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A 41-year-old female asked:

Cellulitis of scalp (via psoriasis) was prescribed generic bactrim and a bacitracin ointment plus tea tree oil on cuts. safe to wash hair now or wait?

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Dr. Jana Tomsky corvalan
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Gentle wasch ok : Cellulitis in scalp can happen if you scratched some psoriasis leasions and bacgerial infection got in. If you are on antibiotics and lesions are healing - you can gently shower and us mild shapmoo . Use clean towel every time to dry hair. continue topical treatment as well as precribed. Follow up with dermatologist regullary . Eat healhty low carb diet and probiotics.

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Last updated Sep 25, 2018

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