Do I have folliculitis?
Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles. This infection can be caused by fungus or bacteria. It can be tricky to figure out if you have folliculitis, acne, or a combination of both because the two conditions can look very similar. Folliculitis often looks like small, red bumps that are not particularly inflamed, though occasionally these bumps can become full-on cysts or boils. One tell-tale sign of folliculitis is that it comes and goes, becoming dormant during cold, dry months and then flaring up in warmer weather and with exposure to sweat and moisture. Folliculitis often occurs in areas where people shave, as well in areas of the body where moisture and perspiration are trapped. Folliculitis on the buttocks is quite common, but it can occur anywhere on the body or face.
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Folliculitis self-care tips:
- Take an oral antifungal supplement. Good choices include caprylic acid, undecylenic acid, oil of oregano, garlic, olive leaf, and berberine. *make sure to consult your doctor before taking new any new supplement
- Avoid prolonged exposure to hot or warm water. This means staying out of hot tubs and baths, and taking quicker, less-warm showers
- Reduce or eliminate sugar and processed foods in your diet
- Wear breathable clothing and underwear. Cotton and other natural fibers are good options.
- Change out of sweaty clothes as soon as possible
- Apply Gold Bond Powder to affected areas to keep them dry during the day
- Replace your razor frequently, or purchase special razors for folliculitis-prone skin