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I have small red pimples on my scalp, i've used a antibiotic ointment but still not working. Recently started using apple cider vinegar?

I have small red pimples on my scalp, i've used a antibiotic ointment but still not working.  Recently started using apple cider vinegar?

See a doctor: The rash could be from any number of things i would stop trying to treat yourself and see a doctor especially a dermatologist. It could be a " folliculitis which is treatable. ...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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What shampoo can get rid of these red bumps (pimples?) on my scalp?

What shampoo can get rid of these red bumps (pimples?) on my scalp?

No way to know: Without a diagnosis cannot suggest therapy, and cannot make a diagnosis without seeing these lesions. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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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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I also have itching in scalp, these scab like pimples, red marks and can be irritating. Help?

I also have itching in scalp, these scab like pimples, red marks and can be irritating. Help?

Itchy scalp...: it sounds like scalp dermatitis......see your doctor and perhaps a foam steroid like luqix should be prescribed for you ...Read more

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How do you get rid of scalp pimples and little red bumps there?

How do you get rid of scalp pimples and little red bumps there?

Folliculitis: This is folliculitis. You can try a antibacterial cleanser but usually prescription medication is needed. Make sure you avoid oil on the scalp as this can contribute to the condition. ...Read more

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Felt a stabbing/poking sensation on a spot on my head.spot of my scalp felt tender compared to another spots of my scalp.white head pimples& red spots?

Felt a stabbing/poking sensation on a spot on my head.spot of my scalp felt tender compared to another spots of my scalp.white head pimples& red spots?

Non clinical pain: Likely a non clinical experience of the odd pains and aches we all experience without them becoming an actual illness. If it continues or other symptoms appear or it spreads, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Red pimple like blistery rash. Stings and itches horribly. Always occurs on hairline, scalp, base of neck, back/tail bone and is symmetrical on body?

Red pimple like blistery rash.  Stings and itches horribly. Always occurs on hairline, scalp, base of neck, back/tail bone and is symmetrical on body?

Rashes: Rashes are almost impossible to diagnos without seeing them. I would advise seeing your primary provider or urgent care especially with it being pimply and blistering. Concern for skin infection. Please be seen ...Read more

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My 3 and a half week old son has small red pimples all over his face, arms, scalp, the back of his neck & a little on his legs. Is this baby acne?

My 3 and a half week old son has small red pimples all over his face, arms, scalp, the back of his neck & a little on his legs. Is this baby acne?

Probably: A baby floating in the slick moist environment of the womb will have pristine skin at birth.Between 2 wks and 2 months, more than half of infants will have transient baby acne triggered by the hormones that came across during pregnancy.Keeping it clean allows it to run its course. If any sites are more inflamed or persistent, your doc should evaluate. It should fade completely by 3 mo. ...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 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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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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My 1month-old has tiny red acne all over his face, scalp & his ear lobes and few in his body. Dry skin is flaking off his ear lobes and scalp. Help !?

My 1month-old has tiny red acne all over his face, scalp & his ear lobes and few in his body. Dry skin is flaking off his ear lobes and scalp. Help !?

Normal: That is what is known as milia. It is his skins reaction to the fact that for 9 months of being under water. It will have a tendency to come and go for several months. As to the dry skin, it sounds like cradle cap. Any oil, from baby oil to olive oil, will help to moisturize his skin. ...Read more

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How to remove the redness of a popped pimple?

How to remove the redness of a popped pimple?

Redness: When a pimple is popped, it causes inflammation which is seen as a red mark. This mark can last for many months in some cases. It will fade with time, but if you want to get rid of it quicker, the area can be treated with laser to remove the redness. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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