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I am a 48 year old woman and I have started getting spots

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I am a 48 year old woman and I have started getting nasty spots on my back and scalp. What do you advise please?
Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I am going to assist you with your question. First I need a little more information-

Does it look like pimple?
Is it painful to touch? Do you have any discharge from such spots?
Do you have associated itching on such spots?
Are you suffering from any medical condition or on any medication ?

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Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 3 years ago.



The spots are painful to touch and they get a "head". My back and scalp are also itchy.


I have irritable bowel syndrome and lactose intolerance but I am not on any medication.




Dear Customer, Thanks for providing quick additional information.
I can understand your concern.

It sounds to be Folliculitis.
It arise from Hair follicles and sebaceous (sweat) glands and occur due to the fact that hair follicles become infected, often with Staphylococcus aureus.

To treat this condition, You can apply a warm, moist washcloth or compress to the affected area 4-5 times a day to relieve discomfort and help the area drain.

You should mix 1% Cortisone cream with 1% Clotrimazole cream and apply over the affected area twice a day, for at least 10 days.
You should take Tab Claritin 10 mg twice a day.
You should also use Calamine lotion for local application.

You can use a clean washcloth and towel to dry off each time you wash.
You should not share your towels or washcloths, and launder them in plenty of hot, soapy water after every use.

Usually such symptoms will get resolve in a week by these measures.

Good luck and Take care.

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