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Suggest treatment for scabs on head

Hi my child has sum sores in her head that look like bumps at first with pose in them then they have turned into scabs but they r now starting to spread is it ok for me to us some clotrimazole cream on her head to treat what ever this may be. I have another child that had the same problem before
Fri, 14 Feb 2014
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Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at HCM

Clotrimazole is an antifungal and wont help much in this case.

I would keep a possibility of scalp folliculitis. In my practice I usually prescribe an oral antibiotic (penicillin group) for a week along with a topical antibacterial ointment twice daily (OTC 2% mupirocin would do).

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