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I have pimples on my head and just my head is this normal?

I have pimples on my head and just my head is this normal?

No not Normal: No it is not normal to have pimples on your head(scalp) you should have it checked as it may be bacterial or fungus infection, and needs to be diagnosed and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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 noticed that I have some pimples on my head. Same pimples that I have on my face sometimes. Is that normal?

I noticed that I have some pimples on my head. Same pimples that I have on my face sometimes. Is that normal?

Scalp Folliculitis: What is the cause of scalp folliculitis? The cause of scalp folliculitis is not well understood. It is generally considered to be an inflammatory reaction to components of the hair follicle, particularly the micro-organisms. These include: bacteria (especially propionibacterium acnes, but in severe cases, also staphylococcus aureus), yeasts (malassezia species), mites (demodex folliculorum). ...Read more

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Have pimples on my head how ill i get rid of them ?

Have pimples on my head how ill i get rid of them ?

Healthy diet: Healthy diet and exercise. Keep face clean. avoid touching your face and you may use over the counter acne moisturizing cream or gel. ...Read more

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I have white substances ( like powder ) on my head and numerous pimples on my head. Please help me to get rid of these.

I have white substances ( like powder ) on my head and numerous pimples on my head. Please help me to get rid of these.

Lesions: Am assuming that the eruptions you are referring to are on your scalp. Recommend evaluation for proper diagnosis and to determine an appropriate treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more

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I have pimples on my head (scalp) and it is painful. Some of it had pus. What should I do and what is it called? Is there any solution to this?

I have pimples on my head (scalp) and it is painful. Some of it had pus. What should I do and what is it called? Is there any solution to this?

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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I have pimples on my head, red bumps and they sometimes hurt, i feel like my head hurts because of it, what can I do?

I have pimples on my head, red bumps and they sometimes hurt, i feel like my head hurts because of it, what can I do?

Needmore information: It sounds uncomfortable... We need to know more about the nature and history of the "bumps"..Such as....When did they begin?...Where are they, what do they look like...How long do they last....Have you had them before...Anyone around you have them....Predisposing health factors...Etc...Best to see your family doc or a dermatologist soon...For a good history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Last few years I have watery liquid/pus comming out from pimples on my head and some time hair comes out if it is close to pimples.

Last few years I have watery liquid/pus comming out from pimples on my head and some time hair comes out if it is close to pimples.

Pimples, hair loss: See your dermatologist for evaluation and therapy. You could have folliculitis decalvans or acne keloidalis or something entirely different some of these conditions would be treated with suppressive oral acne like therapy. ...Read more

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I got 3-4 boils (kind of pimples) on my head at the temple area.What is the possible reason for this and how to get rid?

I got 3-4 boils (kind of pimples) on my head at the temple area.What is the possible reason for this and how to get rid?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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Doctor, I am suffering from yellow pimples on my head (scalp) from last 6 months. please help me out?

Doctor, I am suffering from yellow pimples on my head  (scalp) from last 6 months. please help me out?

Scalp folliculitis: Best to seek consultation with dermatologist. Check out dermnetnz.org and search scalp folliculitisg ...Read more

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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