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why is it that i have dry warts on my scalp?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Cause of warts: Warts are caused by viruses which can be obtained from touching another person's warts or touching objects that have the virus on them (for example walking barefoot in locker rooms or pools).

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What are the soft spots on my infant's scalp?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Usually normal!: The classic "soft spot" on babies is the anterior fontanelle, a space that is needed for the head to expand and take shape as the brain grows. Your pediatrician will examine your baby and determine if the soft spot is within the normal range or if it needs to be paid close attention.
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Is scaling of the scalp a sign of infection?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: Your baby may have a common benign newborn condition called "cradle cap". It is a kind of baby dandruff caused by overactive oily glands on the scalp. Try applying a small amount of baby oil or olive oil to the scalp, then using a soft baby brush to gently remove the flakes, and then wash your baby's hair. If that does not do the trick, contact your doctor as there are alternative treatments.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Will tca be as effective as surgery to remove warts?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Most of the time: If your warts are not large, tca is likely to be just as effective as surgery to remove them. Larger warts may not respond or may take multiple treatments to resolve. If you aren't pregnant, Aldara (imiquimod) cream may be another option. Instead of destroying the warts, it gets your immune system to attack them and can be done by you at home.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of these scab-like things on my scalp?

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Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 35 years experience
Get evaluated: Get an evaluation so you get the correct diagnosis and treatment options.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Will applying duct tape to warts remove them?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Helps with removal: For those who work to remove warts using otc products the duct tape has been used as a part of the process.Wart remover (a concentrated salicylic acid) is applied to the wart & let dry, the duct tape is cut to a size bigger than the wart & applied. Removal a day or 2 later pulls off a dead layer of wart. The procedure is repeated until the wart is gone. This is a slow process but sometimes works.

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