Calamine Lotion for Folliculitis

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2 User Reviews



Posted by B (Illinois, US) on 08/30/2014

This worked for me. What you need: lots of prayers, white sheets, white towels and washcloths, XL white cotton t-shirts, cotton underwear, Clorox bleach, Lysol disinfecting wipes, anti-bacterial handsoap, ANTI-BACTERIAL bar soap, pack of disposable razors. I used Dial bar soap and Target brand UP and UP handsoap. Change and wash your sheets DAILY with bleach and detergent. I used Lysol wipes to clean my plastic mattress cover every day. Shower DAILY with lukewarm/cool water and antibacterial bar soap. I used Suave shampoo for hair. It sounds extreme, but use 4 washcloths per shower: wash face and neck with hands and use a different washcloth for different areas of body. Use washcloth for clear skin areas and different washcloth for folliculitis areas. Use a new razor every day and pitch it. Dry off with several towels by just lightly pressing towel to wet skin; don't rub towel on skin. I washed my comb and brush with anti-bacterial handsoap daily. Wash towels, washcloths, white t-shirts with bleach and detergent. Stay cool, clean and dry at all times. DON'T ITCH EVER. Wear loose, comfy clothes (no workout gear, skip bras when home). I slept in oversize cotton t-shirts and sweats. Showering at nite instead of morning helped too for some reason. I know this seems like a lot to do each day, but clear skin is worth it! I was allergic to meds the dermatologist prescribed and prayed for God to help me figure this out. I hope this info. can help. Best of luck!


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Posted by Michelle (New York, NY) on 07/16/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Calamine lotion will help to reduce swelling/pain, and redness from folliticus. It is also said to have antiseptic properties which should help to minimize severe follicitus from become further infected. I have used it in the past for boils/ severe follicitus and it really makes a difference. Good luck!


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Posted by Juan (Los Angeles, California) on 03/23/2011
4 out of 5 stars

Id been suffering with Folliculitus on my scalp for five months. In the beginning of it I had confused it with a pimple. So I popped it and continued shaving my head like always since 1997. Days went by and more of them would come out. I would pop them and would continued with my normal routine. Until I notice that these bumps on my scalp were not pimples but something else. The more I would shave the more it would spread. Did some research on webmd and bam Folliculitus. I was hoping that it would go away on its own but no luck. I would aggravate it more when I would go to do my MMA classes.

On the Fourth month of the curse it got to the point where the itching was unberable and by scrachting it, the bumps would get bigger and the pain was intolarable. My head was looking horrible embarrassing sick. Went to urgent care and told me to stop shaving, stop the MMA classes and take antibiotics Doxycicline and use an antiseptic for cleaning off all the pus that would come out. It work for about three days and came back worse than before. The itching was hell I could almost feel the bacteria moving around my scalp and then the pain was so bad that it would wake me up from my sleep. I was not able to rest my head for a long time in one position because it would create pressure on the bumps. I became very desperate for some kind of relief. Checked out some sites on the internet stumble on this one and tried EVERYTHING!!!!

Turmeric 6 tablets a day didnt work, Apple white vinegar daily wash relief for some minutes but nope didnt work, mupirocin antibiotic oinment nope, clotrimazole antifungal cream nope didnt work, Lamisil nope, Alcohol nope, Witch hazel nope, until a memory ran through my head of a time I rubbed against poison oak. Calamine lotion!!! When I had poison oak rash on my forearm the itching was hell and the oozing was disgusting and contagious.

Bought the Calamine CLEAR lotion, got home washed up and rubbed that Calamine on my scalp. It work like Heaven. The itching stop instantly and the next morning my scalp was looking wayyyyy better. I still have some bumps but the relief from the itching and that thumping pain is gone. I also order Terrasil its on its way but for now the Calamine Clear lotion is good very good the only thing that has work for me. The Clear one because I dont want to be walking around work with the pink Calamine on my head. Folliculitus is very embarrasing to have. The pain and itching is hell. Im ready to get rid of it im doing everything right to stop it from living on my scalp. Hopefully this advice will help those who suffer from it!

Replied by Joe
(Charlotte, Nc)
04/30/2011

you have pityrosporum/mallassezia folliculitis. its caused by the same fungus that causes foot fungus. Mallassazia furfur. If you shaved your head before mma class and "rolled" on the mats the foot fungus would easily get into your pores/hair follicles. standard clotrimazole wont work and antibiotics will only make it worse. go to a dermatologist and get a prescription for diflucan and ketoconzole cream. the longer you wait the more systemic it will become.

Replied by Maryherb
(Visalia, Ca, United States)
02/06/2012

I am not a chinese doctor or even asian!! GO SEE A CHINESE HERBALIST THEY CURED ME!!!!!!!

Replied by Honeysuckle Flowers
(San Jose, Ca)
06/13/2012

Thank you to Maryherb from Visalia, Ca. I went to a CHINESE HERBALIST in San Jose, CA. He told me that I had to take 15 days in order to see the results. I only finished the 9th day and my scalp has been clear. I'm so happy now. Thanks again!

Replied by Guy
(Cleveland, Ohio)
07/24/2018

Any update? I train jiu jitsu and feel like I may have gotten it there or from a dirty straight razor from the barber, anyway I'm using calamine when I can and it seems to help...but went to jiu jitsu yesterday and it's back from being grabbed. On my back of neck...sucks....any update would be nice to know what u did to treat it.

Replied by Mary
(Sewell Nj)
09/20/2018

Were your bumps red and very itchy. Mine pop up around the crown of my scalp n I tried all of what you said. Nothing worked.