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A 18-year-old female asked:

I was diagnosed with folliculitis and i have pink-red spots all over my chest, legs, arms, and back. i have been taking keflex for a day and a half and its getting worse. is it normal to get worse before it gets better?

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Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 49 years experience
not really. You should be evaluated with a culture from the lesions and possibly might need a different medication. See a dermatologist for eval.
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