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how is folliculitis treated

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely!: Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles. It is a common problem and usually treated with good skin care, and soap and water. However someti ... Read More
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Dr. Edwin Medina
38 years experience General Practice
Depends on type: It depends on whether it is superficial, or deep folliculitis. If it is superficial it usually responds to antibacterial soaps. If it is deep or ref ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Depends...: ...On what is causing the folliculitis. You need to know the cause before you can know if it needs to be treated. A dermatologist can help you with ... Read More
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Folliculitis: Folliculitis occurs when hair follicles become infected, often with staphylococcus aureus or other bacteria. Certain variations of folliculitis are al ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Esiquiel Olivarez
21 years experience Family Medicine
Dark Spots: Dark spots are often post-inflammatory changes of the skin. Time will usually resolve most color change. Vitamin C topical (and vitamin E can help. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Can be painful: Untreated bacterial and fungal folliculitis can become a painful problem regardless of location. If this is related to shaving then you should stop un ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
20 years experience Geriatrics
Many things: Could be related to hair, skin, make up, soap, fragrance products. I would see primary care doctor or dermatologist.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Longwill
32 years experience Dermatology
Add topical med : try topical medications make sure your blood liver levels are within normal limits before trying any new medications
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Warm compresses: Mild cases of folliculitis can be treated with warm compresses several times daily. More severe cases are best treated with prescription oral antibiot ... Read More
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Pityrosporum folliculitis: Treatment of pityrosporum folliculitis, must deal with both the yeast overgrowth and any predisposing factors, otherwise the condition will recur. Unf ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Consider ID referral: A referral to an Infectious diseases specialist may help to: 1) Determine a specific diagnosis (such as tinea capitis or hydraneitis suppurativa), 2) ... Read More
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