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Oozing yellowish clear liquid from bumps. They are not pimple but begin appearing that was?

Oozing yellowish clear liquid from bumps. They are not pimple but begin appearing that was?

See MD: Diagnosing a rash without seeing it is tough. Also not knowing where exactly the rash is makes it difficult as well. Could be a bacterial skin infection, a viral skin lesion ( or a contact rash ( like poison ivy). If you want to know for sure, see your physician ...Read more

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Do whitish scars left from superficial scratches that just healed disappear completely with time?

Do whitish scars left from superficial scratches that just healed disappear completely with time?

Maybe: If the injury was very superficial, it will likely completely heal. Keeping the scar out of the sun will help to avoid permanent color changes (use SPF if you're going to be out). Silicone scar sticks can help to minimize permanent scars (this is the only topical treatment with really good scientific evidence to help). If it stays laser genesis treatment may help it resolve as well. ...Read more

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Dark itchy swollen raised patches all over body (not herpes, not any ringworm, not cancer docs say ... Very itchy then subsides. Any clue?

Dark itchy swollen raised patches all over body (not herpes, not any ringworm, not cancer docs say ... Very itchy then subsides. Any clue?

Get the diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Rash on chest not itchy or painful. Red, generally more round but not perfectly round, spots seem to by "dry" skin. Skin can be scratched off.?

Rash on chest not itchy or painful. Red, generally more round but not perfectly round, spots seem to by "dry" skin. Skin can be scratched off.?

Pityriasis rosea?: This is just a good guess. Could be other things. But if it's pr it will resolve on its own. However it could be other entities i would hate to scare you with here. Suggest a derm eval. ...Read more

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Taking Septra and using bactroban on Impetigo. Its not crusted looks like pink, light brown peeled skin. Do they still need to covered with bandages?

Taking Septra and using bactroban on Impetigo. Its not crusted looks like pink, light brown peeled skin. Do they still need to covered with bandages?

No need to cover: You are being treated with Antibiotics for Impetigo and unless there is drainage you dont need to cover the lesions and they will eventually dry and scabs will fall ...Read more

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Redness around a-hole. Does not itch or bleed just redness?

Redness around a-hole. Does not itch or bleed just redness?

More Info Needed: This could just be a normal variation is coloration - especially if you are very fair-skinned, it could be a slight allergic reaction to detergent used to clean clothes, or to toilet tissue, is could be from wiping too hard, or could be a sexually transmitted disease - esp. if you engage in any anal stimulation during sex (alone or with a male or female partner). Need history & more info. ...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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Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?

Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?

Yes and yes: Genital herpes lesions are usually vesicles which are small blisters. They then rupture to form superficial ulcers and scabs which eventually heal. Oral herpes lesions less often form blisters and crust and scab sooner. Jock itch or tinea cruris usually causes a red inching rash in the inner groin near the scrotum in males. If you scratch it can bleed and form scabs. ...Read more

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What are some reasons why a mole removal wound doesn't heal well, even after several months? Not infected, just still reddish with scab.

What are some reasons why a mole removal wound doesn't heal well, even after several months? Not infected, just still reddish with scab.

Non healing mole: is it a pressure point? constantly being irritated? Follow up with dermatologist this week. Post surgery there should be appropriate healing. ...Read more

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First thought it was HSV1/cold sores but no reddening, pain, crusting, itching, or scabs. Feels like bumpy lips and chapped...not sure what this is.

First thought it was HSV1/cold sores but no reddening, pain, crusting, itching, or scabs. Feels like bumpy lips and chapped...not sure what this is.

Needs to be seen...: A diagnosis can't be given via this online question format --- a physician needs to see the areas of concern to be able to determine the cause. You should make an appointment with your physician (or consider the video virtual consult feature of HealthTap Prime) if the areas of concern persist. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to drain out pus from cut wound?The wound is not deep yet not bleeding, but it stinging when i'm bathing. What should I do?

Is it necessary to drain out pus from cut wound?The wound is not deep yet not bleeding, but it stinging when i'm bathing. What should I do?

Get the pus out: Having the pus drain is a good thing. If the pus makes a pocket it gives it a chance to grow and spread. Clearing it is best. Signs of concern would be fever, increased redness, warmth, and pus production. If those occur please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to drain out pus from cut wound?The wound is not deep yet not bleeding, but it stinging when i'm bathing. What should I do?

Is it necessary to drain out pus from cut wound?The wound is not deep yet not bleeding, but it stinging when i'm bathing. What should I do?

Basic wound care: In your situation, the stinging when bathing is okay. It is not necessary "to drain out pus", could be dangerous. Okay to wash wound with warm water, a little soap, rinse well, pat dry, hair dryer wound, cover with gauze (available at drugstore over the counter). Check in with doc first thing monday, sooner if spreading redness/fever occurs. If your wound is infected, needs a doc. ...Read more

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Very itchy legs after shaving. not razor burn and doesnt show any signs/ areas of it being itchy. no allergies, what could it be ?

Very itchy legs after shaving. not razor burn and doesnt show any signs/ areas of it being itchy. no allergies, what could it be ?

DRY SKIN: Sounds like either you are allergic to the shaving cream/soap you are using or your skin is "drying out" from constant shaving. Try changing to a hypo-allergenic shaving Cream and/or using a moisturizer (eg: "Curel") Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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My eyes are red, but not itching or sore, why?

My eyes are red, but not itching or sore, why?

Redness: Red eyes can be caused by a variety of different conditions. You should be seen and evaluated by an eye md for diagnosis and possible treatment. ...Read more

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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