Boils on the scalp form underneath the skin when bacteria infects one or more hair follicles, according to the Mayo Clinic. Boils typically start as pus-filled lumps that grow, become painful and eventually form a head t... More »

Boils form on the buttocks when bacteria enters the skin through minor abrasions and makes its way into the hair follicles or oil glands, creating an infection, explains WebMD. Boils first present as hard, inflamed swell... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

The cause of boils is a bacteria that enters into the skin through cuts or hair follicles, according to WebMD. Some conditions and issues may cause boils to appear more often including diabetes, issues with the immune sy... More »

Staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria that normally lives on the skin and in the nose, is frequently the cause of boils, according to Mayo Clinic. The bacteria gain entry to the body via a small nick in the skin or v... More »

An infection of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria is the most common cause of boils, especially when transmitted through an open cut or insect bite, explains Mayo Clinic. For most boils, home treatment with a warm compress ... More »

Symptoms of ichthyosis vulgaris include dry, scaly skin; deep, painful cracks in the skin; white or brown scales; and peeling scalp, states Mayo Clinic. The condition may also cause tiny scales that resemble tiles. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions

Dandruff is a common scalp problem that is chronic and causes flaking of the skin, and while it is rarely a serious condition, some people may have difficulty treating it, notes Mayo Clinic. Scalp psoriasis is a common s... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Skin Conditions