Folliculitis is very common among people of all age groups. But it mainly affects children and youngsters. Folliculitis is the inflammation affecting the hair follicles over the skin. It can appear everywhere on the skin palms of the hands, legs, thighs, chest and back. Folliculitis is the irritating skin rash that turns into fluid filled bumps. It is either caused by bacteria or by fungus. There may be many reasons for folliculitis to occur.
Wearing of tight clothes, swimming in pools not treated with chlorine or use of steroid products for a long period of time. Folliculitis usually occurs as red pimples with hair on the centre which may turn itchy and may develop burning sensation or swelling over the affected areas. It may form pus or drain blood also. It can occur and reoccur again. One doesn’t need to rush to a doctor for treating folliculitis. One can treat it naturally with natural protocols as it is free from all side effects and is considered to very effective in reducing occurred rashes.
Natural Cures For Folliculitis
1. Application Of Essential Oils
Essential oil is effective in treating folliculitis. It contains antibacterial and antiseptic properties which help in healing the rashes faster. We can mix few drops of essential oils like lavender oil with thyme and bergamot oils in equal amount in water.Blend it properly and apply it over the affected areas. It helps to reduce the breakage and damaged caused in the skin due to red pimples or bumps. Regular use will help to eradicate the disease much faster. Within 5-6 days one can see the complete elimination of the disease but apply minimum 3-4 times in a day.
2. Increase The Intake of Fluids
One can treat folliculitis with help of fluids. One should try and drink 7-8 ounces of water daily. Water is considered best to flush out toxins occurred in the body. It helps to stimulate the body’s immune system and prevents the body from any further infection and also stops the growth of infection.One can also start consuming liquids in form of green vegetables juices and soups. Lemon juices also help to reduce the rashes occurred due to folliculitis. Spinach also is also considered very healthy and helps in reducing the pimples and rashes due to folliculitis.
3. Effects of Garlic
Garlic contain antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties which helps to reduce the symptoms of folliculitis. It helps to reduce the rashes occurred and heals it completely within a week’s time. One can consume raw garlic also as it internally helps to reduce the inflammation.The allicin and ajoene compounds found in garlic cloves help to destroy the infections caused due to bacteria and fungus over the skin. One should consume 3-4 gloves of garlic daily to check the effects .It helps to in complete elimination of the disease.
4. Application Of Aloe Vera Gel
One can treat folliculitis with Aloe Vera gel. It helps to reduce the redness and swelling to disappear. It helps to get instant relief from itchiness and burning sensation. One can extract the gel from the leaf and directly apply on the pores and the skin rashes.Apply this gel for minimum 15 minutes and then rinse it with cold water. Let the juice penetrate in the affected areas. Continuous application of Aloe Vera gel will help in healing the disease much faster.
5. Treating With Neem Leaves
One of the best and cheapest treatments of reducing and eradicating folliculitis is through neem leaves. Since centuries people are using neem leaves to get rid of any type of skin infection. It is considered very effective in reducing all kind of bacterial and fungal infection.One can extract the juice of neem leaves and apply it directly on the pores or one can also boil the neem leaves in water and allow this water to cool down. After cooling apply the water over the affected areas. It will help the pus to dry and also completely subside the rashes within few days. For quick healing at least apply 2-3 times in a day.
6. Application With Vinegar
Vinegar is also considered very effective in reducing the rashes occurred due to folliculitis. One can form thin paste and apply it directly on the skin. One can mix 3-4 drops of white vinegar in a cup of Luke warm water. Then apply this thin paste with cotton balls gently over the infected areas. Allow the paste to soak the water. After 20-25 minutes clean it with fresh warm water. It helps to get relief from swelling and itchiness. It helps to get rid of clogged pores. One should repeat this procedure 3-4 times a day.