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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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What causes scabs to form in my nose?

What causes scabs to form in my nose?

Dry: Most of the time, the nose is crusty because it is dry. See an ENT for exam. Simple measures to help include nasal saline mist or nasal gel. Other problems may be present that need attention, so see md. ...Read more

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What can cause scabs and sores in nostril?

What can cause scabs and sores in nostril?

Infection/dryness: This may be due to an infection in the nasal vestibule, where hair is located, or may also be due to dryness. Best to see your otolaryngologist fof exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hard snot - scabs in nose - blood - only in mornings. What can cause this?

Hard snot - scabs in nose - blood - only in mornings. What can cause this?

Dry: Dry nasal passages. Low humidity. Picking nose. Certain drying meds (allergy). Diseases (Sjogren's). Try humidifier at home, increase water intake, apply petroleum jelly just inside nostrils, nasal lavage (from pharmacy). If symptoms persist, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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What skin conditions cause red or pink skin that scabs over with hard white scabs?never had skin problems before, is this something I caught?

What skin conditions cause red or pink skin that scabs over with hard white scabs?never had skin problems before, is this something  I caught?

See your doctor: A medspa doctor would exam the rash and start you on prescription medication. You may have any number of issues from yeast to allergies to acne or rosacea and more. She will correctly diagnose your problem and start the proper medication. If it is a chronic problem she may bea able to show you laser therapy that will help you keep your skin clear and offer products to use between visits. ...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?

Several options: Without examining you i cannot give you a 100% answer. However, some thoughts are acne keloidalis (sometimes seen with really short haircuts), could also be a form of scalp cellulitis. I would suggest you see a dermatologist who can help clarify the answer and best recommend treatment. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son was on plane days nails and dexamethasone what would cause him to pick at his face as if he was irritated and cause scabs on his fac?

My 2 year old son was on plane days nails and dexamethasone what would cause him to pick at his face as if he was irritated and cause scabs on his fac?

Dermatitis: Your son was on what? Please consider rewriting your question a little more clearly. As far as why he would pick and scratch at the skin on his face - a local irritation causing inflammation. It could be caused from anything from excessive dryness to sunburn to insect bites or exposures to allergens.For a thorough answer it's best to have the doc look at his skin. ...Read more

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My arms get little occasional circles that peel around hair follicles, itch, and form tiny bug-bite looking scabs. No known cause. What can it be?

My arms get little occasional circles that peel around hair follicles, itch, and form tiny bug-bite looking scabs. No known cause. What can it be?

May: May be folliculitis or keratosis pillaris. Have your doctor refer you to a dermatologist. In the meantime gentle cleansing and neosporin. All the best. ...Read more

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What can cause incredibly itchy skin with dizziness and nausea when it has been happening for longer than a year? Scabs and scars have formed

What can cause incredibly itchy skin with dizziness and nausea when it has been happening for longer than a year? Scabs and scars have formed

Several reasons: But need to be seen and examined, can't draw conclusions online, see your doctor or seek a dermatologist right away, good luck ...Read more

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I have white scab like things under hair follicles on my inner thighs. This area used to have red spots on the hair follicles which are now white. They used to be itchy and cause a burning sensation. What can the white scabs be?

I have white scab like things under hair follicles on my inner thighs. This area used to have red spots on the hair follicles which are now white. They used to be itchy and cause a burning sensation. What can the white scabs be?

Healing folliculitis: Folliculitis is an infection in hair follicle. It commonly occurs on areas where friction occurs. It usually starts as little red spots, which may itch or burn. These develop into pustules (lesions containing a tiny amount of pus). These pustules are often healed spontaneously by your body and appear as yellow or white scabs during the healing process. Wash gently with antibiotic soap and water. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of me having small scabs on the back of arms, legs(knees), face(chin), and vagina?

What could be the cause of me having small scabs on the back of arms, legs(knees), face(chin), and vagina?

Broad: It depends on if they itch, it could be acne, skin infection with some type of bug like scabies ( doubt it)! flea bits, mosquito bites. You gotta be scratching? Keep the areas clean and go see your doc if not clearing. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and some topical type antiseptic. ...Read more

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Can hsv2 cause a red rash that scabs over with white dry crusted scab, get it around the corner of my mouth and worse while drinking alcoholic drinks?

Can hsv2 cause a red rash that scabs over with white dry crusted scab, get it around the corner of my mouth and worse while drinking alcoholic drinks?

Possibly: If so, and it recurs, it would probably either heal quickly or get re-infected over and over. The only way to really know is a culture early in the process as it may be free of active virus very quickly. ...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?

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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