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Folliculitis, pain, swelling, wants treatment to stop recurrence

Hello doctor, i today only had a Folliculitis . Its paining really bad and has swelled up a lot in just 4-5 hours. I will take the required treatment to cure it but have heard that it may reoccur, what are the measures i can take to stop that if there is a possibility of its reoccurance . Please make my perception clear.
Asked On : Fri, 4 May 2012
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Dear Neha,

Please continue with the prescribed medication and ask your doctor to include an antibiotic (if not there already).

folliculitis happens because of blockage of pores in the skin. To prevent reoccurance you should use anti bacterial soaps to cleanse your skin regularly (such as dettol/savlon) and try to keep the affected area dry.

Take care!
Answered: Fri, 4 May 2012
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