A 47-year-old female asked:
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how do i clear up scalp folliculitis?

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Dr. Ellen Turner
20 years experience Dermatology
Medicated shampoo: Typically I have patients try an over the counter medicated shampoo such as head and shoulders or Nizoral (ketoconazole) to start, but if that is not effective, i give them a prescription shampoo and sometimes a topical antibiotic to control this pesky condtion. There not a cure for folliculitis, but rather patients can control it with proper meds.
Answered on Sep 9, 2020
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