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A 32-year-old male asked:

Pimples on the back and sides of my head they get worse after shaving or buzz cut. i never got them but have been for 7 month they arent red/pus filled just pimple like bumps like ingrown hair almost.i miss shaving any advice on what it is? thanks?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Please consult this site for effective home care for acne. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment Wish you good health!
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
This is usually due to shaving too close, which causes ingrowing of hair shafts. Try letting your hair grow until the bumps resolve, then don't shave as closely. If the pimples don't resolve, it could be a folliculitis (infection of hair follicles) and you should see a dermatologist.
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Last updated Jan 6, 2022

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