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Itchy and burned scalp - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   ok
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   recently my scalp got really itchy and burned. and it has bumps that bleed because i scratch them and i wake up with like dry pus on my head
User :   i looked it up and it said might be ringworm
User :   do you have any other ideas
Doctor :   do you have acne on the face
User :   yes. a bit.... but i have had acne for years but never this. this just happened randomly
Doctor :   it could be acne on the scalp or the boils which can occur due to scratching
User :   well i started scratching but the pus thing has already occured
User :   why would i just get the acne randomly
Doctor :   some times you get acne also on the scalp
Doctor :   or it could be boils
Doctor :   you need to get checked with Dermatologist
User :   but it is all over my head on diff hair folicals.... how would i know if it was boils
Doctor :   since i have not examained you i will be not able to exactly make a diagnosis

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