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Some spots in my head feel like acne. What do I do, since I can't put my acne cream onto my hair and scalp, or can i?
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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology
In brief: Clindamycin/erythro
There are a couple topical antibiotics used for acne that could also be used on the scalp.
The main ones are Clindamycin and erythromycin. The Clindamycin comes as a gel or alcohol-based liquid. Either could be used on the scalp. Products containing benzoyl peroxide would tend to bleach the hair over time.

In brief: Clindamycin/erythro
There are a couple topical antibiotics used for acne that could also be used on the scalp.
The main ones are Clindamycin and erythromycin. The Clindamycin comes as a gel or alcohol-based liquid. Either could be used on the scalp. Products containing benzoyl peroxide would tend to bleach the hair over time.
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