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How to treat a picked scab on scalp

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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. ...

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My son has scab looking patches on the side of his scalp , rt side above his ear. It started out as one little spot about the size of a dime or so and the hair in that spot has fallen out. The scabs ...

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Hello, My 1 year old son (13.5 months to be exact) has small lice on his head and he keeps scratching often. Its bit hard to notice but I have been able to pick one or two occasionally off his head ...

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I have asked a question in this forum before regarding dandruff and got response to use ketoconazole shampoo for 4 weeks. I have used it for a month but after that I still have dandruff and lot of itching resulting in hair fall . Can you please...

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my husband is having a rash on his head which seems to be growing... can some dermatologist help me ASAP

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Hi, I pick my scalp and have been doing this for about a year, I want to stop but it is so ... scalp is one of them. I have scabs, and I know that I should stop, but it is very hard and I need some ...

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I have bumps and scabs on my scalp, but dont see any bugs...however when i comb my hair i can see tiny (almost microscopic) orange bugs, that jump...i have tried treating my head with lice treatment ...

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I got a sunburn on my scalp. I have long hair so it only burned about 3 inches of where my hair parts. The next day, I had these yellow scab like things. I thought it was product build up so I picked ...

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My son is 6 has been scratching his scalp like crazy last couple weeks he doesnt have lice or anything but there are whole bunch little scabs all over his scalp and he scratches so bad they bleed. Im ...

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I have been dealing with these oozing scabs on my scalp. They hurt sooo bad and throb. What am I dealing with and how can I treat them? Ive had culture tests which came out inconclusive and have seen ...

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I have always had what looks like dandruff but with sometimes scaby places on my scalp. My daughter has the same thing and she went to a dermatologist who diagnosed her with some kind of psoriasis I ...

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Hi I m 16 years old. Lately I ve been getting scabs on my scalp and whenever I pick ... and it has officially gotten worse and I don t know what to do to treat it. I went to the hair dresser ...

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At the crown of my scalp I have white scab like irritation. The scabs come off with almost ... shower, and reappears hours later. What is it and how can I treat it? ...

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I have itchy scalp, and bumps that are like a sore; very small. I ve had this problem for over a year. It started with scaly patches like cradle cap . The scabs,when I take them off, look like ...

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My 92 year old father has painful scabs on his scalp that ooze clear liquid and even bleed when the scab gets bumped. This has been going on for almost 3 months. He s been to his dermatologist repeatedly ...

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doctor1 MD

please elaborate what do you mean by bald spot, upload the pic if possible..

doctor1 MD

by ketaconazole sampoo twice a week

doctor1 MD

Hello. Thanks for the query. Keep your scalp free of dirty and dandruff. Regards