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Sore On Forehead That Won T Heal
Nonhealing Sore: 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 tried to pop a big blackhead on my chin, but it did not come out.It looks red and big now.How can I heal it faster ? Does honey or differin (adapalene) help?
My large pink bump on my nose won't go away. Pimple or blister? It doesn't hurt that much, but it's gotten bigger.
See below: You may need to see a dermatologist to treat it definitively. ...Read more
Does abreva really work to heal cold sores? I feel like
It did the opposite and caused my cold sore to spread
Not effective: Docosanol (Abreva) slightly inhibits the virus in the lab, but not effective in treating oral herpes. So it's not quite quackery, but comes close. But it shouldn't make an outbreak worse, unless maybe you're allergic and it caused increased redness, itching, etc. Ask your doctor about a prescription for valacyclovir: 2 g twice, 12 hr apart as soon as an outbreak starts, is very effective. ...Read more
Cold sores: Cold sores frequently brek out when your immune system i compromised. Since you state that you have chronic fatigue and depression this could be allowing the virus to break out. There is also antiviral medication available which may help... You should discuss this with you physician or dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4yr old has 1 canker sore in the back, top part of mouth. How do I treat it? Will it heal on its own? Healing time?
Bump on tip of nose. Looks like whitehead but it's not. Tried to pop it, but it won't. Bleeds only. I tried to cut it off. Grew back. Hurts to touch.
See doctor: It is not feasible to be sure, but what you described suggests a keratoacanthoma, a benign tumor. It would be prudent to see your doctor, (you should have one under the Canadian healthcare). Request referral to a plastic surgeon for removal and examination of the tissue by a pathologist. ...Read more
Little or no risk: Spread of one's own herpes infection to a new area of the body is called auto-inoculation. It happens sometimes during an initial HSV infection, but after a few months the immune system prevents it. If you've had recurrent cold sores a long time, there's no chance you will infect your genital area. This is also why couples with genital or oral herpes in both partners do not pass it back and forth. ...Read more
I have sore on the lower part of my right calf that won't go away. I've treated it with over-the-counter meds. It just won't heal. What should I do?
What to do if I have the most painful hard bump on my lip oh ny god! i've tried busting it . But it hurts to much and it has?
Painful bump on lip: I understand your distress. Please do not try to bust it. Write history for Oral Surgeon-when did it start, increase in size, when did it become painful, when was it soft, when did it become firm, when did it become hard, when did pain increase, redness, oozing See an Oral Surgeon as soon as possible for possible diagnosis of cold Sore, infection, contact Allergy or any other diagnosis; treatment ...Read more
I have sores on top of my forearms that look like infected hairs. They scab over and then scar but don't really heal. What could this be?
Small 3/8" scab-lump on scalp won't heal. Been there over 6 months. Does not change in size or hurt. Just won't go away. Afraid its cancer?
Scalp lump: Most skin conditions like this should be evaluated by a physician. In sun exposed areas, tissue damage results in changes in the nature and texture of the skin, including benign things like seborrheic keratosis, but also skin cancers like basal and squamous cell tumors. A biopsy always takes guesswork out of the equation. ...Read more
How do I cure acne that isnt like pimples its under the skin and it doesn't hurt but its just irritating ? i cant pop it because it's under my skin.
How do I make a wound in mouth heal faster? I think i bit the inside of my cheek and now it's really painful. The wound doesn't seem to be getting better. I try not to touch it or hit it with my toothbrush, but it's not doing the trick.
Any tips? I've
Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had the occipital lymph node on right side swollen since I was 18. 25 now. Doesn't hurt to touch. Also folliculitis that won't heal completely?
Two issues: The lymph node may be due to folliculitis if the affected area is in the vicinity of the node. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion about folliculitis without examining you. It would be prudent to see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist. For 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. 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. ...Read more
I've had a sore like spot on the bottom inside of my right nostril for over a year now, it seems to never heal. It scabs but doesn't totally heal why?
Ulcer: For a sore that is not healing,you need to see a dermatologist. It could be because the sure is being picked at or related to other causes that would need treatment. ...Read more
Do all skin wounds have to scab over to heal? My popped pus pimple still hasn't scabbed on my lower back after 5 day since the pop.
See derm: See dermatologist for evaluation to see what is causing this. ...Read more
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