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What is axillary folliculitis? does it spread to other parts of the body? can it be completly cured?

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Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 32 years experience
A localizeinfection.: Axillary folliculitis is an infection in the hair follicles in the underarm area. It is most likely a staph infection, and is definitely treatable. T is more common with shaving. If this happens frequently, then clearing out the staph colonies that live in the nose with a topical antibiotic called Mupirocin can be very helpful. Good hygiene and antibacterial soap to the underarms is helpful.
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