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Treating Folliculitis At Home
Over the counter: I don't recommend any home remedy; treatment can be found over the counter in any local pharmacy. ...Read more
Antibiotivs : Antibiotics are cheap, almost always work as anticipated, and the good part is tat they can be taken at home. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Most over the counter remedies are quite effective. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Is antibacterial soap good for treating folliculitis in crotch area and sensitive skin?If so, what brand do you recommend?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have had folliculitis on my face twice now, both times it has been treated with antibiotics. Why does it keep coming back? How can i treat it at home?
See a dermatologist.: The answer depends on the details.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 do I take care of a small skin ulcer at home? It was a bump on my leg from folliculitis and it abbcessed
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
I recently just got these bumps & blisters around my edges a few days ago. They itch & they have pus in them i think i have scalp folliculitis. I never had this happen . are there any home remidies I can do to get rid of this problem?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat it: There are many different causes. If it is pityrospirum, it's easy to keep at bay if it gets diagnosed. ...Read more
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
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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