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A 32-year-old male asked:

Can you get acne on your scalp? ive have reoccurring flesh colored bumps on top and back and sides of my scalp they arent red no white heads its like blind pimples but i cant get it to stop ive been stressed so i wonder about acne?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Acne can indeed occur on the scalp, but other things can produce the bumps you are describing, such as folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles). See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Last updated Dec 17, 2021
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