How to treat folliculitis How to distinguish between folliculitis and acne

Low back bacterial folliculitis

Malassezia folliculitis on the chest

Let me talk about it first Folliculitis! Folliculitis is divided into bacterial folliculitis and Malassezia folliculitis. It is the place where there is hair, and the inflammatory damage limited to the hair follicle opening (may be bacterial infection, Malassezia infection, or a mixed infection of the two).

Folliculitis is more common in young and middle-aged people, more men than women, more common in the neck, chest, back and face, etc. Malassezia is more common in the chest and back Infection, Malassezia is a fungus, so the diagnosis can be made by fungal microscopy. If it is a fungal infection, topical antifungal drugs (ketoconazole cream, 50% propylene glycol) can be used as an adjunct to 2% ketoconazole lotion or 2.5% selenium disulfide lotion. If it is serious oral antifungal drugs. Bacterial folliculitis is common. In view of low immunity, young men and women, mainly staphylococcus causes hair follicle suppurative inflammation, treatment should pay attention to improving immunity, pay attention to skin cleansing, and external medicine is the main treatment. 20% ichthyol ointment can also be used. Luo Xing ointment. Bacterial folliculitis can lead to boils or carbuncles if they spread.

Acne mainly occurs on the face, and acne can be seen, but severe acne may be combined with folliculitis. Because it is difficult to identify, you can go to the hospital for examination.