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I've skin colored mole on face from birth. I noticed that on the top of mole there is a spot of acne. Can I use acne balm on that?

I've skin colored mole on face from birth. I noticed that on the top of mole there is a spot of acne. Can I use acne balm on that?

You may: Do watch this mole like any other moles. If it increases in size, becomes irregular, changes color, bleeds, develops a nodule or ulcerates, please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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I was born with skin colored mole on my face. Recently it increased in size slightly. Are such type of moles dangerous?

I was born with skin colored mole on my face. Recently it increased in size slightly. Are such type of moles dangerous?

Need visit to MD: Any change in the size or color of a mole should be evaluated by your health care provider.

It is prob nothing, but needs to be seen to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Very oily itchy nose, chin and between eyebrows with skin colored/pink bumps that scab and crawling tickling sensation on face and twitching eyelid?

Very oily itchy nose, chin and between eyebrows with skin colored/pink bumps that scab and crawling tickling sensation on face and twitching eyelid?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Skin conditions are very difficult to diagnose without a picture. However, this could be either severe acne or seborrheic dermatitis. See your doctor or a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...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 have a scab on my head, it's been there for years, doesn't bleed and occasionally itches what might it be?

I have a scab on my head, it's been there for years, doesn't bleed and occasionally itches what might it be?

Irritated lesion: It can be many things. Do you pick at it? It could be an inflammed mole, wart, folliculitis (infected hair follicle) to name a few. Has it grown? If you are not picking at it and it does not heal, have your doctor check it. ...Read more

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Skin color tone on penis head? Looks discolored. Should I be worried?

Skin color tone on penis head? Looks discolored. Should I be worried?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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White crusty scab on the right side of the head of the penis should I be worried? Or is bad hygine

White crusty scab on the right side of the head of the penis should I be worried? Or is bad hygine

Both?: If you are not keeping clean, then hygiene could delay healing. More suspcious for an std or related genito-urinary infection. It should be evaluated by a dr. Many health dept's have free / low-cost "std clinics" set up which can do exam and testing discretely. ...Read more

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I have scabs on my head, feels very bruised but nothing is seen feels like I got into a car accident I have not hit my head?

I have scabs on my head, feels very bruised but nothing is seen feels like I got into a car accident I have not hit my head?

Need exam: In order to sort this out, you should have a proper exam by your primary care provider. Also ask if a referral to a dermatologist is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I bussed a white head near my lip, now that it healed it left a big black mark, how can I get my skin color back to normal?

I bussed a white head near my lip, now that it healed it left a big black mark, how can I get my skin color back to normal?

Hydrocortisone oint: Some people have skin healing that becomes hyperpigmented after the original problem resolves. Nonprescription Hydrocortisone 1% ointment applied lightly to the dark spot once a day may hel but you have to be patient and keep using it. ...Read more

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On my head, I have small blotch that is light & spreading slowly. In the center there is a red bruise that appears, scabs, disappears, ?

Dermatologist: Lesions that a=asymmetric, b=irregular boarders, c=irregular color pattern, d=larger then the size of a pencil eraser are worrisome. If your fit the abcd rule, have it biopsied. ...Read more

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I have sore hard lumps around the crown and back of my head. They eventually scab over and sometimes go away while others appear. What causes this?

I have sore hard lumps around the crown and back of my head. They eventually scab over and sometimes go away while others appear. What causes this?

Several options: Without examining you I cannot give you a 100% answer. However, some thoughts are acne keloidalis (sometimes seen with really short haircuts), could also be a form of scalp cellulitis. I would suggest you see a dermatologist who can help clarify the answer and best recommend treatment. ...Read more

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I have had a skin colored lump on my head doesn’t hurt but I have had it for a little bit of time. I just got another one on my armpit but it hurts.

I have had a skin colored lump on my head doesn’t hurt but I have had it for a little bit of time. I just got another one on my armpit but it hurts.

Examination: These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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Injury (scratches) on mole on face be4 There was a scab and now it fall. It remain a light grey ring surrounding the mole. What to do to fade the ring?

