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Old 04-04-2009, 06:53 AM
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I seem to develop a very small scab in 1 area of my hairline. It is about the size of 2-3 hairs grouped together. Does anyone have any idea why? Any advice?
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wantego,

Are you picking at the scab in order for it to come back?

Picking scabs usually causes them to come back since scabbing is simply part of a healing process. Why it formed in the first place, I don't know. Perhaps it started as a pimple and broke and needs to scab to heal?

It might be a good idea to leave the scab go for few days and let it fall off naturally.

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I usually do not pick it at all. It usually falls off on its own or via hair brushing but then comes back again. It has come and gone several times over the months. I do not feel any pimple there. There is no pain involved. I have no idea why it happens (it is about 1/3 the size of a pencil eraser) but I'm getting a little concerned.
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You got me mate.. Maybe see your GP for them to have a look. Does it bleed when the scab comes off?
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You got me mate.. Maybe see your GP for them to have a look. Does it bleed when the scab comes off?
I have not seen it bleed at all. I'm not overly concerned because as I said its pretty small. I just would like to make sure I'm not doing anything wrong. I think I will email my doctor on Monday.
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wantego,

I too am not sure. Maybe you have a small case of folliculitis, though you would probably feel something. You may want to let a doctor evaluate it if it's concerning you.

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I too am not sure. Maybe you have a small case of folliculitis, though you would probably feel something. You may want to let a doctor evaluate it if it's concerning you.

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I will keep an open mind to all but from what I have read and seen in pictures this does not seem to be folliculitis. No pimple. No pain. Not red or pink. Just a tiny small whitish type scab that forms then goes away.
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I had exactly the same thing after my first transplant , the doctor who did my second told me it was a graft that had grown inward (under the skin in a circular motion) and was trying to surface over and over, he fixed it up and i havent had a problem since.
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I had exactly the same thing after my first transplant , the doctor who did my second told me it was a graft that had grown inward (under the skin in a circular motion) and was trying to surface over and over, he fixed it up and i havent had a problem since.
That is interesting. I'm surprised that did not cause you to have a pimple. What did he do to fix it?
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i asked him how he fixed it , he said it was simply a matter of correcting the path the hair was growing at , as it was not surfacing and growing cicular under the skin he broke the skin surface and flicked the hair upward (to put it very basically), and yes i did get a pimple ... over and over ... pimple - scab - semi heal - pimple - scab repeat over and over for 8 months , it looked terrible.
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