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How to treat a picked scab on scalp?

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Posted on Fri, 28 Dec 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: 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.
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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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