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Can I use ketoconazole cream on my face for folliculitis?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Can, but not helpful
Folliculitis is a result of bacterial overgrowth/infections of your hair follicles.
..Typically just annoying rather than dangerous. It is basically a small zit. So, topical or oral acne medications can help. Ketoconazole is an antifungal cream (good for ringworms, jock-itch, athlete foot etc.) and will not do anything to the bacteria above. It won't do you harm, but won't do any good. Good luck.

In brief: Can, but not helpful
Folliculitis is a result of bacterial overgrowth/infections of your hair follicles.
..Typically just annoying rather than dangerous. It is basically a small zit. So, topical or oral acne medications can help. Ketoconazole is an antifungal cream (good for ringworms, jock-itch, athlete foot etc.) and will not do anything to the bacteria above. It won't do you harm, but won't do any good. Good luck.
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