Get Rid of Folliculitis Naturally

Folliculitis is a skin disorder that looks sort of like small eruptions of acne across the body. It only affects hair follicles so it is not found anywhere where hairs are not found such as around the eyes, the lips, palms or bottoms of the feet. It will affect you at some point in your life and is rarely a cause for concern. Those with compromised immune systems, those who are teenaged, who have chronic illnesses and those with diabetes are most likely to develop folliculitis. It affects people of all ages but is most common in teens and young adults. The bumps are found most often on the chest, back, bottom and legs and frequently clears up on its own.

Remembering to stay out of any water that doesn’t look clean and well treated is one of the best ways to prevent folliculitis. You can also make sure to change out towels and pillow cases if you have folliculitis that mimics acne.

What are the symptoms of Folliculitis?

  • Small pimple around a hair follicle
  • Red bumps around a hair follicle
  • Bumps that seem to be like a rash after swimming in a hot tub or pool

How can I prevent Folliculitis?

  • Practice good hygiene; always shower after being in a hot tub or pool.
  • Avoid any hot tub or pool that isn’t treated properly.
    Don’t share razors.
  • Make sure you change your razor out regularly
  • Keep skin moist and hydrated

How do I treat Folliculitis?

  • Rub some aloe vera  on the rash. It helps to soothe the skin, reduce the risk of infection, heal skin damage, and works as an anti-fungal.
  • St. John’s wort can be taken to help clear up skin ailments as it contains hypericin which is an antibiotic. Be careful, however, as it can elevate blood pressure.
  • Gingko biloba helps to reduce inflammation and blood flow which promotes faster healing. Take with care, however, as it can affect the body’s ability to clot properly.
  • Vitamin E is important in helping to promote skin rejuvenation and restoration. Make sure you’re taking a vitamin E supplement.
  • Garlic has allicin and ajoene which help to destroy the bacteria on the skin that can cause a folliculitis infection.
  • A vinegar compress of one part vinegar to four parts water can be pressed against the bumps to help sooth and clear up the infection. Do this three times a day for 20 minutes each time, making sure to use a fresh rag or cotton ball each time so you don’t spread the infection.
  • Neem leaves help to exfoliate the skin as well as clear out the congested pores. Make a poultice and bathe affected areas twice a day.
  • Coconut oil helps to moisturize and soothe the skin while drying up the infection thanks to it’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
  • Increase your fluid intake to help keep your skin moisturized. This makes it harder for the invading bacteria to be trapped in the hair follicle.
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