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A 24-year-old male asked:

i am taking aforvir for my scalp pimples?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Won't work: This is an antihistamine and it won't touch them. Infected scalp hairs may be acne, a variant on fungal / seborrheic dermatitis, or in serious disease bacterial -- the latter can be a real problem. If your pimples are painful or disfiguring, or persist more than two weeks, a physician's office visit is in order.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Pimple like bumps on scalp?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Dermatitis: There are multiple thousands of hair follicles on ones head. One for each hair. Occasionally these follicles get infected with bacteria and will form a pustule like lesion. One can even have a reaction to the oil on the scalp and get a dermatitis with a pimple like lesion. The follicle can get plugged and form a "zit" like lesion. Use a good shampoo, perhaps dab a bit of antibiotic ointment.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

Does aforvir medicine helps scalp pimples?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
No: Pimples would be a sign of follicular occlusion; aforvir may help the itching, but the pimples would be unaffected.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How do you treat pimples on the scalp?

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Dr. Julie Tomberlin
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Get checked: I would recommend getting these checked. Sometimes fungal infections can look/feel like "pimples" on the scalp. Proper treatment requires proper diagnosis.

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