View Full Version : Question? Scab On Nose Never Goes Away....

07-09-2007, 10:49 AM
Hello everyone, I have a question, I'm hoping someone may have some suggestions.

My husband, has a little scab about the size of a pinhead on the right side of his nose. It started out as a blackhead that he squeezed out, then it scabbed. He was very rough in getting out the blackhead. Now he has had this scab for about 4 or 5 mo. He continues to pick the scab of thinking that it will heal, but it doesn't it just scabs back up. It isn't white in color, just a shade lighter than he is. He has very dark skin due to working construction out in the sun.

We are beginning to worry about this.

He spoke to a derm pa and he stated that he didn't think it was cancer.

What else could it be, we would really appreciate any input.

Thanks a bunch.

07-10-2007, 11:26 AM
Possibly he isn't allowing it to heal enough when he is picking the scab off. Of course there is no way to know for sure.

A sore that doesn't heal should be checked by a doctor, preferably a derm. That is the only way to know for sure. And since he is in the sun a lot, it would not hurt to be seen and checked to make sure there isn't an issue with that sore.

Wishing you the best! :)