Hi guys, welcome back to my channel. I wanted
to talk about these tiny, annoying, pesky little bumps on your forehead. You have tried
salicylic acid. You have benzoyl peroxide. You have tried almost every single acne product
on the market and they do not seem to work. What is going on?
Pityrosporum Folliculitis or Malassezia folliculitis is caused by proliferation of a yeast within
the hair follicles. What? So, basically it is a yeast. On the surface of the skin, it
looks like it is acne except it isn’t. One distinguishable difference between acne and
this yeast is the itchiness it causes. If the bumps you’re experiencing are accompanied
by an occasional itch, chances are you may have this yeast present. However, ironically,
acne may be present, too; due to the fact that skin oiliness is one of the factors that
can lead to this condition, and also, as you know, acne. More on that later.
Surprisingly, malassezia or pityrosporum can actually be found on the skin of most adults;
the thing is an over-proliferation of this yeast is usually what causes this acne-like
breakout to occur, and like any yeast or fungus an over-proliferation occurs only when the
conditions are ripe. Then things go crazy! One more important point to make. While the
title of this video is How To Get Rid of Forehead Bumps, this condition can actually be present on
the upper back, the chest, the shoulders, and the neck. It can really be found in quite
a few different places. But I have found when we are talking about acne and when we are
talking about skin care, a lot of people have mentioned this tiny bump-like eruption on
the forehead. How did you get Pityrosporum Folliculitis?
Or how did you get Malassezia Folliculitis? Going back to what I said earlier, it can
occur from oily skin. Other factors include obesity, stress, fatigue, or pregnancy. Even
a systemic illness that can cause a weakening in your immune system or taking certain broad
spectrum antibiotics and medications can also be factors.
How can you tell if you have Pityrosporum Folliculitis? A clinical diagnosis can be
determined by either visually observing the area or microscopically having a skin biopsy
done. Sounds intense, I know. The good news is treatment is entirely way
more straight-forward. If you don’t have the time or, let’s face it, the money to
go see a doctor, determining whether or not you have acne or a yeast present can be as
simple as applying a topical treatment to treat yeast, and seeing if it works. Nizoral
AD Shampoo is a commonly used product used to treat this type of yeast. Its active ingredient
is Ketoconazole. Ketoconazole is an anti-dandruff, anti-fungal agent. Basically, it treats dandruff,
it kills yeast and kills fungus. Apply a thin layer of this product over the affected areas
twice a day – morning and night – for ten days. It is recommended that you leave
it on the skin for ten to fifteen minutes before washing off. If you notice a significant
improvement after the ten day application, more than likely an over-growth of this yeast
was present and the cause of the bumps you saw on your forehead. If you notice mild improvement,
both acne and an overgrowth of this yeast may have been present and may still be present.
After a ten day treatment of this product, try treating the remainder of the bumps you
have with acne remedies and acne solutions to see if you notice a difference. Lastly,
if you did not notice any improvement at all, more than likely an overgrowth of this yeast is
not present. It could simply be acne that is causing the bumps on your forehead. For
more information on how to treat acne and acne skin care, please check out my other
videos. Please make sure you like, comment and subscribe and please let me know what
other videos you would like to see in the future. Talk to you guys later. Bye.