Suggest treatment for pimples on the forehead
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Your history is suggestive of recurrent bumps/ blotches on forehead, which turn into scaly patches and also gets oozy Or forms pus.
I will like to keep a possibility of either Acne Vulgaris Or Seborrheic dermatitis..
-Are they painful?Or are they itchy?
-Do you have them elsewhere like cheeks Or scalp?
-Do you also have scalp itching or dandruff?
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Pityrosporum folliculitis; Topical and Oral antifungals
Thank you for the Image but it gets blurred when I zoom it.
This looks like 'Pityrosporum folliculitis'/ fungal folliculitis to me.
It is itchy and pimple like & has some post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from previous healed spots.
It is caused by a yeast, Malassezia furfur when it involves the pilosebaceous follicles.
I would suggest a course of an Oral antifungal e.g Itraconazole 100 mg. The dose is twice a day, after meals, for 2 weeks.
Topically you may use a topical antifungal e.g 2% ketoconazole cream, twice daily for a week.
These are prescription medications and therefore I suggest that you talk to your doctor for the needful.
I would really appreciate if you can upload another close up photograph with good clarity. Just want to to be double sure.
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