Hair removal for Folliculitis?

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Hi. Does anyone know if hair removal is available on nhs for Folliculitis?

Suffered with with this for nearly 3 years and nothing works. Suffer with it on my genital area which is now spreading to my inner thigh. Ive been prescribed washes which dont seem to help and umpteen amounts of antibiotics. Antibiotics help for short while but then just comes back. Sick of this horrible condition which leaves me in a lots of pain as well as intense itching. In process of using pure tea tree oil which seems to have helped on a few of the spots but not on others. Would really like an end to this condition but have been told there is not much else i can do. Doing lots of research online has told me that laser hair removal is very effective for folliculitis but ive also found out it can be quite expensive. I hope one day i will be rid of this condition but until then i guess i will just have to suffer and battle on.

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    Hi, I have had follicutus since I was 20 I am now 42. I do really feel for you as I have struggled my way through with this thing. I get mine on the beard and my head. I have thought about hair removal as I thought this might kill the infection but it will probly find some other area to go and live in but it does sound like a option, This may be available on the NHS if it is making you depressed you need to push the doctor.

    I have had many antibiotics but for the past 5 months I have tried to battle against it myself and it is very hard. I know that stress plays a big part so if you are able to try not to get stressed about it as I know this makes it a lot worse.

    I have had to come to realise that this may never go but yours might so you need to stay positive and make a consious effort not to get stressed.

    I allways find that when I am abroad and wash with sea water this does tend to make my skin better so you may be able to try something like it possibly

    hope it gets better.

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    my girlfriend has had some issues with foliculitis around her pubic area. she went through 6 rounds of laser hair removal and she has not noticed any bumps, lesions or pimples since she has completed the treatment. It is on the expensive side, but if your looking for a permanent solution this might be what your looking for.

    I have foliculitis too and the best solutions i have found are staying clean, keeping your clothes, towels and sheets clean, and using vigorous amounts of baby powder to eliminate any high-friction areas on my body. like my belt line and inner thighs. keeping things dry and friction free seems to be the best way to avoid irritation, which seems to stop the bumps from forming.

    hope this helps -- good luck

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      Hi,

      I am glad to read that laser treatment helped cure folliculitis as I have been suffering from it for the last 4 years and the red bumps always come back.

      What I would like to know is if your girlfriend got the laser treatment at a salon, a medical centre or did she use IPL, Philips or similar hair removal laser equipments easily available at drug stores?

      Your help will be truly appreciated as pubic region is not one of those areas you can be uncomfortable with. I am literally in hell. Please help.

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    Hi,

    I have suffered from this awful folliculitis for 37 years, back in those days they just told me it was some sort of acne - over the years I have been to many doctors and specialists, they even grew my own antibiotic for me from the fluid that comes out of the very painful lumps. I tried anything and everything. One specialist said that they can peel back the skin, scrape underneath and sew it all back up, but the area that was really the worst was the pubic area, so after much discussion they decided not to proceed with that because of the area. Then I got an anti fungal cream, same as cream used for athletes foot - believe it or not it has worked better than anything I have tried in all those years.

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    hi! I also have folliculitis for 2 years now and just like you, I've tried so many ways to get rid of it. But what really helps me clear up my skin is just a herbal coffee drink from Indonesia called Sehat Badan Coffee. It only costs 4 USD per box with 30 sachets. Drink it every night before you sleep and you will see your your skin getting better the following day. This coffee is so amazing cause it helps a lot of people here in our place fight with different diseases like highblood, diabetes and so much more. Try searching this coffee on google for you to see.. 
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    Hi victoria have u used emuaid? Its suppose to be amazing for pir skin ive suffered from it for about 3years now and ive tired everything apparently it works amazingly on our skin do aome research amd ask ur doctor to prescribe it to u.. im starting my first session of ipl tomorrow so i will post back on here and let u all k ow how it goes.. also using that cream as of tomorrow too.. lets pray it works x

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