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Folliculitis (cont.)

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What is the prognosis (outlook) with folliculitis?

The prognosis with folliculitis is very good. Overall, folliculitis tends to be an easily treated and curable skin condition. Often, it is a noncontagious, self-limited condition. Rarely, more widespread folliculitis may be cosmetically disfiguring and psychologically distressing.

How do I prevent folliculitis?

Prevention efforts include good skin hygiene, avoiding unsanitary hot tubs and pools, not sharing razors, avoiding shaving too closely, changing out razors regularly, and keeping the skin moist and well hydrated.

Previous contributing author: Nili N. Alai, MD, FAAD

Medically reviewed by Norman Levine, MD; American Board of Dermatology

REFERENCES:

"Folliculitis." DermNet NZ. Feb. 4, 2012. <http://dermnetnz.org/acne/folliculitis.html>.

Leulmo-Aguilar, Jesus, and Mireia Sabat Santandreu. "Folliculitis: Recognition and Management." Am J Clin Dermatol 5.5 (2004): 301-310.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/27/2014

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