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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
Chronic rash,Told folliculitis.Rx-minocyline 2x/day.Washng w/10% BPerox.Still gettn itchy bumps on legs,ankles,hip&back.What else?How long to heal?
I have read that pityrosporum folliculitis is a chronic disease. Does this mean that treatments will be for a lifetime also?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat it: There are many different causes. If it is pityrospirum, it's easy to keep at bay if it gets diagnosed. ...Read more