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Best Antibiotic For Folliculitis
I have folliculitis, keflex helped, but it came back again. Is erythromycin the next best choice as an antibiotic?
See: See your dermatologist for further therapy. You may need to see a infectious disease doctor also.
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I have a case of folliculitis that doesn't seem to be responding to antibiotics or topicals. Is this something that will maybe not clear up?
Other folliculitis: Causes of folliculitis may be both infectious and non-infectious. Most athletes will develop frictional irritation on their folds and thighs and aggressive shaving causing shaving bumps are both types of non-infectious folliculitis. The cause must be avoided in these cases. Pts on antibiotics for long periods of time, may develop pityrosporum folliculitis, also fungal, viral. Biopsy and culture.
What are some ways a woman could end up with vulvar folliculitis to the point of needing an antibiotic?
Shaving?: Shaving is often the cause of folliculitis. Have you seen your gynecologist about this? I would get in and get it checked asap. In the meantime, don't use the same towel multiple times, don't share towels and don't wear the same pants more than one time without washing them in hot water. Staph infections are more common nowadays and some people are more prone to them. Use antibacterial soap daily.
How long does it take folliculitis to respond to antibiotics? I have been taking Bactrim twice a day and I'm on day 4 with no improvement.
Anything to help cure folliculitis that is not antibiotics? Have heard antibiotics are only temporary and it can make the condition worse in long run?
Cure folliculitis that is not antibiotics: These types of treatment option include antibacterial washes such as benzoyl peroxide. Some of the key brand names in this category include Clearisil, Proactiv, etc. Some other type of antibacterial washes that are available include chlorhexidine. The major selling brand in this category is Hibiclens. Most of the times, it has been found out that when a combination therapy of antibacterial washes is used along with the topical products, better results are achieved. Making use of the moisturizer lotions such as Cetaphil or Lubriderm can ensure the management of excessive skin dryness. In specific circumstances, some of the practitioners may also recommend medium-potency steroidal creams with an emollient base. These are particularly preferred in case of inflammatory folliculitis. All medications should be taken with the proper advice and under guidance of the medical practitioner.
I have scalp folliculitis and have gone off a year of antibiotics for it. It is still reoccurring though mild and localised. Will I outgrow it?
Went to the dr for rash. Dr said folliculitis. Said to put Benzoly peroxide 1 x day. Do I also need antibiotics? He did not prescribe any. He saidmild
Follow advice: It would be prudent to follow your doctor's advice. Un-necessary antibiotics are not an innocuous issue.
I have had folliculitis on my face twice now, both times it has been treated with antibiotics. Why does it keep coming back? How can I treat it at home?
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I've had folliculitis for years and neither antibiotics or antiseptics seem to help. What will it take to cure my head? P.s I'm African American
See a dermatologist: Acne keloidales responds only to expert management over months to years.
I am having scalp folliculitis. It's is at a small area of head. I have heard that after the course of antibiotic, it does recur?
Topicals: Follicular does recur in people prone to it. You should have an antibiotic cream rx from you doctor as oral antibiotics only used for severe cases not responding to a topical treatment.
What is method to reduce pain and itching? My hot tub folliculitis has turned to cellulitis and I am on oral and I.V antibiotics. Thanks
See answer: Would be reluctant to apply any pain relieving cream or anti-itch lotion on an area of cellulitis. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or OTC NSAIDS for pain. If ineffective possibly tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine or hydrocodone...both narcotics. OTC antihistamines for itch. Benadryl, but may be sedating. (ok at bedtime). Zyrtec (cetirizine) is the strongest less sedating antihistamine.
How can you tell if your folliculitis is healing? Has been 2 weeks since started antibiotics, is quite tender and itchy especially at night.
Not healing?: While there could be itching during healing persistent tenderness 2 weeks later may suggest that it is not healing. I recommend you follow up with your doctor.
I have folliculitis and I've been to a skin specialist she gave me and antibiotic and cream but it's worse. What should I do? It's driving me crazy
Return to dermatolog: Need to adjust treatment/diagnosis. If the dermatologist is stumped, request referral to another skin specialist.
I keeping getting reoccurring folliculitis on my face, especially under my nose, I've taken so many antibiotics, and nothing seems to work, help! ?
I am having scalp folliculitis. I would like to know how to prevent it? I have heard that after the course of antibiotic, it does recur? Is it true?
? oily hair: If your hair is on the oily side, wash it with shampoo rather than with soap as soap doesn't remove hair oils well. If the shampoo removes too much oil, use a mild conditioner after washing. You could also try an antidandruff shampoo. Visit a good hair salon for hair care advice.
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