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Shampoo That Doesn T 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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
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.
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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
Recently I've been getting acne/pimples on my shoulders and upper back. Can I use head and shoulders shampoo as a body wash for the back acne?
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
I have small bumps on my forehead. Also have dandruff problem. Used many shampoos but not effective. Looks like small acne. Pls suggest any shampoo & med.
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.
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
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.
What can cause pus filles pimples on the scalp and how to treat them? For some time now I have pus filled pimples on my scalp. Before they appeared I had dandruff. Using unti-dandruff shampoos the dandruff desappeared but the pimples started. When the pim
If dandruff shampoo fails,
try a script for Olux e. ...Read more
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
Hi doctors. I have pimples on my scalp. It hurts when im combing and itchy sometimes. I don't have dundruff. Only a pimple. What shampoo should I use?
2 months ago, the back of my head broke out with pimples and I have not been able to clear it up. I have tried tea tree shampoos and coal. Any sugg?
Acne meds: Try topical benzyl proxide for a couple of weeks. If not improving see a dermatologist for an acurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Pimples grow on my forehead when I apply shampoo on my hair continously and clear up if I take a break? What should I do?
Change the shampoo: Stop using the shampoo that is causing the problem. ...Read more
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
No way to know: Without a diagnosis cannot suggest therapy, and cannot make a diagnosis without seeing these lesions. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
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 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