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by Richard Smith

Scalp Acne: How to Treat It, Why It Happens

There are numerous different types of curing for pimples that are on the scalp. It is also referred to as scalp acne because of it is location under the hair (which consequently makes it harder to treat then acne that is on hair-free skin) and many people end up getting it. But amazing, the one good thing is that at least your hair is covering it up.

The part that is not so great is that people who are at risk to scalp acne are the very same ones who usually thrash about with facial and body acne, so it ends up showing up somewhere visible any way. Nice try though, eh? There are many different medications out there on the market, and even prescribed that can help with scalp pimples. Pimples on the scalp can cause many problems if they are not treated effectively, including bleeding, infected follicles, excessively oily scalp which may inhibit hair growth and more.

Some of the treatments that are used to treat scalp pimples, can also be used to treat acne on the other parts of the body, such as your face. One of the exceptions though, is peroxide, because it can end up bleaching people's hair, so you may want to avoid putting it in yours. You can also try dandruff shampoo, as it can help out with the treatments and the causes of it as well. Many people who have had pimples on their scalp have been using dandruff shampoo to get rid and prevent them from coming back.

There are many anti fungal ingredients that are found in these shampoos that work well on pimples. If your problem is more serious, then you can always try to contact your physician. They may be able to prescribe a medicated cream to put directly on your scalp. My favorite idea though is to use tea tree oil in a slight dilution of jojob oil. This combination is great because the jojoba oil is excellent for oily skin and does not clog pores, and the tea tree oil (which is present in the top recommendation for natural acne cleansers we have) is a very powerful antibacterial agent that removes acne-causing bacteria from the site where it is applied.

These medicines will not do any type of harm to your hair. If you are facing any trouble finding something to put on your scalp, because of fear of your hair falling out, then you need to check with your physician. You can also do some research online, so that you can find out about the ingredients that will not affect your hair but work in treating the pimples on your scalp.

20 March 2017 author: Richard Smith