Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Folliculitis Home Care

Home care for folliculitis includes:

  • Apply a moisturizing lotion:
    • Nutraderm
    • Moisturel
  • Apply warm compresses for stiffness:
    • Apply for 20-30 minutes, 4 times a day.
  • Shower immediately after exercise.
  • Avoid shaving near areas of folliculitis.
  • Use hypoallergenic shaving cream.
  • Dry the affected area completely after bathing:
    • Use a separate towel for the infected area.
  • Avoid scratching the area:
    • This may lead to infection
  • Wear clothing made out of breathable fabric.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Folliculitis Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have folliculitis and any of the following:

Continue to Folliculitis Underlying Cause

Last Updated: Feb 23, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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