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What is Pityrosporum Folliculitis, Malassezia Folliculitis Treatment?
Pityrosporum ovalefungus was first mentioned in our “How to Get Rid of Dandruff” article. Fungus Pityrosporum ovale is a common inhabitant of the scalp and other parts of the skin, and normally does not cause harmful effects. But induced by climate or hormonal changes, including stress, begins to multiply rapidly and accumulate on the scalp as well as the largest concentration of sebaceous glands. It usually causes Seborrheic Dermatitis, Pityrosporum Folliculitis and Pityriasis Versicolor. The condition caused by this fungus is also known as Malassezia Folliculitis. It is associated with metabolism, the activity of the microorganisms that
often irritates thescalp becomes irritated and sensitive.
Pityrosporum ovale are unique in the realm of fungi, the only organisms that are part of the normal commensal flora of human skin. However, under the effect of different predisposing factors, naive saprophytes become opportunistic pathogens, causing some skin diseases and systemic infections. Can be isolated from almost every part of the human skin, usually in the area of rich units glands. They can also cause Pityrosporum folliculitis on face. Some people mistaken it with the infected hair folliclecondition.
Pityrosporum Treatment –
Malassezia is a normal inhabitant of healthy human head, and the food are fatty oils secreted by hair follicles in our scalp. But sometimes, for reasons that are still unclear, fungi grows uncontrollably, causing irritation that actually accelerates the decay of cells on the scalp. It can cause Pityrosporum folliculitis.
There are some tips of the pityrosporum folliculitistreatment:The most important is the use of drugs against fungus Pityrosporum ovale. For hair it is ketoconazole shampoo, which is used twice a week to withdraw the changes, then as a preventative once a week. Also, very efficient are even shampooswith zinc
piritroinom or selenium sulfide.
For the skin you can use ketoconazole cream, miconazole, metronidazole in the form of creams, gels or ointments. They destroy pityrosporum ovale fungus. Corticosteroids do not destroy the fungus, but are applied when reduce inflammation if needed. They are used in the form of solutions, creams or ointments, shortly because of side effects. Upon termination of corticosteroids use dermatitis is recurred. In the selfcare due to skin flakes, people usually apply greasy ointments, which enhances the secretion of sebum and make things worse.
If there is an infection by bacteria you can use antibiotic ointments and creams. If the shells are thick and hard to remove use a different keratolytics. In general therapydermatologists prescribe antibiotics, usually tetracyclines. In severe cases, the drugs that reduce oiliness are used: Oral contraceptives or synthetic antiandrogens, then corticosteroids (shortterm) and isotretinoins. However, for the treatment of pityrosporum folliculitis ovale you should always consult with your doctor!