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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 1 month ago.
Can you connect me with dermatologist?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Please
Hi. Dr Hayat here.  Welcome to JA.  How can I help
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hello Dr Hayat
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
My son has scalp infection

Do you mind Sending me a picture plz

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
We believe it happen in barber shop when they used dirty machine. It was after haircut
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Of course I will send pics
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
We’re desparate
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
We went to GP 2x
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Walking centre
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Privaty dermatologist
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Private
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
This was beginning
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
That’s how it started
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
This is now after 3 months antibiotics creams etc…
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Painful lumps full of fuss
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Fuss is coming out
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It is very painful
Customer: replied 1 month 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 1 month ago.
Mainly scalp, behind ears, but yes mainly scalp
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
He has couple on top of head but not as big not as swallen
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Covered by hair
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It is not on the body
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Neck and scalp

How long has it Ben there?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Cream he’s taking
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
these
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It’s been there 3 months now
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Antibiotics didn’t help. He was given penicilin
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
We are waiting for dermatologist appointment 3rd week

Has he got diabetes?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No health condition
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Just hayfever

U mentioned high sugars

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
from blood test

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

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
They said that sugar level is bit high but not concerning
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Any advice?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
From pictures?

Please wait..let me see in detail

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok

Did you send any pus from them for culture?

Customer: replied 1 month 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 1 month ago.
No they did not ask for pus sample

OK. How old is he?

Customer: replied 1 month 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 1 month 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 3 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 1 month ago.
Same to you and I appreciate your valuable advice

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