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I have very painful and itchy pimples in my scalp and around my ears. What are they? Kindly suggest me a way out. Thanks!

I have very painful and itchy pimples in my scalp and around my ears. What are they? Kindly suggest me a way out. Thanks!

Skin Infection: You have acne or other form of skin infection. A way out means you go to the doctor to get the right diagnosis and the right treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne 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 face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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I have an itchy scalp and my head skin is also peeling off. Moreover, there are some painful and itchy pimples in my scalp. What to do?

I have an itchy scalp and my head skin is also peeling off. Moreover, there are some painful and itchy pimples in my scalp. What to do?

Itchy scalp: You may have a fungus of the scalp which is secondarily infected by a bacteria known as kerion celsi. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis ...Read more

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Been on levothyroxine 100 mcg for three mths. Since the 2nd mth I feel scalp pimples, itchy scalp on/off. Is this normal? What should I do?

Been on levothyroxine 100 mcg for three mths. Since the 2nd mth I feel scalp pimples, itchy scalp on/off. Is this normal? What should I do?

Thyroid hormone: has to be checked about every month until a steady dose is acheived. In general this is a chemical your body has to have and so reaction to it would be like having allergy to water or air (not likely). ON THE OTHER HAND, too low or too high levels of thyroid hormone is certain to cause changes in the skin. ...Read more

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I got smelly,itchy,pimples,hot feelings on my scalp bad order coming out of it. I tried Psoriatrax 5% Coal Tar shampoo + Nizoral-AD shampoo?

I got smelly,itchy,pimples,hot feelings on my scalp bad order coming out of it. I tried Psoriatrax 5% Coal Tar shampoo + Nizoral-AD shampoo?

Tinea capitus: A number of scalp conditions could cause these symptoms. Tinea capitus is a fungal infection of the scalp which causes itching, scaling, crusting, pustules and occassionally infection with bacteria (kerion). Tinea capitus requires several weeks of oral antifungal medications with or without an antibacterial. Your doctor can help you determine if this is what you have. ...Read more

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Why do I have an itchy scalp that has a pimple like bumps on my scalp each time i'm about to start my menstration?

Why do I have an itchy scalp that has a pimple like bumps on my scalp each time i'm about to start my menstration?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine pimple-like spots to see what they might be. Sometimes rashes are related to hormones (such as acne), but other times they may be infected follicles (folliculitis). ...Read more

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My scalp smell really bad and its gets hot i can feel it, theres also pimples up there and its really itchy and irritating. Please Help ME!

Sounds like your: Scalp is getting infected.Need to treat the infection first and see if there are any underlying fungal infection . Hygiene is important . If your hair is thick , you need to wash thoroughly. Use selsun blue, nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo etc. please consult with your physician and get treated right away. ...Read more

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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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more