Doctor insights on:
Red Ring Around Scab
My flea bites have turned into wholes with scabs and they have a red warm ring around. What shall I do?
Middle way down my spine I have red ring an bellow it a pop knot with a very hard scab thing but won't go away dermatologist tried to freeze?
Go back: Go back to the derm., or choose another. Your description does not allow any diagnosis. Ask the DR to clearly WRITE DOWN for you whatever diagnoses are made and explain exactly what to expect from treatment. ...Read more
I have this small red dots almost looks like scabs looks like a cigarette burn or a ring worm. Does not itch. Appear in different parts. What is it?
Needs to be looked a: These needs to be visually examined with naked eye to tell you what it is. So see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have multiple scabs on my lower legs that aren't healing after months and each scab is surrounded by a small red ring.?
See a doctor: There are many causes for this. It can vary from something simple to life threatening. Looking at the rash and sores will help identify whether this is something as simple as bug bites or an insect infestation in your home or something dangerous. Sorry I can't be more help without getting a look ...Read more
I noticed a yellow colored scab with a round ring of red skin around it on my breast. What might this be?
Don't know.: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
5 sores on my belly, 1 scab in scalp. Scabbed over, puckered & red ring around them. 2 others left scars. Mom diagnosis w/ mrsa. I visited. Could I have it?
Possible infection: Based on your description, the rash sounds like an infection. However, can't be sure without examining the rash. Best to see your doctor for a definitive answer and treatment plan. ...Read more
Yes: But take all meds as prescribed fully by your doctor/dermatologist, wish you wellness ...Read more
No scabs or redness on the 2nd day like previous fraxel treatments. I've been told due to different treatment paramaters. Is this normal?
Typically you get: More crusting with initial fraxel as there is more pigment present at the earlier sessions. Lower energy would also lead to less crusting. You should talk with your doctor. Recommend you get lasers in doctors office with a doctor that is fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery for safety. And doctor should do or be present at all treatments! ...Read more
I am 8 days post tonsillectomy & still in severe pain. My scabs do not appear to have fallen off but there is lots of redness. Should I be concerned?
Not really: Post tonsillectomy patients just begin to experience improvement after a week, especially if one is an adult. It is the time that the scabs start to fall off; it is also the time when most postoperative bleeding occurs. Be patient, stay with liquids, and don't strain yourself, and the symptoms will begin to resolve. ...Read more
Scabies?: When someone has very itchy lesions especially at night involving also the webs of the fingers and toes, the bell of scabies rings in my head. On the other hand, scabies usually affects more parts of the body than the lower extremities. I do agree that you need to see a dermatologist but not a podiatrist since your problem is not confined to the feet. ...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
I cut myself shaving real bad- a scab had formed- how long for the scab to fall off and redness to go away? Will there be a scar?
Probably no scar: Most shaving cuts are not deep therefore should heal with out scar over next 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
My cold sore has now turned into a scab but has become very red, almost has like a circle of redness around the scab itself. What does this mean? Help
Cold sore: This could be the sign of a secondary bacterial infection. Surface or oral antibiotics may be necessary to treat it. ...Read more
I noticed 4 or 5 scabs on the head of my penis. No pain or itching. A little redness around them though. They're all within a quarter inch area right?
HealthTap Prime.: You seem to be suffering from an unknown condition. First step is a diagnosis. Use HealthTap Prime so that you can interact with a doctor live & perhaps upload a photo of the scabs that you can review together. A doctor'll want to ask you questions about your sexual history & medical problems that run in your family. It's hard to speculate without knowing more information. Benign causes are possib ...Read more
My bub bite has a blister size of a pea the redness is receeding with the use of fucilin h cream, blister is now forming a scab reddish?
I have a scab on my forehead from extremely dry skin and I want to get rid of the scab and the redness over the weekend!!!! Please Please help!
Hydration: The way to hydrate skin quickly is to drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol/caffeine and anything else that has a dehydrating effect, and use a petrolium-based emollient such as Aquaphor within 15 minutes of washing (while the skin is still saturated). Use the Aquaphor, or another moisturizer that does not contain alcohol, 4 to 6 times a day. Whether the scab disappears on Monday depends on size ...Read more
I'm 50 yo with no history of coldsore. The last 5 days there's redness on the outer line of the right cupid lip. No blister, no scabbing. Is it coldsore?
Cold sore: Without a blister, it is difficult to tell if it is a cold sore. It may be early and may still erupt. Cold sores are due to infections from a virus in the HSV family and may be dormant for decades or freshly contracted. If you do have a vesicle or ulcer develop, your PCP can help determine its pathology. ...Read more
What to do if I have a scab on my big toe from an ingrown nail I had. I got the nail out but there is still pus and redness?
What can I do to treat it? It's painful. I scratched the top of my foot during my sleep and woke up with a open sore. It now has a scab with redness around it.
Tingling sensation in penis, and at tip of urethra opening, discomfort. Redness on shaft with lumps that scab. Dark urine cloudy urine with an odor?
See a doctor...: It sounds like it could be an std. Get treated early! ...Read more
Got shingles on March 17 & small rash. No blisters just red bumps. Didn't pop or pick scabs but bumps won't go away. Redness gone but not bumps. Scars?
Question diagnosis: Did you diagnose yourself or did a doctor make the diagnosis? In any case, it is time to consult a doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. ...Read more
I have Itchiness, Dryness, redness, peeling of skin, papules, funny odor, and one scab under the head of my penis what could it be?
The scab on my healing wound from a burn on my hand has some yellowish fluid oozing out today. There's no swelling or redness. Is this a problem?
If it is a clear yellow fluid it is ok, but if thick and cloudy it can be infected. You should
show it to a doctor to be on the safe side ...Read more
Have soreness redness some swelling on underside & tip of nose due to infection/pimple inside r nostril near edge. Some puss now scab. What do I do?
Herpes? Impetigo?: This could be a herpes outbreak (cold sore, fever blister). Or maybe impetigo, a superficial infection with strep or staph bacteria, either of which might need an antibiotic prescription. See a doctor ASAP for diagnosis and treatment, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis, and for effective treatment if it's herpes. ...Read more
My father has a very itchy, red rash with some scabbing on bilateral hands, neck, and chest. He also has redness around both eyes. What could this be?
That's great that you care enough to ask.
There are so many possibilities. Need more clarification such as how long, palms vs back of hand, occupational / recreational exposures and other history that could narrow it down. Shooting from the hip I would explore eczema and/or contact dermatitis. He can definitely be helped. ...Read more
Manymany causes: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more