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Sores On Skin That Won T Heal
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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 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
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
Chest skin peeling/red/severely irritated from overuse of benzoyl peroxide.What can I put on it to heal it that's non-comodogenic?Help!It looks awful!
Skin burn: Try using virgin coconut oil. It is mild and non comedogenic. Make sure you also stop the Benzoyxl peroxide at the same time ...Read more
What are the pimples below/around my mouth? They're not like cold sores, but they don't respond to benzoyl peroxide and they crust over after pussing.
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
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