Conditions with symptom: 'balding'
I am 37 years old. A couple of years ago, I developed some acne like spots at the top of my head. Luckily, I'm not balding so my hair hides it. I used to cut my hair short but I can't any more because the spots are visible. I have to wash my head atleast twice a day otherwise they swell up, become very aggressive and start bleeding and smelling badly enough for me to smell it. If I don't wash for more that a day, they not only become aggressive but they also become quite painful. They don't reall get itchy though, just very irritating and painful. Both pus and blood comes out of them if I haven't washed for over a day. They also start spreading if I don't wash regularly. I saw the doctor last year and she prescribed an anti fungal shampoo. This had absolutely no effect at all. Please help as I can't be away from somewhere where I can wash for more than a few hours. I have tried looking everywhere and cannot find any information about acne like symptoms that start at this age and not only affect just the top of the head, but also spread so easily.
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