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How to treat a picked scab on scalp?

Jul 2012
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I had a scab on my scalp that did not fall off. I messed too much with it and it finally fell off, but felt a small hole in its place. Will it close up or is there anything I can do to help it close.
Posted Fri, 28 Dec 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 12 minutes later
Hi there.
The scab picked off is never a good thing as it leaves behind scarring.
Yes, it should close on its own.
However, i recommend using a wound healing cream eg Cicabio from Bioderma company that can be procured over the counter.
Cheers & Godspeed!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD

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