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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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Suggest remedies for persistent scab on hand

Hi, I am a 50 year old, pale skinned blonde woman. I have a scab on my hand that I have had for years. I think it started as a scratch from a rose, and never healed. It doesn t bleed. It is just a raised, scabby area. Occasionally the scab comes off ( or I pick it off) and then it grows back. I have had it covered with a bandaid and mild antiseptic cream for a month, but it is not healing. I have always had very thin skin on the back of my hands,
Fri, 6 Sep 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

I believe that this is not much related to the scratch from a rose neither that can be infected.

I think it can be warts but it would be better if you attach a photo of it on reports for me. I think you can use Apine cream or salicylic acid filled plaster to be placed over it in order to help the scratch or warts be removed.

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

Take care

Dr Olgeta Xhufka, General & Family Physician
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