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Around 18 months to 2 years ago I noticed a very small,

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Hi, around 18 months to 2 years ago I noticed a very small, pinhead sized dry skin patch on my scalp. I already have a couple of warts on my scalp, have had for many years, so I didn't pay much attention to this.
The small dry patch hasn't grown, or bled or been itching. A couple of days ago however I picked at the patch and it did bleed a tiny bit.
The bleeding stopped quickly, and the next day the small dry patch came back in place. My wife says under the dry patch is a tiny red dot.
Today I touched the area, there is no bump, it just feels a little sore.
Still the skin is a little dry in the area but I am using antiseptic cream to sooth.
Given the longevity and the lack of growth could this still be something to worry about?
I have tried to photograph it but it's under my hair line, so I can't get a good image.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

it sounds like you are worried about it being a skin cancer in the area

skin cancer would be unlikely at your age and that location.

you should avoid picking at the patch.

it may be an area of actinic keratosis.

you can show it to your doctor at next visit

let me know if you have questions

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Actinic Keratosis will eventually form cancer then? Even without any growth?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

no, it will not eventually form cancer.

it may not be actinic keratosis

it may be just a wart or blocked skin pore.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok, that's great....I google too much I think. Thank you for your help!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

don't let your anxiety symptoms get out of control with worry

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