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Does scalp lacerations hurt?
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
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In brief: Yes, like any cut
Scalp lacerations look worse then they feel.
Like any laceration they bleed and are painful. The scalp is very vascular (lots of blood vessels) so it tends to be very bloody. Depending on the depth of the laceration, most of these require surgical repair (done with local anesthetic- so not painful). The scalp tends to always heal beautifully.

In brief: Yes, like any cut
Scalp lacerations look worse then they feel.
Like any laceration they bleed and are painful. The scalp is very vascular (lots of blood vessels) so it tends to be very bloody. Depending on the depth of the laceration, most of these require surgical repair (done with local anesthetic- so not painful). The scalp tends to always heal beautifully.
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