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Old 08-25-2005, 04:33 PM   #1
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Skin/Scab question. Please try and help, i would appreciate it

I have 3 scabs on my face from popping zits that should not have been popped. The scabs are like hard skin and they are more a dark red. My question is, how long will it take for these scabs to loosen up on their own?? right now they feel really tight, and there isnt even a place where the skin loosens for me to pull them off if i wanted too. is this a sign that they are healing the right way?? Please help. Also, I have a spot similar, but the only progress its made is to form a hard layer over top the spot. I have been putting neosporin over it. Is this the right thing to do? This one is like bright red and it has a white center. Is this white center new skin?? please write back with some answers if you can. Thank you

 
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Old 08-25-2005, 05:00 PM   #2
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Re: Skin/Scab question. Please try and help, i would appreciate it

The scabs will loosen up in a couple of days. Don't touch them. You can apply neosporin so that they may come off faster. You're doing the right thing applying neosporin over the other spot. I think the white center is pus. Again don't pick on it until it goes down with the neosporin.

 
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Old 08-25-2005, 05:02 PM   #3
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Re: Skin/Scab question. Please try and help, i would appreciate it

thanks waterlily, appreciate your time

 
Old 08-25-2005, 07:11 PM   #4
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Re: Skin/Scab question. Please try and help, i would appreciate it

DON'T PICK THEM! You will regret it later! Let them fall off naturally.

I had the exact same problem. Big scab near my eyebrow...Took about a week to fall off naturally. But trust me, bear out the scabs. If you pick them too soon you risk leaving behind a horrible scar. When my scab fell off, it did leave a mark, but it was light pink...And now, almost 4 months later, you can barely see anything at all.

Bear it out! It's a lot better than living the rest of your life with something that won't fade! At least this most likely will if you don't pick at it too soon.

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Old 08-26-2005, 04:55 AM   #5
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Re: Skin/Scab question. Please try and help, i would appreciate it

Yep - DON'T PICK ON THEM like jazmella said. I DID after getting gycolic peel and I ended up with MORE INDENTS than before. BIG MISTAKE!

 
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