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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
A few options...: 65% of warts resolve on their own within 2yrs without treatment. If you like, you can try home remedies such duct tape(hair is a problem), rubbing raw garlic over then cover, tea-tree oil application etc...Have been reported with success. Otc med such as compound -w etc..If severe or persistent, consult your doc as there many treatment options..Topicals vs freezing/electrodesication etc..Good luck. ...Read more
Should i be worried about a small, red, wart-looking growth/legion on my scalp? It's tiny, but protrudes enough of make me ask.
Depends: If it is a usual wart, it could be eliminated by freezing the tissue, and the dead wart will fall off. If it is something other than a usual wart, it may be excised under local anesthesia. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I had a wart on my scalp a few years back it was removed and now I have another one around the same area . How do I get rid of it ?
Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: i've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Removal: Typically if a mole specimen is going to be sent for biopsy, the area is numbed with a tiny needle and then removed with a blade or scalpel. Other treatment includes freezing a wart with liquid nitrogen ( stings for a few minutes due to the extreme coldness of the spray). Talk to your physician about all options. ...Read more
I have a wart growing on my scalp. Its growing rapidly. As it's in my hair what treatment would you recommend? I have never had warts before. Thanks
Wart?: How do you know it is a wart? It could be something else. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
See a doctor: This needs an exam before a diagnosis and recommendation for treatment can be provided. ...Read more
Salicylic acid: If the wart is small and not on face, i generally recommend doing the following every other day for 2 wks: soaking wart with warm water, gently thin out the wart with an emory board, apply liquid 17% salicylic acid, cover with 40% salicylic acid tape, then apply duct tape (or surgical tape) over it to occlude. The wart will soften and peel off. Some require liquid nitrogen or laser treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers