Skin sore that won't heal

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Avatar m tn Hi, (background) I get a lot of problems with ingrown hairs on my face where I shave. In particular, I get occasional thickened hairs that get stuck in my skin and get very sore and resemble a black dot. I usually can free and ingrown hair with a needle or tweeze one that has formed a plug and after intial irritation and soreness they heal up. One particular area has been causing me problems for about 8-9 months. One day after shaving I discovered a small lump under my chin area.
Avatar f tn For years now I have had this small hole on my arm that won't heal. I'm not sure when or how it formed but it won't leave. Well, perhaps not small. It looks like my arm got pricked with a sewing needle and there is a red dot from it. It is a hole in my arm. The issue is that it never really heals. All that happens is that it kind of gets a plug of dry skin in it. It doesn't scab and after I wash the dry skin easily comes out.
4592637 tn?1356920531 The tip and the nail of the finger turned black and the skin sloughed off. The new skin is raw and bloody and will not heal. They have ruled out any circulation problems. Now it is happening to two more fingers. Has anyone seen this before or have any idea what could be causing this?
Avatar n tn Hello again. I'm not a medical professional, just the parent of a kid with diabetes. Your brother may be talking about the diabetic condition where sores don't heal. That can be caused by high blood sugars damaging blood vessels, and it's a common symptom of diabetes. Keloids can occur because of the extra scratching that the diabetic will do on the sore that doesn't heal, causing the extra skin to grow. Are your mother's blood sugar scores under control?
Avatar f tn sorry, don't know where "broken tibia that won't heal" came from. Please ignore this tag.
Avatar m tn herpes lesions won't stick around for this long so it's definitely not that. This doesn't sound like warts either. popping things all the time isn't a good idea. Also a sore that doesn't heal, is not something to just put up with either. You need to go and be seen and get another work up done to find out what is going on in your genital area.
Avatar n tn long story short dr said it was nothing next dr found it was basal cell skin cancer they removed a penny size cirle of skin and it took some time to heal she is fine ,,,skin cancer these days is highly treatable.,,,,,the only other thing I can think of is her not healing could be a staph infection but the docs shoulda noticed that...did they do a cbc?