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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

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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I've been getting scalp acne for a while, shampoos make it worse, how can I stop it?

I've been getting scalp acne for a while, shampoos make it worse, how can I stop it?

Scalp lesions: These scalp lesions may or may not be actual acne. Medical evaluation can help with accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan can follow. ...Read more

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Does the use of hairspray or gel contribute to the creation of red spots/acne on my scalp?

Does the use of hairspray or gel contribute to the creation of red spots/acne on my scalp?

Styling products: Often contain alcohol, fragrances and other harsh ingredients that can irritate the scalp. Dryness, flaking, scabbing, itchiness and sores are indicators that this may be happening. ...Read more

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I use testerone replacement therapy and have developed lots of acne on my scalp. Is this normal with using testosterone and what treatment is there?

I use testerone replacement therapy and have developed lots of acne on my scalp. Is this normal with using testosterone and what treatment is there?

Several options: Increased secretion from skin oil glands is a frequent side effect of testosterone replacement therapy, especially if your total and/or free testosterone levels are excessive. Have your labs rechecked. Since your problem area seems to be limited to your scalp, perhaps a medicated shampoo. A course of oral antibiotics, like Clindamycin is sometimes used to clear up the problem, which my not return. ...Read more

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I have a problem with yellowish sore like acne on my scalp, nose and around my mouth its been 3 years now. Please help me. Thanks?

I have a problem with yellowish sore like acne on my scalp, nose and around my mouth its been 3 years now. Please help me. Thanks?

3 years is a while: A person with 3 years of rash or other skin lesions on the face can be evaluated by a dermatologist to see what is going on. A primary care doctor can also evaluate, looking at the entire patient to see if there is some disorder that happens to show up as a face rash. Treatments from the dermatologist should be helpful. ...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?

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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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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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?

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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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)

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