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Cut on lip will not heal but re-cracks when I smile. What to do?

Cut on lip will not heal but re-cracks when I smile.  What to do?

Possible treatment: If this does not heal with traditional treatments, it could be a sign of herpetic infection, angular stomatitis, actinic chelitis, squamous cell carcinoma and/ or a variety of other etiologies. Treatment requires an accurate diagnosis first. ...Read more

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Have a couple of popped blisters on my feet from new high heels. Put neosporin on them, but they hurt a lot! Anything I can do to expedite healing?

Have a couple of popped blisters on my feet from new high heels. Put neosporin on them, but they hurt a lot! Anything I can do to expedite healing?

Throw away the neosp: Neosporin does not prevent infection. It may interfere with healing. It is a common cause for allergic reactions. Avoid friction. Use water to clean and soothe the areas. Lubricate with vaseline or Aquaphor. ...Read more

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How can I heal sores that have white scabs on them

How can I heal sores that have white scabs on them

Scabs mean healing..: In most cases. There can be slight white/yellow color in the scab. In some cases of "sores" there may be an advantage in controlled debridement (freshening up the healing wound area) under the guidance of a specialist. If you are concerned about the wound, get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have canker sores on my inside cheeks. How do I heal it? Does mouthwash works?

I have canker sores on my inside cheeks. How do I heal it? Does mouthwash works?

No mouthwash: These are self llimiting, & heal on there own. Warm salt water (only a pinch of salt) may be soothing, or coating them with a dab of milk of magnesia or using kenalog (triamcinolone) & orabase, but this is a rx. ...Read more

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If you have genital warts in mouth our tounge will it go away bye it self?

If you have genital warts in mouth our tounge will it go away bye it self?

Genital warts: These warts generally don't go away on their own. Most require some sort of therapy. An ENT or dermatologist can help. Best of luck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Evaluation indicated: A true canker sore will resolve on its own in a few days. Evaluation is indicated to see if this may be the onset of heretic stomatitis which is very painful and can lead to dehydration ...Read more

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Does abreva really work to heal cold sores? I feel like It did the opposite and caused my cold sore to spread

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

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Does herpetic wit low hurt on hands without popping the blisters? Or does it burn only when you pop the blister? Need to know

Does herpetic wit low hurt on hands without popping the blisters? Or does it burn only when you pop the blister? Need to know

It will hurt: It will hurt no matter what you do. I recommend BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)--a food preservative anti-oxidant in a dose of 2,000 mg per day (split the dose throughout the day). Download a free e-book, "Wipe out Herpes with BHT." Also, apply DMSO topically, available from a health food store or animal supply (or on line). DMSO will dry up topical lesions rapidly, painlessly. ...Read more

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How do you heal sores on vagina lip?

How do you heal sores on vagina lip?

It depends: There ar a few causes. If it is herpes, then antivral therapy could help decrease symptoms and decrease relapses but not cure. Please go see your gynecologist for an exam and discussion of the possible causes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Ulcer on leg that won't heal?

Ulcer on leg that won't heal?

See vein specialist: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. If it is infected I would recommend seeing a physician ASAP as these infections can progress quickly due to poor circulation. ...Read more

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It's day 5 of my tonsil ulcers & it doesn't seem to get any better. Can't even drink. How long does it take for the ulcers on the tonsils to heal?

It's day 5 of my tonsil ulcers & it doesn't seem to get any better. Can't even drink. How long does it take for the ulcers on the tonsils to heal?

Just depends: Depends on the person and how big the ulcer is. That being said something that might help. Vitamin d especially the liquid one; keeping the mouth as clean as possibly-brush, mouthwash, or peroxide; avoid sugary, acidic or spicy foods. See if that helps u any ...Read more

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How long does chemical burn from nail polish on skin take to heal? (I was stupid to put on warts) Its been already 1month , its better but severe

How long does chemical burn from nail polish on skin take to heal? (I was stupid to put on warts) Its been already 1month , its better  but severe

Burn: Can you send a photo? Should not have burned or have pain after weeks. Is area red? Could have infection brewing. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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My dr put sodium on an open wound that will not heal. What does that do?

My dr put sodium on an open wound that will not heal.   What does that do?

Not sure: He may have cleaned the area with sodium chloride. A salt solution. Wash with plain old soap and water. Cover with antibiotic ointment. Cover with a secondary dressing. ...Read more

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Just found out I have genital herpes. Sores are sore to touch. How can I make the painful blisters heal faster ?

Just found out I have genital herpes. Sores are sore to touch. How can I make the painful blisters heal faster
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Here are some...: If being herpes at this stage, there would be no remedy to shorten its clinical course of 2-3 wks, but keeping the affected area as clean & dry as possible so to minimize possible superimposed infection will help. For its recurrence, take valacyclovir HCl as soon as feeling its coming will lessen symptoms and shorten its course. So, talk with doc timely. ...Read more

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Will lotion infect a cut or irritate it? Many websites say do and dont use lotion on cuts. I don't believe it will infect it?

Will lotion infect a cut or irritate it?  Many websites say do and dont use lotion on cuts.  I don't believe it will infect it?

Which lotion?: Best to use water to wash off a cut. Bacitracin, neosporin, triple antibiotic are over-rated: they do NOT prevent or treat infections. In fact they often cause allergic reactions. Alcohol, peroxide, iodine only irritate cuts. Proven benefit from washing and keep lubricated. Wounds do well with vaseline or Aquaphor. ...Read more

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When they say sores that don't heal are linked to diabetes do they mean mainly on feet or everywhere? What's the biggest clue? Thanks dr!

When they say sores that don't heal are linked to diabetes do they mean mainly on feet or everywhere? What's the biggest clue? Thanks dr!

Yes to both: Diabetic ulcers typically occur on the lower legs. However, wounds everywhere can take longer to heal in diabetics. Excessive thirst, frequent urination, and weight loss can be signs of undetected diabetes. ...Read more