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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

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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


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Shaved my head for summer.I see 6-7 small(eg:0.25cm) white scars/patches. Missing few hairs on sides of forehead(soft skin).Is it alopecia. Any remedy?

Shaved my head for summer.I see 6-7 small(eg:0.25cm) white scars/patches. Missing few hairs on sides of forehead(soft skin).Is it alopecia. Any remedy?

It may be: It may be an old scar where hair did not grow and as long as it is only in that area and when your hair grow that area is covered you need not do anything for it .If you feel you need to do anything more consult a dermatologist who can tell you after exam if you will ever grow hair in that area. ...Read more

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Hair loss on back of head with little red spots?

Hair loss on back of head with little red spots?

Scalp hair loss : If patchy, see a dermatologist. If generally thinned hair, get your hormone levels checked. Can also occur due to severe stress and rarely some medications. ...Read more

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Rubbed cryoderm on neck for pain large bump appeard behind ear small bumps on hair line r side of neck tight hair band around head feel ruff sore?

Rubbed cryoderm on neck for pain large bump appeard behind ear  small bumps on hair line  r side of neck tight hair band around head feel ruff sore?

Infection or allergy: your symptoms suggest the possibility of allergic reaction or possible infection. With any skin lesion it is always best to see and feel the lesion. Recommend you see your doctor for evaluation. ...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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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

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I noticed my beard has a few bald patches on one side of my fave and also a bald patch on the right size of my head about 2x2cm. What to do? :(

I noticed my beard has a few bald patches on one side of my fave and also a bald patch on the right size of my head about 2x2cm. What to do? :(

Alopecia: There is a condition called alopecia which causes the hair to fall out. This is different from male pattern baldness which is genetic and not a disorder. A dermatologist can tell you if you have alopecia (an autoimmune disorder) and treat it w/medication. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Scaly white patches on ears and on my hairline , ?

Scaly white patches on ears and on my hairline , ?

Psoriasis : Could possible be psoriasis. I recommend seeing your pcp or a dermatologist. Hard to say without seeing in person. Try using lotions and moisturizers to rule out dry skin. ...Read more

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Spotted rash on stomach and some spots on arms the resemble fungas or ringworm...Small spots randomly on areas of stomach and couple on back side?

Spotted rash on stomach and some spots on arms the resemble fungas or ringworm...Small spots randomly on areas of stomach and couple on back side?

Pityriasis rosea?: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a peach spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to viruses, allergies, medications, etc., but many times they are not. For odd rashes, skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. One should bring to the doctor a list of all medications used in the month before the rash appeared. ...Read more

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Circle white bald spots on your head with no hair growth?

Circle white bald spots on your head with no hair growth?

Alopecia: It seems like you might have alopecia areata which is a disorder where the immune system destroys the hairs. It can often be successfully treated by your dermatologist. They will also want to check to be sure that no other autoantibodies exist in your body. Go see your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hair transplantation: Half dollar sized bald spot top back part of scalp due to pattern baldness. What to do besides shaving head?

Hair transplantation: Half dollar sized bald spot top back part of scalp due to pattern baldness. What to do besides shaving head?

Another option: Hi. Hair transplantation and shaving your head are NOT the only options for a small bald spot. Let me suggest to you what most men do...live with it and do nothing about it! It will do you no harm. ...Read more

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Raised mole with a dark center on my lower back. Its symmetrical. Perhaps ingrown hair?

Raised mole with a dark center on my lower back. Its symmetrical. Perhaps ingrown hair?

If you are...: Truly concerned about it i would recommend seeing a dermatologist but since I am not there to actually see it i cannot say if you should or shouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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2nd dose of chemo thursday.I have red bumps on my scalp hair falling out and hair cut short.The bumps itch & painful.What can I put on scalp?

2nd dose of chemo thursday.I have red bumps on my scalp hair falling out and hair cut short.The bumps itch & painful.What can I put on scalp?

You need to contact : Your oncologist should be informed about what you have noted and you should go and show it to the person who gave you chemotherapy. I doubt if this is anything serious but communication with your own oncologist is more important than asking for help from others. ...Read more

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Im 22, I have 4 white patches of hair on my head. Each 1 has a tiny spot where the white hair grows. They sometimes itch. No other skin problems atall?

Im 22, I have 4 white patches of hair on my head. Each 1 has a tiny spot where the white hair grows. They sometimes itch. No other skin problems atall?

? vitiligo: It is difficult to know without examining the patches, however, what you described is consistent with vitiligo. See this site for additional information and consult your doctor. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001834/. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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