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infected hair follicle folliculitis

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not likely: Folliculits would not be contagious in the way you described. I trust that you are keeping the area clean and using a topic antibiotic ointment, like ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Soap and water: Even if your son is in direct contact, it is unlikely he will develop a skin infection. A layer of clothing should be fine. Keep the area washed cle ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Clean and dry: Keep the area clean and dry. You may use an antibiotic cream like Neosporin, available over the counter. If the lesion is in your genital area, quit s ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
Could be: The underarm (axilla) is a spot in which hair follicle inflammation (folliculitis) is commonly diagnosed, so your impression could be correct. You wo ... Read More
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