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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

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


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I had small pimples on my scalp and they comes very frequently. i drink 3to4 ltrs of water per day.. but i cnt find the reason so plz help me ..

I had small pimples on my scalp and they comes very frequently. i drink 3to4 ltrs of water per day.. but i cnt find the reason so plz help me ..

Tricky: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. and, infected hair follicles, lice, allergy are some of the possibilities. ...Read more

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I masturbate daily & now I m suffering from major hair fall or some small pimples on my scalp so is masturbution effects the hair or bad 4 my eye site?

I masturbate daily & now I m suffering from major hair fall or some small pimples on my scalp so is masturbution effects the hair or bad 4 my eye site?

NO!: Sadly, there are many untrue myths about the negative side effects of masturbation - perpetuated I assume to create guilt based on some "moral code". Masturbation is a NORMAL behavior without negative physical side effects (unless, like any behavior, it becomes excess to the point that it interferes with your ability to work, socialize, etc). ...Read more

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I have small red pimples on my scalp, i've used a antibiotic ointment but still not working. Recently started using apple cider vinegar?

I have small red pimples on my scalp, i've used a antibiotic ointment but still not working.  Recently started using apple cider vinegar?

See a doctor: The rash could be from any number of things i would stop trying to treat yourself and see a doctor especially a dermatologist. It could be a " folliculitis which is treatable. ...Read more

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I have a small pimple sized bump on my scalp under my hair, it has been there for a few weeks and won't go away. There is only one. What is it?

I have a small pimple sized bump on my scalp under my hair, it has been there for a few weeks and won't go away. There is only one. What is it?

See Your Doctor: There are several possible causes for the "bump" described such as blocked hair follicle, dermoid cyst, mole, & more. Diagnosis of skin findings can be challenging without visual inspection. Additionally your medical history is important to know. See your doctor for prompt diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Found pimple/boil looking thing on scalp, no blood visible, shape irregular, look closer up saw small brown oval, its like mountain w/ peak, what isit?

Found pimple/boil looking thing on scalp, no blood visible, shape irregular, look closer up saw small brown oval, its like mountain w/ peak, what isit?

See a doctor: Although the description of your condition is detailed, nothing beats the trained eye of a medical expert in determining what may be your specific problem. Please follow up with a dermatologist. ...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

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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more