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Doctor insights on: Treating Folliculitis At Home

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Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
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Folliculitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more hair follicles are swollen, usually when the follicles are damaged by friction from ...Read more


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What's a suggested at home treatment for yeast infection?

What's a suggested at home treatment for yeast infection?

Over the counter: I don't recommend any home remedy; treatment can be found over the counter in any local pharmacy. ...Read more

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What are some at home cheep but affective treatment for a UTI ( urinary track infection )?

What are some at home cheep but affective treatment for a UTI ( urinary track infection )?

Antibiotivs : Antibiotics are cheap, almost always work as anticipated, and the good part is tat they can be taken at home. ...Read more

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What are doctors' recommendations to cure a yeast infection effectively at home ?

Yeast: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. >>. ...Read more

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What's most effective at home remedies for mosquito bites?

What's most effective at home remedies for mosquito bites?

Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. ...Read more

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What are good at home remedies for yeast infections?

Some homeopathic opt: Lactobacillus acidophilus capsules can be inserted vaginallyl for 7 nights at bedtime. (oral use can help prevent yeast infxs). Oregano oil 500mg in capsule form twice a day for 7 days. Or pau d'arco 100mg 3 x/day for 7 days. These are herbal preparations that can be found at pharmacies or organic grocery stores. ...Read more

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Home treatments for a yeast infection--are they effective?

Home treatments for a yeast infection--are they effective?

Yes: Most over the counter remedies are quite effective. ...Read more

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Can you please describe good, at home remedies for acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is the best of the over-the-counter remedies. If it works, fine. Often, more is required. If you are responsible for someone with acne, please take them to a scientific physician if the benzoyl peroxide fails after two weeks. If you fail to do this, you'll both have a lifetime to regret the negligence. ...Read more

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At home cure for a staph and strep outbreak on skin?

At home cure for a staph and strep outbreak on skin?

Dilute bleach baths: While oral or topical antibiotics would be preferred, you may want to try dilute bleach baths. www.seattlechildrens.org/pdf/pe1131.pdf. ...Read more

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Are there any effective at home cure for a staph and strep outbreak on skin?

Are there any effective at home cure for a staph and strep outbreak on skin?

No: Potentially dangerous. See doctor get antibiotics. There's a reason life expectancy went up when penicillin was discovered. ...Read more

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Any at home treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Any at home treatment for bacterial vaginosis?

Not if it is realy B: Bv acidolphilus will help prevent it, but it should be treated with anti-biotic gel or supp or antibiotic pills. ...Read more

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Best remedy home remedy for shingles on your armpit?

Best remedy home remedy for shingles on your armpit?

None: You need to get treated. Treatment for shingles is far more successful the earlier you start. Also, be sure to stay away from any that is pregnant, or other people with impaired immune systems. ...Read more

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Can there be an at home remedy for yeast infection?

Tips: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. >. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesare effective for curing a bladder infection?

What are good home remediesare effective for curing a bladder infection?

Drinking lots of H2O: Voiding frequently and taking an appropriate antibiotic. You need antibiotics to cure a uti. Some baking soda can help to relieve the stinging, if present. ...Read more

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What are the most effective home remedies for carbuncle?

What are the most effective home remedies for carbuncle?

Agree with answer: If the compresses do not bring this to a head quickly and allow it to drain you might want to seek more than home remedies since this may be severe and potentially harmful. ...Read more

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What are effective home remedies for atopic dermatitis?

What are effective home remedies for atopic dermatitis?

Moisturize!!!!: Moisturizing is the most important treatment for dry skin. Olive oil, aloe vera, baby oil. All are okay find a moisturizer that you like best and moisturize often. ...Read more

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At home remedies suggested for getting rid of acne scars?

At home remedies suggested for getting rid of acne scars?

Home tx acne scars: I know of nothing effective that you can do at home for acne scars. Invest in a consultation with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to find effective remedies. ...Read more

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What are the nest home remedies for acne?

Get a real Rx: The powerful and effective remedies that scientific physicians use for acne are derivatives of vitamin a or natural antibiotics -- both gifts from mother nature. Especially if you are responsible for the emotional and physical health of a teenager, get the patient to a scientific physican -- negligence here will result in a lifetime of regrets / resentment. ...Read more

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What's the most effective home acne treatment?

