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I have a previously diagnosed cyst on my head. Recently scabs have developed around it and I'm not sure why. Is this cause for concern?

I have a previously diagnosed cyst on my head.  Recently scabs have developed around it and I'm not sure why.  Is this cause for concern?

Depends: It is likely a sebaceous or epidermal inclusion cyst. Such cysts can rupture into the tissue or to the outside. It the cyst gets infected it could lead to complications. Have you considered getting it removed. It could probably be removed 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. ...Read more

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I have sore hard lumps around the crown and back of my head. They eventually scab over and sometimes go away while others appear. What causes this?

I have sore hard lumps around the crown and back of my head.  They eventually scab over and sometimes go away while others appear. What causes this?

R/o psoriasis/eczema: Get checked with your primary doctor to get ruled ot of the above- seborrhic dermatitis-a type of eczema , psoriasis. Also get ruled of other things like fungal infection of scalp/small pustules from staph, sterptococcus gp .Of organisms(bacteria). ...Read more

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How do you get those little scabs on your head?

How do you get those little scabs on your head?

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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I have sores and scabs on the back of my head that are taking a while to heal?

Acne keloidalis: If the "sores and scabs" are bumps arising from hair follicles, and possibly coalescing into each other, you may have something called acne keloidalis nuchae. (sounds fatal, i know, but it's more of a nuisance than anything, although it can cause hair loss.) if it's not going away, you really should see your doctor or a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a soar on top of my head that will not heal it scabs over but does not go away?

I have a soar on top of my head that will not heal it scabs over but does not go away?

Nonhealing Sore: The typical warning symptom for this type of skin cancer is a sore that will not heal and frequently bleeds. Yet, it can take on other forms, like: flat, scaly patch oozing, crusty sore, depression centered bump, scar looking spot without previous injury pearly white, waxy bump with tiny blood vessels. ...Read more

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Scabs on penis head?

Scabs on penis head?

Penis: Trauma and herpes top my list. Please see your primary care physician. ...Read more