4 Home Remedies for Treating Folliculitis

Each hair on our body grows out of a tiny pouch known as follicle. Folliculitis is an inflammation of this follicules which is usually caused by bacteria. It can appear on any part of the body which has hair such as beard area, arms, back, buttocks and legs. (1)

Symptoms of folliculitis:

  • Red and inflamed skin
  • Pain
  • A large swollen bump or mass
  • Itchy or burning skin
  • Clusters of small red bumps or white-headed pimples which develop around the hair follicles
  • Pus-filled blisters that break open and crust over

In this article we are going to give you 4 home remedies which will help you treat the folliculitis.


We all know that garlic has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. It is also rich in sulfur which is extremely efficient in preventing and treating different skin issues. You can also use it for treating folliculitis. Just cut garlic and apply it directly on the infected follicle. Repeat this several time a day and after one week you will see the results. (2,3)

2.Apple Cider Vinegar

You should mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar in one cup of water. Then dip a cotton ball in the solution and apply it on the affected area. Leave it to stay for 20 minutes. Do this twice a day for a period of 10 days. (4)

3.Coconut oil

Coconut oil is one of the best remedies for folliculitis. You need to heat up 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and then apply it directly on the affected follicle. Leave it to stay for 20 minutes and then wash it off. Repeat this every day and after several days the folliculitis will be gone. (5)

4.Tea Tree Oil

We can use tea tree oil for treating different kinds of skin infections. You just need to mix 5 drops of tea tree oil in 2 tablespoons of olive oil. After that, massage your skin with it and let it stay for 30 minutes. Wash it away with cold water. Do this 3 times a day. (6)

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