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How To Treat a Scalp Scab

Published at 02/05/2012 23:51:58


From certain medications to stress or genetics, many different factors can cause a scalp scab. Luckily, several steps can be taken to heal scalp scabs. The following information will give you some useful ideas to try for healing the scabs.

A scab on the scalp can be caused by several different factors such as an irritation to shampoo, severe dandruff and styling products, infections of the scalp or from picking of the scalp. Most scabs on the scalp are not serious, but sometimes they are very itchy. If you have a scab on your scalp that does not go away, you may need to visit a doctor right away for proper treatment.


Step 1

To have a healthy scalp and avoid scabs, reduce your exposure to toxins and substances that pollute. Exposing your body to unhealthy substances not only reduces your health, but causes scabs that may lead to hair loss as well. Try to minimize the amount of time you spend exposed to toxic fumes such as those present in heavy traffic or harsh cleaning products.

Avoid using heat and chemicals on your hair. Only use high quality, moisturizing hair products which are dermatologicallly tested. 

Step 2

If you are suffering from sudden, unexplained scalp scabs, consider the level of stress in your life. Having a high-stress home or work environment often causes severe dandruff that leads to an unexpected occurence of a scab. If you reduce the amount of stress you feel, you should notice that your scalp starts to get healtheir and you can avoid getting a scab as well.

Find shampoo and conditioner that is made specifically for scab treatment or dandruff. A lot of scab treatment products like those for normal hair will not help you with dandruff and scabs. Look for products specifically for people that are experiencing the disease. This can slow down the existence of scabs and make your hair silky and smooth.

Anyone who has lost a significant amount of hair due to a scab or scabs on the scaslp can also consider using homemade treatment products. This is an ideal solution for scabs in both women and men of all ages.

Step 3

Scrubbing of the scalp scab can be of great help. Using a hard bristled brush to massage and scrape your scalp is a great way to stimulate the infected area. Don't hurt yourself, but do it hard enough to help. The message will bring nutrient rich-blood flow to your scalp.



If it is determined you have an illness, you must do what you can to make sure your body is well taken of. If you are not taking your prescribed medicines or doing what your doctor is telling you, your body will start to work overtime to try and survive. Your body may not be able to get the energy it needs to maintain your healthy scalp when your body is repairing after an illness. These conditions will lead to you losing your hair in the long run.

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By learning as much as you can about the causes and effects related to scalp scabs, you can find better ways to deal with it.