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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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How to stop acne on my scalp?

How to stop acne on my scalp?

SCALP ACNE: If you are sure it's acne, then you should shampoo daily with a shampoo that has zinc pyrithione in it. And, yes, daily. No creams or lotions or gels or waxes no hair cosmetics at all for at least 10 days. If no better, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Difference of scalp folicullitis and scalp acne?

Difference of scalp folicullitis and scalp acne?

Same thing.: Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp, and is also sometimes called "acne necrotica", which is why it is sometimes confused with acne, which does not occur on the scalp (except along the frontal hairline). In other words, the condition often called "scalp acne" is actually folliculitis, or inflammation/infection of hair follicles. ...Read more

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Possible cause of scalp acne?

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Possible cause of scalp acne?

Other: Other factors can also play a role such as blockage of the pores eg. With oils, irritation and infection of the hair follicles, hormonal changes etc. Different people are predisposed to acne in different areas. Some people get facial acne and others get back acne. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat scalp acne?

What can I do to treat scalp acne?

Folliculitis: Try a therapeutic shampoo that contains a sulfa and/or salicylic acid derivative. ...Read more

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How can I treat a scalp acne problem?

How can I treat a scalp acne problem?

Scalp: There are many OTC shampoos to try. If they have not worked then see a dermatologist ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for scalp acne?

What is the best medicine for scalp acne?

Depends on cause: Acne is not common on the scalp, but more likely at the edges and around the face and back because it is a problem of certain sweat glands. But several things can aggravate the hair follicles and make them act like pimples. Caution with your shampoos/conditioners as chemicals can cause it. Fungal infections can be a cause-selenium shampoos can help this. Psoriasis and other conditions look like acne. ...Read more

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What can I do about my acne and redness on my scalp?

What can I do about my acne and redness on my scalp?

I suggest you see: A dermatologist for treatment options. You can certainly try T-sal for your scalp, but prescriptions may be necessary ...Read more

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I have a lot of acne on the lower back of my scalp. How can I fix it?

I have a lot of acne on the lower back of my scalp. How can I fix it?

Try washing: You may try washing/shampooing your hair and scalp every day and keep the scalp dry after washing. ...Read more

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I would like help with my acne and redness on my scalp. It's bothering me.?

I would like help with my acne and redness on my scalp. It's bothering me.?

Either your: Physician or a dermatologist would be your best bet.
Take care. ...Read more

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Should I apply dettol on my scalp to treat my scalp acne? How should I proceed?

Only skin products: If you mean dettol antiseptic cream or similar product intended for application on the skin, you could probably try it. I wouldn't try any of the dettol household cleaning products, however. ...Read more

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Recurring scalp acne — just in one location. Sometime very thick paste like acne.

Recurring scalp acne — just in one location. Sometime very thick paste like acne.

See a doctor: A doctor needs to see it. If it is a form of psoriasis or abscesses or infection she will diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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I have severe acne on my head my scalp is very oily. Been hurting for 5 years now?

I have severe acne on my head my scalp is very oily. Been hurting for 5 years now?

Definitely see derm: There are conditions on the scalp that can cause scalp acne and even scarring so see a dermatologist to treat the scalp breakout soon. Topicals and orals can significantly improve your condition ...Read more

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What to do about dry scalp with dandruff problems and acne?

What to do about dry scalp with dandruff problems and acne?

Keep oily hair: Away from forehead. Wash hair daily to prevent dandruff. Try anti-dandruff shampoos that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the scalp fungus associated with dandruff; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and possibly even decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin. ...Read more

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Is onion juice any good for scalp acne? How should I apply it?

Is onion juice any good for scalp acne? How should I apply it?

Onion Juice For Acne: According to ecosalon. Com, onions can be an effective acne treatment due to its antimicrobial properties, which can help it eliminate bacteria that may cause acne on your skin. To make an onion treatment to apply to your skin, smash up a small amount of onion, then apply the crushed mixture onto your acne. You can also use onion juice to treat and remove acne, as well as acne scars. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry scalp with dandruff problems and acne?

