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What are the best ways to prevent folliculitis?

What are the best ways to prevent folliculitis?

Depends...: ...On what kind of folliculitis you have. A dermatologist can tailor a specific treatment for your folliculitis. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
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Folliculitis (Definition)

Folliculitis is a condition in which one or more hair follicles are swollen. It can occur anywhere on the skin, and usually occurs when the hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, shaving, or blockage of the follicle, and a bacterial infection may follow. Common symptoms may include a rash, itching, and ...Read more


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What's the best treatment for folliculitis?

What's the best treatment for folliculitis?

Which type?: Some physicians aren't familiar common pityrosporum folliculitis, one of the easiest of all semi-diseases to monitor. Bacterial-type folliculitis of the beard is a tricky problem to manage and is worth getting seen by a specialist. Chronic scalp folliculitis may require an antibiotic but resistant bacteria such as proteus can overgrow, again requiring specialist care. Do you know the subtype? ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for folliculitis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for folliculitis?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics will clear folliculitis but it easily recurs. An antibacterial soap will decrease recurrences as well as absorbent powder during exercise to absorb sweat. ...Read more

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I was diagnose with folliculitis decalvan, my question what is the best home remedies for it as am tired of pills?

None: No topical agent will work . I do not know of any herbal that is strong enough to calm down the inflammation. Antibiotics are temporarily effective. Dapsone, methotrexate, grenz ray, Enbrel (etanercept) have all been tried and work sometimes . Grenzray may cause it to burn out. Ask for referral to radiation therapist for low dse radiation. ...Read more

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Best way to treat folliculitis on your scalp?

Best way to treat folliculitis on your scalp?

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. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for recurrent folliculitis?

What is the best treatment for recurrent folliculitis?

Depends...: ...On what kind of folliculitis you have, and on what part of the body it is occurring. A dermatologist can tailor a specific treatment for your folliculitis. ...Read more

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What helps the quickest - best with pityrosporum folliculitis ? On the checks - and Chin

What helps the quickest - best with pityrosporum folliculitis ? On the checks - and Chin

Ketoconazole: Topical, or do like physicians -- a 400 mg tablet before you exercise to the point of being drenched in your sweat, and let the sweat cover you for an hour, repeat monthly. There's a bunch of other things that work as well. ...Read more

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I just got back a Biopsy Result It says I have Faucr Suppurative Folliculitis this is the best I can read the report. What is this and is it bad news?

I just got back a Biopsy Result It says I have Faucr Suppurative Folliculitis  this is the best I can read the report. What is this and is it bad news?

Biopsy report: You need to discuss this with the person who did the biopsy and ordered the report. They are in the best position to interpret it. We don't even know where the biopsy was from. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC solution to genital folliculitis?

What's the best OTC solution to genital folliculitis?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis can be caused by bacteria or yeast. An otc topical medication that would kill both organisms is tincture of iodine but this will stain the skin orange for a time. ...Read more

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I have facial folliculitis, what is the best way to get rid of the scarring?

I have facial folliculitis, what is the best way to get rid of the scarring?

Pigment vs scars: It depends on the nature of the scars. Hyperpigmentation scars may benefit from peels and bleaching agents whereas raised scars or irregularities may respond more to resurfacing procedures. Ongoing folliculitis may respond to salicylic acid to minimize future scarring. ...Read more