Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Q&A: Folliculitis

pimply rash
Q. I have these little pimple like bumps on my legs. What could they be?

 A. It looks like it could be folliculitis. We all have staphylococcus and other bacteria normally living on our skin causing no trouble at all. But, sometimes the hair follicles become infected causing small pimples that can hurt or itch.

An infection can occur from friction from clothing, an injury to the skin or from shaving, especially with a dirty razor. Most folliculitis outbreaks clear on their own in a few days.

Here are some remedies to help it heal. See your doctor if the infection does not clear or gets worse.

Anti-bacterial soapWash with an anti-bacterial soap twice a day.

Apply a warm compress of 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water twice a day.

Apply an antibiotic ointment twice a day.

Clean Towels
Always use a new clean towel and wash cloth.

Clean Razors
Always use a clean razor blade when shaving.

Stop Shaving
Avoid shaving irritated skin until it heals.

Try Waxing
Waxing removes the hair from the root. The skin stays smooth for 3-5 weeks depending on the area that was waxed.

See me at Styling Point in Media, PA for waxing services.

Have a Beautiful Day!

Watch my waxing videos on youtube to see how it's done!

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