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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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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Chigger blisters that wont heal?

Chigger blisters that wont heal?

Not chigger blisters: Could be that what you think are chigger blisters really aren't. Chigger bites can take up to 6 weeks to "heal", meaning resolve where you can't see where the bite occurred. If the spots persist, see your physician. ...Read more

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If surgical glue peeling off to soon, will my wounds still heal normally?

If surgical glue peeling off to soon, will my wounds still heal normally?

Yes: The 'surgical glue' peels off in just a few days. Your wound should still heal ok. It can still get infected. If you have a concern about how your wound looks, or if it does get infected, see your surgeon. ...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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How to make a cold sore scab heal faster so I wont shed?

How to make a cold sore scab heal faster so I wont shed?

Choices offerred: Medically the options are: 1. Topical 2. Oral pills. Over the counter topical are focused on symptomatic relief-not much for decreasing healing time. Prescription meds like topical acyclovir/penciclovir reduces healing time by 1/2 day as well as decrease pain. Oral meds like famvir/valtrex/zovirax decrease the duration during an outbreak of herpes simplex-cold sores. ...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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Can a cold sore heal without ever scabbing? If so, how do you know when it has fully healed?

Can a cold sore heal without ever scabbing? If so, how do you know when it has fully healed?

Officially, "no": If a person has a history of cold sores, and there is a tingling spot on the lip (maybe slightly swollen and/or slightly reddened), and she quickly takes antivirals which stop the cold sore from fully developing, then it may go away without scabbing (it may peel slightly). Since the blisters did not form, the "cold sore" did not truly happen. If the sore fully developed, there would be scabbing. ...Read more

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Could bandages actually help heal cuts faster?

Could bandages actually help heal cuts faster?

Wound care: Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. ...Read more

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Why won't my staph infected finger not heal?

Why won't my staph infected finger not heal?

Not enough info: How severe was the infection? Are you using soaks? Topical medication? Oral medication? Which medication? ...Read more

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I received a painful bite 2 months ago, it keeps re- scabbing over due to puss under scab, keep getting cycle of heal, infect, heal etc..

Bite by?????: Did you see something or somebody bite you? Is it possible that you assumed it was a bite when it was a splinter? You should see a DR. You may need to have it cleaned out. ...Read more

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1/4" cracked heal. It's not infected, but it hurts. I tried a liquid band aid, but wouldn't hold. Next, hydrogen peroxide & antibiotic cream w/bandaid?

1/4" cracked heal. It's not infected, but it hurts. I tried a liquid band aid, but wouldn't hold. Next, hydrogen peroxide & antibiotic cream w/bandaid?

Cracked heel: Assuming you are healthy and you have the common simple causes of cracked home care will consist of the following: oil based moisturizer or heel balm, heel cups made of silicon to stop the heel from expanding and keeping moisture in or good closed shoes (at heel) with socks, and keep hydrated. If symptoms persist see your podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Sores that won't heal?

Sores that won't heal?

would be a good: Reason to see dermatologist, in case this is a skin cancer or related to an area with poor circulation. ...Read more

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