It’s really difficult to diagnose things like that online, when we don’t know exactly what’s going on. It’s important that the scabs are also looked at in real life, too. But one of the main reasons why people actually get scabs like this is due to lack of sunlight. So many people these days have to work so much, spend so much time in an office and then continue to work when they get home, that they simply don’t get enough sunlight.
Given that these scabs are often caused by bacteria, too, the lack of sunlight means that the bacteria continues to grow and the scabs just remain on the head for long periods of time. Sunlight kills the bacteria, and allows the scabs to heal and form a soft and thick layer of skin. The same is true for people who wear sandals a lot. People who leave their feet exposed to the sun all of the time usually have well-kept and nice toe nails, thanks to the sunlight destroying the bacteria found on the feet.
However, this isn’t always the case. You never know what the cause really is until you’ve seen a doctor, so one other suggestion would be to never use bar soap to wash your hair. Your scalp is a sensitive part of your skin and bar soap can actually promote the growth of bacteria. Antibacterial and gentle shampoo is able to protect your scalp properly.
The itching on scalp is usually due to dandruff, fungus or other some diseases. The proper way to clear your head from any bump and itching is to have dandruff free scalp. The shampoos containing selenium sulfide and ketoconazole can help you a lot. It will be good to see a dermatologist for treatment.
I have scabs on my head, but the scab is right at the root.. When I feel around theyre all over my head some big some not but everywhere. It itches and I pick at it. When I pick the scab it comes off in small parts very thick and its whitish. You can see the roots of my hair in between the scab and my hair just pulls out in clumps along with a part of the scab. What do I do?
I too have been suffering from this for years and after I gave birth about 4 months ago it seemed to have gotten worse. My hair is falling out like crazy I thought it might be the birth control but this has never happened to me before. The scaps are on the back of my scalp at the bottom. I started using VO5 shampoo and conditioner and thats when I started noticing it. It seems to be worse from when I was younger. When I take my hair tie out of my hair I get handfuls of hair. It's gross. Does anyone know the cause can this mean there is something wrong with my diet ? I need help its driving me crazy I try not to itch but I can't help it.
Wow, this is pretty informative. I keep finding scabs on my scalp- I have long hair, so I have to try hard to feel around for them- but I guess they have been there for years now. I keep thinking they'll heal and when I feel around- they're still there. I also have noticed more dandruff in the last year. Could be sun (thank you for the suggestion) but I live in San Diego and get a lot of sun on a daily basis. My scalp goes through itchy moments, and I can't tell if it's better to wash daily or every other day... My hair gets oily- so I am confused as to why I have dandruff.
Anyway, I'll try the suggestions about the shampoos first, then seek out a Dr.
To get rid of head scabs, I recommend using Eucerin spray directly to each scab. It
may sting a bit, but it seriously works. I have troubled with head scabs for quite some time, and once I had sprayed, and let my hair sit for 30 mins, without picking, I felt serious progress. Also try Aloe Vera juice in the shower after you apply. Just wet your hair, pour aloe vera, and let sit for 15 mins without washing hair. Stay away from curling irons, straight irons, blow dryers, and crimp irons for at least a few days. I hope this information was useful.
It's called folliculitis and there is nothing really we can do, I've tried everything. The only thing that helps me is washing my hair with Dial bar soap. I know it seems strange but it is antibacterial and dries up the pimples.
I have had these for some years on and off- I started getting very sensitive to hair products. I switched my shampoo to Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine, which helped, and I started to make sure that my hair was a dry as possible before going to bed. It is bacteria that causes this and moisture & scratching do make it worse. What personally helps me, after I already have the scabs, is to simply apply some Cortisone10 Intensive Healing Formula cream right on it. It heals within a couple/few days.
Medicated shampoos sometimes help to control it a bit, but seldom work at all.
I have the same thing. The sores heal, then itch then scab, the the whole process repeats itself and the result of all this is flaking ( dandruff ) the Only and I mean ONLY shampoo the ever helped me was REGIS Cherry shampoo and Almond oil conditioner. I used to get it at Walmart Salon till they stopped delivering it there. I haven't been to the REGIS salon in town to see if they still carry it or not, but if you can find this product, it will get rid of it but you have to keep using the shampoo and conditioner.
I have the same it is called seborrhea and the thing that works best for me is to use Nizorel shampoo but rub it in after wetting your hair/scalp and let it medicate for a couple of hours.
It might be, but the best thing to do is DON'T SCRATCH THEM it wll make it worse. When you go to sleep at night put socks on your hands, I know it sounds bizzare, but it will stop you scratching when your asleep.
You might be allergic to something you put on your head like a change of shampoo , it happened to me before I was allergic to heddrin but after a while it did go thank you hope what I said helps you
Mines itches after I take a shower n I put it up. Everything starts to itch so bad behind my head sometimes I scratch so bad that I get scabs.I keep getting scared because I think its lice.But when its dry it dosent happen well I think.