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Dr. James G. Marx answered:

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?

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Boil
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.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

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?

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Try using anti microbial soap. Wash scalp several times a day and then apply an antibiotic ointmenr
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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.
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Staph on scalp?

Staph on a Scalp?

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Yes...Staph can live in symbiosis or as a virulent bug infecting us humans. Staph can be found nearly everywhere in nature. This dangerous bacteria can be deadly when it is infecting skin and other organs. I would love to know more about what is behind your question.
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Dr. Chris Oh answered:

Itchy bumps on scalp?

Psoriasis

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Likely psoriasis. I would first have it looked at to make sure it is nothing suspicious. If it is psoriasis, switching to T-gel shampoo as well as using calcipotriene and occasional topical steroid helps.
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why is my scalp tender?

Inflammation, infect

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The area around the roots is inflammed by bacteria, fungus etc. Psoriasis, seborrhea, follicultis or other conditions can cause swelling in the scalp and tenderness. Since this may need antibiotics or other treatment see MD if medicated shampoos don't help.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

Dandruff and dry scalp?

Controlling dandruff

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Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or Kenalog sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms.
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What causes flaky scalp?

Scale

usually seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis
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Is a loose scalp normal?

LOOSE SCALP

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Maybe. Some persons have loose scalp without problems.
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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

Itchy scalp with orgasm?

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Itching
I am not sure I have an explanation for that. Some say this may e related to natural endorphins but that is admittedly far fetched explanation
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