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how long a course of antibiotics does it take to heal staph folliculitis? widespread across pubis and crease of thighs. is itchy and slightly tender.

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Varies! : Infection with simple staph that are sensitive to usual antibiotics will clear in a few days, but chronic infections or hidradenitis may require stronger and longer antibiotic regimens. Don't self-treat; see a doctor!
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Depends: Your doctor will prescribe the antibiotic you need and the amount of days you need to take it. Different antibiotics can be taken once or twice daily from a few short days to occasionally a couple of weeks. If you have had a culture to identify it as staph, it will also tell you the sensitivity. If it is methicillin resistant, you will get a different antibiotic than if it is not.

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