Yikes! But the scab formed quick, usually this type of wound heals quick too. The scab gets darker and thicker on the second day. I put neosporin on with a bandaid all day and night, and the scab fall off 4 days later.... and nope, I never pick on this one (proud) ! I used to think the yellowish center is pus and tried to squeeze them out, but DON'T! There is no pus in it. Let it heals by itself.