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Recurring Scab On Scalp
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
Depends: This could be several different conditions. You should see a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
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.
I can't 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: It's been chronic and we need to find the etiology. Guess work may not be helpful. Please see a dermatologist. ...Read more
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: 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? ...Read more
I get sunburn on my scalp every year but this year the scab hasn't gone away. Should I get this checked?
Yes: Have this checked, definitely. It could be a malignancy. ...Read more
Seb derm?: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I Have Had A Small Lump On My Scalp For Years. It Has Always Been Sensitive To ToucH But Is Now Becoming Painful. It Is Almost Scab Like When I Touch?
Growth: Any growth on skin that is changing needs to be evaluated by a physician. Preferably a dermatologist. Take care! ...Read more