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How can you cure folliculitis?

How can you cure folliculitis?

Various: Warm compresses to bring the infections to a head, topical medications. The vast majority of folliculitis heals within a couple of weeks. If it is persists or if it is severe, you may need systemic antibiotics. ...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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How can I cure folliculitis in my pubic area?

Ingrowing hairs: Take measures to reduce ingrowing hairs; if shaving the area use a 2 blade razor (others shave too closely) and a gentle lubricating gel or soap. Moisturize afterwards. If its not from shaving, a prescription antibiotic gel or solution is in order. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment to manage or cure folliculitis pseudomonas?

Is there a treatment to manage or cure folliculitis pseudomonas?

Topical & Systemic: Pseudomonas folliculitis is classically associated with hot tube use and improper chlorination of the water. Treatment can be topical using Acetic Acid (vinegar) soaks or other agents. Systemic treatment is often centered around oral antibiotics. Sometimes people will carry the bacteria in the nose and eradication there will cure the problem. See a dermatologist to help with management. ...Read more

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Anything to help cure folliculitis that is not antibiotics? have heard antibiotics are only temporary and it can make the condition worse in long run?

Anything to help cure folliculitis that is not antibiotics? have heard antibiotics are only temporary and it can make the condition worse in long run?

Cure folliculitis that is not antibiotics: These types of treatment option include antibacterial washes such as benzoyl peroxide. Some of the key brand names in this category include Clearisil, Proactiv, etc. Some other type of antibacterial washes that are available include chlorhexidine. The major selling brand in this category is Hibiclens. Most of the times, it has been found out that when a combination therapy of antibacterial washes is used along with the topical products, better results are achieved. Making use of the moisturizer lotions such as Cetaphil or Lubriderm can ensure the management of excessive skin dryness. In specific circumstances, some of the practitioners may also recommend medium-potency steroidal creams with an emollient base. These are particularly preferred in case of inflammatory folliculitis. All medications should be taken with the proper advice and under guidance of the medical practitioner. ...Read more

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What kind strong medicine i can use to cure the folliculitis inflation ?

Ask dermatologist.: If you need "strong" medicine to cure your folliculitis, your folliculitis may be something different. Dermatologist would help you to decide how to control it. The antibiotics used to treat folliculitis do not need to be "strong", correct one is more important. So your dermatologist might want to do culture to find out what bacteria cause it and which antibiotics can stop it. ...Read more

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What causes folliculitis and how to prevent/cure it?

What causes folliculitis and how to prevent/cure it?

Bacteria: The bacteria that is normally on the skin can evter through the hair follicle or a pure on the skin and begin to colonize. So you end up with an infection. Keep yourself clean be bathing and washing everyday ...Read more

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What is axillary folliculitis? Does it spread to other parts of the body? Can it be completly cured?

A localizeinfection.: Axillary folliculitis is an infection in the hair follicles in the underarm area. It is most likely a staph infection, and is definitely treatable. T is more common with shaving. If this happens frequently, then clearing out the staph colonies that live in the nose with a topical antibiotic called Mupirocin can be very helpful. Good hygiene and antibacterial soap to the underarms is helpful. ...Read more

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Anyone cured from "hot tub folliculitis"?

Anyone cured from "hot tub folliculitis"?

Topical & Systemic: Pseudomonas folliculitis is classically associated with hot tube use and improper chlorination of the water. Treatment can be topical using Acetic Acid (vinegar) soaks or other agents. Systemic treatment is often centered around oral antibiotics. Sometimes people will carry the bacteria in the nose and eradication there will cure the problem. See a dermatologist to help with management. ...Read more