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I have a scab on my arm that won't heal it's been there for over 6 months what could be wrong?

I have a scab on my arm that won't heal it's been there for over 6 months what could be wrong?

May need biopsy: Anything that does not heal after one month requires a check by a dermatologist to make sure that it is not skin cancer. If suspected, he/she can do a biopsy for further examination and confirmation of the exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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I picked at a little scab on my arm and it started itching for about a minute. Should I be worried?

I picked at a little scab on my arm and it started itching for about a minute. Should I be worried?

Hands off: You should not be worries. Cover the area with a bandaid to protect it from rubbing on clothes and from scratching ...Read more

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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?

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?

See doctor: This could possible be skin cancer or another abnormal growth. A non healing lesion with a scab needs to be evaluated and probably biopsied. A dermatologist will diagnose and treat this. ...Read more

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Scab on my arm that I picked. Now its red and hot to the touch, rash on neck, left eye swollen and puffy?

Scab on my arm that I picked. Now its red and hot to the touch, rash on neck, left eye swollen and puffy?

Infection!: It sounds like you have an infection now. If your eye is also swollen and puffy you need to get seen right away as the infection may be spreading rapidly. Don't wait! ...Read more

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How come I have these scabs on my arms?

How come I have these scabs on my arms?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Why do I have redish orangish blotches showing up on my arms? They look like scabs, they itch for a few, then they hurt.

Why do I have redish orangish blotches showing up on my arms? They look like scabs, they itch for a few, then they hurt.

You should see: Ur primary care doc or a dermatologist. It's very difficult to make a diagnosis of a rash without seeing/touching it. This could be infection, an inflamatory process, etc. Both would require appropriate rx. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has round marks that resemble scabs on his arms, but has no idea how they got there. Any ideas?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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I keep getting these bumps on my right arm that will not go away. They also bleed and scab...?

I keep getting these bumps on my right arm that will not go away. They also bleed and scab...?

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

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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?

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?

Go to emergency room: Even though it is a week old burn > you should immediately see a plastic surgeon or go to the emergency room.
You may be developing an infection - and should be treated correctly. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No: HIV is transmitted with body fluids from an individual who is HIV positive. Casual contact that is not associated with fluid exchange bears no significant risk ...Read more

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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.?

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

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I woke up with a black scab near my right armpit it seems to be chipping and it stings when I raise my arm?

I woke up with a black scab near my right armpit it seems to be chipping and it stings when I raise my arm?

Bite: You may have been bit by something. The skin and inflammation around area are causing this pulling and stinging. Keep it clean and it should resolve. ...Read more

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Have constant fatigue as well as knots in my back everywhere and scabs popping up on my arms almost tiny crater like.

Have constant fatigue as well as knots in my back everywhere and scabs popping up on my arms almost tiny crater like.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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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 more

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I've had this bloody mole looking thing on my arm its been there for awhile the scab falls off easily and bleeds a lot what could that be?

I've had this bloody mole looking thing on my arm its been there for awhile the scab falls off easily and bleeds a lot what could that be?

See doc/Bx: A mole that bleeds needs to be looked at. Please visit your primary care physician or dermatology specialist for a biopsy just in case. ...Read more

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I have a small circular red bump with little scabs in it on my arm by my underarm that itches. What is it?

I have a small circular red bump with little scabs in it on my arm by my underarm that itches. What is it?

Dermatitis/ringworm?: Either eczema (dermatitis) or a skin infection such as ringworm.Start by applying a topical antifungal; if not improved then try Hydrocortisone prior to seeing a derm. ...Read more

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Baby has a strange rashy scab clumps underneath his arm pit and now has spread to his belly I've used reslove tinea and has spread since?

Baby has a strange rashy scab clumps underneath his arm pit and now has spread to his belly I've used reslove tinea and has spread since?

Could be tinea: This does sound like it could be tinea, but it could also be psoriasis or eczema or other issues. The baby should be seen by a pediatric dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi I have a scab on my nipple and I have also found a lump under my arm pit on the same side should I be concerned?

Hi I have a scab on my nipple and I have also found a lump under my arm pit on the same side should I be concerned?

That's a lymph node: Whatever injury occurred to the breast is 'known' to your immune system - as evidenced by the 'activation' of the lymph node. That is a garrison of your immunity- and it likely is responding. I would show this to a doctor who can make sure it's nothing more serious. Primarily we need to know 'what' happened - to understand the disease process more fully. A full family history is also necessary. ...Read more

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A small bump/rash has formed on arm at the site of her HPV shot in Oct. It looks like a scab but it’s raised w/some tiny bumps around it?

A small bump/rash has formed on arm at the site of her HPV shot in Oct. It looks like a scab but it’s raised w/some tiny bumps around it?

Doctor can check: The routine vaccinations we use in the US do not leave a scab at the injection site. Her doctor will want to examine the shot site, and want to know whether any skin breakdown happened spontaneously or was due to her scratching at the shot site. Her doctor will try to decide if there was an allergic reaction, a chemical reaction, or an infection at the shot site. ...Read more