A scalp infection
A scalp infection is a condition in which the scalp becomes infected with bacteria or fungus. The infection can be caused by an injury to the scalp, or by scratching the skin.
The signs and symptoms of a scalp infection may include redness, swelling, pain, and itching. The person may also experience fever and chills. A person who has a scalp infection may also have hair loss in the affected area.
A scalp infection is usually treated with oral antibiotics such as erythromycin or clindamycin for 7-14 days.