How Long Does It Take For A Scab To Heal?

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You've got a big date coming up, but you have an unsightly scab in a visible place. One question you may be asking yourself is how long will it take for the scab to heal and clear up? The most general answer is seven to 10 days, but there are a number of factors that may cause healing to be faster for some people than for others. 

If you are young and in good health, you stand a better chance of having a scab to heal more quickly than someone is older and in poor health. And regardless of what age you are, treating the injury quickly with the proper medications plays a huge part in healing time.  A disinfectant and an over the counter medicine applied daily can speed up the healing process. If a wound is neglected for a period of time, it will take longer to heal.  If a wound is neglected, it also makes it much more likely than infection could set in, further setting back healing.  Another factor in the healing process is the size of the wound. As a general rule of thumb, the larger the size of the wound, the larger it will take to heal completely. 

No matter the size of the wound, to ward off infection, the use of a clean bandage is essential.  The bandage should be changed at least once a day. The bandage should also be left on when the scab appears, so if you happen to accidentally brush up against a hard surface the scab will not be knocked off, in effect starting the process all over again.

Take care of yourself when you're injured to heal in the fastest possible time after a cut or abrasion and you'll be ready for that hot date or pool party.
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I'll be honest with you unlike many of the other guests. Scabs can take weeks or even just a few days, this depends on it's size, depth, and possible infections. Because of this it is important to not pick it, a scab is the body's method of protecting itself from infections, short term; if your worried about picking it ask your local chemist for some cream which can stop the itchyness and also speed up the healing process.
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Well the blister stage mixed with scab is going to take about 2 weeks at the most and atleast 1 week. After tht its still annoying because you have a pink spot afterwards if you are unfortunate, and that pink will last roughly at the most 3 weeks
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It all depends on the size of your cut/ burn or whatever. If you put some vitamin E cream on it, it will prevent infection and help it heal faster. Also aloe, (the liquid/the gel inside the aloe plant of a real aloe plant) helps the scab dry out and there for it will come off faster. Most scabs take about a week or so to fall off.
Make sure you do not pick at the scab because it may leave a scar.
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A week
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It depends on the location of the scab. Like on an arm or leg a few days if it is not DEEP under the skin. The face has blood vessels closer to the surface of the skin and can take a little longer.  What kind of scab are you referring too? A cut, a scrape, a burn (will take longer), a stab wound?  Need more info...
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Depending on the cut or scrape put vitamine e on the hurt area and it should take 5 to a week
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Its there for about 3-4 weeks, I think you should pick it much easier but get it wet first then pick if your doing this option k .

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