What's the most effective home acne treatment?

Benzoyl peroxide: This is the best that's over the counter but not nearly so helpful as something as simple as topical Clindamycin with or without BP or a retinoic acid derivative -- i'll use the latter if there are many blackheads. If your acne is worse, a systemic antibiotic can help, and a dermatologist can use the big guns. You shouldn't need to rely on a home remedy even in our loony health care system. ...Read more

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Is antibacterial soap good for treating folliculitis in crotch area and sensitive skin?If so, what brand do you recommend?

Is antibacterial soap good for treating folliculitis in crotch area and sensitive skin?If so, what brand do you recommend?

Any Brand is Good: It does not matter you can use any brand and if it does not get better than consult your doctor as you may need a topical antibiotic and/or Systemic Antibiotics ...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?

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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Is there a home remedy for folliculitis?

Folliculitis: Gently wash the infected skin twice a day with antibacterial soap or apply an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment. Use a clean washcloth and towel to dry off each time you wash. ...Read more

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How do you treat folliculitis vaginal at home if it is in its early stage?

How  do you treat folliculitis vaginal at home if it is in its early stage?

Bleach bath: You can try a bleach bath-1/2 cup in full tub of water-soak for 10minutes. Do at least twice a week. ...Read more

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How to get rid of vaginal folliculitis at home? Is it normal to feel like a pretty solid pocket of fluid is on the inside right of my labia?

How to get rid of vaginal folliculitis at home? Is it normal to feel like a pretty solid pocket of fluid is on the inside right of my labia?

You: should probably see your gynecologist you might need to have a draining procedure done if the infection gets worse it could spread and you might have a major problem in your pelvis so seek medical care in an evaluation ...Read more

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How do I take care of a small skin ulcer at home? It was a bump on my leg from folliculitis and it abbcessed

How do I take care of a small skin ulcer at home? It was a bump on my leg from folliculitis and it abbcessed

Skin ulcer: If the ulcer is not draining, and you are taking antibiotics or other prescribed treatment, i would recommend that you keep it closed for extra protection with a gauze dressing or bandade depending on how big it is. Otherwise, keep up with normal daily routine. ...Read more

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Rash like symptoms that resemble folliculitis in the genital region at base of shaft by hair region tried home remedies no luck ?

Stop shaving?: Pubic area folliculitis is very common these days, especially in people who shave the pubic area. See a doctor for a possible culture test to see if you're carrying staph or strep, and whether a prescription might help. If you shave the area, you may have to stop and go natural. ...Read more

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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

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Why does shaving cause folliculitis?

Ingrown hair: Folliculitis centers around a follicle in which the pore is clogged with debris or in the case of shaving, a hair that starts to grow inward on iteself. The latter also clogs the pore, resulting in oil and dirt build up, bacterial growth, inflammation and pus formation. ...Read more

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Folliculitis is ruining my confidence, what to do?

Folliculitis is ruining my confidence, what to do?

Treat it: There are many different causes. If it is pityrospirum, it's easy to keep at bay if it gets diagnosed. ...Read more

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What is folliculitis and what are the major symptoms of folliculitis?

Follicle inflammatio: Inflammation of the follicle can be recognized by characteristic redness, swelling and sometimes pustule limited to hair follicles. Often caused by infection with common skin bacteria after minor trauma to the skin. Sometimes painful and itchy. ...Read more

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Is folliculitis contagious?

No.: "no" to other people, but may be "yes" to yourself-it might spread from one area to another. ...Read more

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Does folliculitis resemble herpes?

Not exactly.: Folliculitis typically appears like red pus bumps, with each bump forming over a hair follicle. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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What is a good remedy for folliculitis?

Find the cause: Pityrospirum folliculitis is often missed and is easy to treat if recognized. You maybe given topical ketoconazole, or a big oral dose followed by working up a sweat. Or any of a variety of meds that manage ties versicolor. A bacterial folliculitis needs to be checked to see if the bacterium originally cultured may have changed or become resistant. Best wishes. ...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