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White Scab On My Arm
I picked at a little scab on my arm and it started itching for about a minute. Should I be worried?
I have a small circular red bump with a little scab on my arm that itches I was wondering what it could possibly be and what should I do?
Scab on my arm that I picked. Now its red and hot to the touch, rash on neck, left eye swollen and puffy?
I've had too little scabs on my arm that won't heal up I shave my arms they've been there for a couple of months?
Scabs: A "scab" would typically be considered an healing coagulated blood material with epithelialization occurring under the material. When it "falls off" the skin has healed under the scab. With chronic wounds (over weeks old) do not heal, then the material is a necrotic (dead) material. In wound care some form of removal (debridement) would be required prior to resolution. Antibiotics also used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I have redish orangish blotches showing up on my arms? They look like scabs, they itch for a few, then they hurt.
I have an odd concave lesion on my upper arm. It showed up one day with a scab over the top. The scab had stretchy stuff under it and wouldn't come off?
Injury?: Did you have a recent injury that is now healing? Please give more information if this is not the case. Thanks ...Read more
My boyfriend has round marks that resemble scabs on his arms, but has no idea how they got there. Any ideas?
Was he drinking?: Does your boyfriend drink alcohol? He could have injured himself while intoxicated. Does he use drugs? Skin popping certain drugs will also result in sores. Of course, there are many other possibilities too. For more personalized ideas, it's best that he see a doctor who can take a look, in person. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a freckle on my left arm and now its scabbed but the scab has fallen of. When it does it bleeds quiet a bit, is this a problem?
Bleeding freckle.: A pigmented (darker) skin lesion that is changing, or any skin lesion that does not heal, should be checked by a dermatologist. This could be due to repeated scratching, or may be signa a problem in the skin. Better safe now than sorry later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 3 year old has raised pink bumps on his arm. They have gotten tiny scabs on the middle. They don't itch or have anything in them what could they be?
See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more
I burnt my arm last week on a hot glue gun, it has a scab but now is red around the area with little bumps as well. Is it infected?
My brother picked the scabs out of his face but it was not bleeding just pink he rubbed up against my arm but I have no open cuts. Hiv risk?
I have some sores on my back and on my arms but won't heal, although a scab forms. The scab is yellowish and reappears really quick if it comes.?
Arm sores: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy, My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. There are many conditions which make chores only arms and these definitely need to be looked at. ...Read more
My brother picked the scabs out of his face and rubbed up against my arm can I catch HIV from this his skin was pink but not bleeding at the time?
2nd time small spots on arm Scabbing over, left side only, same area as mnth ago. Slightly itchy. Spots last about week upper forearm. What can it be?
Rash: Without seeing a picture of it. No one would be able to tell you. Send a picture ...Read more
I woke up with a black scab near my right armpit it seems to be chipping and it stings when I raise my arm?
My daughter 6months old, 3months premature has a hemangioma near her left arm pit and it's starting to form scab already. Is this bad?
Infantile Hemangioma: This sounds likely to be an infantile hemangioma (ih) and the scab is probably from ulceration due to stretching of the skin by the ih. If it is still growing, or if it is painful due to ulceration, and a pediatric dermatologist agrees that this is ih, then I strongly recommend that the child be started on oral propranolol. This is now known to be a safe and very effective treatment for ih. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer