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Spots on face, scalp and chest - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   Hi, i have a few issues id like to ask about
User :   Hi
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proceed with your query
User :   is it normal to get spots on the head?
User :  
what kind of spots do you have it on the head ?
User :   id say there just the normal spots you would get on the face, but im getting them all over my head
User :   small red ones
User :  
is it painful ?
User :   ye some of them are when i touch them
User :   do they disappear after sometime ?
User :   ye they do aftre a week maybe - but they always come back in different places
User :  
it is the superficial infection of the skin
User :   whats that?
User :  
it is quite common to occur
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the hair follicles get infected and then after some time they get resolved
User :   roughly how long does it take to get resolved, and is there anything i can do to help?
User :   also my hair is falling out quite a bit as well at the moment
User :  
a course of antibiotics will be solving the problem
User :   the hair fall is due to the weakening of the hair roots by the repeated infection
User :   whats this superficial infection called?
User :   just so i can read up on it
User :   it is folliculitis
User :   i spoke to my GP and he "didnt know" what it was, do you think it might be a good idea if i seen a dermatologist?
User :   yes
User :   these skin disorder need the help of dermatologist
User :   rite i see
User :   one last thing id like to ask then
User :   im also getting some spots on my chest, like 7 - 8 just now
User :  
User :   these ones are slightly bigger though
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User :   ive heard it might be chest acne, just what is it?
User :  
acne can occur on the face, chest, shoulder and on the back
User :   thing is though, ive never had chest acne, or spots on my chest before
User :   im 24 years old now
User :   do you have acne on the face ?

User :   mm not really, just some scars, and maybe 1 - 2 spots now and again
User :   my face is quite clear though
User :   ive only got a few spots on my back and none on shoulders, the few spots on my back i actualy got them 2 days ago or so
User :  
it might be the scalp spots which you have touched and then you have touched the chest
User :   the folliculitis do spread by touch
User :   hm it could be, is there anything i can use to help remove the chest spots?
User :   rite my times out, but i rly do appreciate you helping me
User :   thanks
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