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Would you use acyclovir to treat folliculitis?

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Dr. Stuart Erner
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Rx folliculitis: Folliculitis is most often cause by bacteria and occasionally by fungi, therefore Acyclovir shouldn't be of any help given that it's an anti-viral agent.
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
No: Acyclovir is specific for treating the virus associated with cold sores and folliculitis is due to bacteria
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