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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
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
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
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
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
My scalp has pimples perhaps due to fungal infection. Is it the reason for my mail pattern baldness in teenage?
I have back ear hard lump or lymph node swelling. I also have itchy scalp with pimples on scalp. I am worried about swelling. It is painless hard lump?
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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