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Offline reddog

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Anyone get folliculitis on your head?
« on: June 27, 2023, 02:00:11 PM »
I've mentioned this before, but will try again.

For years, before I shaved my head, I constantly would get acne/boils mostly on the back of my head. Once I shaved my head, I noticed the problem went away as long as I shaved my head daily. When I stopped shaving, the boils would come back within a week or so, until I returned to daily shaving. I went to a dermatologist, and after a couple topical lotions that didn't work, she wanted me to go on long term antibiotics. I didn't want to do that, so I've kept my head shaved for years.

Just wondering if anyone found a treatment that worked?


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Re: Anyone get folliculitis on your head?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2023, 05:34:01 AM »
I live in Georgia, and we have hot summers.  When I had hair, I used to get acne on the back of my head, probably due to excess sweating.  I havenít had this problem since Iíve gone bald.  I guess itís because my head stays cooler and shaving exfoliates the skin.

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Re: Anyone get folliculitis on your head?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2023, 09:47:23 AM »
@chuck63 , sounds similar to what I get. Maybe the sweat glands get plugged up with oil. I tried everything out there when I grew hair back, nothing worked. I must be the daily scraping with a razor that keeps it clean.
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Re: Anyone get folliculitis on your head?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2023, 02:26:32 PM »
I had lots of scalp problems before shaving my head.