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What Causes Head Scabs
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boyfiend has a spot on his head that is a scab that is causin hair loss and pain to the touch.. One spot I have tried aquafor cream no help...?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have habit of scratching my head to the point of scabs; habit is worse w/scabs cuz I want to pick off. Does this habit pose any danger or infection?
Scalp pimples: Some people get pimples on their scalps, and when these are picked, they form scabs, which get more irritated, and can scar. These are more common in people with allergies, like eczema. These can get infected at t imes and cause a swollen gland in the back of the scalp. Shampoo with a dandruff shampoo, every other night, and use Hydrocortisone cream. Don't pick. You may need an antibiotic pill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had the same small scabs on my head for so long i can't even remember. Im obsessed with picking at them. Is this cancerous? Should i been worried?
Generally; no: Better be checked by a dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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