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what to do about bump with puss on the scalp

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Must see: You must see a doctor for treatment. Preferably a dermatologist.

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection: This means you are having boils on your scalp, probably due to staph aureus infection. This is related both to carriage of staph in the nose and on t ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Time for the Doctor: It is time for an examination at your family medical clinic or at a good dermatology office.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
21 years experience Dermatology
Culture : A bacterial culture may be helpful to guide treatment. If not improving, oral Doxycycline or Minocycline often are prescribed to treat scalp folliculi ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Scalp abscesses: Though can get acne on scalp, may also be eczema , psoriasis ,fungal. Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo and shampoos containing zinc may be helpful b ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Infectious bumps: In addition to the oral antibiotics i would apply an antibiotic ointment to your scalp at least three times a day.
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A male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Multiple answers: You really need to see a doctor to find out what is going on and get proper treatment, i would suggest seeing a dermatologist.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Need evaluation: Impossible to tell without seeing the lesion it can be a simple inflamitory acne lesion or something as bad as the head of a facial abscess. Provided ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Eczema...: It can be eczema, staph infection.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
14 years experience Urgent Care
Puss filled bumps: You need to be evaluated. Need antibiotic and may also need Incision and Drainage.

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