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Bay Saint Louis, MS
A 22-year-old female asked about a 30-year-old male:

Scalp on back of head red and sore rash. 2%d72 inches. causing puss build up in hair. like stabbing needles. suggestion what it is??

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Folliculitis: This may be an infection of the hair follicles and since there is purulent drainage, warm soaks followed by application of an antibiotic ointment like Bacitracin is the usual treatment. If the area swells, increases and becomes more painful and tender, see your physician for possible antibiotic pills and/'or incision and drainage if needed as it would be treated like a small boil.
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