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how long does folliculitis last

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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

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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: based on the extend of the infection and which bacteria are causing the infection. I would state that with appropriate oral and topical antibiotic the ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Generally: it needs antibiotics to get rid of it otherwise it can become a cellulitis and spreading infection.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Different causes: Although most people do you think of this as only occurring in patients with HIV this is not true. If you have had an organ transplant, hematologic di ... 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
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Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It may take: longer than a week, more like 2 weeks
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
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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.

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