, the "cold sore" did not truly happen. If the sore fully developed, there would be scabbing. ...Read more

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My cellulitis abscess was drained a week ago and now the wound is scabbing over. Is this normal for a cellulitis abscess?

My cellulitis abscess was drained a week ago and now the wound is scabbing over. Is this normal for a cellulitis abscess?

Yes: What you describe sounds like normal healing for a drained abscess. Your triple antibiotic treatment was over kill. Clindamycin alone or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Keflex together would have been sufficient. ...Read more

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Can allergic skin reaction (1st bright red now brown & scabbing) can leave the skin permanently hyperpigmented or with brown marks? Will it resolve?

Can allergic skin reaction (1st bright red now brown & scabbing) can leave the skin permanently hyperpigmented or with brown marks? Will it resolve?

Depends: Allergic reactions can cause skin hyperpigmentation. Depending on what caused the reaction (contact allergy or hives or irritant reaction or drug rash), the hyperpigmentation may or may not resolve. Hyperpigmetation can fade over time if there is no repetitive skin irritation. Scabbing and oozing can be signs of infection, kindly have the rash evaluated if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more

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I scratched my pimples and now they're scabbing, what to do?

I scratched my pimples and now they're scabbing, what to do?

Manage long-term: You're an adult and you need to manage your acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks (an alternative is retinoic acid), get with your personal physician for help. Acne is a serious, chronic, non-lifestyle related disease that isn't pleasant to manage, but can be kept at bay until it remits on its own. I was able to stop using meds around age 50. ...Read more

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After scabbing over how long does it take a cold sore to go away?

After scabbing over how long does it take a cold sore to go away?

Cold sores: Cold sores usually resolve in 7 to 10 days when no intervention is used.
Here is the problem - the herpes virus can still be shed even when there are no active lesions. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I scratched my pimples and now they're scabbing?

What do you advise if I scratched my pimples and now they're scabbing?

Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection that should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the underside of the penis incision 2have more scabbing than the top area? Thicker scabbing...and swelling?

Is it normal for the underside of the penis incision 2have more scabbing than the top area? Thicker scabbing...and swelling?

Swelling yes: As gravity causes the swelling to pool on the underside. By the same mechanism the proteins and platelets that form the "scab" can pool on the underside. But you haven't even mentioned why you had the surgery/incision. If you elevate the penis you can reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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I've got rug burn on my shoulder blade it is scabbing but when I lay down at night its very painful. How do I sleep comfortable?

I've got rug burn on my shoulder blade it is scabbing but when I lay down at night its very painful. How do I sleep comfortable?

Well: A few thing you could do. You could sleep on the other side or you could take some ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) at night for 1 or 2 days. Sounds like you are pretty well healed ...Read more

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I received a painful bite 2 months ago, it keeps re- scabbing over due to puss under scab, keep getting cycle of heal, infect, heal etc..

Bite by?????: Did you see something or somebody bite you? Is it possible that you assumed it was a bite when it was a splinter? You should see a DR. You may need to have it cleaned out. ...Read more

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3 yo has scrape. Started out light and it's getting darker red around and scabbing over yellowish red. Using abx ointment. Is this normal healing?

3 yo has scrape. Started out light and it's getting darker red around and scabbing over yellowish red. Using abx ointment. Is this normal healing?

Healing: It could be normal and not necessarily due to an infection, though if your child is picking and scratching at it, she could be introducing bacteria into the wound. Best to continue a topical antibiotic for prevention. If it gets more red esp if spreading and there is pus draining from it, there may be a need for an oral antibiotic. You may clean it daily with hydrogen peroxide to disinfect it. ...Read more

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My new tattoo has spots that are too deep. The parts that are deep have a greenish tint and aren't scabbing like the rest. It's been a week. No pain.?

First off, I am not: A tattoo expert, but I got my first one last year...age 65! I'm not sure you can tell if it went too deep...I understand that there can be a little greenish tint initially which fades/disappears. Probably indicates a minor amount of bleeding with normal discoloration of tiny bruise. Not significant that there is no scab. Apparently, rare to go too deep; then risk of scarring. I think you're good:) ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can clear up redness and scabbing from poison ivy?

Can I tell me how I can clear up redness and scabbing from poison ivy?

Steroid: You need to first clean up everything which could possibly touched the ivy resin with detergent (yes and that includes your shoes). Then apply topical Hydrocortisone ointment or cream several times a day to reduce the inflammation. When the involvement is extensive, you may need to take a course of oral cortisone. Be sure that the rash has not been infected from your scratching. ...Read more

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I have white moles on my scalp. I do not scratch them. Some are scabbing over. Should I be concerned?

I have white moles on my scalp. I do not scratch them. Some are scabbing over. Should I be concerned?

See a doctor: Mole should not be scabbing over. The lesions may not be moles. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Please consult a doctor. ...Read more