A proper plan for folliculitis treatment requires that you have full knowledge about the condition.
Folliculitis is basically an infection of the follicle of the hair. A follicle is the tiny skin pocket from which a single hair grows out.
This infection to the follicle will occur when the bacteria that is always present on the skin enters into the follicle.
folliculitis symptoms include redness, raised bumps or itching along
with a white, pus-filled top. Refer to the vast number of folliculitis
photos on the web to see what this looks like.
folliculitis cure will depend on a series of factors such as
folliculitis causes, the extent of the infection, location of the
infection and so on.
Medication options for folliculitis treatment include antiseptics, antibiotic creams and antibiotic tablets.
learning how to treat folliculitis, it is first important to know how
much your condition has worsened and also which type of folliculitis are
you suffering from.
Mild folliculitis can be
easily treated using antiseptic creams. In addition, you can use a
moisturizer or soap substitute that contain an antibacterial agent for
the purpose. Some especially formulated products include Dermol® Shower
Emollient, Dermol ® 600 Bath emollient and Oilatum® Plus.
cases of fungal folliculitis, you can use antifungal shampoos like
ketconazole twice a day. Such formulations can also prevent further
complications related to folliculitis, hair loss and the like.
even if the area of folliculitis is small enough, it can be treated
with an oral application of an antibiotic cream. In fact, in some cases
mild folliculitis will actually clear out on its own without any
In a situation where you
seem to be suffering from chronic folliculitis, your GP might put you on
a course of antibiotic tablets such as erythromycin or flucloxacillin.
Home remedies and tips
from the typical medications, there are also a series of home remedies
you can use for treatment of folliculitis. A few of these include:
• Applying a warm compress to the infected area.
• Wash the infected area regularly with an anti-bacterial soap.
• Make a soothing cream by using oatmeal lotion and apply.
• Wash your clothes regularly.
• Stop shaving the area till infection subsides.
• Wear loose, cotton clothing.
• Stay dry and sweat free as far as possible.
Aloe Vera leaf gel can be placed directly on the problem areas. This
soothes the skin and helps the skin heal itself quicker.
• Garlic placed topically on the skin can destroy bacteria that causes the infection.
By Jasmin Pannu
Other pages on remedies for skin in connection with this page
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- Types of folliculitis
- Razor burn remedies
- Scalp itch
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