Last Modified on Mar 20, 2015
Natural Folliculitis Home Remedies
Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles and typically caused by bacteria, especially Staphylococcus bacteria. Folliculitis commonly looks like red pimples with a hair in the center of each one; these pimples may have pus in them and they can itch or burn. Besides bacteria, the condition can also be caused by fungus and yeast. Folliculitis often develops after damaging the hair follicles; even shaving or wearing tight clothes that can rub against the skin can cause irritation to the follicles. Sweat, body oils, and makeup can contribute to follicle irritation.
Folliculitis can be superficial and affect only the upper part of the hair follicle, but can also start deeper in the skin and affect the entire follicle. In deep folliculitis, you may get large swollen bumps or pus-filled blisters instead of small, red pimples. Deep folliculitis can be painful and leave scars.
Home Cures for Folliculitis
On this page you can find a number of user-submitted home remedies to treat folliculitis. Our most popular natural cure for folliculitis is turmeric, but other users have found success with apple cider vinegar, iodine, hydrogen peroxide, and honeysuckle flowers. Let us know what you try from Earth Clinic to treat folliculitis. Know of a remedy not yet listed here? Please feel free to share your story with us.
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Hello, my name is Ryan and I've had 'acne keloidalis nuchae' for a few years now, about 5 bumps on the back of my neck. Would you be able to add this as a section so people can contribute remedies for this disease? Thank you!
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