recurring scab on scalp

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Dr. Erine Kupetsky answered:

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

Seb derm?

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Seborrheic dermatitis is a common scalp, face, ear, and central chest condition that appears as itchy white thin scale on scalp, and on the other areas as pink waxy thin scaly plaques. Tx w salicylic acid shampoo if no aspirin allergy (6% is better than 3%), or clobetasol shampoo, or Loprox shampoo. On the other end of seb derm is psoriasis, which is thick silvery scale in scalp, ears.
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Dr. Steven Hubert answered:

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

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This could be several different conditions. You should see a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment.
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Dr. John Scuba answered:

Small 3/8" scab-lump on scalp won't heal. Been there over 6 months. Does not change in size or hurt. Just won't go away. Afraid its cancer?

Scalp lump

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Most skin conditions like this should be evaluated by a physician. In sun exposed areas, tissue damage results in changes in the nature and texture of the skin, including benign things like seborrheic keratosis, but also skin cancers like basal and squamous cell tumors. A biopsy always takes guesswork out of the equation.
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My son has this scab growing on his scalp . He's 3 yrs old . It's very dry and scaly white .. It's sticking to his hair .. What could this be ?

Several things

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It could be "ringworm" (a fungal infection of the hair and scalp). It could also be psoriasis. You should consult a dermatologist, who can take a sample to determine the cause of the flaking and scabbing.
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I have bloody sores on my scalp that are painful they will scab over then start bleeding again what could this be caused from have had it a few mon?

Medical evaluation

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See you are on permethrin & clindamycin. Have you been treated for some form of parasites? Also note abscess and surgical drainage? What was the cause/ offending germ? I think that you will need a physician who has a thorough knowledge of your overall condition, your diagnoses & your medications to pull this together. Infectious Disease? Dermatology?
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I keep getting these red bumps on my scalp. They start out super sensitive and then scab & itch. My Derm gave me clindamycin phosphate. Not working.

Go back.

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Clindamycin was a good first try, but in your case it didn't work. Your dermatologist will now have to run some cultures to determine the exact nature of the scalp infection, in order to prescribe a different antibiotic that will, hopefully, work on the second try.
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Dr. Keshab Paudel answered:

I cant stop picking the scabs on my scalp its been 2 years. what is the best way to heal the scab? it started as a tiny dot and its spread rapidly now

See a Dermatologist

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It's been chronic and we need to find the etiology. Guess work may not be helpful. Please see a Dermatologist.
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5 sores on my belly, 1 scab in scalp. Scabbed over, puckered & red ring around them. 2 others left scars. Mom dx w/ MRSA. I visited. Could I have it?

Possible infection

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Based on your description, the rash sounds like an infection. However, can't be sure without examining the rash. Best to see your doctor for a definitive answer and treatment plan.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

Scalp dermatitis? flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. spread to Scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb

Spreading rash

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The location and quality of rash sounds like you have an extensive case of psoriasis. You need tobeunderthe care of a dermatologist, prefably one affiliated with a teaching institution
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Dr. Jeffrey P. Ng answered:

I have a small scab like thing on the back of my scalp in the upper corner. I am not sure what it is exactly and it will not go away. It doesn't itch.

Go see your doctor

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You may need to see a derm doctor if your primary care doctor can't help you figure out what the lesion is. He may be able to biopsy it in the office. If not, he could refer you to a derm who could give him an opinion.
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