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Could picking or peeling scabs leave scars?

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Dr. Mark Pack
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In brief: Yes

The best way to avoid or minimizing scar formation is to allow wounds to heal naturally if possible.
Any wound may leave a scar, but if a scab is irritated ('picked at) it could become infected, stay inflamed and irritated, and the constant re-injury will increase the likelihood of a scar or worse scar.

In brief: Yes

The best way to avoid or minimizing scar formation is to allow wounds to heal naturally if possible.
Any wound may leave a scar, but if a scab is irritated ('picked at) it could become infected, stay inflamed and irritated, and the constant re-injury will increase the likelihood of a scar or worse scar.
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