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'can you suggest a shampoo that doesn''t cause acne? '

'can you suggest a shampoo that doesn''t cause acne? '

Shampoo and acne: Acne is not usually associated with shampoo use. If you have pus bumps on your scalp this is usually referred to as folliculitis and is not caused by shampoos. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Shampoo makes me break out. I did "no-poo" for a few months & my skin cleared up, but my hair was gross. Any idea what in shampoo can cause acne?

Shampoo makes me break out. I did "no-poo" for a few months & my skin cleared up, but my hair was gross. Any idea what in shampoo can cause acne?

SLS free shampoo: Studies show that sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) in shampoo may be a cause of acne in some people.
Please try a SLS free shampoo and see if that helps.
I was going to recommend baby shampoo but unfortunately that contains SLS. Google SLS free shampoo to find one to try. Try a small amount first to make sure you are safe please. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can baby shampoo help with scalp acne nd tiny flakes? I have an extremely sensitive scalp and skin and using medicated shampoos has caused dermatitis.

Can baby shampoo help with scalp acne nd tiny flakes? I have an extremely sensitive scalp and skin and using medicated shampoos has caused dermatitis.

Special shampoos: I recommend you trying some over the counter shampoos such as Neutrogena T-gel. This has a few ingredients to help with the scalp you are describing. Reads it's instructions so you apply it correctly. ...Read more

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I think shampoos are causing my acne?

I think shampoos are causing my acne?

Folliculitis: If you are having a reaction to chemicals I the shampoo that look like acne it is probably filliculitis. Change your shampoo. ...Read more

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Can neutrogena t/sal shampoo be good for acne on face?

Can neutrogena t/sal shampoo be good for acne on face?

T sal: T sal shampoo may be harsh for the face. Neutragena does make a sal acid cleanser for acne, it would be more appropriate for the face. ...Read more

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Is there a shampoo you can recommend for acne keyloids?

Acne Keloidalis: There are no shampoos that are effective for acne keloidalis. Treatment for this skin condition is intralesional steroid injections every month until the lesions resolve. ...Read more

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Does johnson and johnson's baby shampoo help clear acne?

Does johnson and johnson's baby shampoo help clear acne?

SHAMPOO & ACNE: Shampoos usually do not clear acne. Acne medications clear acne. However, with acne one should shampoo often and the shampoo doesn't usually matter. Just get the oiliness off you hair with your shampoo. ...Read more

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I've been getting scalp acne for a while, shampoos make it worse, how can I stop it?

I've been getting scalp acne for a while, shampoos make it worse, how can I stop it?

Scalp lesions: These scalp lesions may or may not be actual acne. Medical evaluation can help with accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan can follow. ...Read more

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Can baby shampoo get rid of acne?

Can baby shampoo get rid of acne?

No: Acne cannot be cured it can only be treated with the proper regimen of topical creams and possibly oral antibiotics, birth control pill, spironolactone or even Accutane if it is very severe. Please see your dermatologist and good luck. ...Read more

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What head and shoulders shampoo product works best for treating acne on the shoulders, back, and chest?

None: The best you can probably do with over the counter products is find a shampoo with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Body acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than shampoo to fix body acne. ...Read more

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What is the best shampoo to treat scalp acne? I am looking for something containing benzoyle peroxide b/c that has helped my facial acne.

Mixed: "scalp acne" is sometimes caused by pityrosporum yeasts in contrast to facial acne. There are benzoyl peroxide shampoos in drug stores, and these fail, a good dandruff shampoo or a prescription ketoconazole shampoo would be worth a try. ...Read more

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Can shampoo make my comedonal acne worse? I like to wash my face with it too after the hair

Can shampoo make my comedonal acne worse? I like to wash my face with it too after the hair

Shampoo is: Usually a bit too drying for the face, but washing the face is good! If you dry the face too much and deprive the skin of natural oils it will overcompensate by making more oil so in theory could possibly make acne worse, but I doubt it. Try to stick with acne washes for your face! ...Read more

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I have dandruff on my scalp. I tried head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo. But did not help me. I'm having acne too cuz of it. What should I do?

I have dandruff on my scalp. I tried head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo. But did not help me. I'm having acne too cuz of it. What should I do?

Dandruff from heck!: Dandruff is a few flakes. When it becomes an issue, we call it seborrheic dermatitis. This condition comes from reacting to the normal oils we make on our skin. You can try t-gel, and use it daily. If not, see your friendly neighborhood dermatologist. We use more potent topicals, and some oral medicines as well. We can fix your acne too! ...Read more

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Been using the dandruff shampoo Nizoral as a body wash for about a year now with great success for body acne -- as directed on bottle. Is this safe?

Been using the dandruff shampoo Nizoral as a body wash for about a year now with great success for body acne -- as directed on bottle. Is this safe?

