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Can dandruff cause pimples?

Can dandruff cause pimples?

Dandruff: No. Dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis. Both dandruff and acne are common conditions but one does not cause the other. ...Read more

Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...Read more


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Is it correct that dandruff and growing long hair causes pimples?Tnx

Is it correct that dandruff  and growing long  hair causes pimples?Tnx

No: Dandruff does not cause pimples. Long hair does not cause pimples. People with short hair can have acne, and people without dandruff can have acne too. However, people who are getting dandruff (have more skin oils, and skin characteristics called seborrheic dermatitis) tend to get more acne... But the acne and dandruff do not cause each other. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pimples on forehead caused by dandruff in oily hair?

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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How can I cure dandruff and redishness due to pimples ?

How can I cure dandruff and redishness due to pimples ?

Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more

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Pimples are increasing day by day on my back due to dandruff i guess.What should I do ?

Pimples are increasing day by day on my back due to dandruff i guess.What should I do ?

Increased Pimples: Acne/pimples are going to show up as your body goes through puberty. Periods with higher hormone levels trigger more pimples. Stress also plays a role.
There is no single thing proven to resolve acne, but there are multiple helpful products. (the topical ones might be hard to use on your back) see your pcp for suggestions. ...Read more

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I got pimple marks due to dandruff. How to get rid of pimple marks at home? I found no use with cream.

I got pimple marks due to dandruff. How to get rid of pimple marks at home? I found no use with cream.

Start over: What are "pimple marks"? Where are they? Why do you think they are due to dandruff? See a dermatologist. Begin with a useful definition of what you have. ...Read more

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Pimples can be due to dandruff ir dry skin in head?

Acne = pimples: Acne is due more to infection from specific skin bacteria feasting off excess oil than from dry skin or dandruff. Go see your doctor for evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more

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There's lot of dandruff on my head..Does iit lead to pimples? How to get rid of dandruff and pimples ?

Scalp Acne: Scalp acne is less common than acne on the face or back, but it develops in the same way. Skin naturally produces a protective layer of oil known as sebum. Sebum makes its way to the skin's surface through pores, and excess oil, dead skin cells or other substances can clog them. Bacteria multiply in the trapped sebum, forming a pre-pimple, or a microcomedone. Antibiotics are treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Sores (red&scabby) on head/scalp from dandruff/pimples. Cant stop picking them. How do i stop so they can heal?

Sores (red&scabby) on head/scalp from dandruff/pimples. Cant stop picking them. How do i stop so they can heal?

See Your Doctor Now: Chronic scalp sores that wax & wane suggest possible Tinea Capitis (aka ringworm); a fungal skin infection. Does NOT involve worms as name implies. Causes flaky, itchy scalp plaques in mild cases; can progress to scalp sores, blisters, hair loss. Is contagious; requires oral anti-fungal therapy. Do not pick sores, can lead to bacterial infection. See doctor now for prompt diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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My wife has a real bad case of dandruff she will ask me to look at her scalp and I have seen pimples that were full of a yellowish pus. What to do?

My wife has a real bad case of dandruff she will ask me to look at her scalp and I have seen pimples that were full of a yellowish pus. What to do?

Doctor to examine it: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm having pimples on my scalp for about 11months. I tried using 8x shampoo which didn't work. I was told it is due to mild dandruff..give me a sol.

I'm having pimples on my scalp for about 11months. I tried using 8x shampoo which didn't work. I was told it is due to mild dandruff..give me a sol.

See doctor: If u have had pimples (? Folliculitis) on ur scalp for 11 months u shd see ur doctor or a dermatologist. As u may first need a course of antibiotics. Dandruff as well as the associated itching may trigger it and also shd be addressed. Another trigger ( common in India) is daily use of oil on scalp hair which shd be stopped. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I have dandruff problem , even my mom has the problem(my age:18, my mom:53)i have pores and pimples and how to keep healthy skin?

Hi, I have dandruff problem , even my mom has the problem(my age:18, my mom:53)i have pores and pimples and how to keep healthy skin?

