Pimples can be a real pain, no matter where the zits pop up. Put on your thinking cap and let this quiz put your scalp-pimple knowledge to the test.
A scalp pimple is acne that occurs on the scalp rather the face or elsewhere on the body.
Traditional pimple treatments can bleach your hair or make it oilier.
Any pimple -- including one that pops up on your scalp -- is caused by some sort of blockage in a pore.
Salicylic acid, a common acne treatment, is often found in dandruff shampoos.
Using a cotton swab allows you to target pimples with salicylic acid without drying out your hair.
Avoid using any hair products you don't need.
Derived from the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree, tea tree oil is an antiseptic often used to treat acne.
Crush fenugreek leaves, which can be found at a health food or general nutrition store, and mix with water. Then, smooth the paste on your scalp.
Doctors often prescribe antibiotics when other acne treatments don't work.
While it can cause red bumps, scalp folliculitis is not the same as scalp acne -- and it's a more severe condition.