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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?

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

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I have multiple scabs on my lower legs that aren't healing after months and each scab is surrounded by a small red ring.?

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

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I noticed a yellow colored scab with a round ring of red skin around it on my breast. What might this be?

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

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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?

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

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No scabs or redness on the 2nd day like previous fraxel treatments. I've been told due to different treatment paramaters. Is this normal?

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

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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?

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

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I have ichy bumps and redness on wedges of fingers, toes and scabs on legs, what is this?

I have ichy bumps and redness on wedges of fingers, toes and scabs on legs, what is this?

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

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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 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?

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

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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?

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?

Insect bites: You are describing the normal healing of a bug bite that gets inflamed and then gradually heals. At this point, if there is any increase in redness, pain or swelling, then additional treatment with antibiotics may be needed.
Warm compresses on the skin can help. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Wound treatment: Simple wound care includes cleansing the wounded area with soap and water daily. Apply antibiotic ointment and a sterile dressing to the area daily after cleansing. If the redness worsens, you should see your podiatrist for treatment of possible infection. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have Itchiness, Dryness, redness, peeling of skin, papules, funny odor, and one scab under the head of my penis what could it be?

I have Itchiness, Dryness, redness, peeling of skin, papules, funny odor, and one scab under the head of my penis what could it be?

? yeast: This could be a yeast infection of the head of the penis (balanitis). This may be transmitted by a female who has a yeast vaginal infection. I recommend that you have your physician evaluate you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Dermatitis: 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

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Thin line red scab, what is it?

There is a lot more: Information I would need as well as photo before diagnosis ...Read more

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I have two big circle with red around a scab. Inside is white with. Little red. What can it be?

I have two big circle with red around a scab. Inside is white with. Little red. What can it be?

Manymany causes: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I have some red scabs on my back, & also brown dry looking skin as well... I'm freaking out. What could this be?

I have some red scabs on my back, & also brown dry looking skin as well... I'm freaking out. What could this be?

There are many: Reasons for scabs and brown discoloration. Instead of freaking out, apply topical antibiotic ointment and make appointment to see dermatologist ...Read more