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Small scabs in scalp. No relief with fucidin. What is causing it and cure?

A few months back I had more than 6 little scabs on my scalp , after about a month all but 1 healed and then after about another month 4 scabs appeared on the top of my scalp. I had not hit my head or anything like that. I have been to the doctors and been given some cream (fucidin) but it doesn t seem to help, and this week at the bottom left of my head/scalp from the beginning of the hairline on the back of my neck there is a patch about an inch long and wide, which seems to be open skin and is releasing a clear sticky liquid (for 2/3 days) which is now changing into a sort of scabbed area, What can i do to help my scalp heal? Is this caused by something specific? Thanks
Mon, 28 Oct 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

It seems that you may be having pityriasis amiantacea.

There may be infected crusted lesions on the scalp.

There may be itching and pain due to seconadary infection.

Initial lesions might be seborrheic dermatitis,prurigo,irritant or allergic dernatitis.

You may be investigated to rule out DM,HIV,anaemia or other systemic diseases.

Cleanse the scalp with mild savlon liquid.

Heavy antibiotics,anti inflammatory drugs,vitamin C and immunoboosters may be taken.

You consult dermatologist.

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
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