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I am 47 years old now. When I was 11, I had a bike wreck and scraped my penis in a small spot 1/4 inch long. Now I have a hard scab under my skin?

I am 47 years old now. When I was 11, I had a bike wreck and scraped my penis in a small spot 1/4 inch long. Now I have a hard scab under my skin?

Urologist: It's difficult to advise you without examining you, but a hard scab would usually be on the outside surface and not under the skin. I believe that a urologist is best qualified to examine, advise and treat you for this lesion. ...Read more

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Can a scab form without breaking skin?

Can a scab form without breaking skin?

Scabs: Simply put, no! Scams and crusts are reactions to a break in the skin. ...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 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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After scab goes away, skin is white, is this normal?

After scab goes away, skin is white, is this normal?

Yes.: What you describe is healed skin/scar which lacks pigment or is hypopigmented. Depending on the individual's skin color, any inflammation of the skin whether it be a healing wound or a rash, there is a risk of post-inflammatory pigmentary changes. Darker skin individuals usually get hyperpigmentation (darker) and lighter skin get hypo pigmentation. With time this will improve. ...Read more

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I have recently looked at my skin and hv this wierd scab? Should I be worried?

I have recently looked at my skin and hv this wierd scab? Should I be worried?

Scabs are normal: After trauma or irritation. If doesn't go away in a few weeks I would make appointment to see doctor ...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 an ugly permanent scab on my skin. Should I use some ointment or just keep ignoring it please?

Skin condition: As we age we have propensity for changes to our skin. Some are benign growths while others may be more nefarious. Always a good idea to have suspicious lesions checked. Areas which don't seem to heal are more suspicious for cancerous and pre cancerous lesions. ...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

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I have a previously diagnosed cyst on my head. Recently scabs have developed around it and I'm not sure why. Is this cause for concern?

I have a previously diagnosed cyst on my head. Recently scabs have developed around it and I'm not sure why. Is this cause for concern?

Depends: It is likely a sebaceous or epidermal inclusion cyst. Such cysts can rupture into the tissue or to the outside. It the cyst gets infected it could lead to complications. Have you considered getting it removed. It could probably be removed under local anesthesia.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have what feels to be a scab on the top of my head. Every other day or so I pick it off. It does not hurt and has been reoccurring for some time?

PICKED SCAB ON SCALP: FIRST OF ALL, STOP PICKING!
NEXT, SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST.
THERE IS NO WAY OF TELLING WITHOUT ACTUALLY SEEING YOUR SCALP.
BUT ABOVE ALL: STOP YOUR PICKING! ...Read more

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A small wound heal better in moist conditions or dry condition? In dry condition will a scab formed and is it good? I want the skin to grow faster. Th

A small wound heal better in moist conditions or dry condition? In dry condition will a scab formed and is it good? I want the skin to grow faster. Th

Moist: Historically wounds were treated with goal of keeping wound dry. Today we know that keeping a wound moist will allow it to heal better with less chance of scarring ...Read more

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Scabs on penis head?

Scabs on penis head?

Penis: Trauma and herpes top my list. Please see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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How do you get those little scabs on your head?

How do you get those little scabs on your head?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I pick my scabs on my skin what are reasons I can't stop?

I pick my scabs on my skin what are reasons I can't stop?

Skin picking: Skin-picking is a type of self-injurious behavior involving the pulling, scratching, lancing, digging, or gouging of one's own body. It is associated with social impairment, and increased medical and mental health concerns. Specifically it is often associated with anxiety. One type of anxiety disorder call obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is treatable so an evaluation would be a good start. ...Read more

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I have sores and scabs on the back of my head that are taking a while to heal?

I have sores and scabs on the back of my head that are taking a while to heal?

Acne keloidalis: If the "sores and scabs" are bumps arising from hair follicles, and possibly coalescing into each other, you may have something called acne keloidalis nuchae. (sounds fatal, I know, but it's more of a nuisance than anything, although it can cause hair loss.) if it's not going away, you really should see your doctor or a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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What are the types of scabs that's nearly impossible to pick off, it's as if it's embedded into your skin?

What are the types of scabs that's nearly impossible to pick off, it's as if it's embedded into your skin?

Don'tLabYourScabs: That's the kind of scab telling you to lay-off, that it's not ready yet to come off, that there's still some healing to do inside and if you pick at it, it will just take longer to heal or worse, get infected. Only very rarely does a scab just infinitely sit there- and if it does, a doctor should take a look. Maybe there's a piece of something in there, or a smoldering something underneath. ...Read more

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If I peel my scabs, will my skin be infected?

It is possible: Though not a high risk. Peeling scabs can also increase scarring. Keeping a healing would protected with something like vaseline can improve the healing of superficial wounds and even shave biopsy sites. ...Read more

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How long does it take the pink skin from a scab to heal?

Can take: 3-6 months for the skin to appear completely normal in color again. Be patient! Rubbing vitamin e oil or using mederma on it might help. ...Read more

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Why do I have dry skin on my face that turns into scabs?

Needs examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesions and taking a history. Are the lesions worse on exposure to sun? Your description suggests examination for discoid lupus. See this site for more info.
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1065529-overview. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a reoccurring scab like bump that comes up in your head?

Sun damage scalp: Most likely sun damage caused a lesion called actinic keratosis. This is a benign lesion but should be evaluated by a doctor to ensure that this is not an early skin cancer ...Read more

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Why would it take the scab a longer time to form into new skin at the same spot of the wound?

Why would it take the scab a longer time to form into new skin at the same spot of the wound?

Scab: The development of a scab is not helpful for wounds to heal. It is best to use vaseline of aquaphor on a wound to allow it to heal faster. A scab is like a brick wall to your surrounding normal skin. The skin cells have to secrete substances to break down the scab. ...Read more