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

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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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


Dr. Jeffrey Ng
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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 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: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hubert
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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: 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

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Dr. Erine Kupetsky
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How do I get rid of these scab-like things on my scalp?

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

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 more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Do shingles appear in the scalp and if it does do scab appear?

Do shingles appear in the scalp and if it does do scab appear?

Yes----yes: H. Zoster follows a nerve on 1 side, extending 1cm across the midline. Features pain, tiny blisters (vesicles), pustules, then SCABS which heal in a month. ...Read more

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Dr. Malina Milan
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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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**Im asking again because I added something ** I have something on my scalp its not a pimple it is flat is gets a scab look at my profile picture 2C?

**Im asking again because I added something ** I  have  something on my scalp its not a pimple it is flat is gets a scab look at my profile picture 2C?

We can't see: the photo of your hair very well on your profile picture. We also can't cross- reference this question to a previous one. Take care. ...Read more

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