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What are the best ways to prevent folliculitis?

What are the best ways to prevent folliculitis?

Depends...: ...On what kind of folliculitis you have. A dermatologist can tailor a specific treatment for your folliculitis. ...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 do I treat and prevent folliculitis?

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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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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How can I prevent myself from having folliculitis again?

Folliculitis: Where is it and has it been diagnosed as bacterial, yeast or neither? The answer depends on where and what type it is. ...Read more

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Help for preventing hot tub folliculitis?

Help for preventing hot tub folliculitis?

Hot tub maintenance: Hot tubs need careful maintenance and attention to chlorine levels and ph. Because the water is hot, chlorine levels need to be fairly high and checked frequently, otherwise bacteria in the water can grow. Showering prior to getting into a hot tub can also reduce contamination. If you are not responsible for the hot tub maintenance, there is no way to tell if it is being done properly. ...Read more

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How do you recognize and prevent a hot tub rash (dermatitis / folliculitis)?

How do you recognize and prevent a hot tub rash (dermatitis / folliculitis)?

A clean tub: Make sure that the tub water is properly chlorinated if you are using a public tub and be sure to take a shower after. ...Read more

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I am having scalp folliculitis. I would like to know how to prevent it? I have heard that after the course of antibiotic, it does recur? Is it true?

I am having scalp folliculitis. I would like to know how to prevent it? I have heard that after the course of antibiotic, it does recur? Is it true?

?oily hair: If your hair is on the oily side, wash it with shampoo rather than with soap as soap doesn't remove hair oils well. If the shampoo removes too much oil, use a mild conditioner after washing. You could also try an antidandruff shampoo. Visit a good hair salon for hair care advice. ...Read more

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I get large folliculitis bumps on my head and a few small swollen lymphnodes there sore what should i do to prevent. Nodes cause me anxiety seen docs?

I get large folliculitis bumps on my head and a few small swollen lymphnodes there sore what should i do to prevent. Nodes cause me anxiety seen docs?

Bumps: If there are bumps and swollen lymph nodes... it is possible that you may have an infection. Please call you physician to have it checked out. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more