Injury (scratches) on mole on face be4 There was a scab and now it fall. It remain a light grey ring surrounding the mole. What to do to fade the ring?

See your doctor or: Dermatologists to check out your skin. Normally, bleaching agents do not work that well around moles, and you want s/her to look at your mole and document your finding. ...Read more

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What could cause a pre-existing, flat, skin-colored mole on my cheek to get raised & darker after spending time outside (which I never do) last week?

What could cause a pre-existing, flat, skin-colored mole on my cheek to get raised & darker after spending time outside (which I never do) last week?

Moles can get raised: But should not necessarily turn darker. Sun exposure can darken a mole, but it should be looked at if it went from flat and flesh colored to raised and dark. Make appointment with dermatologist for probable biopsy to be sure ...Read more

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Popped blackhead & washed then put bacitracin on it so it wouldn't scarwhite head formed I popped then raised scab formed popped clear liquidwhat2do?

Popped blackhead & washed then put bacitracin on it so it wouldn't scarwhite head formed I popped then raised scab formed popped clear liquidwhat2do?

Skin abscess: In teenagers, it is not uncommon to suffer from acne. This can be related to a variety of normal growth issues, and also to physical activity, hygiene, and topical products used. I would typically not encourage multiple popping of blackheads or skin abscesses. The fingers could contaminate the wound further with other bacteria and cause a worse infection. Best to use soap and water regularly. ...Read more

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I noticed 4 or 5 scabs on the head of my penis. No pain or itching. A little redness around them though. They're all within a quarter inch area right?

I noticed 4 or 5 scabs on the head of my penis. No pain or itching. A little redness around them though. They're all within a quarter inch area right?

HealthTap Prime.: You seem to be suffering from an unknown condition. First step is a diagnosis. Use HealthTap Prime so that you can interact with a doctor live & perhaps upload a photo of the scabs that you can review together. A doctor'll want to ask you questions about your sexual history & medical problems that run in your family. It's hard to speculate without knowing more information. Benign causes are possib ...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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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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I have a scab on the crown of my head could it be cancer?

I have a scab on the crown of my head could it be cancer?

Scab: Any nonhealing skin lesion can be malignant. If this lesion doesn't heal have your physician examine it but it may well be a nonmalignant lesion like psoriasis for example, but you will get peace of mind. ...Read more

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I have scabs on my bald head that won't go away. How can I make them go away?

I have scabs on my bald head that won't go away. How can I make them go away?

Could be: Also tinea capitis, which is fungal infection of the scalp. If keeping it moist with ointment doesn't help, maybe Clotrimazole topical to can. Best yet, see your doctor for an exam and a treatment plan. It could be simple scabs, fungus or basal cell skin cancer. ...Read more

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I got this kind of wart thing that looks like a scab but I haven't cut myself, and its on my head?

I got this kind of wart thing that looks like a scab but I haven't cut myself, and its on my head?

SK: Sounds like it might be seborrheic keratosis. These generally have a velvety surface and look "stuck on." if it bleeds or is growing rapidly it probably needs to be examined if not shaved off. If it is stable then continued observation is appropriate. ...Read more

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My son has a scab looking thin on his penis. Should I be worried? It is between the shaft and the head, right on the crease.

My son has a scab looking thin on his penis. Should I be worried? It is between the shaft and the head, right on the crease.

Not enough to. ..: The described scenario is not detailed enough to make a sensible advice. But, if it seems getting better slowly but surely day by day, it's okay to leave alone, and just watch and see, If not resolved as expected in 3-5 days, see Doc timely with info on its onset, progress, and changing color, size, etc, so Doc can analyze, do physicals, & do tests as needed so to deduce Dx for Rx. ...Read more

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I noticed a small scab right below the head of my penis it's incredibly small and hard to see but the texture was noticeable. What could this be?

I noticed a small scab right below the head of my penis it's incredibly small and hard to see but the texture was noticeable. What could this be?

Scab: How small is small? Ulcer? Have you had this before? Discharge from penis? I am available online now if you want to chat. ...Read more

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