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What shall i do for Folliculitis ?

I am suffering from folliculitis. I get pus formation at the roots of hairs in my head. I have started applying Nizoral 2%. I got some relief but still it has not gone completely. request you to suggest what shall i do
Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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Hi,
I feel the problem what you encounter is related to dandruff.I would advise you to take oral Ketoconazole[Nizoral]200mg in the morning in empty stomach for 7 days along with C.Doxy1100mg in the morning after breakfast for 8-12days with topical Brevoxyl by night for 3 weeks and Nizral2%shampoo thrice weekly and report to me after 3 weeks.
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Hi,
I feel the problem what you encounter is related to dandruff.I would advise you to take oral Ketoconazole[Nizoral]200mg in the morning in empty stomach for 7 days along with C.Doxy1100mg in the morning after breakfast for 8-12days with topical Brevoxyl by night for 3 weeks and Nizral2%shampoo thrice weekly and report to me after 3 weeks.
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Dear Sakshi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic!
If you are suffering from recurrent follicullitis in scalp, this may be due to folliculitis decalvans or rarely dissecting folliculitis. These are rare diseases in India & can cause loss of hair as well. Please consult a dermatologist for timely diagnosis & management.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Gautam Das's  Response
Hi. Folliculitis on the scalp is not very common. Please consult a dermatologist to confirm if it is really folliculitis. If it is persisting then you might need to get few investigations done and also consider your medications history as some drugs too cause a similiar reaction. Bacterial folliculitis may be treated with antibacterial skin washes and topical and/or oral antibiotics. It is important to keep in mind that as with any condition, no therapy is uniformly effective in all people. Your doctor may need to help evaluate the cause of your folliculitis
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Hi man, folliculitis goes away without medical treatment within two to three days. During that time, self-care measures, such as warm compresses and anti-itch creams, can help relieve your symptoms.Persistent or recurring cases are likely to require treatment. The therapy your doctor recommends will depend on the type and severity of your infection. why don't you consult a dermatologist if the treatment is not working?
Homeopath Dr. Krupali Devkar's  Response
hello dear, kindly visit a dermatologist or a trichologist, who can help u to get rid of these problems, what u r applying is an anti fungal.maintain good hygiene.
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