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A 16-year-old male asked:

Im getting pimples/bumps at the back of my head after every haircut. what can i do to get rid of it real quick?

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Dr. Phillip Burrer
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Infection vs ingrown: Some people get folliculitis an infection along the hair follicle. Perhaps the barber's equipment is not clean? ! Topical antibiotic ointment can help or in bad cases, oral antibiotics from your doctor. Sometimes people can get a fungal infection (Tinea Capitis - google it). Another possibility in ingrown hair if the haircut was very short. In that case you need to keep the hair longer.
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 31 years experience
acne keloidalis nuchae is another possible diagnosis, along with folliculitis, unlikely tinea capitis there. see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatmetn
Apr 21, 2015
Last updated Mar 5, 2018


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