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Old 06-22-2020, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I've ignored this for many years but I don't think there is anything "normal" about it. The scab has formed in the spot of the smallpox jab I was given at age 5, so that's over 75 yrs ago. The initial scab came off many yrs ago and then maybe 10 yrs ago or so, this current crusty scab formed...

It doesn't hurt, it's been kinda itchy around the area, and I've use some oils to soften it to see if some of it would fall off, and some of the scab has. I would not just pull it off.

I've probably had a tetnus jab in that same area about 20 yrs ago and probably a couple flu ones in my 40's don't remember for sure.

Anyone have any ideas on this...never brought this up to the dermatologist I saw about 10 yrs ago for another issue. Just wondering...

 
Old 06-22-2020, 09:19 PM
 
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Skin cancer?

What causes brown crusty spots on skin?
Actinic keratoses usually develop in areas that've been damaged by years of sun exposure. They form when you have actinic keratosis (AK), which is a very common skin condition. AK occurs when skin cells called keratinocytes start to grow abnormally, forming scaly, discolored spots.
 
Old 06-22-2020, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Skin cancer?

What causes brown crusty spots on skin?
Actinic keratoses usually develop in areas that've been damaged by years of sun exposure. They form when you have actinic keratosis (AK), which is a very common skin condition. AK occurs when skin cells called keratinocytes start to grow abnormally, forming scaly, discolored spots.
No skin cancer NEVER entered my mind. When I think of skin cancer, I think of mole. It's a scab that seems to have formed on the spot where smallpox job was given moons ago as I said. What was in that jab, that's what I'm thinking. Weird...
 
Old 06-23-2020, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I've ignored this for many years but I don't think there is anything "normal" about it. The scab has formed in the spot of the smallpox jab I was given at age 5, so that's over 75 yrs ago. The initial scab came off many yrs ago and then maybe 10 yrs ago or so, this current crusty scab formed...

It doesn't hurt, it's been kinda itchy around the area, and I've use some oils to soften it to see if some of it would fall off, and some of the scab has. I would not just pull it off.

I've probably had a tetnus jab in that same area about 20 yrs ago and probably a couple flu ones in my 40's don't remember for sure.

Anyone have any ideas on this...never brought this up to the dermatologist I saw about 10 yrs ago for another issue. Just wondering...
Does it look like this?

https://www.medicinenet.com/image-co...re/picture.htm
 
Old 06-23-2020, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Early America
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I've ignored this for many years but I don't think there is anything "normal" about it. The scab has formed in the spot of the smallpox jab I was given at age 5, so that's over 75 yrs ago. The initial scab came off many yrs ago and then maybe 10 yrs ago or so, this current crusty scab formed...

It doesn't hurt, it's been kinda itchy around the area, and I've use some oils to soften it to see if some of it would fall off, and some of the scab has. I would not just pull it off.

I've probably had a tetnus jab in that same area about 20 yrs ago and probably a couple flu ones in my 40's don't remember for sure.

Anyone have any ideas on this...never brought this up to the dermatologist I saw about 10 yrs ago for another issue. Just wondering...
One possibility is seborrheic keratosis. They are benign, usually crusty scab-like rough raised patches, and the color can vary. They can be itchy. You can look at images online to see the variations and if it looks like that's it. They can come off on their own or be removed surgically, but they usually come back. No one knows the cause but they are fairly common in older people. It has been suggested that they could be a sign of too low vitamin D, and that increasing it might help.

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Old 06-23-2020, 09:32 AM
 
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I have more seborrheic keratosis spots than I can count. Plus other various spots on my skin. The only way to tell if they are a problem is to have the dermatologist look at them. So far 2 were cancer and several were pre-cancerous. I go every 6 months. I simply cannot determine if they are benign or not.

Please have it checked. Some things we need a professional to determine.
 
Old 06-23-2020, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I have more seborrheic keratosis spots than I can count. Plus other various spots on my skin. The only way to tell if they are a problem is to have the dermatologist look at them. So far 2 were cancer and several were pre-cancerous. I go every 6 months. I simply cannot determine if they are benign or not.

Please have it checked. Some things we need a professional to determine.
Agree with this totally. BTW, a common name for these spots is "barnacles". I told my dermatologist I never had any barnacles until I lived by the river, lol.
 
Old 06-23-2020, 11:43 AM
 
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Go see the dermatologist. Nobody on the forum can really diagnose this for you.
 
Old 06-23-2020, 12:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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No skin cancer NEVER entered my mind. When I think of skin cancer, I think of mole. It's a scab that seems to have formed on the spot where smallpox job was given moons ago as I said. What was in that jab, that's what I'm thinking. Weird...
My friends who have had skin cancer have said it looked like scabs that wouldn't heal. They knew to worry about moles but didn't know scabs could be a problem. I think you should show yours to a doctor. The location could be a coincidence and nothing to do with vaccines you've received.
 
Old 06-23-2020, 12:19 PM
 
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A Skin cancer check is quick and easy. Better to catch it early than too late. I had 2 precancerous lesions on my leg and the dermatologist froze them off. I think you should set an appt as soon as possible.
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