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Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Sometimes: Folliculitis caused by bacterial infection can be painful. Other kinds are itchy, and still others have no symptoms at all.
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Dr. Richard Feinstein
53 years experience Dermatology
Little skin bumps: Folliculitis is inflammation of hair follicles. Follicles are tiny canals that extend down into the skin, and many contain an oil gland, and a hair ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Various: Warm compresses to bring the infections to a head, topical medications. The vast majority of folliculitis heals within a couple of weeks. If it is p ... Read More
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Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Different ways: If it is not severe and over the counter benzoyl peroxidewash maybe all you need. If it is serious in that you have a lot of lesions, i would see your ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Folliculitis.: Despite the fact that folliculitis is technically a bacterial infection of the follicles, we can often treat acute folliculitis with a simple warm soa ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Lifetime: There are several common causes. One that's relatively little-known is pityrosporum; it's easy to treat if you figure out what it is. Best wishes.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: Let untreated, if may go on for years, with the infection spreading from one follicle to the next. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetab ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Germs: Germs such as bacteria may be the culprit.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
X-ray energy : Using x-rays to treat acne or infection of the hair follicles. Used to be quite common in 1960's.
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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam and history: Best test is looking at the rash and asking the right questions. Distribution and preceding activities are the big clues. Sometimes a culture is helpf ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Folliculitis: By definition is superficial and small and should heal if adequately drained, kept clean with mild non-perfumed soap and clean water and un traumatize ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
In grown hair: Hair can curl back during shaving and go sideways into the skin. This may be infected and cause folliculitis. The only way to prevent this is to stop ... Read More
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