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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

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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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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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

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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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Know a Shampoos with a pH 4.5-5.5? Need an organic one to clean scalp without damaging frontal thinning hair. Have some itchy scalp/dandruff&pimples

Know a Shampoos with a pH 4.5-5.5? Need an organic one to clean scalp without damaging frontal thinning hair. Have some itchy scalp/dandruff&pimples

Those are tough req.: Why not treat the cause, not the symptoms? With itchy scalp, dandruff, pimples & frontal thinning in a 22 YO, you need more than a shampoo to help you! Work with your doctor or integrative doctor to see how you need to balance your stressors, diet, life, microbiome gut health that would clear up your scalp in a jiffy! Get some food allergy panels done (non-RAST or IgE, but delayed sensitivity.) ...Read more

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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?

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?

If there is NO: Scarring at the site, you can try rogaine (minoxidil). Lumigan grows hair quite well too; however, lumigan/latisse is a crazy expensive way unless this is a very small spot. There are some other oral meds too out there, just ask your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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1 very small, waxy pink tan spot on scalp w tiny pimple like bump.Doesn't itch or hurt- bleeds when picked off .mom has psoriasis. What could this be

1 very small, waxy pink tan spot on scalp w tiny pimple like bump.Doesn't itch or hurt- bleeds when picked off .mom has psoriasis. What could this be

Good question: It's difficult to answer skin problems without seeing them. The answers could be one of very many things. It does not sound from your description to be psoriasis. Please make an appointment with your family physician who can best guide you to resolution of your skin problem. ...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?

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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For 3 days I have gradually noticed 3 small bumps on random areas on my scalp. Feels like pimples, slightly tender. Starting today, I am also noticing?

For 3 days I have gradually noticed 3 small bumps on random areas on my scalp. Feels like pimples, slightly tender. Starting today, I am also noticing?

Folliculitis: The follicles appear to be inflamed. You can put hydrocxortisone 1% over the counter for redness and itching. At bedtime, can apply neosporin ointment to prevent infection. If scabs or ozzing develops this week, contact an MD Derm specialist per healthtap. ...Read more

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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.

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 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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What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. need solution asap?

What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. need solution asap?

Possible Testosteron: You may have symptoms of androgen (male hormone) excess. These may cause acne, and alopecia. Check MD for testosterone levels, if not on the pill which reduces it, and be checked for the many causes, often PCOS or an drenal source. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. need a solution asap?

What to do if I have scalp and face pimples, itching on head, dandruff and hair loss altogether. need a solution asap?

Infection can cause: dandruff/hair loss/ acne. For instance, if you have ringworm infection hair loss and bald spots can develop. It is necessary to treat the infection with an antifungal medication. A topical or oral treatment may be required. Only then can healthy hair grow and cover the bald spots. See a Dermatologist who can evaluate your scalp and give you proper therapy ...Read more

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Hi.. my friend had hair transplant but now around the area is itchy scalp and some pimples I put for him aloe Vera it helped but not totally?

Hi.. my friend had hair transplant but now around the area is itchy scalp and some pimples I put for him aloe Vera it helped but not totally?

Hair transplant: Hi.. my friend had hair transplant but now around the area is itchy scalp and some pimples I put for him aloe Vera it helped but not totally? ANS: I would ask the team that did the transplant as they know his or her hair situation better than you do. And how to take care of it after surgery. ...Read more

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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


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Pimples (Definition)

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