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    Scalp Acne
    An_251772 posted:
    Hello Everyone,

    I've had acne (mainly on face, and to a lesser extent back and shoulders) ever since I hit puberty. I'm now 29, and while my regular acne has subsided (thanks to some dietary and lifestyle changes, but more so to my minocycline prescription), I have been getting a lot of acne on my scalp. This has only been starting since around 2007, sometime since I moved from an incredibly unsanitary apartment to a house...not sure if there is a connection. Because of these highly painful and oftentimes large pimples I am still bound to taking the aforementioned prescription.

    I also noticed that whenever I'm laying down to watch TV, I usually have my head resting on my arm or hand. Coincidentally, the pimples occur in those same areas that my arm or hand has touched. Not sure it's because of that, because these specific pimples are unpredictable.

    Can anyone help? What's causing this? It's quite a horrible and embarrassing problem, since I keep my hair very short.

    Thank you.

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