How much do you know about scalp pimples?

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What are scalp pimples?

A scalp pimple is acne that occurs on the scalp rather the face or elsewhere on the body.

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

Traditional pimple treatments can bleach your hair or make it oilier.

What causes pimples to form on the scalp?

Any pimple -- including one that pops up on your scalp -- is caused by some sort of blockage in a pore.

What type of shampoo might help treat scalp acne?

Salicylic acid, a common acne treatment, is often found in dandruff shampoos.

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

Using a cotton swab allows you to target pimples with salicylic acid without drying out your hair.

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

Avoid using any hair products you don't need.

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

Derived from the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree, tea tree oil is an antiseptic often used to treat acne.

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

Crush fenugreek leaves, which can be found at a health food or general nutrition store, and mix with water. Then, smooth the paste on your scalp.

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

Doctors often prescribe antibiotics when other acne treatments don't work.

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

While it can cause red bumps, scalp folliculitis is not the same as scalp acne -- and it's a more severe condition.

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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.

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