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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Folliculitis Anywhere

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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


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Can you get herpes anywhere on your body?

Can you get herpes anywhere on your body?

Yes: Herpes virus can infect any part of the body. It is transmitted by touch or contact. ...Read more

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Can you get pimples on your genital area?

Can you get pimples on your genital area?

Sure: 'pimples' in the genital area are generally not related to acne. Usually they represent a blocked sweat duct. Risks include poor hygiene, unclean underwear and shaving the hair. Stis, especially herpes, can be the cause. Larger 'pimples' could represent a sebaceous cyst. Women can develop bartholin's or skene's cysts. Rare autoimmune dx's present with genital bumps, hidradenits suppurativa. ...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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How can you get rid of scalp folliculitis? Do you need oral antibiotic pills?

How can you get rid of scalp folliculitis?  Do you need oral antibiotic pills?

See Your Physician: For bacterial folliculitis of the scalp, it is important to determine the organism responsible for the infection. After a culture and sensitivity is obtained, your physician will be able to prescribe the appropriate antibiotic. Since the hair follicle is deep, most patients require a systemic (oral) antibiotic for extensive scalp folliculitis. ...Read more

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From where can you get shingles?

From where can you get shingles?

Yourself : If one has had chickenpox the virus never leaves your body. It stays dormant inside nerve near the spinal cord. A certain trigger wakes them up and they manifest as shingles. ...Read more

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How can you tell of you have folliculitis scars?

How can you tell of you have folliculitis scars?

Like goosebumps : Folliculitis scars are typically small and look like goosebumps . They can be dark or pigmented and tend to be slightly raised. ...Read more

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How can get you get a skin Infection?

How can get you get a skin Infection?

Break in skin: Any break in the skin can allow bacteria in. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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Can you get blisters from masturbation?

Can you get blisters from masturbation?

Yes: If a male rubs very vigorously, he may get a friction blister. It will heal without a scar. Masturbating does not cause acne, and anyone who tells you otherwise is someone you should not listen to. Perhaps there's an adult in your own family that you can talk with about your changing body and learning to be an audlt -- without a good guide, it can be lonesome. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get cysts from tanning?

Can you get cysts from tanning?

Blister vs cyst: Tanning can cause burns that may lead to skin blistering. Would not anticipate development of cyst from tanning. However, please note that tanning can be very damaging to skin and increase your risk of developing skin cancer. A tan from a can is fine - but other forms of tanning (sun or tanning bed) are not recommended. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies in your hair?

Can you get scabies in your hair?

Yes: Scabies, lice, and crabs are all parasites that can infest hair covered areas of the body. Scabies usually burrow under the skin leaving itchy red tracks. Lice and their eggs attach to the hair. Crabs often are compared to moving dandruff. Each is treated differently. If you have scabies, you will need to obtain a prescription from your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to get rid of keratosis pilaris?

Can you explain if it's possible to get rid of keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Can maintain control of symptoms. Keratosis pilaris treatments include topical exfoliants, topical retinoids or laser Therapy. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes on your thighs?

Can you get herpes on your thighs?

Yes: You can get herpes infection anywhere on your body. It is transmitted by contact. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from masturbating?

Can you get herpes from masturbating?

Nope: Infectious diseases don't materialize out of nothing; you have to catch the germ. You can't catch herpes or any STD except by sex with an infected person. I wonder if you have emotional issues about masturbation, even though it is an entirely normal practice enjoyed by almost everyone. Maybe you would benefit from professional counseling. I suggest it from compassion, not criticism. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get furuncle boils from the hot tub?

Can you get furuncle boils from the hot tub?

Yes, folliculitis: If the hot tub is not well maintained, and not adequately chlorinated (or otherwise sanitized), pseudomonas will grow in the warm water, causing "hot tub folliculitis". Usually, no treatment is needed other than stopping use of the hot tub, but it occasionally does require oral or topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies from gym?

Can you get scabies from gym?

Perhaps: Scabies is usually transmitted by direct skin-to-skin contact but less often it can be transmitted from objects (towel, bed sheets, shared clothing, etc.). ...Read more