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Are some people more prone to getting folliculitis?

Are some people more prone to getting folliculitis?

Yes: More common in diabetics , athletes, and heavy sweat. An antibacterial soap such as lever 2000, hibicleans will reduce incidence of folliculitis. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
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Folliculitis (Definition)

Folliculitis is a condition in which one or more hair follicles are swollen. It can occur anywhere on the skin, and usually occurs when the hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, shaving, or blockage of the follicle, and a bacterial infection may follow. Common symptoms may include a rash, itching, and ...Read more


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Is folliculitis that serious or just something you should get checked anytime?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is inflammation or the hair follicles of the skin, often from infections. Not shaving the area can help it heal. Some dermatologists recommend using benzoyl peroxide like in acne preparations OTC. If is annoying and can worsen, but not as serious as most other skin infections. If fever, increased redness of skin or pain, pus, or lump develops, please be seen right away by a physician. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get folliculitis? Is he right?

Depends...: ...On what is causing the folliculitis. You need to know the cause before you can know if it needs to be treated. A dermatologist can help you with that. ...Read more

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What is folliculitis n cysts? An what causes this an how do u get ride of it?

Infected: Folliculitis is an infection of hair follicle . The root needs to be removed and the area cleaned out. Antibiotics are also given after. ...Read more

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I have folliculitis could i get an STD from blow jobs?

I have folliculitis could i get an STD from blow jobs?

Yes: You can get an std from unprotected oral sex (blow jobs) regardless of whether you have folliculitis or not. ...Read more

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Can folliculitis cause someone to get impetigo after touching?

Can folliculitis cause someone to get impetigo after touching?

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for folliculitis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for folliculitis?

Skin and detox: Lots of remedies for folliculitis. The question I have is what is causing it? Are you detoxing? Having a reaction to soaps, shampoos, foods? Start with your bathroom cabinet and check your products against the website www.Ewg.Org. There you will find a cosmetics database of over 69, 000 products. Keep anything you place on your skin/scalp in the 0-2 range and see if your folliculitis doesn't clear. ...Read more

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Will bleach get rid of folliculitis?

Will bleach get rid of folliculitis?

Bleach effect: Folliculitis is usually caused by a staph infection. By adding 2-3 tablespoons of bleach to a tub of warm soapy water you can cut down on the recurrence of folliculitis. The bleach has a bactericidal effect. ...Read more

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