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HELP! Pimple and now scab that won't go away!

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I have a old redmark from about 8 months ago and last thursday a pimple showed up right in the middle of it! Never really flared up to to full big whitehead but was a little bump and after days of BP it shrunk slightly then the skin was just really dry and the redness was still there and a slight bump...well I woke up today and even thought its still a small bump now it looks like a scab under the skin or something...what do I do?!? I need this thing to go away in a few days by next weekend...ANY advice?

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I would just put that neosporen (spell?) stuff on it. what i do is use my ace was and put ice on it, then before i go to sleep use a facial mask every night.

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Neosporin works wonders on those annoying scabs! What I do is apply a dab of Neosporin to the pimple with a Q-tip. Do this each morning and each evening after washing your face. If the pimple is really severe, you can apply the Neosporin a third time, in the middle of the day. Keep doing this, and you will see results in 2-3 days!

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im kind of confused. If you did not pick at the pimple, there should not scab.

I think what you mean is that the pimple just dried up and looks kind of weird, but i dont think it is really a scab.

maybe try leaving it alone and allowing it to disappear on its own?

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I have a old redmark from about 8 months ago and last thursday a pimple showed up right in the middle of it! Never really flared up to to full big whitehead but was a little bump and after days of BP it shrunk slightly then the skin was just really dry and the redness was still there and a slight bump...well I woke up today and even thought its still a small bump now it looks like a scab under the skin or something...what do I do?!? I need this thing to go away in a few days by next weekend...ANY advice?

POLYsporin and a bandaid. See link in my signature that starts "What to do..." Good luck! I doubt it will go away completely but it should be improved with a few days of the treatment.


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@Timehealsall

Its a scab.. every part of your body gets scab when its injured. to prevent bacteria from hurting the skins.

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I have a old redmark from about 8 months ago and last thursday a pimple showed up right in the middle of it! Never really flared up to to full big whitehead but was a little bump and after days of BP it shrunk slightly then the skin was just really dry and the redness was still there and a slight bump...well I woke up today and even thought its still a small bump now it looks like a scab under the skin or something...what do I do?!? I need this thing to go away in a few days by next weekend...ANY advice?

POLYsporin and a bandaid. See link in my signature that starts "What to do..." Good luck! I doubt it will go away completely but it should be improved with a few days of the treatment.

So you should keep acne scabs moist? Cuz i have been letting them form a big hard scab that takes forever to heal so should i ditch this approach and start putting something moist on the scabs like polysporin?

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I have a old redmark from about 8 months ago and last thursday a pimple showed up right in the middle of it! Never really flared up to to full big whitehead but was a little bump and after days of BP it shrunk slightly then the skin was just really dry and the redness was still there and a slight bump...well I woke up today and even thought its still a small bump now it looks like a scab under the skin or something...what do I do?!? I need this thing to go away in a few days by next weekend...ANY advice?

POLYsporin and a bandaid. See link in my signature that starts "What to do..." Good luck! I doubt it will go away completely but it should be improved with a few days of the treatment.

So you should keep acne scabs moist?

Yes. A moist wound environment is more healthy and conducive to healing without (or less) scarring.


Take responsibility for your health; read the full prescribing information for any medication you take and understand that not all risks or potential side effects will likely ever be fully known.

=Regimen: Cetaphil Sensitive Skin Bar & Avon Anew Advanced Clinical Retexturizing Peel every day & Queen Helene Mint Julep mask weekly=
*Glycolic Acid Product Recommendations *What to do with a cyst/pimple/zit

Wynne 2.9Beta Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Please ask questions on the boards, not via PM. That way all benefit. Thanks!


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I have a old redmark from about 8 months ago and last thursday a pimple showed up right in the middle of it! Never really flared up to to full big whitehead but was a little bump and after days of BP it shrunk slightly then the skin was just really dry and the redness was still there and a slight bump...well I woke up today and even thought its still a small bump now it looks like a scab under the skin or something...what do I do?!? I need this thing to go away in a few days by next weekend...ANY advice?

POLYsporin and a bandaid. See link in my signature that starts "What to do..." Good luck! I doubt it will go away completely but it should be improved with a few days of the treatment.

So you should keep acne scabs moist?

Yes. A moist wound environment is more healthy and conducive to healing without (or less) scarring.

alright sweet. ive read a lot about it too lately and it says moist is the way to go. thanks.

http://int.elastoplast.net/med-info/wound-...nd-healing.html

But when i get my scabs moist they fall off. Is this alright? cuz this website says you dont want scabs. Its a myth that it heals better when it forms a hard,dry scab.

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It's better to not develop a scab in the first place if you can avoid it, thus use the polysporin plus bandaid to keep the wound moist. However, if the scab sloughs off with the moisture, it's been 'soaked' off much more gently than being pulled off so there's less likelihood of scarring. Hope that helps. :)


Take responsibility for your health; read the full prescribing information for any medication you take and understand that not all risks or potential side effects will likely ever be fully known.

=Regimen: Cetaphil Sensitive Skin Bar & Avon Anew Advanced Clinical Retexturizing Peel every day & Queen Helene Mint Julep mask weekly=
*Glycolic Acid Product Recommendations *What to do with a cyst/pimple/zit

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Please ask questions on the boards, not via PM. That way all benefit. Thanks!


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It's better to not develop a scab in the first place if you can avoid it, thus use the polysporin plus bandaid to keep the wound moist. However, if the scab sloughs off with the moisture, it's been 'soaked' off much more gently than being pulled off so there's less likelihood of scarring. Hope that helps. :)

Ok thanks for the help. :clap:

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I had the worst acne scab ever about 2 weeks ago, it was awful.

What I found to work was taking more zinc and using aloe vera 100% gel from a local healthstore, at night I put a bandaid on it, preferably use one with 'fast healing' properties.

It disappeared within a week. Also, the aloe vera will help with your existing scar, its a magical thing.


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Perfect skin acnigon

Eurecin Dermopurifier oil free cream

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Dermaquest beta hydroxy cleanser

Dermaquest Rejuvaderm serum

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Other:

Dianette, b5, b-complex, skin nutrition from healthspan, zinc, evening primrose oil.

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@Timehealsall

Its a scab.. every part of your body gets scab when its injured. to prevent bacteria from hurting the skins.

yes... but a pimple does not scab if you do not pick or pop it

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man... i am so confused in all of this. It seems like EVERYONE on this forum gets scabs from acne.

Does that mean they are popping/squeezing/scratching their pustules? I mean, how in the world does a pimple just scab without it not first turning into an open wound?

I mean when i apply benzoyl peroxide on a pustule.. the inflammation eventually dies down, but what i usually have left is a dead pimple, or a pimple where the pus turned hard and kind of dried up... and the body gets rid of it by it peeling off eventually. Does this means these are scabs?

i am so confused... i hate it

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