Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles that can occur anywhere there is an injury or damage to the hair follicle. The infection can be caused by the rubbing of clothing or blockage of the follicle and occurs in both males and females. Folliculitis barbae, on the other hand, is a male skin condition that occurs following shaving (razor bumps), frequently involving particularly curly beard hair. Folliculitis pubis can occur following shaving or waxing in the genital area. Folliculitis nuchae occurs on the back of the neck and can form dark, hard bumps on the neck.
Folliculitis Barbae: Ingrown hairs and their infections are easily treated and prevented with Antibacterial Cleanser or Bacteriostat Cleanser along with Salicylic-Glycolic Gel. Treat the skin twice daily, following shaving, for the first week or two and then once daily to maintain results.
Following shaving, the razor should be cleaned with the cleanser, as razors retain bacteria. lUse paper towels for a period of time to dry the skin area to avoid contamination from a soiled towel. Change pillow cases frequently. If treatment is discontinued, folliculitis barbae may reoccur.
Post-waxing In-grown Hairs: If in-grown hairs following professional waxing are a problem, use an adequate amount of Post Waxing Lotion applied to the waxed areas 2-3 times daily for 2 days. This will prevent the development of inflammation and in-grown hairs.
Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores):While herpes simplex is caused by a virus rather than bacteria, the skin doesn’t understand the distinction and it creates an inflammatory cascade somewhat similar to acne. Inhibiting Gel provides quick control of this condition. At the first sign, or “tingle”, of an oncoming herpes simplex lesion, the patient should apply Inhibiting Gel 5 times a day for 3 days. Treatment should continue for the recommended duration, however, the lesion will most frequently disappear at the end of the second day.