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acne in head scalp

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Definitely see derm: There are conditions on the scalp that can cause scalp acne and even scarring so see a dermatologist to treat the scalp breakout soon. Topicals and or ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
40 years experience Dermatology
Clindamycin/erythro: There are a couple topical antibiotics used for acne that could also be used on the scalp. The main ones are Clindamycin and erythromycin. The Clindam ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: Purging scalp is not a medical term. You may have infection of hair follicles and ketoconzole may not be an appropriate medication. It would be prude ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Weiss
Specializes in Family Medicine
Ingrown Hair: Sounds to me like you, in all likelihood, have developed an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are caused by a growing hair that gets trapped under the skin ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Meet with dermatolog: You should meet and discuss your problems with a dermatologist.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
Specializes in
See dermatologist : This type of problem cannot be dealt with adequately on this platform. I would suggest you discuss it with your dermatologist who already has your pas ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
6 months: The sweat and oil glands in the newborn need to develop and mature. During this process they can produce effects that appear as cradle cap and "acne" ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanveer Janjua
30 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Scalp acne: Scalp is full of sebaceous glands that cause acne. You have to treat it like the face. Do not run your fingers through your hair, change your pillow c ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Acne: If you have acne in multiple areas you may need oral antibiotic therapy, there are other treatment options available also, Better consult a Dermatolog ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Skin issues: Oily and scaling skin on the face may be seborrheic dermatitis. Acne is another problem. I would suggest referral to dermatologist for a full exam. Ac ... Read More
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