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Round wound on scalp, no trauma, not itching, pain on touching. Treatment?

My 17 y.o. son has an raised round shaped oozing wound on his scalp . It is pretty large, about 15mm in diameter. He has had for at least 4 days now. He has had no trauma, however. He thought it was a pimple and squeezed it. It appears he is getting another much smaller one about 5 inches from the other. This one however is only about 5mm in diameter. They do not itch but they are painful.
Asked On : Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi there,
I can understand your concerns.
It seems like your son has got Scalp folliculitis which is the inflammatory condition of the scalp. One other condition that I can think of is Dissecting Folliculitis which is a bit rare and is more serious than the earlier condition.
It can also be an infected cyst,I think at this point what I have gathered from your question that he needs to see a dermatologist so that he can prescribe some antibiotics for him and also some anti inflammatory like Ibuprofen would reduce the pain and swelling.
He can also opt to drain the enlarged cyst or lesion I it's needed.
A picture of the lesions would be more helpful but it's not there so I can't give you a certain diagnosis.
I hope this answer would be of some help.
All the best.
Answered: Thu, 15 Nov 2012
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