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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

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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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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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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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

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