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How To Treat Folliculitis Quickly
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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