Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Folliculitis Treatment

Treatment for folliculitis often includes avoiding shaving, warm wet compresses, and medications to dry the skin. Depending on the underlying cause, oral antibiotics, topical antibiotics, and antifungal creams and pills may also be recommended.

Treatment for folliculitis may include:


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Folliculitis Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat folliculitis:

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Folliculitis References
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