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I am taking aforvir for my scalp pimples?

I am taking aforvir for my scalp pimples?

Won't work: This is an antihistamine and it won't touch them. Infected scalp hairs may be acne, a variant on fungal / seborrheic dermatitis, or in serious disease bacterial -- the latter can be a real problem. If your pimples are painful or disfiguring, or persist more than two weeks, a physician's office visit is in order. ...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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Does aforvir medicine helps scalp pimples?

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Does aforvir medicine helps scalp pimples?

No: Pimples would be a sign of follicular occlusion; aforvir may help the itching, but the pimples would be unaffected. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the cause of scalp pimples and what can I do to get rid of them?

Could you tell me what's the cause of scalp pimples and what can I do to get rid of them?

Antibiotic: Staph folliculitis is the most common cause of scalp pimples. An anti staph antibiotic for one week works best. Clean your combs and brushes with hot water and clorox soaks. ...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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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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I have tiny beads all over my scalp pimples on my face neck back and on my arms?

I have tiny beads all over my scalp pimples on my face neck back and on my arms?

Get seen: This may simply be a heat rash / miliaria or it may be acne or it may be any of several other skin diseases. Only a physical exam can make the distinction. Please pick up the phone and make an appointment now. ...Read more

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What is the best product to get rid of scalp bumps (pimples)?

Scalp Folliculitis: You most likely folliculitis of the scalp. In all cases, it is always prudent to visit your medical professional for treatment advice, especially to determine whether the infection is bacterial or fungal. Treatments range from daily applications of antibiotic creams, to oral antibiotics for infections that do not respond to the creams. ...Read more

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I have acne on my face and scalp . Mostly pimples but also a cyst. . Can benzoyl peroxide eliminate my acne and what are some long term effects ?

I have acne on my face and scalp . Mostly pimples but also a cyst. . Can benzoyl peroxide eliminate my acne and what are some long term effects ?

Good start: If 5% benzoyl peroxide 2x/day -- which will dry and irritate your skin -- has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength medicine. Since it's only on your face, you have a better-than-even chance for a good result. Using a mild shampoo may be enough to have your scalp lesions self-cure, or ask your physician. ...Read more

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My scalp has pimples perhaps due to fungal infection. Is it the reason for my mail pattern baldness in teenage?

My scalp has pimples perhaps due to fungal infection. Is it the reason for my mail pattern  baldness in teenage?

Hair loss: If you have a fungal infection of scal,p hair loss can occur but should regrow after treatment. Baldness is unusual in a teenager and you should get that examined by a doctor. ...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