The Scalp Has Sores Like Boils?
my child is 10 years old, there are wounds on the head such as boils and itchiness because scratched the wound broke out and oozed fluid like pus. ? And may the head be cleaned by shampooing or what is the correct cleaning method for this problem? Thank you
Hello Nissyarasjid, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
A boil is a bacterial infection of the skin that is marked by a lump on the skin usually red in color and there is a collection of pus. Some causes of your complaint include:
Folliculitis (infection of hair follicles) Furuncles / carbuncles Kerion (fungal and bacterial infections of the head) Impetigo Some things you can do for existing ulcers include:
Compress boils with warm water at least three times a day. Do not scratch on the area of the boil because it can cause irritation and other infections. Maintain cleanliness of the body and wound area. Clean the broken boils with gauze, alcohol or anti-bacterial soap. Don't forget to wash your hands before and after treating boils Adequate rest and consuming nutritious food The process of wound healing can vary depending on the underlying cause and also our immune system. Usually these boils or sores if treated properly can heal for approximately 3-4 weeks. If you find that there is no improvement with the drugs and ointments you use, you should immediately control your doctor or consult a dermatologist.
Hopefully this information can be useful.