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Doctor insights on: Recurring Scab On Scalp

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What causes scabs on the scalp?

What causes scabs on the scalp?

Healing: Any injury to the scalp will eventually try to heal. Dried blood, mixed with died cells form a layer on the wound surface known as scab. Beneath it a new skin is formed and the scab will eventually fall off the normal skin. It works as a shied, basically. ...Read more

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I have scabs on my scalp - what could this be?

I have scabs on my scalp - what could this be?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I remove the hard dry scab on my scalp ?

How can I remove the hard dry scab on my scalp ?

Wait it out.: I would not attempt to remove it until it falls off naturally, as you may impede the healing process. You can attempt to moisturize the skin over the scab, it will improve the healing and possible accelerate the process at which it falls off. Picking at it or removing it will make it more likely to scar. ...Read more

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I have a scab on my scalp that keeps reappearing. Should I be concerned?

Yes: A recurring "scab" can be caused y many different skin diseases . I could even be caused by a skin cancer that can get bigger You should have it looked at by a doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i sometimes have tiny scab like things on my scalp?

What  does it mean if i sometimes have tiny scab like things on my scalp?

Depends: This could be several different conditions. You should see a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My scalp itches all the time and I have scabs on my scalp what could this be?

My scalp itches all the time and I have scabs on my scalp what could this be?

Dandruff: There is benign condition of skin sloughing off from the scalp and make you uncomfortable . The most important thing to make sure is that it is not fungal infection in which case , you require specific antifungal medication . For simple skin flecking , using anti- dandruff shampoo is something to start with . Good luck. ...Read more

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Have had scab or crusted lesion on scalp for a few years now, its bleeds profusely if I pick at it. ?

Have had scab or crusted lesion on scalp for a few years now, its bleeds profusely if I pick at it. ?

Scalp lesion. : If you've had a lesion in your scalp for that long, and it's bleeding, whether you're picking at it or not, you NEED to have it evaluates by a Dermatologist. The scalp is a sun-exposed area. ...Read more

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I'm a 47 yo male in excellent health. Every few weeks 2 3 scabs, 1 5 mm in size, appear on my scalp then go away. Any ideas appreciated!?

Bug bites? Eczema?: Are these itchy? What is there before the scab? Neutragena makes a coal tar based shampoo that is very effective and can be used as needed. ...Read more