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Could folliculitis on chest be from stress?

Could folliculitis on chest be from stress?

Fungus, Yeast, Bact.: It is not due to stress. It can be caused by shaving with damage to the follicle, bacteria, yeast, or even wearing tight clothing, but stress is not a causative factor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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diangosis scalp folliculitis, it flares under stress. On 200mg minocin, (minocycline) tsal, clyndomyican. Been using this for 4 yrs. Hurts bad, how can I soothe burning?

diangosis scalp folliculitis, it flares under stress. On 200mg minocin, (minocycline) tsal, clyndomyican. Been using this for 4 yrs. Hurts bad, how can I soothe burning?

Sore scalp: I wonder if the T/Sal - which is a topical salicyclic acid product is giving you side effects. It is known that some slight skin burning, redness, and peeling may occur with the product. In addition, you're on dual antibiotic therapy so I wonder if this is all 'too much'. Have you seen a dermatologist for best management? The key here also is the STRESS you mention -I would look for ways to reduce ...Read more

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Why does shaving cause folliculitis?

Why does shaving cause folliculitis?

Ingrown hair: Folliculitis centers around a follicle in which the pore is clogged with debris or in the case of shaving, a hair that starts to grow inward on iteself. The latter also clogs the pore, resulting in oil and dirt build up, bacterial growth, inflammation and pus formation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of non-infectious folliculitis?

Folliculitis: Types of non-infectious folliculitis:
pseudo folliculitis barbae
eosinophilic folliculitis
folliculitis keloidalis
oil folliculitis
malignancy. ...Read more

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What causes folliculitis and how to prevent/cure it?

Bacteria: The bacteria that is normally on the skin can evter through the hair follicle or a pure on the skin and begin to colonize. So you end up with an infection. Keep yourself clean be bathing and washing everyday ...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 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 scratched irritated area caused by LHR for folliculitis yesterday and am worried as seem to have cut self. Have used Germolene and ROWArolan today?

I scratched irritated area caused by LHR for folliculitis yesterday and am worried as seem to have cut self. Have used Germolene and ROWArolan today?

Hidradinatis suppurativa: You may be suffering from hidradinitis suppurativa. Hidradinitis is an acne-related condition that occurs in the underarms, groin and perineum. Laser hair removal is an effective additional treatment, along with traditional acne regimens and intralesional steroid injections.
The long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser (Lyra-i) is the only safe hair removal laser is permanent. Germolene has transient effect. ...Read more

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What are the folliculitis causes, cure and treatment?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/folliculitis/basics/definition/CON-20025909
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is the solution for folliculitis on buttocks? And the solution to remove stains caused by folliculitis.

Combination tx: Folliculitis is often caused by staph bacteria that develops on areas of the body that sweat and are occluded. Things you do to help reduce sweating, occlusion and bacterial load will help. For severe cases, you need a 10 day course of oral antibiotics (assuming u don't have mrsa). I then recommend an antibacterial soap for the shower such as lever 2000 and topical clindamycin. See a dermatogist. ...Read more

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Can mycoplasma hominis cause vulvar folliculitis?

Can mycoplasma hominis cause vulvar folliculitis?

Vulvar Folliculitis: Assuming that the lesions are truly pilo-pustular in origin [see image], the most common bacterial causes are staphylococcus and pseudomonas sp. M. Hominis is, of course, associated with cervicitis and vaginitis, and very infrequently with vulvovaginitis [photo from uptodate. Com, reproduced with permission from lynne j margesson, md]. ...Read more

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What other causes be in folliculitis I don't shave I have a strong odor smell but a bump comes and goes in same spot?

Sebaceceous cyst?: If it comes and goes at exactly the same spot, probably it isn't folliculitis. I would guess you have a sebaceous cyst that periodically becomes inflamed or infected. Or maybe it is folliculitis, and you have a permanently ingrown hair. Either way, your doctor may be able to remove it or drain it in a way that prevents recurrence. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginitis cause folliculitis?

Can bacterial vaginitis cause folliculitis?

Bacterial vaginosis: The bacteria that causes bacterial vaginosis is not the same bacteria that causes folliculitis. Folliculitis is usually due to strep or staph bacteria. Bacterial vaginosis occurs when there is an overgrowth of gardnerella in the vagina. ...Read more

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Can a steroid cream cause folliculitis?

Can a steroid cream cause folliculitis?

Could: Steroid dampen the infection fighting ability of skin and steroid cream may contribute to infection of the hair follicles.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between bacne caused by bacteria or a type of fungus like P. Folliculitis?

Acne?: Acne and folliculitis look different, so a formal skin assessment, locally or via HealthTap; would allow us to differentiate between your two possibilities, or perhaps even offer others. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
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Folliculitis (Definition)

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 ...Read more