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Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more


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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

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

Incomplete question: From what you described, you no longer have active infection with herpes. However, healing process may take a few weeks to reach completion.
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.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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A mole on my back has started to scab and has small blisters surround by red (irritated) skin. Should I treat this or leave it alone?

A mole on my back has started to scab and has small blisters surround by red (irritated) skin. Should I treat this or leave it alone?

See doctor: The changes in your mole warrant an examination by a doctor and may be removal.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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3 painful bumps on my pernium. Not blisters, oozing, or cauliflower like, not crusting or scabbing, or forming a head, burns during urination?

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

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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?

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?

& so do you.: Sounds extremely suspicious for description of herpetic lesions. You should either get blood test or get examined when blisters present again, so know & can get prophylaxis from outbreaks. ...Read more

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4 weeks old scar on lip after scab falls off of blister. Mark is lighter than rest of skin. Will the pigment be restored?

4 weeks old scar on lip after scab falls off of blister. Mark is lighter than rest of skin. Will the pigment be restored?

Often: Normally skin pigment reduction from inflammation will renormalize over three to six months. If it fails to regiment in six months, it is more likely to be permanent. Therapeutic options to repigment are limited but can be discussed with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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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.

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.

See a doctor: It seems like you may have dermatitis like from sensitivity to something you came in contact. Did change soap shampoo or lotion. See your doctor to evaluate the rash on your scrotum and his penis. ...Read more

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Do i still need to be on Valtrex (valacyclovir) once the herpes blisters turned to scabs?

Do i still need to be on Valtrex (valacyclovir) once the herpes blisters turned to scabs?

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 more

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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 ....

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I have shingles have rash now fading no blister or scabing?

I have shingles have rash now fading no blister or scabing?

Zoster pain: 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

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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

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I have a really itchy and swollen blister scab, but itd swollen for a quite a distance from the blister. What is it most likely to be?

I have a really itchy and swollen blister scab, but itd swollen for a quite a distance from the blister. What is it most likely to be?

Eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does all herpes blisters and rashes always form a scab after it leaks fluid?

Does all herpes blisters and rashes always form a scab after it leaks fluid?

Usually: Usually, unless they are in moist areas that don't allow a definite scab. Please make sure those lesions have healed well before you think you are not contagious! ...Read more

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I have newly formed scars with small blisters forming from necrosis on breatst after a mastectomy?

I have newly formed scars with small blisters forming from necrosis on breatst after a mastectomy?

Observe wound care: Depending on the wound tension and potential for infection, observation is typically advised with a topical cream such as silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream. Healing will likely ensue, possibly with a slightly wider scar. In other instances of obvious tissue necrosis, your surgeon may elect to excise the compromised tissue either early or in a delayed fashion. Keep in close contact with your surgeon to monitor wound. ...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?

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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Can a cold sore last for 1-2 days, or do they typically last longer? Not sure if it even is one. No tingle, blister or scabbing.

Can a cold sore last for 1-2 days, or do they typically last longer? Not sure if it even is one. No tingle, blister or scabbing.

Sure: Cold sores can come and go, or they can last for weeks. If the area persists, see a dr. To assure your get properly diagnosed and treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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My bub bite has a blister size of a pea the redness is receeding with the use of fucilin h cream, blister is now forming a scab reddish?

My bub bite has a blister size of a pea the redness is receeding with the use of fucilin h cream, blister is now forming a scab reddish?

Insect bites: You are describing the normal healing of a bug bite that gets inflamed and then gradually heals. At this point, if there is any increase in redness, pain or swelling, then additional treatment with antibiotics may be needed.
Warm compresses on the skin can help. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more