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August 24, 2017

Neosporin is only good for treating an infected wound. If the wound is seeping and still fills up with pus, then Neosporin would be of great benefit to eliminate the infection and lessen the pain and some of the swelling. If the wound is on its way to healing, the best thing to do is to use a hydrocolloid bandaid. The regular bandaids are not worth it, they let too much air to get to the wound. But if you go the regular band aid route, you could try using medicated Manuka honey on the wound and placing the band aid over it. Manuka honey aids in healing and is a natural antibiotic. It's often used in hospitals to treat a wide array of skin issues such as small cuts, chaffing, and irritation. I ordered a small tube from Amazon and I have noticed that it's excellent at healing the skin, primarily during the scabbing stage. You mentioned that the picked spots are starting to scab over. Are you usually strong enough to resist the urge to pick at the scabs? As long as you can be gentle with your skin and not pick further, then things should be ok. Just impliment the hydrocolloid bandaids and try out the Manuka honey.
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August 24, 2017

I agree with Serene, the hydrocolloid bandaids are simply amazing...every time. You want to leave them on as long as possible. 12-24 hrs before you change them. If you put them on a scab and pull them off shortly after you may rip the scab off that way which would be bad. I would use them even after scab comes off if you think skin still needs a little healing over. In my experience, if you can stop picking, 3 weeks is plenty of time for skin to heal almost completely! I would not worry about the wedding just focus on leaving your skin alone and letting it sort itself out then you may even be able to reintroduce tretinoin only a small amount on the spots that need the turn over the most. I do this sometimes when my face is sensitized and I don't want to smear it all over but I have a few fading dark spots from picking that I want to fade faster.
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August 24, 2017

Thank you guys! Im so glad I found this site!! I'm feeling really bummed, and trying not to leave the house if I don't have to. Which really isn't helping me because then I just obsess about how bad it looks! I don't pick once the scab is formed. It's just the one on my chin is VERY deep. Can you find that honey at the store? Is there a way to add photos to this feed? I think I have done if those Band aids, but they were Walgreens brand so I can't find the word Hudroclloid on them? Are they the thick gel like ones? Do they have to have that (Hydracolloid on them?
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August 24, 2017

They are the gel ones, yes. You can purchase bigger sheets and just cut them into the right size for the open wounds. I can link but since this site doesnt allow spacing good luck. https://www.amazon.com/Nexcare-Absorbing-Cover-Sizes-Count/dp/B00BRGUNV2/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1503609340&sr=8-1&keywords=hydrocolloid%2Bbandages&th=1 ...................and this ............... https://www.amazon.com/Hydrocolloid-Dressing-Assortment-AWC-Box/dp/B00U1F4GS6/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1503609340&sr=8-3&keywords=hydrocolloid+bandages ..............another example................ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057RKL5U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&th=1 ......................Just look up hydrocolloid bandaids on Amazon and you will see more examples. I dont think that all of them will have the hydrocolloid written on the packaging. Basically these bandaids act like second skin, which tricks your skin to regenerate underneath without the extra work of having to form a scab on top. The moisture that is kept inside truly helps to heal skin quickly.
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August 24, 2017

Im not sure if Manuka honey is sold in stores. I am sure that the big jars of it are probably sold at Whole Foods or Sprouts. Natural places like that would probably have it. Maybe they have the small tubes made for the skin as well, but I have never really looked in store. The big jars can get quite expensive, particularly if the honey is of a higher quality. So I would just look for the small tubes made for dermatological purposes.
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August 24, 2017

Where can you find the small tubes, j looked on Amazon and only found Jars. I was surprised at how expensive it was! Thanks for the Band aid info! I bought the generic Walgreens gel like ones.... But could not find that word on the box! Can you find them in stores at all, or just online? Thanks soooooooo much!!
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August 24, 2017

Where can you find the small tubes, j looked on Amazon and only found Jars. I was surprised at how expensive it was! Thanks for the Band aid info! I bought the generic Walgreens gel like ones.... But could not find that word on the box! Can you find them in stores at all, or just online? Thanks soooooooo much!!
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August 24, 2017

https://www.amazon.com/Eras-Natural-Sciences-Manuka-ounces/dp/B001LEXKHY/ref=sr_1_51_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1503618101&sr=8-51&keywords=manuka+honey+skin
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August 24, 2017

Hydrocolloid bandaids are found in stores. Any store, CVS, Walmart, Rite Aid, Walgreens, maybe even grocery stores in the first aid isle.
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August 24, 2017

This is the exact Manuka honey product that I purchased...its also the exact same one which is used in hospitals. https://www.amazon.com/Improved-Medihoney-Wound-Dressing-Sciences/dp/B007EBRA6A/ref=pd_sbs_194_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=ZRR895R08CMTBGG85AGS
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August 25, 2017

Thank you guys so much!!! <3