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Old 08-23-2008, 07:00 PM   #1
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Yellow scabs on scalp

My 13-month old son has been getting little yellow scabs on the crown of his head for several months now. They appear for a week or so at a time, and then leave for several weeks. They typically have a red base, sometimes will ooze a yellowish puss. They are hard (like a scab) and can be picked off. They do not appear to bother him at all (no itching or anything). I don't think it is psoriasis ... any ideas?? He has been to the doctor twice now, and he doesn't seem to know what it is either.

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Old 08-23-2008, 09:28 PM   #2
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Re: Yellow scabs on scalp

Have you tried anything for Cradle cap? Or do you rinse all of the shampoo out of his hair when you wash it? I know thats a challenge for me since my DD hates water going on her head I have to fight with her.

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Re: Yellow scabs on scalp

i was thinking the very same thing as the above poster. my youngest has gotten this on his chin like ten times over his lifetime(he is 21 now) but it never happened to anyone else in our family,just him. but it was impetigo/ringworm,that much we knew for sure.

he does need to see his doc again and you telling him what you think this may be. i really am rather suprised that his doc wouldn't just know this since it IS very common in kids. it is pretty easily treatable. look up impetigo yourself and really see what the symptoms are. i think you will see alot of signs/symptoms in your son that are the same as impetigo. but he does need to see his doc again to get rid of this. good luck and please keep us posted. Marcia

Old 09-05-2008, 10:46 PM   #4
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Re: Yellow scabs on scalp

I get this yellow scab thing on my scalp every now and then. This should be treated asap as it spreads across the scalp and hairline. The scab is the dried up "juice" from the wound (which maybe eczema).

I use this scalp lotion called Dermol. It's a steriod based lotion. Not sure if it's suitable for your baby, but maybe ask around to see what's available.

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