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Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Ingrown Hair: Sounds to me like you, in all likelihood, have developed an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are caused by a growing hair that gets trapped under the skin and can cause irritation and/or infection in the area. If you have many of these pimples, its a condition called 'folliculitis'. More severe cases may require treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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My penis itching on the top of head?

My penis itching on the top of head?

Get checked: An itchy penis needs to be examined especially if there is a rash or discharge. Your doctor can look, test appropriately and figure out the best plan. Good luck ...Read more

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Pimples on back of my head?

Pimples on back of my head?

Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the medical term for the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition can affect the hair and skin on any part of the body, including the scalp. Scalp folliculitis is characterized by the appearance of small, white or yellowish pustules, that resemble acne. The pustules can be quite itchy and painful at times. ...Read more

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The roots of my hair hurt, especially on the top of my head. ?

The roots of my hair hurt, especially on the top of my head. ?

Inflammation.: The scalp may be infected with folliculitis or you have inflammation form a condition such as seborrhea or psoriasis. Other conditions that can involve the scalp includ an allergic reaction to hair products or cutaneous lupus. See dermatologist for evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Freckle like spots on face one on End of top eyebrow and another on other eyebrow underneath?

Freckle like spots on face one on End of top eyebrow and another on other eyebrow underneath?

As you can imagine: it is impossible to evaluate skin lesions over the internet without being able to see them. If these are causing you concern, make an appointment with a health care provider who can evaluate them visually. ...Read more

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Fine bump on the head of my penis?

Fine bump on the head of my penis?

Here are some ...: Without specific characteristics such as size, number, color, texture, distribution, foreskin, symptoms, duration, recurrence, etc. of the bump, an accurate Dx could not be reached. So, collect and bring those to see Doc timely. But, clinically, rashes in glans penis from balanoposthitis in long / tight foreskin are the most common possibility. Rx? Topical hygiene + topical anti-fungal cream... ...Read more

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Are bumps on the top of my penis shaft under the head common in men?

Are bumps on the top of my penis shaft under the head common in men?

Fordyce granules.: Very common. Small, 1 - 3 mm in diameter, painless, pale. They are harmless. ...Read more

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Two small bumps on the back of my head?

Nor enough info: not enough info for an answer. 2 small bumpms on the back of your head? where exactly-where hair is? are they red, itch, pimple like, hard, soft? do they hurt? ...Read more

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off & on sharp pains in my head on the right bottom on the back of my head and the top of my head on the right.bad stomach pains. blackouts.hot flash.

Neuralgia: Sharp pains in those areas of the head are consistent with neuralgia which is an irritable/inflamed superficial artery of the scalp and not within the brain itself. These tend to resolve without any specific treatment except Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil as needed. The other symptoms are unrelated and are nonspecific without other information. An examination by your physician is needed an proper referrals made ...Read more

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Small pimples on back side of body?

Small pimples on back side of body?

Folliculitis: What you are describing sounds a lot like folliculitis (hair follicle infection - mild). Often, the best approach is to use an acne-type body wash with benzoyl peroxide (bpo). Bpo is over-the-counter and well tolerated. Use it in the shower daily and try to leave it on for a couple minutes. If this doesn't help after a week, then see your doctor for help and guidance. ...Read more

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Big cyst on top of head?

Big cyst on  top  of head?

See doctor: If it is painful or bothersome to you, then consider having it examined by your doctor. A dermatologist vs surgeon would be able to remove it, depending on the exact location. If you're not sure it's a cyst, an ultrasound will help with figuring it out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Get rid of pimples on forehead and blackheads on the nose ?

Get rid of pimples on forehead and blackheads on the nose ?

See derm: Your dermatologist can put you on a treatment program that will get rid of the lesions and keep them away, but you must stay on the treatment. Isotretinoin is the only treatment that might give you a permanent cure. ...Read more

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What causes pimples and bumps on head and back of neck?

What causes pimples and bumps on head and back of neck?

Inflamed follicles: Often a result of plugged skin oil glands or hair follicles which can lead to pimples and small skin cysts. Recommend seeing dermatologist to recommend antibacterial soap and surface care to reduce the oil secretions and keep the area low in bacteria. Do not squeeze, pick or try to remove them by yourself. This may lead to scarring and worsening infections. ...Read more

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Sores on back of my neck around the hair line?

Sores on back of my neck around the hair line?

Probably ingrowns: In that location, ingrown hairs are very common. Try benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid or glycolic acid to clear them up. If that doesn't work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more