Folliculitis: Causes and Treatment

Updated on Wednesday 21st December 2016

Folliculitis: Causes and Treatment Image
Before undergoing a hair transplant in Turkey, our physicians recommend to make sure you have a healthy scalp. A common condition of the scalp is called folliculitis, in which the hair follicles become inflamed. It can occur on any part of the body, except for the hand palms and foot soles. Folliculitis has the appearance of pimples with white tips that come up on the face, back, chest, head, arms and legs.
 

Causes of folliculitis explained by our hair transplant physicians in Istanbul


Folliculitis is caused by a hair follicle infection, most of the times because of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. It may also be caused by different fungi, viruses or inflammations of the ingrown hairs.

Folliculitis can be superficial or deep, depending on how much the hair follicle is affected. 

The condition is often caused by damaged hair follicles. They usually get damaged because of the following reasons:

•    Sweat and heat, like for example after using rubber gloves;
•    Friction caused by shaving or wearing tight clothes;
•    Different skin conditions, like acne or dermatitis;
•    Covering the skin with, for example, plastic dressings or adhesive tape;
•    Skin injuries, like surgical wounds.
 

Treatments for folliculitis in our clinic in Turkey


Mild folliculitis generally heals by itself in a couple of weeks. There are certain measures remommended by our Turkey hair transplant physicians that you can take at home to ensure this will happen, such as:

•      Application of a warm compress: it could eliminate the itching and help with the healing process. 
•    Medicated shampoo: it can be prescribed by a Turkey hair transplant specialist to treat scalp and beard folliculitis.

In case the hair follicles become even more inflamed or the condition does not heal, it might be necessary to consult a physician who could prescribe different folliculitis treatments, like an antibiotic.

If you need to know more about the causes and treatments for folliculitis, or if you have this condition and would like to have a hair restoration done in our clinic, we invite you to get in touch with our hair transplant doctors in Turkey

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