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Scab On My Head That Won T Go Away
The typical warning symptom for this type of skin cancer is a sore that will not heal and frequently bleeds. Yet, it can take on other forms, like:
flat, scaly patch
oozing, crusty sore,
depression centered bump,
scar looking spot without previous injury
pearly white, waxy bump with tiny blood vessels. ...Read more
I get these scabs on my head every now & then. If I peel them off they come back & take a while to go away. Last one heeled but left a dent on my head?
Don't scratch: Get a good shampoo lie selsun and use it. I think it may take a few time s but you will get better. Don't use ANYTHING ELSE on your head ...Read more
I have sore hard lumps around the crown and back of my head. They eventually scab over and sometimes go away while others appear. What causes this?
Several options: Without examining you I cannot give you a 100% answer. However, some thoughts are acne keloidalis (sometimes seen with really short haircuts), could also be a form of scalp cellulitis. I would suggest you see a dermatologist who can help clarify the answer and best recommend treatment. ...Read more
Hi I have a irritation scab on the head of my penis I saw it one day after I masturbated is there anyway itll cure or will it go away on its own?
Recommend: Dermatologic evaluation to determine cause of non-healing lesion. ...Read more
See a doctor: Then see a primary care physician or a dermatologist and get it treated. ...Read more
I have had a sore in my nose for a few months that won't go away. It has a scab and sometimes bleeds. Do I need to see a doctor?
Sores in the: Usually heals better when treated with antibiotic ointment. If impetigo is present, you will need a script from your doctor for bactroban (mupirocin) or Mupirocin ointment. Clean your nose with saline solution and keep it moist with aquaphor ointment, vaseline or a;d ointment. It will bleed everytime the scabs come off, the seal is gone. Go see your doctor if this does not help. ...Read more
Scab in left nostril won't go away, 5 months now. Causes nose bleeding every few weeks. Cancer? If not, how can I remedy this? I am a Non smoker.
See ENT doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Five months is long enough to wait and watch, it is time to see an ENT doctor and if needed have the lesion removed. ...Read more
I have a scab (used to be a zit) by the corner of my mouth that won't go away. It's been weeks. How can I speed up the healing process?
Picking or infection: Any lesion on the face that does not clear in one month should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Most commonly we worry about staph infections including impetigo, but also trauma and picking can lead to non-healing wounds. Cultures can be performed to determine if some infection is present including staph. But other clinical symptoms could lead to other possibilities ...Read more
Hi, I had a few scabs on my forehead from healing blemishes Then I went out in the sun and got some color, a few days later the scabs peeled off into white little dots Its been a week and they still haven't healed yet: (Are they going to go away? I've be
Hypopigmentation: Skin damage can cause hypopigmentation, which is pale skin. The darker your skin is, the more obvious this will be, although it can happen to anyone. The color will usually return to normal, assuming the injury was not severe. Be gentle with your skin and avoid doing anything to irritate the area. Also stay out of the sun. With time, your skin will likely go back to normal. ...Read more
I have a small dry scab on my face that will not go away. I pick the dry patch/scab and it keeps coming back. What is this? Should I be worried?
SeborrheicDermatitis: See your PCP or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Squeezed pimple (very bad I kno), scabs fell off leaving red/pink marks. Will it go away? How long will it take to blend into my normal skin? Crying : (
Will go away. How long? I would recall the last time you did this and how long it took. Should be about the same. Everyone is different.
I would not do it again unless you want to do another healing test on yourself. ...Read more
I had what I thought was an ingrown hair on my chest and picked at it, that was a year an a half ago, it still scabs up, any idea? About once a week I pick at it and peel off a piece of skin, can't find hair or any puss in it, and it won't go away
Not: Not enough information for a diagnosis. Many possible causes. Recommend and examination by a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have itchy skin on back of calves. They appear to look like rashes and turn to scabs don't go away. They get worse when I drink alcohol or shave.?
Sounds like eczema: Sounds like you may have some eczema, although this isn't the most common place for it. It would be best to let a doctor look at these rashes -- start with your primary care doctor, and if need be, see a dermatologist. Good luck to you. ...Read more
I have pink skin from a scab from a shaving cut on my leg- how long does it take for the pink skin to go away? It has been a month- no infection
Depends: This varies based on your skin color, the location of the wound, the extent of the initial injury. It is not uncommon for this to take 2-3 months to resolve. Keep the area protected from the sun. ...Read more
I had a blister on my top lip the blister went away but now I have an ugly scab how can I make it go away faster?
Cold sore!: It sounds like you had a cold sore. If you start antiviral medicines immediately upon presentation, that should limit how ugly it get. Now it is too late! Time is on your side! ...Read more
Does skin hyperpigmentation after an acne scab go away? My face patches are smooth yet have been there for a month. If they do go away, how long?
Picked my scabs on my chin and on my upper lip. What do I do to get the pink skin to go away and prevent scarring?
Normal early on: The pink skin this early on in the healing process is absolutely normal. It is the body's way of healing the area where the scabs were. Give it some time, even a few months, for the redness to improve. I would recommend keeping the area moist with an ointment like aquaphor to prevent scarring in the area. Also, if the redness persists, non-invasive pulsed dye laser can remove redness. ...Read more
I have a scrape/burn/scab from blowing my nose too much. Anything to make it heal fast or go away? Under nostrils. Could it look better in 5 days? ?
I have a scab on my lower lip that won't go away. It was a cold sore. It healed but left a scab that's been there for a year now. I?
Evaluation. Scabbing from a cold sore should not last any longer than any scab..... A visit to your Primary Care Provider followed by possible Dermatological (SKIN) Consultation is indicated!
BTW It could be you are PREMATURELY REMOVING the scab with your lips or teeth??? If so that might explain the scab's "persistance"!!!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Skin lesions back, arms and legs for 1.5 yrs. Will scab over, and almost go away, then come back with a vengeance?
Get a skin biopsy: You are describing almost any papulosquamous dermatitis. Often patients will complain that the lesions itch and this is often a perpetuating factor. In order to treat it effectively, you need to get a skin biopsy and diagnosis. If nothing else, you will at least get a prognosis as to what the natural course of the condition will be. Go see your dermatologist. ...Read more
Fell on asphalt drunk causing a scab near my eye. After scabbing it went pink. Now 2 months on it is very brown like a deep bruise, will this go away?
Bruise: Finally healing can take up to a year but you may want to see a plastic surgeon to discuss possible treatments ...Read more