Date: 10/17/2007 8:46:14 PM ( 10y ago ) Hits:27487
I mentioned shampooing your scalp with Hibiclens for at least 5 minutes every day for a month to treat scalp folliculitis. This has been an extremely effective treatment for bacterial folliculitis. It's over the counter and inexpensive. If you want to try it out, then do. If you're suffering from this skin condition, then give it a try....it may be helpful.
Other medicines I forgot to mention in a previous e-mail were Nicotinamine (not helpful), Bactroban ointment (helpful), and Cetaphil antibacterial soap with Triclosan (somewhat helpful), Lidex gel (helpful for itching).
Regimen # 1 - Amoxicillin 3 x a day 250mg, Hibiclens shampoo of scalp, Luxiq and Evoclin foams applies to wet hair very liberally at night one time a day.
Regimen # 2 - Omnicef 300mg 1 time a day, Capitrol shampoo of scalp immediately followed by shampooing of scalp with 3% salicyclic acid shampoo 4 or 5 minutes each, then apply Metrogel cream directly to obvious breakout areas.
Alternating these two regimens for several months may be helpful.
Other possible treatments......Oregano oil, Dial Antibacterial with Triclocarbon, various anti fungal powders (over the counter), Lava soap.