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How come my boyfriend keep getting whiteheads on his scalp?

How come my boyfriend keep getting whiteheads on his scalp?

Many possibilities.: If each whitehead is emerging from a hair follicle it's probably a folliculitis, which requires antibiotic treatment; tell him to see a dermatologist before he starts getting hair loss. If they're in between hair follicles they could be small epidermal cysts, which a dermatologist can remove. There are other possibilities as well, but he needs to be examined. ...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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What can I do about whiteheads / pimples / infected follicles on the scalp and underarms?

What can I do about whiteheads / pimples / infected follicles on the scalp and underarms?

Dx:Hidradenitis supp: If you have 'infected follicles' under the arms then you may have an 'acne' related condition: hidradenitis suppurtiva. You should get seen by your primary care doctor or dermatologist to get a diagnosis and get proper treatment (e.g. Oral antibiotics, possible injections). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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Possible cause of scalp acne?

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Possible cause of scalp acne?

Other: Other factors can also play a role such as blockage of the pores eg. With oils, irritation and infection of the hair follicles, hormonal changes etc. Different people are predisposed to acne in different areas. Some people get facial acne and others get back acne. ...Read more

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How to stop acne on my scalp?

How to stop acne on my scalp?

SCALP ACNE: If you are sure it's acne, then you should shampoo daily with a shampoo that has zinc pyrithione in it. And, yes, daily. No creams or lotions or gels or waxes no hair cosmetics at all for at least 10 days. If no better, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat scalp acne?

What can I do to treat scalp acne?

Folliculitis: Try a therapeutic shampoo that contains a sulfa and/or salicylic acid derivative. ...Read more

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How can I treat a scalp acne problem?

How can I treat a scalp acne problem?

Scalp: There are many OTC shampoos to try. If they have not worked then see a dermatologist ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for scalp acne?

What is the best medicine for scalp acne?

Depends on cause: Acne is not common on the scalp, but more likely at the edges and around the face and back because it is a problem of certain sweat glands. But several things can aggravate the hair follicles and make them act like pimples. Caution with your shampoos/conditioners as chemicals can cause it. Fungal infections can be a cause-selenium shampoos can help this.Psoriasis and other conditions look like acne. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a pimple lump on the side of my scalp?

See a dermatologist: Need exam and possibly biopsy to identify this. Angioma? Nevus? Cancer? Cyst? Pustule? Any of these can appear as a "pimple lump". ...Read more

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How can I differentiate between a pimple and folliculitis on scalp/beard area? How do I know what exactly it is?

How can I differentiate between a pimple and folliculitis on scalp/beard area? How do I know what exactly it is?

Same thing, almost: There is not a whole lot of difference between the two. Pimple starts as blockage of pores of follicles and goes to inflammation. Folliculits starts as bacterial infection of the follicle. They end up with a similar result. You may consult this site for home remedies:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-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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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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What might be the cause of my scalp pain (seems like a pimple or 2 are there)?

Infection: This is possible scalp infection which requires oral antibiotics. See physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I always have these pimple type spots on my scalp why do these last so long and hurt always fill will gunk daily?

Why do I always have these pimple type spots on my scalp why do these last so long and hurt always fill will gunk daily?

Infected: Sebaceous cysts probably what you have. Need antibiotic for staph infection. See your docor. If you want this to discuss with me shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www. Healthtap. Com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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This morning I felt a hard bump pimple sized on toddlers scalp. He moved when I touched it. Now I can't find it. Should I just let it be or worry?

This morning I felt a hard bump pimple sized on toddlers scalp. He moved when I touched it. Now I can't find it. Should I just let it be or worry?

Bumps/scalp: It may be that you will be able to find it and reassess it after he has fallen asleep. Most small bumps can be observed to see if they resolve. Sometimes a bump may be related to trauma. Scalps are difficult to assess as there are so many bumps which appear to be swelling, but are part of a normal scalp. Have any swelling that is growing or has an unusual color assessed. ...Read more

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Difference of scalp folicullitis and scalp acne?

Difference of scalp folicullitis and scalp acne?

Same thing.: Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp, and is also sometimes called "acne necrotica", which is why it is sometimes confused with acne, which does not occur on the scalp (except along the frontal hairline). In other words, the condition often called "scalp acne" is actually folliculitis, or inflammation/infection of hair follicles. ...Read more

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What can I do about my acne and redness on my scalp?

What can I do about my acne and redness on my scalp?

I suggest you see: A dermatologist for treatment options. You can certainly try T-sal for your scalp, but prescriptions may be necessary ...Read more

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I have bleeding pimple-like bumps all over my scalp?

I have bleeding pimple-like bumps all over my scalp?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Whiteheads (Definition)

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