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Scalp (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

See A Doc: I assume you mean the boils have been there for a week and not since 1 week old, right. This could be a serious skin infection and needs immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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My scalp is inflamed with large and small pustules. They hurt very much at times. Could this be mrsa?

Possible mixed: infection with both fungal and bacterial components.You will need fungal and bacterial cultures and trtment to cover all possibilities. Must be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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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

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

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What causes scabby scalp?

What causes scabby scalp?

Head sores: Treating sores of the scalp depends on the cause, of which there are many. Eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea, fungal/bacterial infection, parasitic infestation, chemical irritation, chronic scratching/tic disorder, etc. etc. Your healthcare practitioner or dermatologist can help you sort this out! ...Read more

Pustule (Definition)

A pustule is a pimple-like lesion that is filled with pus, a white/yellow mixture of white ...Read more