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How can a red scab on the cheek be treated?

So I was taking a shower and I scratched my face because I had an itch but all of a sudden I guess a couple of hours later I noticed like a small red scab-like thing and my mom saw it and today she took a picture of it and sent it to her cousin {my 2nd cousin} who is a nurse and my 2nd cousin said to put some Neosporin on it. My mom just put some Neosporin on that scab-like thing on my cheek. We re trying to figure out what the thing on my cheek is though. Could you please help me?
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Your symptoms can be related to dermatitis.
Some suggestions that I can give to you are:
-Gently wash the area with mild soap and water to keep out germs and remove debris.
-use moisturizing lotion
-Try a soothing warm compress

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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