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I have a scab on my head that won't go away.?

I have a scab on my head that won't go away.?

Stop picking it: Either stop picking it, or, if u swear up and down ur not, get it taken off! Truth is get it checked out either way. ...Read more

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I have scabs on my bald head that won't go away. How can I make them go away?

I have scabs on my bald head that won't go away. How can I make them go away?

Could be: Also tinea capitis, which is fungal infection of the scalp. If keeping it moist with ointment doesn't help, maybe Clotrimazole topical to can. Best yet, see your doctor for an exam and a treatment plan. It could be simple scabs, fungus or basal cell skin cancer. ...Read more

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I have a soar on top of my head that will not heal it scabs over but does not go away?

I have a soar on top of my head that will not heal it scabs over but does not go away?

Nonhealing Sore: 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

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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?

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

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I have a scab on my nose that won't go away. Is there a cream for it?

I have a scab on my nose that won't go away. Is there a cream for it?

Recommend: Dermatologic evaluation to determine cause of non-healing lesion. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Mouth scab: It should have healed by now; try an over the counter antibiotic and if that does not help it is time to see your healthcare worker. ...Read more

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Scabs on face that won't go away, what are these?

Scabs on face that won't go away, what are these?

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

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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

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

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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 : (

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 : (

Pinched pimple: 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

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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.?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Acne hyperpigment: Generally they will go away, but often can take up to a year or more. Sun protection is critical, as continued sun exposure will prolong the time (like keeping a tan). Daily sunscreen use and sun protection will help speed things along. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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? ?

Nasal scab: Localized skin infection. You can try applying antibiotic lotion or ointment, small amount three times per day. Neosporin is one brand name. Use sparingly so excess does not get up into nostrils. ...Read more

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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?

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?

This needs: 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

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Skin lesions back, arms and legs for 1.5 yrs. Will scab over, and almost go away, then come back with a vengeance?

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

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My cold sore scab came off on its own over a few days. It left a red bump on my lip is this normal? Will it go away and what should I put on it?

My cold sore scab came off on its own over a few days. It left a red bump on my lip is this normal? Will it go away and what should I put on it?

Normal: This is normal Latoya. A good medication to keep on hand for cold sores is Zovirax (acyclovir) ointment. You will need to get it on prescription from your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a scab on my head, it's been there for years, doesn't bleed and occasionally itches what might it be?

I have a scab on my head, it's been there for years, doesn't bleed and occasionally itches what might it be?

Irritated lesion: It can be many things. Do you pick at it? It could be an inflammed mole, wart, folliculitis (infected hair follicle) to name a few. Has it grown? If you are not picking at it and it does not heal, have your doctor check it. ...Read more

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Scab on my head, should I be concerned?

Scab on my head, should I be concerned?

Not necessarily: If it is not enlarging, does not appear infected and you have no other symptoms. ...Read more

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I know im not supposed to but when little pressure is applied to huge scab on my head clear fluid comes out and the scabs have now formed from stitche

I know im not supposed to but when little pressure is applied to huge scab on my head clear fluid comes out and the scabs have now formed from stitche

Serous fluid: If the fluid is clear, it's just serous fluid - which is normal from swelling after a trauma. If the fluid comes out cloudy/milky (ie pus) then you should see a doctor as it could be infected. Clear fluid - usually no big deal. ...Read more