The article includes Dr. Patel's expert commentary on avoiding scalp pimples and how to treat them.
Flaky scalp and dandruff remedies you’re probably well-versed in but when it comes to a scalp pimple, the solution may not be as straightforward as a Google search. Interestingly enough, the kinds of oils you use could be the culprit for a scalp pimple. Here to lay down the facts about scalp pimples is board certified dermatologist and founder of Visha Skincare , Dr. Purvisha Patel. Ahead, Dr. Patel shares her tips for avoiding scalp pimples and how to treat one if and when one gives your scalp a surprise visit.
Where Did This Pimple Come From?
Follicle infections, or scalp pimples, are caused by four things: follicular occlusion, oil production or adding edible oils, bacteria or fungal growth and inflammation. We are mammals and covered with hair follicles. Hair follicle infections can occur anywhere on the body. They tend to get worse in the scalp because we cannot see them and they are covered with hair. People who have curly, long or frizzy hair that use edible oils for hair care get these more as bacteria and fungus grow more in warm, hot environments.