I am suffering from folliculitis that is pimple on scalp filled with pus. I would be grateful if you could advice me the treatment for the same.
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You need to take oral as well as topical antibiotics. Start with tablet Augmentin (combination of Amoxicillin and Clavulanate) 625 mg twice daily for a week and apply Mupirocin ointment on the pimples twice daily till they resolve. This normally takes 7-10 days.
If they are recurrent, then go for blood sugar fasting to rule out diabetes and pus culture to find the exact bacteria responsible for your folliculitis.
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.Investigations to be done:
Blood sugar fasting and pus culture.Probable diagnosis:
Frequent hand washing prevents spread of infection.Regarding follow up:
Revert back after a week to a dermatologist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist
I cannot apply the ointment, as I have lesions on my whole scalp and in between hairs it is not possible to apply ointment. Please check the photo which I have attached.
Kindly tell me the best solution to avoid recurrence of the condition. I am having pain and itch in my scalp and I am getting bald due to that. Please get me some solution.
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This will help you. You can continue this for 1 week.
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