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what can i take or use for folliculitis over the counter dont have insurance and cant afford to see a specialist

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
22 years experience Dermatology
Depends: It really depends on the cause of the folliculitis as there are many causes, both infectious and non-infectious (ie irritation from friction, shaving, ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Scarring: Over the counter medications to help lesson scars are Mederma and kelocote.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Allamon
16 years experience Family Medicine
Folliculitis: If you get Folliculitis from shaving or waxing, here are tips. For shaving, use a very moisturizing soap/gel. Make sure your razor is clean and not du ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No cure: Pityrosporum folliculitis usually is controllable with any of a range of medicines, some Rx, some (like blue dandruff shampoo) over the counter. Bacte ... Read More
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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Genital follicululit: s Gerarally it's is best to keep the area clean with an antibacterial soap and let the hair grow out. Putting cream on the area often interferes with ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Eason
32 years experience Infectious Disease
Nasal antibiotic: THe best option would be Mupirocin (Bactroban), applied with a cotton tip swab twice daily for 5 days.
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A 37-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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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Return to dermatolog: Need to adjust treatment/diagnosis. If the dermatologist is stumped, request referral to another skin specialist.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Folliculitis: Depending upon the clinical circumstances most cases are due either to staphylococcus aureus (including mrsa) or to pseudomonas aeruginosa. Neither o ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Below: comb, nail clipper and scissors should be washed, dried and then soaked in alcohol for 1/2 hour. The electric beard trimmer: if possible remove the ... Read More

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