Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

127 Doctors Online
Owl Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 18 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

How to treat a picked scab on scalp?

DOCTOR OF THE MONTH - Jul 2012
Jul 2012
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Dermatologist
Practicing since : 1993
Answered : 1196 Questions
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.
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


Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dermatologist