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Acne Or Folliculitis
Can stress exacerbate cystic acne/folliculitis? My derm says this it's what my bumps are. But I take pretty good care of my skin.
I've been suffering from acne/folliculitis in my buttocks all my life. Some dermatologists have prescription with benzo-peroxide and clindamicin but no results?
Dry mouth genital ulcer oral ulcers perephral neuropathy dry eyes nose fatigue acne folliculitis all STD tst neg at 8 months what else could it be?
Why do doctors prescribe antibiotics for skin infections (folliculitis, acne) instead of iodine? Are there long-term side effects of topical iodine?
Folliculitis causes me a lot of acne that when popped used to heal quick 2day. Now they don't heal. I am not diabetic. When I shower they turn white?
Can doxycyline make folliculitis worse? Took it for 2 months and got worse and got new breakouts. I have folliculitis and it's usually for acne?
Antibiotic for acne: Doxycycline must never be used as sole Rx for acne -- it will make it worse if you're not also using benzoyl peroxide, topical retinoic acid or something similar. In addition, pityrosporum folliculitis may accompany acne and be untouched by, or exacerbated by, an tetracycline, while ketaconazole (perhaps one tablet per month followed by working up a sweat) may keep it easily at bay ...Read more
Keloidalis Nuchae: Keloidalis nuchae is a destructive scarring folliculitis that occurs exclusively on the occipital scalp and posterior neck and affecting mostly african american men aged 13-25 years. Acne vulgaris is a common skin disease characterized by inflammatory lesions called zits with redness, swelling, pain, and white pus. Antibiotics used in keloidalis nuchae differ from ones used in acne vulgaris. ...Read more
If I take antibiotics for folliculitis, when I finish the course will it get worse or get a flair up like can happen when taking antibiotics for acne?
Hiv tests neg at 8mth bt kissin ulcrs on labia/vulva tht lsted fr ovr a mth that dint GT btr wth antibiotics also had folliculitis cramps and acne y?
Can folliculitis or acne on the scalp cause hair loss? Is there a difference between them? The only thing they respond to is 10% benzoyl peroxide.
What are the chances I have folliculitis, a yeast infection and herpes? I've been on antibiotics for acne for 10 months. Three weeks ago I started itching on my arms. After that I developed bumps on my arms, back and legs that itch and scab. Plus the itc
Need to be seen: Nobody can diagnose a rash at a distance, but since you are taking medication, my first and foremost concern is that the new rash / itching are a drug reaction, since this is the most dangerous treatable illness. Your prescribing physician should be able to tell. Yes, a person can have herpes simples, a candida yeast infection, and pityrosporum folliculitis but not giving the same rash. Peace. ...Read more
Same thing.: Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp, and is also sometimes called "acne necrotica", which is why it is sometimes confused with acne, which does not occur on the scalp (except along the frontal hairline). In other words, the condition often called "scalp acne" is actually folliculitis, or inflammation/infection of hair follicles. ...Read more
Folliculitis: I recommend buying a feminine wash with antibacterial soap to cleanse the area. There are no over the counter creams recommended for the area. You need to see a physician to be examined and obtain a prescription for this infection, and to be certain it is not a different problem. ...Read more
I have noticed pimples under several pubic hairs recently (female) & it does itch slightly - could this be Folliculitis or something worse?
Itchy pubic pimples: Thank you for your question. Slightly itchy pimples in the pubic area may be caused by many things including folliculitis. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external/internal sources such as allergies or otherwise. Having an examination performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
My husband43 has dissceting follicituis of scalp for many years I need effective treat even we travel abroadwe tried all antibiotics and acne medcine?
Does clindamycin phosphate gel need to be used continually or can I stop it once my folluculitis/acne clears?
Stop: You can stop, and resume use if you have a recurrence. Best to use it as little as it is needed. ...Read more
I get boils and fine pimples on my inner thighs. Dr says folliculitis. Two rounds of clox and topical cream, goes away & comes back. Suggestions?
Had sex yesterday&I already have folliculitis but today different kind of pimples popped up. Small, not clustered, white pus, popped easy. Herpes? Sweat?
My doctor told me that I have folliculitis as I have poping pimples with puss and pain in my scalp and in my armpits at the same time?
I've small red pimples on buttocks, non itchy, non painful, is that folliculitis or keratosis pilaris??? How to treat??
Alpha hydroxy acids: Try gentle exfoliation with a non-scratchy granule-containing body wash. Apply body lotion that contains alpha hydroxy acids to smooth the skin. ...Read more
Is folliculitis contagious? My bf seems to have it in his beard now my face is breaking out in itchy pimples that come and go around hairline and nose
It is caused by Staph. Aureus. Most people do not have this germ on their skin. It can cause boils/pimples with any break in the skin.
ON THE OTHER HAND, hairline and nose are places for acne rather than boils. And different germs are involved with that than in folliculitis. So, while folliculitis is contagious (as folliculitis or as boils) it is NOT contagious as acne and YOU probably don't have ...Read more
I have sex. On period& I already have folliculitis but today different kind of pimples showed up. 5 small, not clustered, stings, white pus, pops easy.
?: What is the question. Where is the folliculits? ...Read more
My legs are full of red points and pimples with hair inside. I don't know if it is ingrown hairs or folliculitis. Is it possiple to cure this?
Pimples on legs. Doc thought folliculitis. Script for amoxicillin. New breakouts all over skin. Had low fever, headache, sore throat. Strep test neg.?
See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat. I would return to the doctor who treated you so he can see the change and adjust your treatment. ...Read more
Little skin bumps: Folliculitis is inflammation of hair follicles. Follicles are tiny canals that extend down into the skin, and many contain an oil gland, and a hair follicle.Men have more hairs than women. The folliculits can be caused by a bacteria germ, but most often there is no germ. Waxing, shaving and oily lotions can cause clogged pores and then inflammation, or folliculitis. It may itch or hurt. ...Read more