Should I let the scab remain on part of my scalp from basal cell removal surgery?
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Keep scabs off Mohs sites
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Thank you for your question.
Without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of any treatments it is difficult to be comprehensive.
Often the best treatment is to keep the wound clean and free of crust or scab and moistened with antibiotic ointment or petrolatum.
It may be the doctor does not want you to manipulate the area of concern, but it is difficult to assess without a photo.
I would clarify with your doctor, but a clean moist wound heals faster.
Good luck ,
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