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Monsieur Beck

Acne on Head

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I've been breaking out on my scalp for a couple of weeks now...I don't have cystic acne or anything serious, just small red bumps that are annoying and take a while to go down. I've noticed that before getting any pimple the area on my head usually aches a bit. I live at school, but I've asked my mom to bring me Head and Shoulders shampoo...So I have a few questions about scalp acne:

1. Does over-shampooing (having a scalp that is too dry) lead to acne there?

2. What is the difference between scalp acne and folliculitis? I get pimples on my scalp, but usually there is no hair protruding from it.

3. Will using Head and Shoulders make my scalp even more dry?


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1. No.

2. Both are similar. However folliculitis can be identified if the area is highly irritated after shaving. (P.S. in no way do I mean that folliculitis and acne are the same. I meant they look similar).

3. Not unless you use it too much.

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