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Skin Blister Necrotic Scab
Is it normal for the skin where the shingles blister scabs once were to itch right after the scabs fall off? Does it mean blisters will reappear?
No: With shingles generally delusions blister then scab up then go away they do not blister a second time ...Read more
I got a big bug bite that swelled into a large blister on my thigh. After weeks, it healed but scab is tough and white, not normal skin. What to do?
Please set up an appointment with a skin specialist.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
Sore underneath chin about the size of a dime. Swells like a blister causing pain whenever I stretch the skin. It'll pop then scab and then repeats.
I have had a cold sore for a really long time. This is about day 20 but I don't know if it's still there. It went through all the stages of blisters, crusting, and scabbing but now all of that is gone and my skin is pink and smooth but it feels thicker wh
From what you described, you no longer have active infection with herpes. However, healing process may take a few weeks to reach completion.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I Had a fever blister but now the scab off and its pink how longlon would it take for my skin color to come back or what can I use to help it heal?
5-7days: A wk or so needed for the change. ...Read more
3 painful bumps on my pernium. Not blisters, oozing, or cauliflower like, not crusting or scabbing, or forming a head, burns during urination?
Cellulitis: Painful bumps indicate inflammation, most likely infectious from skin bacteria. Put some Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment on them and take ibuprofen for a couple of days. You should also disk these with Epson salt. If no improvement in 2 days, see your doctor for a quick exam and assessment. You may need a course of antibiotic to treat. ...Read more
Shaved pubic area, pimple with pus head, popped it. Pimple stays, then 5 small blisters on penis. Scabs form next day, heal in 6 days, wife has hsv2?
4 weeks old scar on lip after scab falls off of blister. Mark is lighter than rest of skin. Will the pigment be restored?
Red spots/scabs penis head no discharge, pain or blisters, very itchy bumps on scrotum, whole body is itchy, even more at night. 3 weeks like this.
Yes: This is quite possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: 2 ways to treat this. Take a pill every day for years to prevent attacks. Take a dose at the first tingling which preceeds an attack. 1 or 2 doses only, not effective unless taken immediatly at first symptoms. If it is the very first acute infection, the take for 10 days. If you have shingles- a different virus- take for 7 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you have a fever blister and have been applying medicine, is the weird colored stuff on it the scab? I feel really dumb for asking that ....
Just crust: A fever blister will often ooze some clear fluid (serous fluid) that dries and causes "crusting". In general, you could call it a scab and that would be accurate. Keep the crusted area covered with vaseline so it heals faster and isn't as painful. If you let it dry out, then every time you open your mouth, it will crack and split and cause pain. ...Read more
I have many scabs appearing on my thighs and buttocks. I don't think they were ever blisters but they hurt very bad and don't heal well. What are they?
Unclear: This may well be an infection that is spread by scratching. This could be made worse as you scratch you can abrade the skin and then these are getting infected. You need to seek medical care and find out if this is infected and now have a cellulitis. If infected you will need effective antibiotics to treat this and prevent further infection. Cleansing these areas with antibacterial soap helps ...Read more
No I didn't take any medication as I went to the dr to late blisters have gone I only have scabs can I go to work or will someone still catch chicken?
Varicella : It sounds as if you are describing a recent infection with varicella, commonly known as chickenpox. The general recommendation for return to work or school is that one should wait until all blistered are scanned and dry (at which time they are no longer considered contagious). ...Read more
1. Anti-virals- decrease length of symptoms
2. Anti-inflammatories can help with pain
3. Neuropathic pain meds: gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) tcas... Can be very beneficial
4. Traditional pain meds
5. Epidural steroid injections may be needed if it is severe or you fail other therapies.
Hopefully you won't develop phn, post-herpetic neuralgia or chronic pain condition that comes after shingles. ...Read more
The scab from my blisters from shingles is not falling off. Should i be putting something like aquaphor to help it?
Scabs: Let the scabs fall off naturally otherwise you risk the possibility of infection. ...Read more
I've got a sml lump on my leg 4 about a year it keeps blistering & then scab up or go scales . Should I get it removed?
Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?
Yes and yes:
Genital herpes lesions are usually vesicles which are small blisters. They then rupture to form superficial ulcers and scabs which eventually heal. Oral herpes lesions less often form blisters and crust and scab sooner.
Jock itch or tinea cruris usually causes a red inching rash in the inner groin near the scrotum in males. If you scratch it can bleed and form scabs. ...Read more