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Folliculitis can be a complication of burn injury. It can occur when hair follicles within and around the wound become inflamed and infected.  Scarring, hair loss and pain may prevail if poorly managed. This  page outlines key aspects of folliculitis prevention and management.

risks, cleaning, analgesia and debridement

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  1. AlfredHealth/Surgical Service/Burns. Medication Formulary Category – Burns Nurse Practitioner. Accesses Nov 2018
  2. Gallagher JJ, Ludwik KB, Williams-Bouyer N, Villarreal C, Herndon, DN. Treatment of infections in burns. In: Total Burn care. 4th edition. Edinburgh: Saunders, Elsevier; 2012. P. 137-156.

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  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Infection and prevention
  • Manual Handling

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Supported by:

Ambulance Victoria The Alfred Victorian Adult Burn Services at The Alfred The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne