wont heal and im so depressed help me stop need some suuport!


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October 04, 2012

Join me in the thirty day challenge!! As for helping your skin heal, use neosporin or bacitracin on the open wounds and scabs. Put a big glob on the spots before bed. This helps prevent those flaky crusty scabs. Try to avoid getting the ointment on clear skin since it can clog pores. Another thing to try is aloe vera gel (the bright green kind you get for sunburns). Both treatments are messy so put a towel on your pillow. Hope this helps!
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October 07, 2012

Hi Needhelp! I got on this site several months ago and I read a post that suggested calamine lotion. I went out and bought some and I promise that it really does help. I usually put it on my spots at night. It helps scabs to heal and reduces redness and swelling. Give it a shot!
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October 07, 2012

I have mixed feelings about calamine lotion sometimes it helps and other times it seems to be to drying. I feel for you as i had a spot for 2 1/2 months exactely like you described as i would not leave it alone. Hang in there it will heal
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October 07, 2012

Hi Soembarrassed, Yeah, it really does dry out your skin, but for some reason that works better for me on certain spots. I think it just depends on your skin type. For me, I have super oily skin, which is why it probably works. I can't seem to find anything that keeps the oil away during the day, even salicylic astringent seems to make my skin oily. I don't really understand why, but I have had some luck with cetaphil antibacterial barsoap. Do you know of anything else that might help with this??
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October 08, 2012

Hey there SpottyFace! Instead of using a salicylic astringent, try using witch hazel. It works so much better and isn't as harsh or drying and is actually really good for your skin! :) I use it both morning and night after washing my face and before I apply my moisturizer. It has made my pores smaller and my overall skin tone more even. Also, my skin feels cleaner and smoother when I use it. It feels like my pores are getting a deeper clean than with just washing my face alone. Ever since adding witch hazel to my daily skincare regimen, I haven't experienced any new breakouts, which is a HUGE bonus! The brand I use is T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel. I have also tried the generic store brands as well to save a buck or two but have found them to be too drying and, in my opinion, not as effective. Witch Hazel is also really great for helping wounds to heal faster and has a soothing effect as opposed to other astringents that have proven to be more irritating - especially on broken/wounded skin. I hope this helps! Much love - newperspective
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October 07, 2012

I wish I did! My skin has always been a little oily but the last few months it has been 10 times worse. No matter what I do. I swear I go through hundreds of blotting papers a day. Powder does not work at all for me just makes it look worse. I am going to.use the calamine lotion on this mess I have made as it does seem to help. Cetaphil didnt work for me seemed to leave a film on my face.
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October 08, 2012

How are you treating your spot is it healing I am leavin it alone :) at least I'm not the only one but do you have any tips on helping it heal? Xx
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October 08, 2012

I am using neosporin and calamine lotion. I put neosporin and a bandaid on for 4 hours now i am letting it air out with some calamine lotion hoping this works. Couldnt go to work today as i looked awful and makeup looked hideous. Will more than likely stay home tmrw in hopes it will be better by wednesday...fingers crossed. I never know what to do...leave alone and let it air dry. Doing this forms a scab causing me to pick...keeping it moist seems to delay healing...ugh just dont know!
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October 08, 2012

Well I'm trying not to pick and mine is looking loads better I've left it for about two days now ie just been washing my face with plain soap and using my differing cream and if I need moisturiser I use aqueous cream usually in the morning I moisturise I'm also avoiding make up as well so it doesn't aggravate the sore/scab thing I hope if I leave it in 10 days time I'm hoping it will be gone don't pick lets try and beat this addiction together even if you feel the urge post a comment at least your hands are busy then and not touching your face I'm doing that now also avoid mirror ls and throw away tweezers xxx
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October 08, 2012

I am laying here feeling like crap! I did this to myself and am now in hiding making up excuses to everyone why I am not at work. I will not go back until this looks 80% better and right now I am not very hopeful. I am hoping by weds night it looks better so I can go to work thurs and friday. That gives me 3 days. What do you guys think is that enough time?
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October 08, 2012

Hmm I did the same thing I missed school and made excuses not to go out as well I suggest using aquaphor cream it's making mine look better and it's only around £1.00 I don't like calamine loition I thought it irrated my scabs I think it's good to cover your face in once the scabs have gone cause when it dries pink you don't notice all the imperfections on your face meaning you won't pick but please don't pick your scab as it will be harder to cover up and I think three days it'll look a lot better but don't pick I have to even follow my own advice on this one cause I can pick but ice thrown all my tweezers out and moved the mirror into another room :) and surround yourself with people the only time I pick is when I'm alone but yes use calamine loution at night (but I use my regular acne cream) I don't like calamine lotion and aquaphor cream in the day it doesn't break you out as its water based :) keep me updated day by day or even if your tempted to pick were in this together :)
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October 08, 2012

