Acne Keloidalis Nochae

Acne Keloidalis Nochae


Hi this is Dr. Charles Crutchfield clinical
professor of dermatology and medical director at Crutchfield Dermatology today we are going
to talk about a condition called Acne Keloidalis Nuchae which is a crazy name but we’ve all
seen it This is a condition where there’s small very itchy bumps that occur at the nape
of the neck That is the back lower part of the neck This is most commonly seen in African
American patients but I see it to a lesser degree in all patients It’s most commonly
seen in men but it can also be seen in women Many male patients believe it’s a result of
going to a barbershop where the barber had unclean clippers This is quite untrue and
I’ve seen many cases that develop without any recent haircuts and also women who don’t
normally cut their hair in that area This condition is just a normal variant with itchy
bumps that develop from very minor irritation in that particular location on the back of
the neck Smaller bumps can be treated very effectively with topical and oral medicines
Larger bumps may need to be treated surgically Nevertheless if you have this condition and
we’ve all seen it it can be treated quite successfully If you have the problem see your
dermatologist

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