A 21-year-old female asked:
folliculitis on upper inner thighs & scars. using benzoyl peroxide 4% once a day. two popped up within 3 days. what else can i do to prevent them?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Some basics: You can actively seek to cleans the areas well with an antibacterial soap on a daily basis. Since you may be carrying an invasive staph in the warm/moist regions of your nose, an application of triple antibiotic there can suppress these & reduce your chance that finger contamination transfers them to your skin.
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