Getting The Word Out About Scalp Acne

What Is Scalp Acne And How Can You Control It?

If you have scalp acne, you're not alone - contrary to what you may have been led to believe. If you try to find information about acne, it's out there in abundance. Scalp acne? Not so much. If you want to know what your scalp acne is, how you got it and how to control it, you've come to the right place.

What Is Scalp Acne?

Scalp acne is acne that shows up on the scalp and near the hairline. People who have excessively oily hair are more prone to this type of acne. The severity of scalp acne ranges from mild, barely-noticeable cases to severe instances that need intensive medical treatment.

How To Treat It

Treating scalp acne is not always as easy as treating other types. It's not like there are scalp acne treatment in the local drug store to turn to. There are, however, ways to keep the acne under control.

While scalp acne may be unsightly and uncomfortable, the good news is that it is definitely manageable.

First, make sure you keep your hair as free from oil as possible. This means washing with a mild shampoo each and every day and conditioning it so the hair and scalp don't dry out. Dandruff has also proven to be helpful in some instances of scalp acne.

If All Else Fails

If proper scalp and hair maintenance don't alleviate your scalp acne condition you may need to seek the services of a dermatologist. Even though the acne is affecting your scalp and not your face, a dermatologist may still be able to help you with a treatment that can clear the condition.

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