Folliculitis Treatment in Indianapolis and Carmel

Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology

Folliculitis Treatment Indianapolis & Carmel IN

People who suffer from folliculitis and are interested in treatment and/or diagnosis, are seen by Turkle & Associates board certified dermatologist, Dr. Matt Strausburg.

We invite you to continue reading for frequently asked questions and more information about folliculitis and how we can help.

What is Folliculitis?

Folliculitis is an infection of the opening through which hairs grow. This opening is called a hair follicle. So folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicle.

Information about folliculitis caused by shaving is on another page. Please click here for our information about shaving bumps.

What Does Folliculitis Look Like?

A single folliculitis bump can look red and/or look like a whitehead. Generally, it looks like a pimple and usually people have many more than one bump and it looks more like a rash.

Severe folliculitis infections can cause scars and loss of hair in the affected area.

What Does Folliculitis Feel Like?

The pimple-like bumps that are folliculitis usually feel tender or painful and may itch.

What Are the Folliculitis Treatments?

Folliculitis treatments consist of treating any infection along with reducing the amount of the bacteria on the skin that causes the bumps to form.

Treatments include antibiotics as well as special shampoos and bathing treatments. During your appointment, Dr. Strausburg will let you know what will work best to help you.

What Causes Folliculitis?

On all of our skin there are bacteria that usually live in harmony and don’t cause us any problems. Sometimes though, the hair follicles get irritated or some of the bacteria overgrow and get out of control and cause little ‘pus bumps’ or folliculitis at our hair follicles.

Where On My Body Can I Get Folliculitis?

You can get folliculitis bumps on your scalp or body. The most common areas of the body where we see folliculitis are the chest, groin, or waist areas, but the bumps can be found anywhere hair grows.

How is Folliculitis Diagnosed?

Dr. Strausburg can diagnosis folliculitis after taking your medical history and examining the area of concern.

Is There Anything I Can Do To Prevent Folliculitis?

Yes, there is.

Folliculitis can occur due to tight clothing, so make sure you wear loose clothing especially in warm and/or humid weather. If you wear tight clothing to work out, make sure to remove your workout clothes as soon as possible and shower.

Additionally, stay out of unfamiliar heated pools, hot tubs, whirlpools etc… because bacteria in improperly treated water can cause what is called “hot tub folliculitis.”

Will Folliculitis Ever Go Away?

It will take time, but if you stick with it, you will notice the amount of folliculitis will become less!

Do You Take Insurance For Folliculitis Treatment?

Yes, we do take insurance for folliculitis treatment. We suggest you contact your plan administrator to determine if we participate with your insurance plan.

Contact Us About Treatment for Folliculitis

If you have more questions and would like further information about folliculitis treatment, or if you are ready to schedule an appointment, contact Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology by clicking here for our online quick-contact email form or feel free to call us at 317-848-0001.

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Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatologys’ video content is for informational and educational purposes only. Viewing of these videos should not be considered medical advice, diagnosis or a treatment recommendation. As with any health concern, always seek a consultation regarding a medical condition. Any questions concerning the content of these videos may be directed to Turkle & Associates Plastic Surgery and Dermatology at drturkle@turklemd.com or 317-848-0001.

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