Posted by: mama girl | 2004/11/01


pimple on the head

Hi Doc
my 4yrs old boy has a pimple on the head its been 3weeks now,I took him to the chemest and they gave me some ointment to apply on the pimple 2times daily but nothing is happening. sometimes it get swallen with puss on the tip. what can I do?

your answer will be appriciated

Expert's Reply



This often an infected hairfollicle that needs to break open. You may encourage this and clean it thoroughly with an appropriate antiseptic, before applying the ointment. If your child becomes feverish or the lesion deteriorates, you need to see your doctor for antibiotic treatment.

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Posted by: mama girl | 2004/11/05

Hi Dr Anonymous

Thanks for your reply. the size of the pimple is 1mm on the scalp,it is recurrent cos its been 3weeks now. He hasn't seen the doctor yet I took him to the pharmacist and they gave me an ointment unfortunatly I dont have the name with me. It doesn't bleed but there's puss on the tip and its swallen. it is shaven but I don't think it itches because he doesn't schratch his head.


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Posted by: dr anonymous | 2004/11/04

You have to give more info:
1. Size (in mm)
2. Location (Forehead, or scalp?)
3. Is it recurrent?
4. Has it ever been seen by a doctor?
5. What oitment were you given?
6. Does it bleed?
7. IS the child's head shaven?
8. Does it itch.

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