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how long does it take to cure folliculitis

A 26-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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A 36-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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Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
33 years experience Family Medicine
Weeks: Fungal infections are slow growing, and therefore slow to resolve. That's why you have to take medication for a while. Even after the fungus is kill ... Read More
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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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hirsch
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe: The time varies. The real question is did it get better with the cephalexin or not. If it did, then you just need more time. If it did not, then maybe ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Contact your doctor: Assuming the diagnosis is correct and the folliculitis is an infection (not all cases are), there should have been improvement by now. However, it can ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sanouri
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It depends: I really use other kind as the bacteria is more sensitive to things like clindamicin or penecillin some times the folliculitis is caused by fungus and ... Read More
A 40-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 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

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