James, I had an open area on the right side of my nose for eight years which I never had diagnosed. I used Heiltropfen Lugol's 7% Iodine solution with distilled water, no alcohol, topically, and got a scab on the area for the first time ever. This was progress. However, the past seven weeks have been a frustrating series of failed attempts to replace the scab with healthy skin. I have taken orally Genoma Derma (from North America PharmaCal), Vitamin C, MSM, nettle water, burdock water, and horsetail water. I have applied topically wheatgrass juice and, later on, coconut oil. I currently am making a small amount of progress with topical MSM. Can you (or anyone else) help me with generating new skin under the scab?