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A 22-year-old male asked:

I'm having swelling and pimples with in my head, and they itch a lot!, i've gone to various doctors, but the medicine is not enough?

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Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Pityrosporom: This is common, particularly in athletes. It looks like acne, with small pustules on the forehead, face, neck and shoulders, but it is actually a yeast. Most of the time an over the counter dandruff shampoo applied to the affected area will take care of it. Sometimes prescription antifungal medicines are needed.
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