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Folliculitis Inflamation Pain Relief
What is something OTC that can help sooth folliculitis pain reilef that it oral. NOT TOPICAL.
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the treatment for it is a low level anti biotic over several months( 3-6 ), you can talk to a pharmacist on OTC meds but your better off with a prescription.
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Hi,

Folliculitis or inflamed hair follicles goes away without medical treatment within two to three days. Self-care measures, such as warm compresses and topical medications, can help relieve the symptoms. However, persistent or recurring cases are likely to require treatment which depends on the type and severity of the infection.  Over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen or paracetamol may help. Oral antibiotic may also be prescribed to prevent infection.

Take care and keep us posted.
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ive had this infection for 3 years now. it is recurrent. i have been on, cipro 500 for 10 days, cipro 500 for 1 month, Bactirum DS for 10 days, clindamycin solu. 5% alcorten gel (anti fungal, antibactieral) i also wash my hair with chlorhexidine gluconnate (hibaclens). i have seen a total of 4 doctors. and have an appointment for another which ill make 5 doctors total. all i need is something to get my by with the pain. i plan on the dermatologist taking care of the actual infection. it is on my scalp.
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