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Im getting pimples/bumps at the back of my head after every haircut. What can I do to get rid of it real quick?

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Dr. Phillip Burrer
Family Medicine

In brief: Infection vs ingrown

Some people get folliculitis an infection along the hair follicle.
Perhaps the barber's equipment is not clean? ! Topical antibiotic ointment can help or in bad cases, oral antibiotics from your doctor. Sometimes people can get a fungal infection (Tinea Capitis - google it). Another possibility in ingrown hair if the haircut was very short. In that case you need to keep the hair longer.

In brief: Infection vs ingrown

Some people get folliculitis an infection along the hair follicle.
Perhaps the barber's equipment is not clean? ! Topical antibiotic ointment can help or in bad cases, oral antibiotics from your doctor. Sometimes people can get a fungal infection (Tinea Capitis - google it). Another possibility in ingrown hair if the haircut was very short. In that case you need to keep the hair longer.
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
acne keloidalis nuchae is another possible diagnosis, along with folliculitis, unlikely tinea capitis there. see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatmetn
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