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Can triamcinolone acetonide help get rid of folliculitis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Not in the long run: Common causes of inflamed hair follicles include pityrosporum yeast (a tinea versicolor variant best handled with antifungals) and having a particular type of beard (even the military lets these guys grow a beard). Triamcinolone is an immunosuppressant and might not be the best treatment long-run. Folliculitis and acne are actually known side-effects of topical triamcinolone.
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