How much do you know about scalp pimples?
by Staff
Pimples can be a real pain, no matter where the zits pop up. Put on your thinking cap and let this quiz put your scalp-pimple knowledge to the test.

What are scalp pimples?

  • pimples that occur on the scalp
  • a scalp irritation that's not actually a pimple
  • inflamed hair follicles

Applying a pimple treatment to your scalp can have what effect on your hair?

  • bleach it
  • make it oily
  • both

What causes pimples to form on the scalp?

  • dandruff
  • direct exposure to the sun
  • Scalp pimples have the same cause as other pimples.

What type of shampoo might help treat scalp acne?

  • dandruff
  • moisturizing
  • unscented

What is another way you can apply salicylic acid to scalp pimples?

  • Rinse your hair with it.
  • Apply it with a cotton swab.
  • There is no other way to apply it.

Which hair products should you stop using if you have acne on your scalp?

  • hairspray
  • gel
  • any extra products

Shampoos containing which antiseptic ingredient may be helpful for scalp pimples?

  • alcohol
  • sodium chloride
  • tea tree oil

A paste made out of which herb can treat scalp pimples?

  • quercetin
  • fenugreek
  • marjoram

What category of medication do doctors sometimes prescribe for acne on the scalp?

  • antibiotics
  • antihistamines
  • There isn't a prescription medication for scalp pimples.

What is a condition that is often mistaken for scalp pimples?

  • an allergic reaction
  • scalp folliculitis
  • seborrhoeic dermatitis