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Folliculitis and sycosis

Folliculitis and sycosis

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Folliculitis is an infectious inflammation of the upper parts of the hair follicle. This state, after all, is a broad concept, as it can be caused by various pathogens. Sycosis is a form of deep folliculitis.

Causes of folliculitis

Analyze the main causes:

1) Bacterial, most often caused by Staphylococcus. The most common form.
2) Fungal and fungi dermatophytes and yeasts.
3) Viral – herpes simplex virus.
4) Parasitic – mites of the Demodex.
5) Mixed causes.

The reason it is important to know in order to correctly assign treatment. Provoking factors, in turn, are, as with all pyoderma: contamination of the skin, increased sweating, brassie hair, severe chronic diseases (HIV, diabetes, tuberculosis), skin diseases, accompanying itching, the use of hormonal ointments, urogenital diseases…

Symptoms of folliculitis

Symptoms and causes of folliculitisThe clinical picture of folliculitis is characterized by the appearance of pustules and papules (besplatnoe superficial education), surrounded by a red inflammatory with a whisk. Rashes easily-painful or painless. General condition of the patient does not deteriorate.

Symptoms sycosis

When the “capture” of inflammation of the follicle and the confluence of foci painful form crusts. This condition is called sycosis. Known for his form – sycosis beard and mustache that occur frequently in men when shaving, but can affect other parts of the body, often subject to this procedure.

Video: Folliculitis and sycosis treatment

Examination when folliculitis

Where can you find themselves with folliculitis? As they say, “hair fool”, the obvious answer is: “wherever they grow.” Before undertaking the treatment, it is necessary to identify the causative agent of this disease and to differentiate it from follicular keratosis, atopic dermatitis, disease Diverge, the disease cirle. Seek the assistance of a dermatologist.

A competent approach will be, if You take the contents of the abscess and make microscopy for bacteria, fungi, Demodex (especially if localization on the face) and as with all the pyoderma, blood sugar.

Treatment folliculitis and sycosis

Treatment is prescribed depending on the pathogen. If it is bacteria – alcoholic solutions, antibacterial ointment (clindamicina, erythromycin). In extensive lesions or protracted course of oral antibiotics. Fungal, respectively antifungal ointment (lamisil, clotrimazole) and tablet formulations (lamisil). If the cause is herpes infection, anti-herpes drugs (acyclovir, neovir, cycloferon). When discovered mite – Demodex 5 – metronidazole, clindamycin detrimental effect on this parasite.

Treatment folliculitis and sycosisDefinitely should be eliminated and the source of folliculitis or sycosis. During treatment it is forbidden to shave and soak the affected area. For the treatment of this disease used alcohol tincture of calendula, cranberry juice topically, but it is used after consulting a doctor. The more it is very easy to make a mistake and get complications in the form of boils, inflammation of the lymphatic vessels and nodes, of erysipelas, of has.

Favourable disease and with the right approach to treatment takes 2 – 3 days.

Prevention folliculitis

After suffering folliculitis should draw certain conclusions and to eliminate the causes… they are all different and these issues can be addressed with your doctor. For example, if folliculitis occurs after shave is a change machine, the use of gels after shave. To avoid ingrown hair, at least initially, the procedure of hair removal to do in a beauty salon. Now in the modern cosmetic industry uses a lot of lotions, scrubs, prevention of this pathology. But each is individually.

I really like the old folk method for prevention of folliculitis and ingrown hair is a latch – soaked hot towels immediately after shaving for about a minute.

Prevention also lies in the treatment of chronic diseases, observance of rules of personal hygiene, proper skin care.

The advice of a dermatologist

Question: If you do not shave the beard and mustache can you avoid folliculitis?
Answer: Is Yes. This is one way. If possible, you can resort to it.

Question: is there a likelihood of ingrown hair is when hair removal?
Answer: is No. I have never met. Therefore, it is the most effective and safe method of hair removal. By the way it is used to remove ingrown hair. Condition – black hair.

Question: what do You say about laser hair removal?
Answer: All the same, and what about the photo-epilation.

Reviewed by the QSota Medical Advisory Board