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I am wondering about my sons scalp he either has scalp

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i am wondering about my sons scalp he either has scalp ringworm or Folliculitis decalvan. Does scalp ringworm ever start as a bump under the skin? It is almost like he has a pimple but it has no head or have pus it is just a bump. He has other rashes on his head. we are waiting for a fungus test to come back
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  GauravMD replied 4 months ago.

Hi,

Thanks for contacting the medical experts.

A small bump does not sound like Folliculitis decalvans. If there is some itching and / or crusting, then ringworn is a more likely possibility.

Tough to be sure without a direct examination,

I would recommend a dermatologist / physician consultation and then prescription strength anti fungal medicines topically if ringworm is considered to be a serious possibility,

Warm regards

Dr, Gupta, MD