Folliculitis is a condition where there is bacterial and fungal infection of the hair follicles. This condition is extremely painful and leads to reddening of the skin and itching. It also causes inflammation and pimples and whiteheads on the surface of the skin. The condition is not serious however you must ensure that you treat it immediately.
You cannot wait for the infection to take care of itself; you need to act in order to prevent it from spreading. Wash the infected area with warm water and an anti bacterial soap; this prevents the spread of the infection. It also ensures that the bacteria in the area are killed. Use hydrogen peroxide on your skin in order to kill the bacteria completely. Also ensure that the affected area is dry.
Tips To Treat Folliculitis
A warm water compress containing water and vinegar is a good solution to take care of the skin condition. Use this several times a day in order to prevent itching and burning sensation. It also reduces the pus formation in the pimples.
You need to increase the amount of water you drink. Increase your water consumption by 20% in order to get rid of the toxins and bacteria from your body. Eat plenty of garlic daily while the infection persists; the antiseptic properties of the herb will prevent the spread of the infection. It also kills the existing bacteria.
Avoid any unnecessary contact with water. This will aggravate the infection. You must also prevent friction with the skin. Use cotton clothes in order to avoid cloth burn affecting the skin further. Do not use any cosmetic creams or lotions on the affected skin.
Keep your linen separate in order to prevent spread of the infection. This condition is highly contagious and spreads rapidly. You must also avoid wiping the infected area with the same towel that you use on other parts of your body. Do not share your razor, tweezers or soaps with anyone else in the household.