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I have an acne like bump on my head that appears to heal and thrn return as a hard bump a few weeks ?

I have an acne like bump on my head that appears to heal and thrn return as a hard bump a few weeks ?

Possible skin cancer: This healing and recurrence pattern is typical of a minor skin cancer and you should have the area checked by your family doc, dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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How do I remove acne on my head?

How do I remove acne on my head?

Multiple treatments: Try over the counter topical treatments such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. If this fails you will need a doctor to prescribe a topical prescription strength treatment such as clindamycin, retin a, (tretinoin) etc with or without an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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How to get rid of small acnes on fore head?

How to get rid of small acnes on fore head?

Easy Rx: There's a few home remedies such as vinegar and tea-tree oil but i'd urge you to go directly to the mainstream stuff. If over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't do the trick, a physician's office visit is in order. If it's relatively mild disease and confined to your face, adding topical Clindamycin might be your best option; your physician may suggest others. ...Read more

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I suffer from acne in my head skin, what shoud i do?

I suffer from acne in my head skin, what shoud i do?

Scientific Rx: I am going to assume from what you have shared that neither topical Clindamycin with benzoyl peroxide, nor a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day has given you satisfactory results. It's time for you to consider accutane, which is unpleasant and has some risks but which should clear you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How does one use head and shoulders to clear acne on the back?

Treatment: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to make sure your eruption is treated properly. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why acne is only forming on the back of my head?

Can you please explain why acne is only forming on the back of my head?

Acne back of head: It you have pustules only on the back of your head it is likely folliculitis, not comedones. You may need extractions and antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have develop acne in the face and head what is the problem,is been 3months now?

I have develop acne in the face and head what is the problem,is been 3months now?

Rosacea: Since you're 41yo, you're presumably beyond your teenage years when acne is more typically. If so, then you might be suffering from rosacea. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rosacea/basics/definition/con-20014478 & http://www.rosacea.org/. Then go see your Family Doc & Dermatologist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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Its has been more than 10 years that im having acne all over my head, i tried to many medicins without success, any suggetion?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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I mastubrate daily every night. And I have acne in may face, little bit on my head and back. It is been 4 years since I have acne pimpls.What do I do.?

I mastubrate daily every night. And I have acne in may face, little bit on my head and back. It is been 4 years since I have acne pimpls.What do I do.?

You're a man now!: Acne comes and goes for all young man and many older men. It's got nothing to do with what you do in private, or what else may happen as you develop further as a man. When it's on the back, benzoyl peroxide won't work too welli start with topical Clindamycin with or without a retinoic acid derivative, but often its presence on the back suggests one of the systemic antibiotics may be right for you. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more