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Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Ingrown Hair: Sounds to me like you, in all likelihood, have developed an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are caused by a growing hair that gets trapped under the skin and can cause irritation and/or infection in the area. If you have many of these pimples, its a condition called 'folliculitis'. More severe cases may require treatment with antibiotics. ...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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Sore on scalp swollen lymph nodes rash on face?

Sore on scalp swollen lymph nodes rash on face?

Needs to be seen: This is too complex for an online fourm as the sore and the rash need to be examined and seen, you need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on scalp?

Pimple like bumps on scalp?

Scalp folliculitis: Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp. Causes include bacteria, yeast or demodex. It is characterised by small, very itchy pustules within the scalp, often most troublesome on the frontal hairline. There may be only a small number of lesions or they may be very numerous. Treatment is with oral or topical antibiotics, topical cortisone, based on cause. ...Read more

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Staph on scalp?

Staph on a Scalp?: Yes...Staph can live in symbiosis or as a virulent bug infecting us humans. Staph can be found nearly everywhere in nature. This dangerous bacteria can be deadly when it is infecting skin and other organs. I would love to know more about what is behind your question. ...Read more

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There's a sore on my scalp.

From picking/cancer?: Could b from a picking habit or may b a precancerous lesion from sun exposure. Get in 2 c a dermatologist & have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Breakout of tiny bumps on thigh, why?

Breakout of tiny bumps on thigh, why?

See your doctor: There can bea number of causes including, infection, insect bites, dermatitis...... ...Read more

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Rash on chin thats itchy?

Rash on chin thats itchy?

Rash : Could be an allergic reaction. Make sure you see a doctor if lasts longer than couple of days or getting worse. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on scalp?

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Psoriasis: Likely psoriasis. I would first have it looked at to make sure it is nothing suspicious. If it is psoriasis, switching to t-gel shampoo as well as using calcipotriene and occasional topical steroid helps. ...Read more

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White pimples on chin or white herpes blisters?

White pimples on chin or white herpes blisters?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

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White blotches on palms. itchy skin rash all over. white tongue. Itchy pubic area Had unprotected oral sex. Itchy bumps on cheeks and chin. Help plz?

White blotches on palms. itchy skin rash all over.  white tongue. Itchy pubic area Had unprotected oral sex. Itchy bumps on cheeks and chin. Help plz?

Probably unrelated: You may possibly have contracted scabies from the contact but there are also other potential causes unrelated to the sexual contact. See a doctor if this has been presented for more than 3 days or been getting worse. ...Read more

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Itchy pimple rash on pubic area, cause?

Itchy pimple rash on pubic area, cause?

No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, and decrease hair embedding into the follicies. Topical corticosteroid creams with a mild strength can be applied to reduce inflammation of inflamed ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Eczema possible: Sounds like eczema is possible as at this young age it tends to present on the face. Moisture rashes are common too. Psoriasis is very unlikely to appear at this age (maybe unheard of?). ...Read more

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Raised itchy spots on back of my scalp?

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Raised itchy spots on back of my scalp?

Psoriasis: It is probably psoriasis but like with any lesion you would need to have it examined as certain cancers can present this way. ...Read more

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What can cause acne, pimple and red tiny bumps on my face?

What can cause acne, pimple and red tiny bumps on my face?

Lots of things: Although acne is known to be more common in teenage years, it does occur in older age groups as well. A wide vatiety of thing may contribute like cosmetics, physical, emotional or even environmental stress. ...Read more

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What can u use on hard bumps on scalp sore hard bumps, at base of neckline on scalp some fill with pus

What can u use on hard bumps on scalp sore hard bumps, at base of neckline on scalp some fill with pus

See dermatologist: These "bumps" could be sebaceous cysts ("plugged hair follicles") or acne cysts. See your doctor for referral to a suitable specialist. ...Read more

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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Pimples (Definition)

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