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    Folliculitis

    Treatment of Folliculitis

    • Homeopathic Treatment of Folliculitis
    • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Folliculitis
    • Psychotherapy Treatment of Folliculitis
    • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Folliculitis
    • Surgical Treatment of Folliculitis
    • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Folliculitis
    • Other Treatment of Folliculitis

    What is Folliculitis

    Symptoms of Folliculitis

    Causes of Folliculitis

    Risk factors of Folliculitis

    Complications of Folliculitis

    Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Folliculitis

    Precautions & Prevention of Folliculitis

    Treatment of Folliculitis

    Homeopathic Treatment of Folliculitis

    Homeopathy relieves inflammation, itching and pain. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution, family history, presenting symptoms, underlying pathology, possible causative factors etc. Some of the homeopathic medicines for folliculitis are:

    • Asar
    • China
    • Cinnab
    • Apis M
    • Selenium

    Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Folliculitis

    Allopathic treatment of folliculitis includes antibiotics such as mupirocin or clindamycin which are applied 2 to 3 times per day. Large areas of folliculitis may require antibiotics, such as dicloxacillin or cephalexin taken by mouth. Severe or recurrent infections may require a seven- to 10-day course of treatment with penicillin or other oral antibiotics.

    Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Folliculitis

    • A diet rich in green, yellow, and orange vegetables
    • Drinking eight to 10 glasses of water a day

    Other Treatment of Folliculitis

    • A wet compress made with white vinegar may help ease your folliculitis symptoms.

    What is Folliculitis

    Folliculitis is an infection in the hair follicles. Folliculitis is a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become infected with bacteria and can appear on any part of the body where hair is present.

    Symptoms of Folliculitis

    • Red pimples with a hair in the center of each one
    • Red and inflamed skin
    • Itchiness or tenderness
    • Pus-filled bumps
    • Mild fever
    • An upset stomach

    Causes of Folliculitis

    • Friction from shaving or tight clothing
    • Using antibiotics or steroid creams for long periods.
    • Inflammatory skin conditions, including dermatitis and acne
    • Injuries to your skin, such as abrasions or surgical wounds
    • disease such as diabetes or HIV that lowers your ability to fight infection
    • Coverings on your skin, such as plastic dressings or adhesive tape

    Risk factors of Folliculitis

    • Diabetes, organ transplantation and HIV/AIDS
    • Acne or dermatitis
    • Trauma to your skin from injury or surgery
    • Long-term antibiotic therapy for acne
    • Topical corticosteroid therapy
    • Overweight or obesity
    • Wearing high boots or tight clothes
    • Exposure to hot water, such as a hot tub or a heated swimming pool

    Complications of Folliculitis

    • Recurrent or spreading infection
    • Large, itchy patches of staph infection on the skin
    • Furunculosis
    • Thick, raised scars or patches of skin
    • Destruction of the hair follicle

    Diagnosis of Folliculitis

    Your doctor will diagnose your skin by looking at the skin and ask about your health and activities. Your doctor may send a sample taken from one of your pustules to a laboratory and may remove a small tissue sample (biopsy) from an active lesion for testing.

    Precautions & Prevention of Folliculitis

    • If you own a hot tub, clean it regularly and add chlorine when recommended.
    • Avoid constrictive clothing
    • Shave with care
    • Gently wash the infected skin twice a day

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