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how can you get rid of scalp folliculitis? do you need oral antibiotic pills?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
See Your Physician: For bacterial folliculitis of the scalp, it is important to determine the organism responsible for the infection. After a culture and sensitivity is obtained, your physician will be able to prescribe the appropriate antibiotic. Since the hair follicle is deep, most patients require a systemic (oral) antibiotic for extensive scalp folliculitis.

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Last updated Feb 26, 2016

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