Treatment Of Recurring Folliculitis?
Can cefadroxil cure a pretty severe folliculitis in my hair… I was previously given clindamycin 300mg with the doctor but there was no change… I used to get better but it came back again… please doc, the info is really needed
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Folliculitis is an inflammation of the follicles or small holes where hair grows. So that this skin disease can occur in any part that is overgrown with hair. Among the factors that increase the risk of developing folliculitis are:
Shaving Acne prone skin Excessive sweating Tight clothing Hot and humid skin Use of certain chemicals or cosmetics
Treatment for folliculitis will depend on its severity. It usually resolves on its own, but if after 10 days the condition persists, further treatment may be required. Regarding your question, folliculitis treatment is done by giving antibiotics, antifungals or inflammation relievers. Both clindamycin and cefadroxyl are both antibiotics.
If your condition does not improve during this time, then you should check back with your dermatologist and do not decide on your own treatment. Your dermatologist may take a pus sample if it turns out that the medication is not working properly.
Meanwhile, what you can do at home is to keep the skin moist, ensure the skin remains dry and healthy, be careful when shaving, use lubricants such as soap, gel and cream, avoid using antiseptic products too often because it can make the skin dry and keep it clean. Get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa