Folliculitis: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

Although it is not always possible to prevent folliculitis, these measures may help:
  • Avoid constrictive clothing. Tight clothes especially jeans and athletic wear. 
  • Shave with care. Use an electric razor or a new blade every time you shave. Be especially careful to keep the shaved area clean and to avoid cuts and nicks. 
  • Clean your hot tubs or swimming pools regularly and add chlorine when recommended. Use commercial tubs only if you are sure they are well maintained.
  • Avoid contaminated clothing and wash cloths.

Watch Out

Pus-filled blisters

When to See Doctor

Consult your doctor if you experience symptoms like
  • Red coloured rashes 
  • Severe itching
  • Pus filled spots on the skin

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