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Skin Blister Necrotic Scab
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?
Scab: 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 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
4 weeks old scar on lip after scab falls off of blister. Mark is lighter than rest of skin. Will the pigment be restored?
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?
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 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 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?
Zoster pain: 1. Anti-virals- decrease length of symptoms 2. Anti-inflammatories can help with pain 3. Neuropathic pain meds: gabapentin, lyrica, 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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