Now that you know what does fungal acne look like, what to do about it?
As mentioned above, fungus is the main problem. Using products that have anti-fungal properties can help alleviate the symptoms of fungal acne.
Your doctor may prescribe an anti-fungal agent, which is appropriate. However many people before, during or after consultation with a physician also turn to OTC (over-the-counter) anti-dandruff and anti-seborrheic dermatitis shampoos because they contain active ingredients with anti-fungal properties like pyrithione zinc (also known as zinc pyrithione) or ketoconazole.
Many people with fungal acne are quite concerned that the cosmetics they use may worsen their fungal acne. As mentioned in a previous article there are entire websites dedicated to this topic of crowd sourced Malassezia folliculitis friendly products.
Many people with sensitive skin have fungal acne. If this is the case, you should use a fungal acne friendly anti-dandruff shampoo formulated for people with sensitive skin that contains an active ingredient like pyrithione zinc but avoids fragrance, dyes and harsh surfactants.
Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo and Body Wash is one such example of a gently formulated anti-dandruff and anti-seborrheic dermatitis product that can be safely applied and left on the face for several minutes before rinsing.