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Folliculitis Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • Can often be treated at home with acne cleansers and OTC medicated cream

When you may need a provider

  • Folliculitis is not starting to improve after 2 weeks
  • It is spreading (you have new bumps every few days), or some spots are very painful
  • Folliculitis developed after being in a hot tub.

Emergency Care

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Call 911 or go to the ER if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever and rash
  • Spreading redness around any of the folliculitis lesions
  • Severe pain
  • Body aches or chill

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