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How can I treat my chronic folliculitis!?

How can I treat my chronic folliculitis!?

Find the cause: One cause that is often overlooked is pityrosporum yeast infection; the treatment is as for tinea versicolor and results are usually excellent. You'll manage it over time but it's easy. ...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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Sudden rash 7mts ago turned chronic.Mostly on neck,back&legs.Derm says Bac.Folliculitis.2x-100mg minocyline not helping.Normal?How do I make it stop??

Sudden rash 7mts ago turned chronic.Mostly on neck,back&legs.Derm says Bac.Folliculitis.2x-100mg minocyline not helping.Normal?How do I make it stop??

Antibiotics: If this a bacterial problem and minocycline isn't effective, perhaps a course of dicloxacillin, an effective antistaphyloccocal antibiotic, may be successful. If you're allergic to penicillin you can't take this antibiotic,however. Discuss this with your dermatologist who might suggest another potent skin antibiotic. ...Read more

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Chronic rash.1st Derm-eczema/2nd-folliculitis.Biopsy-bacteria.I thought Scabies,took Ivermectin paste.Rash better.Derms wrong?Can Iver kill bacteria?

Chronic rash.1st Derm-eczema/2nd-folliculitis.Biopsy-bacteria.I thought Scabies,took Ivermectin paste.Rash better.Derms wrong?Can Iver kill bacteria?

Rash dx and rx: You had a rash. What was the cause and the appropriate treatment? Eczema is usually treated with moisturizers and topical steroids. The rash can be infected with surface bacteria (usually S. Aureus) and is red with topical antibiotic. If you have inflamed hair follicles you have folliculitis. Scabies can be rxed with Ivermectin though it is usually given orally. ...Read more

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How can you cure folliculitis?

How can you cure folliculitis?

Various: Warm compresses to bring the infections to a head, topical medications. The vast majority of folliculitis heals within a couple of weeks. If it is persists or if it is severe, you may need systemic antibiotics. ...Read more

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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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Folliculitis is ruining my confidence, what to do?

Folliculitis is ruining my confidence, what to do?

Treat it: There are many different causes. If it is pityrospirum, it's easy to keep at bay if it gets diagnosed. ...Read more

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What is folliculitis and what are the major symptoms of folliculitis?

What is folliculitis and what are the major symptoms of folliculitis?

Follicle inflammatio: Inflammation of the follicle can be recognized by characteristic redness, swelling and sometimes pustule limited to hair follicles. Often caused by infection with common skin bacteria after minor trauma to the skin. Sometimes painful and itchy. ...Read more

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Is folliculitis contagious?

No.: "no" to other people, but may be "yes" to yourself-it might spread from one area to another. ...Read more

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