Sores on scalp

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Since I was little (8ish) I have had issues with tiny red sores on my scalp.

They are almost like pimples, but not, they are tiny-med sized, VERY tender and they come and go.Usually I only have one or two at a time. Out breaks are constantly happening. I will probably have a week off at most.

It's been really difficult finding a shampoo that doesn't make it worse. I have tried dandruff type shampoos and sensitive shampoos but they do not help. And some shampoos really make it worse.

Right now I am using Desert Essence Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner. It doesn't help get rid of the problem but it doesn't seem to irritate my scalp either.

A list of things I have tried that have irritated my scalp

H & H
Pantene Pro V dandruff
Natures Gate Tea Tree
Herbal Essence (just b/c it smelled pretty)
Garnier Frutesse
Everyday Shea with Tea Tree
Dr. Wood Castile Soap with shea and tea tree
Tresume (used this for years and I just got tired of "dealing" with it)
No Poo method (baking soda and vinegar rinse, this was the WORST)

Any tips or suggestions would be great.
All of those have some form of triglycerides or coconut oil, which are know to clog pores. I get these too, when I'm not careful. Just acne (in my case). I would try something without these ingredients... hope this helps!
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Since I was little (8ish) I have had issues with tiny red sores on my scalp.

They are almost like pimples, but not, they are tiny-med sized, VERY tender and they come and go.Usually I only have one or two at a time. Out breaks are constantly happening. I will probably have a week off at most.

It's been really difficult finding a shampoo that doesn't make it worse. I have tried dandruff type shampoos and sensitive shampoos but they do not help. And some shampoos really make it worse.

Right now I am using Desert Essence Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner. It doesn't help get rid of the problem but it doesn't seem to irritate my scalp either.

A list of things I have tried that have irritated my scalp

H & H
Pantene Pro V dandruff
Natures Gate Tea Tree
Herbal Essence (just b/c it smelled pretty)
Garnier Frutesse
Everyday Shea with Tea Tree
Dr. Wood Castile Soap with shea and tea tree
Tresume (used this for years and I just got tired of "dealing" with it)
No Poo method (baking soda and vinegar rinse, this was the WORST)

Any tips or suggestions would be great.
Originally Posted by Beccabecca
I read an article last night about someone who was getting oozing on their scalp (I think I was reading about hard water). Will try to go back through my cookies and see if I can find the article.

There is a shampoo and company who makes a very sensitive scalp formula for people who can't do fragrances and other irritants but you will have to google that one.
Also have you seen an allergy doctor and a dermatologist to get a diagnosis?
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I use to get these all the time in combination with lots of flaking. So far the thing I've found that helped reduce it was to look for products without coco betain in it. Shea moisture's moisture retention shampoo had worked well for me and there's California baby shampoo that's sold at target that's gotten good reviews. An allergy test would probably be a good idea though.

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I have a similar problem only my bumps are a little bigger and some of them bleed and scab over. It gets especially bad when i add hair in for a sew in. I went to a dermatologist and she said my hair curled too tight but I don't think that's true. They gave me a special shampoo that she mixed up. It worked ok but I like using taliah waajid herbal cleanser. It's green and to be honest I don't know what's in it but I tried selsum and head and shoulders and this worked the best and it didn't dry my hair out.
I should add its not a shampoo it's just a cleanser. You are supposed to shampoo after but I don't.
Since I was little (8ish) I have had issues with tiny red sores on my scalp.

They are almost like pimples, but not, they are tiny-med sized, VERY tender and they come and go.Usually I only have one or two at a time. Out breaks are constantly happening. I will probably have a week off at most.

It's been really difficult finding a shampoo that doesn't make it worse. I have tried dandruff type shampoos and sensitive shampoos but they do not help. And some shampoos really make it worse.

Right now I am using Desert Essence Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner. It doesn't help get rid of the problem but it doesn't seem to irritate my scalp either.

A list of things I have tried that have irritated my scalp

H & H
Pantene Pro V dandruff
Natures Gate Tea Tree
Herbal Essence (just b/c it smelled pretty)
Garnier Frutesse
Everyday Shea with Tea Tree
Dr. Wood Castile Soap with shea and tea tree
Tresume (used this for years and I just got tired of "dealing" with it)
No Poo method (baking soda and vinegar rinse, this was the WORST)

Any tips or suggestions would be great.
Originally Posted by Beccabecca
I found what I was reading and it was a review on Elucence Clarifying shampoo on Curlmart's website. The person said that she had developed a scalp issue which was from calcium carbonate in her water and that the shampoo cleared it up. I noticed that most of the shampoos you listed have a lot of ingredients and are full of fragrance. It might be good to try something that's for sensitive skin/scalps like Kenra's sulfate free shampoo or even something by Giovanni, also something without tea tree oil or tea tree as the base of the shampoo. Tea tree can be irritating to some. If all of that fails, there's a shampoo by Mustella that's sold at Target and Babies R Us that's for babies with eczema--you might try that. I would start with a visit to a dermatologist though so that you aren't adding a bunch of stuff to your scalp that might irritate it further.
Since I was little (8ish) I have had issues with tiny red sores on my scalp.

They are almost like pimples, but not, they are tiny-med sized, VERY tender and they come and go.Usually I only have one or two at a time. Out breaks are constantly happening. I will probably have a week off at most.

It's been really difficult finding a shampoo that doesn't make it worse. I have tried dandruff type shampoos and sensitive shampoos but they do not help. And some shampoos really make it worse.

Right now I am using Desert Essence Coconut Shampoo and Conditioner. It doesn't help get rid of the problem but it doesn't seem to irritate my scalp either.

A list of things I have tried that have irritated my scalp

H & H
Pantene Pro V dandruff
Natures Gate Tea Tree
Herbal Essence (just b/c it smelled pretty)
Garnier Frutesse
Everyday Shea with Tea Tree
Dr. Wood Castile Soap with shea and tea tree
Tresume (used this for years and I just got tired of "dealing" with it)
No Poo method (baking soda and vinegar rinse, this was the WORST)

Any tips or suggestions would be great.
Originally Posted by Beccabecca
I have had this problem in the past
and the dermatologist just called them
'infected hair follicles'.

I did notice that using a clarifying cleanser seemed to help... If it matters I think Suave makes a clarifying CONDITIONER (if on the no poo method, still) and their clarifying shampoo is very effective and cheap to boot.

Good luck!

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