Natural Folliculitis Treatment Systems
Folliculitis, furuncles, and carbuncles represent different outcomes of hair follicle infections. In folliculitis, a small red bump, or pimple, develops at the site of the involved hair follicle. Often, the hair can be pulled from its follicle, accompanied by a small amount of pus, and then the infection goes away without further treatment. If, however, the infection extends from the follicle to adjacent tissues, causing localized redness, swelling, severe tenderness, and pain, the lesion is called a furuncle or boil. Pus may drain from the boil along with a plug of inflammatory cells and dead tissue. A carbuncle is a large area of redness, swelling, and Most furuncles and carbuncles, as well as many cases of folliculitis, are caused by Staphylococcus aureus, a staphylococcus that produces coagulase and is therefore called coagulase-positive. It is much more virulent than the staphylococci normally found on the skin. The name derives from staphyle, a bunch of grapes, referring to the...
The most common and debilitating skin problems arise from the long-term use of glucocorticoids. The manifestations include striae, friable skin, ecchymosis, acne-form rash and cushingoid features. In addition, cyclosporine may cause thickening of the skin, hypertrichosis, gingival hyperplasia, epidermal cysts, pilar keratosis, and folliculitis. Treatment includes reducing the dosage of these medications to the lowest level necessary to maintain immunosuppression and topical measures.
Tinea barbae affects the beard area of men who work with animals. It is often accompanied by bacterial folliculitis and inflammation secondary to ingrown hairs. Oral therapy with griseofulvin, itraconazole (Sporanox) or terbinafine (Lamisil) is preferred over topical therapy because the involved hair follicles do not respond well to topical therapy.