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How could i treat folliculitis?

How could i treat folliculitis?

Different ways: If it is not severe and over the counter benzoyl peroxidewash maybe all you need. If it is serious in that you have a lot of lesions, i would see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist to see if an oral antibiotic is necessary. ...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 treat a folliculitis wound?

How can I treat a folliculitis wound?

Hot compress: Hot compresses to an area of folliculitis can help soothe and decrease the size. You should see your doctor if symptoms persist and you may need some antibitoics. ...Read more

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Does folliculitis can be treated?How(what medication) ?

Depends on type: It depends on whether it is superficial, or deep folliculitis. If it is superficial it usually responds to antibacterial soaps. If it is deep or refractory it will usually respond to Dicloxacillin 250mg PO qid for 7 to 10 days or a cephalosporin. It is probably best to check with your primary care if you have any doubts as to what you are treating or why it has not improved. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get folliculitis? Is he right?

Depends...: ...On what is causing the folliculitis. You need to know the cause before you can know if it needs to be treated. A dermatologist can help you with that. ...Read more

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How do I treat and prevent folliculitis?

Benzoyl peroxide was: If benzoyl peroxide washdoes not help then see a dermatologist for topical or oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I treat my chronic folliculitis!?

How can I treat my chronic folliculitis!?

Find the cause: One cause that is often overlooked is pityrosporum yeast infection; the treatment is as for tinea versicolor and results are usually excellent. You'll manage it over time but it's easy. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat folliculitis on my chest?

What can I use to treat folliculitis on my chest?

Antibiotics: Most of time, dermatologists would use oral doxycycline. Others include minocycline, Clindamycin or sulfa-drugs. Topicals would help but less effective. You'd better let dermatologists handle it instead of doing it yourself. ...Read more

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How do you treat bacterial folliculitis?

How do you treat bacterial folliculitis?

Infxn, pigmentscarsd: The treatment depends on the cause and if active infection versus inflammation. For active infection topical antibiotics may be usefui but the nature of the scars such as 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 scarrin. ...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