Dermatologist: You have common problems seen in dermatology.
For your acne use a benzoyl peroxide based cleanser to start and for your dandruff, aka seb dermatitis you can use your keratolytic shampoo such as t-gel or head and shoulders. ...Read more

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My scalp itches, has flakes, white balls and white pimple like bumps. I have tried every type of psoriasis moisture and dandruff shampoos nothing help

My scalp itches, has flakes, white balls and white pimple like bumps. I have tried every type of psoriasis moisture and dandruff shampoos nothing help

Get checked for: Other medical conditions such as contact or atopic dermatitis , diabetes, autoimmune condition etc bless u:). http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/seborrheic-dermatitis/ds00984. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on scalp. Not responding to dandruff or tar shampoo or salicylic acid. No flaking or burning. Occasionally itches, but never severe.

Many possibilities: Unfortunately they could be many things. Having somebody look at it in person would be the best. There are possibilities such as lice and ranging two small infections. ...Read more

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My scalp is a bit smelly.. Not horrible but noticeable to me. I do have dandruff&sometimws get sore little bumps like pimples & they bleed. Y& What2do?

My scalp is a bit smelly.. Not horrible but noticeable to me. I do have dandruff&sometimws get sore little bumps like pimples & they bleed. Y& What2do?

Wash daily: If you do not do it, wash your scalp and hair daily with any shampoo.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. need solution asap?

What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. need solution asap?

Possible Testosteron: You may have symptoms of androgen (male hormone) excess.
These may cause acne, and alopecia.
Check MD for testosterone levels, if not on the pill which reduces it, and be checked for the many causes, often PCOS or an drenal source. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. need a solution asap?

What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. need a solution asap?

Infection can cause: dandruff/hair loss/ acne. For instance, if you have ringworm infection hair loss and bald spots can develop. It is necessary to treat the infection with an antifungal medication. A topical or oral treatment may be required. Only then can healthy hair grow and cover the bald spots. See a Dermatologist who can evaluate your scalp and give you proper therapy ...Read more

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I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

Scalp Hygiene: You should see a dermatologist, in the meantime applied a shampoo
which will be useful for fungal and bacterial infections.
It also will be useful, if you could have your hair cut Short.

As you have lymph nodes in your neck is quite possible that you have
an ongoing infection, you will require culture and sensitivity of the organism
and started on antibiotics ...Read more

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Itchy scalp (esp near ear and neck), dandruff if i dont take head bath every alternate day, and small itchy bumps on scalp near ear and neck under the hair which sometimes turn into pimple and burst open. What could be the reason.

Scalp Dermatitis: You may have seborrheic dermatitis, aggravated by applying grease, pomades, or other occlusive agents. Using a shampoo that has tar for five minutes at least every five days should control it. If the condition persists, consult with a dermatologist. Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition. ...Read more

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Know a Shampoos with a pH 4.5-5.5? Need an organic one to clean scalp without damaging frontal thinning hair. Have some itchy scalp/dandruff&pimples

Know a Shampoos with a pH 4.5-5.5? Need an organic one to clean scalp without damaging frontal thinning hair. Have some itchy scalp/dandruff&pimples

Those are tough req.: Why not treat the cause, not the symptoms? With itchy scalp, dandruff, pimples & frontal thinning in a 22 YO, you need more than a shampoo to help you! Work with your doctor or integrative doctor to see how you need to balance your stressors, diet, life, microbiome gut health that would clear up your scalp in a jiffy! Get some food allergy panels done (non-RAST or IgE, but delayed sensitivity.) ...Read more

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What are the causes of greasy hair and dandruff? I have acne too. I never had greasy hair but now 24 hours after washing, it's greasy! Help!

What are the causes of greasy hair and dandruff? I have acne too. I never had greasy hair but now 24 hours after washing, it's greasy! Help!

Manage these: It's a mistake to try to figure out the cause either of dandruff / seborrheic dermatitis or of acne. Neither is related to diet, hygiene or lifestyle and you simply manage them until they go away on their own -- acne eventually will, dandruff maybe not. Pleas forgive me, but you need to know these are not your fault. Benzoyl peroxide for acne, selenium or another Rx for dandruff. ...Read more

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How can I treat acne on face and body. I have dandruff problem.

How can I treat acne on face and body. I have dandruff problem.

Exfoliate: Best thing for acne and dandruff is exfoliation with a facial scrub to remove dead skin and extra oil. ...Read more

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What to do if dandruff/body acne?

What to do if dandruff/body acne?

Different areas: Dandruff responds well to tar and zinc hair products ( head shoulders)
AAcne a good body wash with glycolic acid or salicylic acid may help ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Pimples (Definition)

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