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scalp lesions

for about 9 months i have had sores,raised on my scalp.they become scabs.i try to leave them alone but they still don't go away. i have been diagnosed with lichen planus on lower legs(for over 10 years) although my legs do not look as severe as the photos i have seen.and lately,whenever i get any type of breakout on chest,arms...it takes forever to go away and scar is very noticeble.thanks for your help.
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Most people I see with scalp scabs have a picking problem, often strss-related.  This does not sound like psoriasis, dandruff, or lichen planus.  A topically-applied anesthertic like Pramegel (over-the-counter), put on every time it itches, along with a strict and never-broken pledge to not pick, will in clearing.  This is not easy, but possible.  Try it.  If it doesn't work, see a dermatologist.

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Dr. Rockoff
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