I have been suffering from dead skin and a tiny scab without pain and itching. Please help.

Q. What is the treatment for dead skin and a tiny scab without pain and itching?

Answered by
Dr. Deepti Shukla
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 17, 2023

Hello doctor,

This was the first time I discovered it, and there was dead skin and a tiny scab. I do not know what was there before this happened. There was no pain, and itching. And a few weeks later, I found these lesions again. It was the same. The last photos were taken under a microscope at home. Please help.

Thank you.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

I have reviewed your attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it shows only scaly scar kind of thing. It is very difficult to comment without seeing the original lesion. It could be psoriasis lesions or it could be because of any minor trauma due to scratching. But without seeing the nature of scabbing, it is really difficult to comment what it could be. Kindly share photos of scab if you have any. I hope the information will help.


Hi doctor,

Thanks for the reply.

I wish I had found the original lesion, but I could not find it. I remember checking my genitals every day, but nothing special. And since there were no symptoms, it appears that the original lesion was not found. Could it be herpes? I have attached a picture. The one at the bottom of the image is a little scab. Please help.




Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

In herpes, you see blisters and get a burning sensation. I suspected herpes, but as you said, there was no burning sensation or pain, so I ruled it out. I have reviewed your attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it just looks like erosion. It may be some accidental trauma like scratching that caused scabbing.

I hope this information will help.


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