Switch to Acne Med: Hi PArora,
Nizoral is an antifungal medication. It decreases normal body fungal organism that reside on the skin.
Acne is due to body changes in hormones. It creates an oily skin. By utilizing a drying medication side effect of Nizoral it has helped the acne.
Suggest trying an acne preparation for safety.
Good question
Dr Lori Lange ...Read more

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Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is used for body wash for acne by bodybuilders. Can I also use it for exfoliation purpose..

Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is used for body wash for acne by bodybuilders. Can I also use it for exfoliation purpose..

Acne Body Wash: The most commonly used body wash for acne is benzoyl peroxide 5-10%. It is readily available without a prescription and is used once daily. Once should lather up with it, leave it on for at least a few minutes, and rinse off. It will bleach one's towels, so make sure to use ones that you do not like. This product is extremely effective against p.Acnes, the bacteria that causes acne. ...Read more

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For 6 months I've acne-like condition on the back of my head. Tender spots, tiny scabs if I scratch them too much. Capasal shampoo helps a bit. Ideas?

For 6 months I've acne-like condition on the back of my head. Tender spots, tiny scabs if I scratch them too much. Capasal shampoo helps a bit. Ideas?

Office visit: This may be anything from a psoriasis variant to a folliculitis. This sort of thing is best handled in a family physician or dermatologist's office -- if my online experiences have taught me anything, it's not to try to second-guess a rash that I can't see in person. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Shea tea tree shampoo then neutrogena acne pads after shower and then finishing with Shea moisturizer? I keep a shaved head.

Is it safe to use Shea tea tree shampoo then neutrogena acne pads after shower and then finishing with Shea moisturizer? I keep a shaved head.

SHEA COSMETICS: I DO NOT SEE ANY HARM IN WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
THEY ARE SAFE ENOUGH, UNLESS YOU DEVELOP AN ALLERGY TO THEM. . .
HOWEVER, I DO NOT KNOW WHY YOU ARE DOING THEM.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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I have pimples that are on scalp, hairline acne aboove neck from months. I wash my hair daily, have used all sort of shampoos and oils. So painful.

I have pimples that are on scalp, hairline acne aboove neck from months. I wash my hair daily, have used all sort of shampoos and oils. So painful.

Folliculitis: A condition, very much like acne, of the scalp and hair-beaing areas. It is possible that you will need prescription tx. Go see a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having pimples on my scalp for about 11months. I tried using 8x shampoo which didn't work. I was told it is due to mild dandruff. Give me a sol.

I'm having pimples on my scalp for about 11months. I tried using 8x shampoo which didn't work. I was told it is due to mild dandruff. Give me a sol.

See doctor: If u have had pimples (? Folliculitis) on ur scalp for 11 months u shd see ur doctor or a dermatologist. As u may first need a course of antibiotics. Dandruff as well as the associated itching may trigger it and also shd be addressed. Another trigger (common in India) is daily use of oil on scalp hair which shd be stopped. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why when I have my shampoo allergic reaction I get pimples on my face? My face is very clear I never breakout just until I started with my itching.

Why when I have my shampoo allergic reaction I get pimples on my face? My face is very clear I never breakout just until I started with my itching.

Contact allergy: If you are allergic to one or more ingredients in the shampoo, you may develop skin lesions 24 to 72 hrs after. You will need to try different shampoos to find which one does not affect your skin. If the problem persists, then see a dermatologist who may perform some patch skin test on you. In the meanwhile, you may use topical Hydrocortisone to clear up the rash. ...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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I am 21. I'm losing hair. I have pimples on my scalp that bleed a little when I scratch them. Scalp is itchy and oily unless I shampoo a lot. Advice?

I am 21. I'm losing hair. I have pimples on my scalp that bleed a little when I scratch them. Scalp is itchy and oily unless I shampoo a lot. Advice?

Derm consult: If the hair loss is more than the remodeling on the temples that all virile men get around age 21, you need a dermatologist visit for this alone. There are a variety of causes of scalp pimples and this absolutely needs a dermatologist's investigation. ...Read more

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I got smelly, itchy, pimples, hot feelings on my scalp bad order coming out of it. I tried Psoriatrax 5% Coal Tar shampoo + Nizoral-AD shampoo?

I got smelly, itchy, pimples, hot feelings on my scalp bad order coming out of it. I tried Psoriatrax 5% Coal Tar shampoo + Nizoral-AD shampoo?

Tinea capitus: A number of scalp conditions could cause these symptoms. Tinea capitus is a fungal infection of the scalp which causes itching, scaling, crusting, pustules and occassionally infection with bacteria (kerion). Tinea capitus requires several weeks of oral antifungal medications with or without an antibacterial. Your doctor can help you determine if this is what you have. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

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