Acne keloidalis nuchae: Razor bumps at the back of the head treatment in Nigeria, creams for the treatment of bumps in Nigeria.
“ACNE KELOIDALIS NUCHAE, also known as keloidal folliculitis or nuchal keloidal acne or simply bumps, is a chronic skin condition characterized by inflamed bumps and scars on the back of the neck.”
You probably might have this skin disorder or you know someone who does. This would interest you.
Although, acne keloidalis nuchae isn’t at all related to common acne, but because it appears in small acne-like bumps of inflamed hair follicles on the back of the neck.
Without treatment, this can result to large scars( keloids.)
It’s not common in women, so this thread is literally addressing our brothers and father’s.
And it is most commonly found in young adult men of African descent.
The most common location is at the back of your neck.
First, wounds of acne keloidalis nuchae appear as red or pus-filled bumps, which may be soft or itchy. Over time, these inflamed bumps develop into small scars.
Delay in treatment can force these small scars to coalesce On the back of your neck to form large thick scars or keloids. They can be associated with hair loss, and rarely advanced forms can develop deep sac of pus, and a foul smelling discharge may ooze out from time to time.
If you have this, you need to avoid irritations
on the area, because this might cause more productions of these bumps. Generally, you need to see your doctor/dermatologist for conclusive treatments.
There are however self care guidelines:
1. Wash with a non irritating cleanser like this one 👇. Don’t scrub.
2. Avoid wearing anything on your head such as durag’s, helmets, Cap’s, etc. And also wear collarless shirts.
3. Avoid closely shaving the area, and if itches, see your doctor/pharmacist to prescribe drugs
To stop the itching. Don’t scratch it please.
Drugs/treatments your doctor/dermatologist might prescribe includes:
• A retinoid cream such as tretinoin, tazarotene, or adapalene.
• A prescription-strength steroid or cortisone preparation.
• An antibiotic such as clindamycin.
• Steroid injections directly into the inflamed bumps or scars.
• Surgical excision of single bumps or larger scars.
• Laser destruction.
• Liquid nitrogen (freezing or cryotherapy).
I repeat please:
DON’T SOURCE FOR THIS MEDICATIONS YOURSELF. TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE ANY TREATMENT PLAN.
Nevertheless, after visiting the barber shop, wash your hair with the cleanser mentioned above to prevent and fight any Infections you might have contacted from clippers and blades. Take care of yourself overall and don’t be careless with your health. I hope this thread was helpful.
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