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A 30-year-old male asked:

Hi. i recently cut all my hair off. about 3weeks after, i started to get a few pimples at the back of my head. these pimples are now all over my head and can't stop itching can you please let me know what this could be? and what medi i could take?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Pimple on scalp : May be a condition called pseudofolliculitis barbae . An inflammatory condition caused by ingrown hairs. Topical cortisone( steroids) can reduce inflammation and antibiotics can clear up infection. But it is advised not to shave close to prevent the condition. See below https://dermnetnz.org/topics/folliculitis-barbae/ https://www.aocd.org/page/pseudofolliculitisb
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