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how long do you need to take oral antifungals for folliculitis

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Have you tried: asking 1 of the Dermatologists for an antifungal?

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A female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Not really: It is frequently misdiagnosed as acne. If you're using acne meds appropriately and things are not getting any better think maybe you have PF. Should b ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's moot: This is very easy to treat. A topical antifugal is innocuous; you can even try blue dandruff shampoo. Best wishes.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Try different stuff: Lots of options. Find out which works. I know of people sleeping painted blue with dandruff shampoo, and others who get fine control taking a ketocona ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Depends: If it is due to an infectious agent then appropriate treatment (i.e. An antibiotic if it is due to a bacteria) should help within a few days of beginn ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It may take: longer than a week, more like 2 weeks
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Recommendation : You have to keep taking of Bactrim for 10-14-21 day depending of severity inflammation. Within first week you do not have any changes usually.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Patience.: Fungal folliculitis, or "majocchi granuloma" named after an italian dermatologist is a skin condition characterized by a deep, pustular type of tinea ... Read More
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