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Dr. Alan Anthony
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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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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I have some soft some hard scalp pustules that scab over They started out only as small pimples when the condition started.No itching!

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

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Dr. Michael Bryan
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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

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 do you recommend for pustule?

What do you recommend for pustule?

Heat: Short term hot compresse and otc benzoyl peroxide. If necessary topical antibiotics can be prescribed by md. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pustule?

Infection: A pustule is a pimple-like lesion that is filled with pus, a white/yellow mixture of white blood cells and bacteria. ...Read more

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Pustule (Definition)

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


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