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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am having scalp folliculitis. My pimple on the head has lessen. I am having small white paches. What is the remedy for the hair to grow back?
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
Are there any effective over-the-counter meds. For severe scalp breakouts? (bumps, pimples and itchy rash). I need help asap, this is out of control.
Yes and no.: For and itch rash of the scalp (the technical name is seborrheic dermatitis), numerous medicated shampoos and lotions are available otc; most contain zinc or tar derivatives. Add bumps and pimples, however, and you probably have a problem in the hair follicles, possibly an infection, and if it's really that "out of control" you should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
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