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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Eason
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Nasal antibiotic: THe best option would be Mupirocin (Bactroban), applied with a cotton tip swab twice daily for 5 days.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor: For evaluation, don't self medicate with potent topical steroids, best wishes
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dermatologist: Input is recommended, there are several reasons for hair loss, and you are using medications that might interact with the laser of irestore, as for ro ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Cure folliculitis that is not antibiotics: These types of treatment option include antibacterial washes such as benzoyl peroxide. Some of the key brand names in this category include Clearisil, ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Acne keloidales responds only to expert management over months to years.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Curable, but...: Folliculitis is tiny pustules where the hair follicles are. Typical antibiotics that cure staph and strep infections usually cure folliculitis. If a p ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
One idea: Scalp folliculitis is often caused by pityrosporum yeast -- this is a little-known fact. Your next try might be ketoconazole shampoo.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Which type?: Some physicians aren't familiar common pityrosporum folliculitis, one of the easiest of all semi-diseases to monitor. Bacterial-type folliculitis of t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Usually...: ...An astringent (/skin drying agent) and/or antibacterial soap will help resolve folliculitis. If refuses to cooperate, can try using Chlorhexidine s ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Antibiotics: Topical bactroban (mupirocin) and oral antibiotics should help.
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