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Pustules On Scalp
My 3 y old child have multiple pustules & boils on face & scalp since 1 wk, baby is otherwise well. Other child in house have similar s & s. Diagnosis?
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
I have some soft some hard scalp pustules that scab over They started out only as small pimples when the condition started.No itching!
Wash daily: Try shampooing your scalp daily. It may take a few weeks for the lesions to heal and for new ones to not come up. ...Read more
Is it acne in my scalp or something else? I have acne like places through out my scalp. They itch and do form pustules. I was on doxyciclin for four months. It calmed the the condition but didn't cure it. When i got off of the doxy the places came back. I
Acne : Acne can occur on the scalp. We also sometimes call it folliculitis--inflammation (or occasionally infection) of hair follicles. Doxycycline is a commonly prescribed antibiotic for both acne and folliculitis. Another course of the same could be done and then followed by a topical antibiotic solution like clindamycin. There are no good options for otc treatment--shampoos, etc. Rarely allergic reactions to medications can present as pustules in the scalp. A medication history and exam would need to be done to exclude this possibility. ...Read more
Is there anything OTC i can apply to scalp MRSA to help with clearing a pustule and the plaque-like rash surrounding it? Herb, ointment, oil, perhaps?
My scalp folliculitis has large white pustules, a swab said no staph/strep. Stress related breakouts. I use mild shampoo. Treatment? Contrl w/ mino
See a dermatologist: To find out your answer and to get treated so that you can get better and not be nervous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skull?: Kidding! but more info would help. Painful? Color change in area? After injury/local trauma? Location on scalp? Any where else? Travel or exposures? Sounds like time to see dermatology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibilities: Consider a neurological cause of pain, such as an injured nerve or a neuralgia (e.g. Trigeminal neuralgia http://j.Mp/vgyzi0). Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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