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We need advise on scalp infection, Yes 3x they were checking

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JA: Hi. How can I help?
Customer: we need advise on scalp infection
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes 3x they were checking google pictures to match it. I am not exagarating we’re waiting long time for Dermatologist referral it’s getting worse it’s painful
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Nothing else
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Can you connect me with dermatologist?
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Please
Hi. Dr Hayat here.  Welcome to JA.  How can I help
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Hello Dr Hayat
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
My son has scalp infection

Do you mind Sending me a picture plz

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
We believe it happen in barber shop when they used dirty machine. It was after haircut
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Of course I will send pics
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
We’re desparate
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
We went to GP 2x
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Walking centre
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Privaty dermatologist
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Private
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
This was beginning
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
That’s how it started
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
This is now after 3 months antibiotics creams etc…
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Painful lumps full of fuss
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Fuss is coming out
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
It is very painful
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
GP was looking at google pictures comparing what it could be. Then we asked for blood test apparently apart from high sugar is all good
Is it just the scalp?
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Mainly scalp, behind ears, but yes mainly scalp
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
He has couple on top of head but not as big not as swallen
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Covered by hair
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
It is not on the body
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Neck and scalp

How long has it Ben there?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Cream he’s taking
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
these
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
It’s been there 3 months now
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Antibiotics didn’t help. He was given penicilin
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
We are waiting for dermatologist appointment 3rd week

Has he got diabetes?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
No
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
No health condition
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Just hayfever

U mentioned high sugars

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
from blood test

So if he has high sugars in blood it means he has diabetes

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
They said that sugar level is bit high but not concerning
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Any advice?
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
From pictures?

Please wait..let me see in detail

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Ok

Did you send any pus from them for culture?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
they asked for hair sample. We are unsure when results will be back for that
Not hair, pus..did you send pus for culture?
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
No they did not ask for pus sample

OK. How old is he?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
9 will be 10 in September

OK. Please do the following:

1. Get his fasting and random blood sugars checked again. Aldo do a blood test called HBA1C.

2. Ask the GP to send the pus for CULTURE..It helps to identify the bug that is probably some resistant type and then target with the right antibiotics.

Please do the above. These are infected abd will need oral antibiotic depending upon the culture results.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Ok many thanks

Best wishes.  Please get back to me when the above has been done.  I will be happy to help and guide.  Have a nice day.

Dr Hayat and 5 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Meanwhile, it looks like Tinea capititis and treatment can be started while results are awaited.

Needs systemic terbinafine for 8-12 weeks .

250mg per day. Will need a GP prescription for this.

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Same to you and I appreciate your valuable advice

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