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Old 02-22-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
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Single crusty/scaly scab on scalp

I have a mysterious issue that despite hours of internet searching, I can't seem to figure out what it is. I can't warrant a visit to the doctor for something so incredibly minor.. so I'm turning to the internet.

I have a single, painful, crusty/scaly scab about the size of my fingertip on the top of my scalp that I've had for months. It never heals, the scaly scab crusts, then peels off revealing red, raw skin underneath, but doesn't actively bleed. then within hours it scales back over.

I am positive it's not psoriasis, that's all I can find when trying to search for an answer. It also doesn't look anything like seborrheic dermatitis either, especially since it's just one single scab.

I took photos with my cell phone, apologies for the low quality but it was hard to hold my hand steady in an awkward position. I wanted to post them here but it looks like I can't, so here is a link to my photo account with 3 photos of my scalp: (if there is a starred out portion of the link that's been blocked, its photo bucket, but without the space.)

I'm hoping somewhere out there can give me some guidance! thank you!

Last edited by KRobby; 02-23-2012 at 07:37 AM.

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Old 07-12-2012, 03:41 AM   #2
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Covington
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Talking Re: Single crusty/scaly scab on scalp

Hi my Dad had a spot like that.He finally went to the doctor and it turns out it was a form of lupus witch is a form of skin cancer from the sun.You may want to at least find the cheapest walk in clinic and see what they say.So i hope this helped.Take care


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