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Scab Under 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
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
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
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 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
I have some red scabs on my back, & also brown dry looking skin as well... I'm freaking out. What could this be?
My scab in my head stayed white after I put peroxide on it. I even rinsed it but it is still white. What do I do?
See your doctor: Or your dermatologist, can't really help online, good luck ...Read more
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?
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.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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
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
I have hard scabs on my head when removed they have a clear, sticky clear pus that comes out it has an odor and the scabs are extremely thick and feel?
Question cut off: But I would definitely recommend that these be medically assessed. ...Read more
I got a bite from my niece. Didn't appear to break skin but few days later noticed 2 small scabs. Can u get scabs if u didn't bleed and skin not broken?
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
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
Please see: Please see dermatologist for evaluation. This way you can find out what is causing this. ...Read more
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
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
Well I've picked my skin and its left some marks from scabs they're not deep, only surface level, what can I used to make the marks fade completely?
Laser/Light therapy: Depending on the color of the scar, broad based light therapy can lessen the appearance of the discoloration. ...Read more
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
See below: Keeping it clean and dry are 2 imprtant things you can do. ...Read more