Folliculitis is inflammation of the hair follicle which is caused by inflammation, chemical irritation or even by a physical injury.
The condition starts when the hair follicles are damaged either by shaving – often this is that the razor blades are shaving too close to the skin, through clothing that are too tight and cause friction or that braids are too tight to the scalp.
An infected hair follicle appears as a red bump or white pustule which may crust over at a later stage
The damage to the follicles attracts infection from bacterium such as Staphylococcus aurens.
Approach through Natural Medicine:
- Apply natural topical creams that contain plant extracts that have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal actions
- Ensure that your diet is healthy to support the immune system
- Take herbal medicine – prescribed by a medical herbalist – to support immune system and inhibit fungal activity
- Keep stress level down
The following measures may help to prevent folliculitis :
- Wear comfortable airy clothes.
- Wash and dry swimming suits and sport apparel after each use.
- Ensure all bath towels and washed every day and not shared
- Disinfect of a sport equipment and hot tubs.
- Do not share razors and use razors that do cut too close to the skin .ie. three bladed razor
- Apply a natural disinfectants on any break in the skin with shaving.
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