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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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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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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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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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Can I exfoliate a hypopigmented scar on my lip until it scabs over? Will it heal darker?

Can I exfoliate a hypopigmented scar on my lip until it scabs over? Will it heal darker?

Scar: In order for a hypopigmented scar to repigment, melanocytes will need to migrate from the adjacent normal epidermis or the hair follicles. If exfoliation is performed to the depth where it causes scabbing, one has the potential to have textural changes and possibly scarring. It would be best to visit a Dermatologist and see if tacrolimus or pimecrolimus and/or Narrow band uvb would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Have open gash about 1.5cm long on face. Don't think need stitches. Keep it moist with Vaseline until body heals, or let it dry and scab over quickly?

Have open gash about 1.5cm long on face. Don't think need stitches. Keep it moist with Vaseline until body heals, or let it dry and scab over quickly?

Need more info: How deep is the wound.? How old is the wound? Where is it located? Must keep the wound clean. To minimize visible scarring need to see a doctor to see if it can be closed with fine sutures or surgical glue. If it is more than 24-48 hrs old then may have to allow to close on its own. Keeping it clean is very imporant. ...Read more

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Why does the skin over my bruise not heal well?

Why does the skin over my bruise not heal well?

Sensitive: A bruise represent trauma to the skin, soft tissue and blood vessels. The skin overlying a bruise may stay tender and sensitive for some time. ...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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I have open wound under my armpit from abscess. It already pop. what to use to help heal wound cause it doesn't look like it's healing completely?

I have open wound under my armpit from abscess. It already pop. what to use to help heal wound cause it doesn't look like it's healing completely?

Heat pack: Moist heat pack and keeping wound clean and out of water can help speed the process along. If it is not progressing over next few weeks should see someone. ...Read more

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Can canker sores be popped if on the lip? Can canker sores even show up on lips?

Can canker sores be popped if on the lip? Can canker sores even show up on lips?

Don't pop them!: Cold sores (fever blisters), are groups of small blisters on the lip ; around the mouth. The skin around the blisters is often red, swollen, ; sore. The blisters may break open, leak a clear fluid, then scab over after a few days. They usually heal in several days to 2 weeks. Popping them can ; will spread the virus in the area, causing a longer ; bigger problem. Quantum sells a great otc gel. ...Read more

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I have a wound on my face. It is healing? Should i wipe some cream on the skin or just let it dry? How to make the skin peel off and heal faster?

I have a wound on my face. It is healing? Should i wipe some cream on the skin or just let it dry? How to make the skin peel off and heal faster?

Without benefit: of an examination, with most wound use of ointment or moisturising cream helps wound heal better and reduce the appearance of scar. ...Read more

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I have wounds that will not heal. IDO NOT pick nor scratch.I can c some turning purple like a blood blister underneath when its moist after shower y?

I have wounds that will not heal. IDO NOT pick nor scratch.I can c some turning purple like a blood blister underneath when its moist after shower y?

Wounds: Depending on chronology, distribution, examination and detailed history reccomendations will vary; so if persistent or recurrent be evaluated promptly ...Read more

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Scab on face will not heal. Is there any cream or lotion that will work?

Scab on face will not heal. Is there any cream or lotion that will work?

No: It you have a nonhealing sore, you should be evaluated by a dermatologist and not waste time with over-the-counter creams. ...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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If I kept my lips dry n don't apply chapstick..by doing that I think there won't b excess oil... Will fordyce spots fade away??

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If I kept my lips dry n don't apply chapstick..by doing that I think there won't b excess oil... Will fordyce spots fade away??

Here are some ...: Fordyce's spots are ectopic sebaceous glands beneath the skin, which are not hair follicle-related and not affected by applying anything on the lips but obscuring their appearance. Of course, these spots will persist forever. More? Seek pro-evaluation & counseling timely. Best wishes... ...Read more