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A 24-year-old female asked:

I often get purple colored boil like things on the back of my thighs filledvwith mostly blood some pus not much. what are they? how to prevent?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Folliculitis: A type of acne, possibly hidradenitis suppuritiva. A dermatologist will help you, possibly with a low dose of minocycline or doxycycline over a period of months. Meanwhile you can try daily application of 2 1/2% or 5% benzoyl peroxide gel [cream]. Be careful because this is a bleaching agent.
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Folliculitis: Its possible that you are getting folliculitis and folliculitis means an inflammation or infection of the hair follicles of the skin due to an infection with a germ (bacterium). Mild cases do not need any treatment. For localised areas an antibiotic cream can be used. For severe cases oral antibiotics are given and if recurring then swabs are done. http://patient.info/health/folliculitis-leafl
Last updated Dec 13, 2020


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