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3rd degree burn 3/8"x2" back of hand. Scab keeps coming off/knocked off after I clean it. I'm not soaking it. Scabs are frail. How do I prevent this?

3rd degree burn 3/8"x2" back of hand. Scab keeps coming off/knocked off after I clean it. I'm not soaking it. Scabs are frail. How do I prevent this?

Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine): Silver sulfadiazene can be applied daily and covered with gauze. This will prevent infection and allow the epitheliazation to ocurr. ...Read more

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Is there any concern for people handling your food with bandaids or scabs on their hands?

Is there any concern for people handling your food with bandaids or scabs on their hands?

Food server bandaid?: Is there any concern for people handling your food with bandaids or scabs on their hands? ANS: yes but if wearing gloves would be safer. ...Read more

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At the store, the cashier had dried blood around fingernail and some cuts and scabs on his hand. Should I be concerned that he touched my groceries?

At the store, the cashier had dried blood around fingernail and some cuts and scabs on his hand. Should I be concerned that he touched my groceries?

Possibly : If he handled unwrapped food directly, wash it thoroughly before eating. If the food is packaged, it is probably alright. ...Read more

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Are there concerns when shaking hands with someone who has scabs or bandaids on their hands? I was introduced to someone who had cuts/bandaids on hand

Are there concerns when shaking hands with someone who has scabs or bandaids on their hands? I was introduced to someone who had cuts/bandaids on hand

Little or no risk: We all have daily contact with other persons' hands -- shaking hands, exchanging money, etc. Many of them have sores, scabs, etc on the hands and mostly you don't know about it. Even without sores, such contact can spread germs like cold viruses and bacteria like staph or strep, Probably no greater risk from this person than anyone else. This is why frequent hand washing is a good health habit. ...Read more

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Can dyshidrotic eczema be located on top of hands & shins? Hubby has seen drs. No answers creams don't seem to work. Hand itches, cracks & scabs over

Can dyshidrotic eczema be located on top of hands & shins? Hubby has seen drs. No answers creams don't seem to work. Hand itches, cracks & scabs over

NO: Dyshidrotic eczema presents on palms & soles. You need to see a dermatologist. You do not specify which cream was tried. That is very important as some are 1000x more potent than others. Probably he needs an ointment. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months old and keeps getting red pimples on feet, hands, arms, legs, face that turn to scabs shortly after. What could this be?

My baby is 5 months old and keeps getting red pimples on feet, hands, arms, legs, face that turn to scabs shortly after. What could this be?

Rash: It is so hard to diagnose rashes, without seeing them. Please have your doctor evaluate it. It could be infection, allergies, insect bites. ...Read more

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I had a cut on my thumb but it grew back as big white scab instead of the usual dark brown scab. Everytime I remove it the same white scab grows back.

I had a cut on my thumb but it grew back as big white scab instead of the usual dark brown scab. Everytime I remove it the same white scab grows back.

A couple of thoughts: The usual cause of white scab is moisture within the scab usually caused by bathing/showering. Also, if you have put a lot of ointment or cream on a scab, that contributes to moistness and a whiter color. Finally, an infection can be present with accompanying pus cells or even a virus producing a wart. I would be most suspicious of this. Consider seeing a Dermatologist for diagnosis. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I got a scrape on my hand, and instead if scanning over on the surface it appeared to be a dark red color. It seems almost like it scab Ed under the s?

I got a scrape on my hand, and instead if scanning over on the surface it appeared to be a dark red color. It seems almost like it scab Ed under the s?

Bruise: You probably had some bleeding into the tissue. If there is no open wound, leave it alone, it will heal, in time. If there is a wound apply Neomycin ointment.
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Deep cut on hand been cleaning but drying with bright yellow crystal scab? Help!

Deep cut on hand been cleaning but drying with bright yellow crystal scab? Help!

Not enough info: Is the cut on the back or front? Can you move all the joints? Without further info, I can't tell. Go to an ED or UCC. ...Read more

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Hand laceration 3 wks ago. The glue&scab has fallen off but hurts to touch it/flex hand. Stiff pinky & uses hand alot. A problem or needs more time?

Hand laceration 3 wks ago. The glue&scab has fallen off but hurts to touch it/flex hand. Stiff pinky & uses hand alot. A problem or needs more time?

Both!: It will take 6-8 weeks before your scar is fully mature. Gentle hand range of motion exercises and gentle local massage can help. Real up scar tissue and increase flexibility. Physical therapy can be super helpful for this as well — look for a local hand therapist who can help minimize your pain and increase flexibility. ...Read more

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I am a phlebotomist. Can you get hiv exposure through reopened bug bite? I think the hand sanitizer I used re opened a scab from a fresh bug bite.

I am a phlebotomist. Can you get hiv exposure through reopened bug bite? I think the hand sanitizer I used re opened a scab from a fresh bug bite.

No: Won't happen. Such fears are unrealistic. During the time when there was no treatment, family contacts simply did not transmit the disease except by needles or sex. ...Read more

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I have a scab on my hand that I can't just pick off. Neosporin did nothing too. Could this be skin cancer? I'm only 25 though and never go tanning

I have a scab on my hand that I can't just pick off. Neosporin did nothing too. Could this be skin cancer? I'm only 25 though and never go tanning

How long: How long has the scab been present? What is it from originally? In general if you recall an injury to the area and the scab is adherent, just give it time. However, if the lesion just looks like a scab and isn't from a recent injury I would recommend getting it checked. If an area is not healing, or nor resolving after a few weeks have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I started cutting myself now I have 5 slits across my wrist they aren't deep but their starting to scab and will they leave a scar?

What to do if I started cutting myself now I have 5 slits across my wrist they aren't deep but their starting to scab and will they leave a scar?

From information: Provided — don't know if they will scar or not. Please look into dialectical behavioral therapy. You can learn to cope without self — mutilation. Life can be better for you. ...Read more

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I have a 'scab' over the left side of my cuticle on my toenail. It isn't painful. I'm just a little worried as to what it is.

I have a 'scab' over the left side of my cuticle on my toenail. It isn't painful. I'm just a little worried as to what it is.

Abrasion or blister: It may just be a mild abrasion that is healing on the side of your toenail. Other possibilities: If you have had an ingrown toenail, sometimes the skin will become very inflamed, forming a granuloma. A blister can form at this area if it has been rubbing against your sock or the shoe. If you are concerned about it, have it checked out. ...Read more

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How to treat a burn on wrist with wet yellow scab?

Sounds like its: Infected. Start using hydrogen peroxide and topical antiobiotics to burn area, if not doing better in a few days I would see derm for culture and perhaps oral antibiotics ...Read more