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Clobetasol Proprionate-Is this good for scalp Folliculitis?

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Marvell 16 Mar 2011

If the folliculitis is infected (pustules) then please don't use clobetasol on it. It might be a good idea to see your doctor.

DrDonovan 10 Jan 2015

There are many causes of folliculitis - with bacterial folliculitis being one of the more common.

Treatment needs to address the cause of the folliculitis. Bacterial scalp folliculitis is best treated with anti-bacterial agents.

Clobetasol will help make the scalp feel better short term and trick one into believing it is a good remedy. It is not a good option for most types of folliculitis

If you have folliculitis, be sure to see your physician for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Jeff Donovan MD PhD FRCPC FAAD
US & Canadian board-certified Dermatologist
Toronto, Canada

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