Understanding Pimple and Hair Loss: Causes, Treatment, and Expert Consult

Understanding Pimple and Hair Loss: Causes, Treatment, and Expert Consult
Published on, 15 May, 2024. Answered by Dr. Patriot Haryo Trenggono and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,

I've had this pimple on the back of my head for a couple of weeks now, and there's hair loss around that area. It doesn't hurt. Should I be worried? How can I treat it?


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


If you've had a pimple on the back of your head for a couple of weeks with hair loss around it and no pain, there are a few possibilities. It could be folliculitis, which is an inflammation of the hair follicles, a cyst, or possibly an infection.

Keep it clean: Wash the area with mild soap and water regularly to prevent further infection.

Topical antibiotics: You can try using over-the-counter antibiotic cream like Neosporin to help fight any potential infection.

Avoid irritation: Refrain from scratching or picking at the pimple as it can worsen the condition and lead to more hair loss.

Apply warm compress: Using a warm compress a few times a day can help soothe the area and promote healing.

However, if the condition doesn’t improve soon or if you notice more hair loss, it's important to seek professional advice. A dermatologist can provide a proper diagnosis and recommend the right treatment plan tailored to your specific situation.



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