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How do you treat bacterial folliculitis?
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Dr. Otto Placik
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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