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I am a 62 year old male and in the last ten years I have achne on my scalp. I take a lot of medication not sure this is the reason.

By Anonymous November 21, 2012 - 8:57am
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This condition is getting worse. I am also loosing hair. My Doctor gave me a solution I rub on my head but it doesn't help.

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Scalp acne can be quite irritating and itchy. You can use a home made rinse made of half lemon juice and half rose water. Wash your hair first and then use it to rinse your hair. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes then wash your hair again with clear water. Give it a try it can help you to solve the problem.

February 22, 2013 - 4:51am
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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Avoiding oily products is a good preventative measure against scalp acne. Styling products sometimes contain oils that can aggravate acne. Styling products can also contain other irritating ingredients.Some hair conditioners also contain heavy humectants which can irritate acne-prone skin. Again, if you’re struggling with scalp acne, try using only a gentle shampoo for your hair and not using conditioner for a week or two and see if that helps.  Also some people believe that shampooing with a antidandruff shampoo can help. You need to discuss with a dermatologist on finding the right treatment for you. 



November 21, 2012 - 11:25am
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