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Dermatologist: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 2 years ago
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
What condition is this?
Dermatologist: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 2 years ago

Is this causing any symptoms?

How long has this been present?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Since a week. No symptoms . It's on the scalp as well
Dermatologist: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 2 years ago

If this has been present for a short duration, this is most likely a folliculitis, particularly since it is extending into the scalp. Folliculitis is inflammation and infection of the follicles in the skin and can be related to either bacterial or fungal infections, but with the appearance, I would suspect a fungal infection.

It would be reasonable to try an over the counter ketoconazole shampoo and while shampooing the hair, to also apply it to the skin of the forehead.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Which shampoo do you recommend
Dermatologist: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 2 years ago

Any ketoconazole shampoo would be fine. A common brand name is ***** ***** any would be fine.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
this is above neck
Dermatologist: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 2 years ago

This is also consistent with a folliculitis and the ketoconazole would be appropriate.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Is this common? Why does this happen ?
Dermatologist: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 2 years ago

It is fairly common. It happens because a fungus or bacteria on the skin overgrows. The skin is never sterile and there are always a certain amount of fungi and bacterial present on the skin, but one of the germs grows excessively, it can get into and grow in the follicles.

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Dermatologist: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 2 years ago

Please let me know if I can provide any additional information.

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