What to do if I have dry scalp with dandruff problems and acne?

Keep oily hair: Away from forehead. Wash hair daily to prevent dandruff. Try anti-dandruff shampoos that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the scalp fungus associated with dandruff; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and possibly even decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin. ...Read more

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Having scalp acne does it mean I have the possibility that I am HIV positive?

Having scalp acne does it mean I have the possibility that I am HIV positive?

No: Hiv infection does not announce itself this way. I see from one of your other questions that you are concerned despite your having wisely used protection. You have many opportunities to get tested, hopefully at no cost to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi doc. My husband has scalp acne making itches. What is the best medication for him? Regards

Hi doc. My husband has scalp acne making itches. What is the best medication for him?  Regards

See dr: Without seeing the rash it is difficult to say what category of medication is best for him, but he will most likely require prescription medication. ...Read more

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What's the oldest age that you might still see some cradles cap on the scalp or baby acne on the face?

What's the oldest age that you might still see some cradles cap on the scalp or baby acne on the face?

6 months: The sweat and oil glands in the newborn need to develop and mature. During this process they can produce effects that appear as cradle cap and "acne". This maturing varies a lot. Most infants mature within a couple months. If signicant effects persist beyond 6 months, further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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What is the best shampoo to treat scalp acne? I am looking for something containing benzoyle peroxide b/c that has helped my facial acne.

What is the best shampoo to treat scalp acne? I am looking for something containing benzoyle peroxide b/c that has helped my facial acne.

Mixed: "Scalp acne" is sometimes caused by pityrosporum yeasts in contrast to facial acne. There are benzoyl peroxide shampoos in drug stores, and these fail, a good dandruff shampoo or a prescription ketoconazole shampoo would be worth a try. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure excess sebum production and acne caused by dairy, my scalp literally fills itself up with too much oil if I consume milk?

Milk: Should not cause that problem. It is a wives tale. Sorry. Over washing your hair will cause your oil glands to try to replace the oil that had been constantly removed so be sure that you are not over washing or using a shampoo that is harsh and drying to your scalp. ...Read more

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I've a severe problem of acne on scalp. Because of which my hair has become thin and tends to break. Would like to get a remedy for this. Thanks.

Scalp acne: Scalp is full of sebaceous glands that cause acne. You have to treat it like the face. Do not run your fingers through your hair, change your pillow case every night, shampoo your hair before going to bed and use acne skin care products from a dermatologist's office in the scalp. ...Read more

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My scalp near my temple is oily and has flesh toned bumps and black heads. They itch a bit. Hair started thinning since bumps appeared. What's wrong?

My scalp near my temple is oily and has flesh toned bumps and black heads. They itch a bit. Hair started thinning since bumps appeared. What's wrong?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are hard to describe and hard to visualize in words. Such a rash may be acne, but acne usually happens in a particular age group, beginning with puberty. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate to decide on a diagnosis and talk about treatment options. ...Read more

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Some spots in my head feel like acne. What do I do, since I can't put my acne cream onto my hair and scalp, or can i?

Some spots in my head feel like acne. What do I do, since I can't put my acne cream onto my hair and scalp, or can i?

Clindamycin/erythro: There are a couple topical antibiotics used for acne that could also be used on the scalp. The main ones are Clindamycin and erythromycin. The Clindamycin comes as a gel or alcohol-based liquid. Either could be used on the scalp. Products containing benzoyl peroxide would tend to bleach the hair over time. ...Read more

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I have dandruff on my scalp. I tried head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo. But did not help me. I'm having acne too cuz of it. What should I do?

Dandruff from heck!: Dandruff is a few flakes. When it becomes an issue, we call it seborrheic dermatitis. This condition comes from reacting to the normal oils we make on our skin. You can try t-gel, and use it daily. If not, see your friendly neighborhood dermatologist. We use more potent topicals, and some oral medicines as well. We can fix your acne too! ...Read more