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Scabs that don't heal

By September 20, 2011 - 7:51am
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I have a couple scabs from mosquito bites that have not healed, I did scratch them excessively, but I did that for any mosquito bite, but they never had trouble healing.. When I first got them, they seemed as if they were healing, then the scab fell off, and a new one formed. It's been doing this for almost a year (on both scabs, one on my chest and on my arm). I've tried everything from neosporin to aloe vera, even to as far as gylcolic chemical peels. I am getting very frustrated because I cannot wear certain clothes because they will show---my confidence has become low. How do I get rid of them? Why did this happen in the first place? Should I make an appointment with my doctor?

P.S. I do not see a dermatologist, I don't have acne of any sort, nor do I tan. Almost always wear some sort of sunscreen protection.


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Try Braggs apple cider vinegar on a cotton swab. It's helped my old unhealing mosquito bites. When the antibiotic ointment the doctor prescribed did nothing but make them itch more, i tried the Braggs apple cider vinegar and it has made it 80% better. I saturate the cotton swab and gently press it on the affected area. I blow on it because it itches badly and do not want to keep scratching it as I believe it makes more itching. Then I wait and the spot begins to seep a tiny drop of blood then I just repeat the dabbing process without scratching it until it stops seeping. It is working! It's worth the try, at least it has for me. Hope it helps you as well! However, before I tried this, I did see a doctor. I suggest first, see a doctor because it could be something that only a doctor would know how to diagnose and treat. Good luck!

June 22, 2017 - 1:40pm
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Try Silver gel. Works great for me.

July 8, 2014 - 8:56am


Told my mom I need to go to the doctor. She basically said no. I would go myself, but I don't have a car. Dad is away for work again. Live with my boyfriend, he could take me, but don't want to go against my moms wishes and get cut off from health insurance.
If I continue to do chemical peels, could this solve the problem?

September 20, 2011 - 12:15pm
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