A member 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?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

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!

Answered 1/5/2022


Dr. Joseph Eastern answered

Specializes in Dermatology

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.

Answered 1/6/2022



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