The thing is it is not a scab. It was on sunday but when i got up sunday morning i washed my and it started flaking off so i helped it now i got bright red skin with uneven skin around the edges. So should i use neosporin or calamine? I dont have aquaphor cream and am not ready to face the public to get some.
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October 08, 2012

That's what mine is like in the morning mine will get a new layer of skin form over it and thy will come off the skin will be bright red and that process keeps happening is that what's your sore is like? And I'm not sure Neosporin is good for it as its a antibiotic ointment and the sore doesn't seem infected so I doubt it'll help I'd say continue with calamine lotion and if it look no better in the morning try something like Vaseline put a big blob on it so you can't touch it :)
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October 08, 2012

That is exactley what mine does. I can not not pull the skin off as it is just flapping there. I will apply calamine throughout the night and tmrw. We will see what happens. Thanks for the advise. :) hope you are healing and doing better than me :)
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October 08, 2012

Mines just flat at the moment I hope there won't be another layer of skin :( I just want this to go !!! I hope it goes soon tell me what it's like tommorow I hope it gets better if the calamine lotion work for you I may use it :) x
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October 08, 2012

I will. Cross your fingers. Have a good night and i hope you make it through without any picking.
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October 09, 2012

Hello I didn't pick last night or this morning and my skin is starting to look somewhat normal :) I've put my differin cream on and I have work all today so I will try not to go toilet so I can avoid mirrors but of I do go to the toilet I will look at the floor when washing my hands I'm trying not to touch this cause then It may heal :) how's yours this morning x
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October 09, 2012

Looks a little better. I stayed home from work today. I may tmrw to depending on how it goes today. It is not as red and is flakey so I am hoping the calamine will do its job and the scab will just roll off sometime today or tmrw. Great job not picking and i applaude you for going to work something i can not do while in this condition
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October 11, 2012

I picked today had a really stressful day and took it out on my face :( I'm so upset it looks worse than t ever I think I may try the calamine cause it sounds like yours is getting better ) how's it looking now I need so hope x
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October 11, 2012

Slowly healing. Right now i am left with a shiny pink mark. Not an open wound anymore. Really not sure what to do at this stage. Calamine did help i am just not sure if i should use it anymore. I think i am going to let it air out and see how it goes. I would use the calamine as it goes help. Dont beat yourself up new day time for healing. We all just need to realize we are still the same smart..funny...beautiful women regardless of a few spots
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October 18, 2012

hello thats the same stage as mine hmm what is it hard skin its worrying me how is your healing getting along now its been about a week since we both last posted :) im starting to use vasaline and i think im gunna stick with calamineloition also try witch hazel thats working for me:)
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October 10, 2012

Hey Soembarrassed! By the way you described the uneven skin around the edges of your sore, it sounds alot like what I have. Do you ever have what looks like raised skin that surrounds a healing sore. It scabs up when I put calamine on it, which I think is good because I hope that it scabs up and heals. My sore wouldn't be as noticeable If it weren't for the uneven edges of my sore. Have you ever had this?
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October 11, 2012

Yes and i dont know what to do about it. I think i am just going to let it air out and let the skin breath.
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October 07, 2012

I have mixed feelings about calamine lotion sometimes it helps and other times it seems to be to drying. I feel for you as i had a spot for 2 1/2 months exactely like you described as i would not leave it alone. Hang in there it will heal
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October 09, 2012

I posted a bunch of tips here that might help you. http://www.skinpick.com/node/2828
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October 18, 2012

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January 13, 2013

Hi. Do any of you know what is causing your sores?
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May 08, 2013

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April 14, 2016

I'm actually going through the same thing. I have a habit of picking at my skin when I get a pimple or blackhead. I picked at one that went totally wrong! I have a huge wound in the middle of my forehead. It's embarrassing! I will tell you what's helping me. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser. Try to go as natural as possible. I have sensitive skin so I can't use a lot of products on my face. I just started this new regime and its helping!! After you wash your face, dap hydrogen peroxide on your wound or pimple and let it sit for a few mins. Then splash your fave with cold water to wash the peroxide off. Dry your face completely and dap the calamine lotion on and let it sit overnight. That lotion is working miracles for me. My scar is fading drastically! Follow this regime and you won't regret it.
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April 22, 2016

One treatment that I have used that can help with the sores and the scarring is Epizyn. You can get in spray or gel. I personally like the gel and the way it feels. This really helped me heal once i was sick of the sores....I hope this helps