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Acne on your scalp
Spen673 posted:
My 19 year old son has been having trouble with acne all over his scalp. Is there any kind of shampoo or treatment for this problem out there? He is frustrated and so am I.
David A Colbert, MD responded:
Dear spen673,

The description "acne on the scalp" has many possibilities. It would be helpful to understand where on the scalp the lesions are located and what kind of bumps you are actually seeing in order to further elucidate the diagnosis.

Possibilities for this condition include acne keloidalis nuchae (located most often on the back of the scalp), folliculitis decalvans and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp. I would suggest you consult a dermatologist as there are treatment options for these conditions.

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