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20 Jan 2003

Acne on scalp
Is it possible to have acne on your scalp, I have a few that are fairly painful, especially when I wash or brush my hair. I have tried to squeeze them but that hurts even more. I have acne on my face which I often squueze to ease the pain. What can I use. I wash my hair every second day and keep my hair very clean. What can be the cause of this.
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01 Jan 0001

Unsure, it might be acne, but it might also be folliculitis (infection of the hair follicles), psoriasis or a form of eczema. The best would be to let your doctor take a look and sort it out for you. Good luck.
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