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What causes scabs on the scalp?

What causes scabs on the scalp?

Healing: Any injury to the scalp will eventually try to heal. Dried blood, mixed with died cells form a layer on the wound surface known as scab. Beneath it a new skin is formed and the scab will eventually fall off the normal skin. It works as a shied, basically. ...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


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Why does my scalp get scabs and cause bald spots?

Why does my scalp get scabs and cause bald spots?

Scalps-n-scabs: There are as many causes for scabs in the scalp as there are people that have scalps. This is an important problem because sometimes these lesions can result in hair loss which is permanent. See you dermatologist immediately and get this figured out. ...Read more

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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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How do I pick the dry scabs off my scalp ?

How do I pick the dry scabs off my scalp ?

DO NOT PICK: Use an antibacterial SHAMPOO HOWEVER the REASONS for the Scabs is important as well!!!!!! Head lice, Psoriasis, Seborrhea are some of the reasons which may be causing the scabs!!!! See a DERMATOLOGIST and FIND OUT!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Why do I have scabs on scalp that won't heal?

A part of healing: A scab is a collection of red blood cells, platelets and other things that your body produces to cover a break in the skin. Our skin protects the delicate internal things from the harsh external environment outside our bodies. As the injured tissues under the scab heal. It will eventually fall apart allowing new tissues to fill in the injury. Do not pick/pull at it as this slows down healing. ...Read more

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I have scabs on my scalp - what could this be?

I have scabs on my scalp - what could this be?

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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What can I do abou scabs on scalp that wont heal?

Part of healing: A scab is a collection of red blood cells, platelets and other things that your body produces to cover a break in the skin. Our skin protects the delicate internal things from the harsh external environment outside our bodies. As the injured tissues under the scab heal. It will eventually fall apart allowing new tissues to fill in the injury. Do not pick/pull at it as this slows down healing. ...Read more

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How long will it take for the scabs on my scalp to go?

How long will it take for the scabs on my scalp to go?

There is not: Enough information to answer that question. This to a significant extent can depend on why you are scabbing. ...Read more

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I have a couple scabs on my scalp. how do I know when they're ready to fall of? How long do they take to heal?

Leave scab alone: Scabs serve a purpose of covering and protecting damaged skin while the skin heals. Once the skin heals in and matures the scab will fall off. Leave it alone till then. It actually makes a good bandage. ...Read more