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Heat boils in head. How to reduce them? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Oct-2013
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User:HOW TO REDUCE HEAD HEAT BOILS?
User:hi
Doctor:hi
User:HOW TO REDUCE HEAD HEAT BOILS?
Doctor:Can you describe these boils please?
Doctor:How do they look like?
User:like pimple
Doctor:and do they happen only when the temperature is high?
Doctor:Which part of the head is affected more?
User:back head
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:are these boils painful?
Doctor:Can you see any pus in these boils?
User:only i feel when i touch my head..
Doctor:okay
Doctor:so there is no pus?
User:yes
Doctor:okay
Doctor:how many biols can you feel?
Doctor:I mean, how many boils can you feel?
User:6
Doctor:and they are only in the back of the head?
User:no and side also
User:how to avoid this one
Doctor:by side, you mean behind the ear?
User:yes
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:I feel these are not boils
Doctor:but they are swollen lymph nodes
User:then what is that
Doctor:lymph nodes swell if there is any infection in the surrounding arae
User:ok
Doctor:Do you have dandruff?
User:no
Doctor:any itching in the head?
User:yes
Doctor:okay
Doctor:the problem seems like mild fungal infection
Doctor:or seborrhic dermatitis
User:how to reduce this
Doctor:You can use a good antifungal shampoo
User:names?
Doctor:KZ is a good medicated shampoo
User:ok
Doctor:but you will require a prescription to get this
User:when is touch the boils its painful
Doctor:you should keep your hair dry
User:ok
Doctor:Yes, the swollen lymph nodes will be painful
Doctor:since how long do you have this problem?
User:last 1 month
Doctor:okay
Doctor:I suggest you consult skin specialist once
User:ok..
Doctor:to see if the problem is fungal infection or something else
Doctor:sometimes mild bacterial infections can also cause this
User:ok
Doctor:once the cause is found out then we can decide which treatment is best
Doctor:Is there anything else you want to discuss?
User:no sir, thanks for your help........
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:goodnight
User:you 2 sir........
Doctor:bye
User:bye...........
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