Scabs, The Picking Of

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Do You Pick Scabs?

Poll closed Feb 12, 2007.
  1. Oh yeah, I pick scabs

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  2. No! Ewww

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  3. Scabs, bogeys its all good - and I eat 'em too!

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  4. Scabs ???

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  1. RoyalT

    RoyalT New Member

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    Do you pick scabs? Do you pick them and a whole lot more? Is it good or bad for healing? I find myself uncontrollably picking scabs as if by reflex.

    I have a coldsore and every time I pick the scab/s it bleeds. Am I preventing it from healing quickly? Also are there any good medications for getting rid of coldsores quickly or should I just leave it?

    Thanks!
     
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    Abreva?
    or time, either one works.

    Then again there was this mexican stuff my moms friend brought back with him, but darned if I knew the name.
     
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    I can't help myself. Just before Christams we were coming home from a night out in the local town. We have a cross a pretty rugged Barranco for the shortcut home. Having had a few drinks I fell down a crevice and scraped all my arm. It has taken ages to heal as I cannot stop picking at the scabs. YUK
     
  4. RoyalT

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    My uncle picks his scabs too...but why do we do it? WHYYYYYYYYYY?

    Also, I heard Zovirax is good but then I read there are nausea etc side effects. Anything known to remove a coldsore within 4 days?
     
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    Pick your scabs wisely.
     
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    Zovirax is the chemical acyclovir. It is helpfull in reducing the duration and severity of herpes outbreaks. From what I have read, virtually all oral cold sores are a herpes recurrence. They are most likey to be the simplex 1 strain. The percentages are 75/25 and 25/75 in regard to Simplex 1 and 2 respectively and which part of the body they affect either oral or genital.
     
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    Or surely your scabs will find you out :rolleyes:
     
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    People do it all the time but nobody wants to admit to it. Same holds true for chewing your toenails.
     
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    Yes, I've always picked my scabs even though my mom always told me not to. I regret it too! I have scars on my body from old scrapes, cuts, mosquito bites, etc. I'm really embarrassed by them! Still, I often find myself picking at my scabs even now, even though I know they will likely cause more scars!:eek::redface:
     
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    You should see my peerless collection of rare and beautiful scabs from all over the world.
     
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    I hate to have a sore.." But, if I do have one on my leg or foot.." I don't get cold sores.." I pick them and YES...I DO EAT THEM...:eek:
    Hubby think that is GROSS.."
    It has no taste.." I am just keeping it with my body...that is all.
     
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    It's all about the timing, pick em' too early and you will negatively effect the healing process, pick em' at the right time and you will speed up the healing process. Always pick your scabs with freshly washed hands and keep your fingernails clean!!!!!!!
     
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    Yeah but there's a certain thrill of ripping a scab off before it's time--a little bit of a tickle as it seperates from the rest of the flesh and then depending on the situation a little blood flow. After that I have some hydrogen peroxide nnearby and apply that and watch the wounded area bubble in white.
     
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    Is that simplex one or simplex two?:biggrin1:

    Don't pick your scabs or they will scar. Do some research. I think a antibiotic gel might keep it from drying out and falling off before the epidermis has healed to its original surface level. That is if you are pretty boi.
     
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    I am a Grandmaster at avoiding injury, so I haven't had a scab since.... well probably since I was about 8 infact. I distinctly remember getting them back then (I was a little bastard), but nothing in between then and now really.

    And yes I picked at them, I was a kid!
     
  17. RoyalT

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    Its type 1...

    And would I have excess stomach acid from eating too much or too little? I've been binge eating recently but before then I think I was eating normally. I have this weakness for these cookies, theyre so tasty.

    It seems to be healing okay. Not picked the scab for a day or two now.

    BUT I have this weird rash of tiny red 'spots' on one side of my face...close to my 'beard' but I don't think its from shaving, or surely it would be on the other side also?

    What could THAT be? My mum says maybe an allergic reaction but I don't know what to...its also the side of my face that I sleep on. WTF is on my pillow then? So many questions!

    Thanks
     
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    If you are overly worried about something medical, see a doctor!

    Excess stomach acid, I have no idea, but milk of magnesia works wonders in neutralising it, and it's cheaper than Gaviscon and similar stuff.
     
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  20. RoyalT

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    Thanks. I guess its the breakup and things then. Stupid woman, giving me coldsores! :mad:

    lol.

    Merci beaucoup you are all so wise!
     
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