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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
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
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?
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
Will I experience scabbing after dermabrasion? Is scabbing a side effect of dermabrasion? If so, does everyone experience scabbing? .
Yes: Scabbing will occur and then when the scabbing heals, fresh skin is underneath. ...Read more
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.
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
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
Yes: Try to keep infection out and the scab soft ...Read more
That is possible: If you have back to back outbreaks. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Healed when gone.: A cold sore has completely healed when it is gone. Usually no scar. ...Read more
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
Diagnosed w/herpes but symptoms don't resemble the virus no pain when bumps appear and no scabbing?
My cellulitis abscess was drained a week ago and now the wound is scabbing over. Is this normal for a cellulitis abscess?
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
Day4 post circumcision - do I need 2 shower or can I still keep the area dry to help heal faster? Got thick dark scabbing around incision. Baby wipes?
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
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
I was curcumsized 3 weeks ago my stitches are all out and the wound and skin are connected with no scabbing can I have sex?
Probably: Check with the urologist that did the procedure to be sure ...Read more
Is it normal for the underside of the penis incision 2have more scabbing than the top area? Thicker scabbing...and swelling?
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?
Are spots that keep scabbing over but otherwise remain unchanged for years always basal cell? Or can there is other causes? Thanks
See your: Dermatologist! This condition needs immediate attention.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
Humidify air: Apply vaseline, and minimize irritation. You might want to see and ENT if problem persists. ...Read more
I have white moles on my scalp. I do not scratch them. Some are scabbing over. Should I be concerned?
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