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Chronic Scalp Folliculitis
Medicated shampoo: Typically I have patients try an over the counter medicated shampoo such as head and shoulders or Nizoral (ketoconazole) to start, but if that is not effective, I give them a prescription shampoo and sometimes a topical antibiotic to control this pesky condtion. There not a cure for folliculitis, but rather patients can control it with proper meds. ...Read more
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
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?
I have been suffering from scalp folliculitis. 1st it had been came since last 4 years. At atge beggining time it create itchy scalp and and small pim?
Needs Careful Care: Your question is hard to understand. But in general, if you have folliculitis in the scalp, you require frequent hair washing with a careful scrub of the scalp each time, use of topical antiseptic like Hibiclens and probably an oral antibiotic.Since this is a recurring problem, you'd best see a dermatologist. Also, think about what may be setting you up for this recurring problem. It's often obvious ...Read more
What shampoo can u recommend for oily scalp? It's giving me a scalp folliculitis! : (all over my head. Everyday. : (
There are few reasons why you might have such a condition.
Try using Shampoo containing Ketocanazole, as it helps in sorting few of these conditions.
However, if the condition persists you might need to see your doctor or a skin specialist; you mentioned the word "Folliculitis" and this might be caused by infectious organisms. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
Been dealing with scalp folliculitis on and off for years. Doxy used to work, now doesn't clear it fully. Tried mino and keflex-kept at bay. Help?
Antibiotic...: ...resistance. Antibiotics often stop working over time; in presence of the antibiotic, bacteria tend to become resistant to it. (Evolution at work!) But it is unlikely minocycline would help if doxy doesn't; these drugs are twins, usually with identical activity against the same bacteria. However, cephalexin is very different. See a doctor, preferably a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more
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
My dermatologist prescribed deflazacort for scalp folliculitis for 6 days. .......is it effective for it?
Abx vs steroids: Folliculitis, in general, is typically caused by bacteria proliferating into the hair follicles and causing redness, swelling, and sometimes pain. I personally would start with an antibiotic and if that did not help after 5-7 days then maybe try a steroid like your doctor did. Have to also consider that the infection may be caused by fungus or virus too. If the steroid makes it worse, it's likely fungal ...Read more
Scale Folliculitis: For mild folliculitis, you can try an antibiotic ointment or cream such as bacitracin, Polymyxin B (polysporin), clindamycin, erythromycin, or Mupirocin (bactroban). You may also use an antiseptic cleanser, such as povidone-iodine (for example, betadine) or chlorhexidine. For severe cases, oral antibiotics will be needed. ...Read more
I am having scalp folliculitis. My pimple on the head has lessen. I am having small white paches. What is the remedy for the hair to grow back?
I've scalp folliculitis, used bactroban (mupirocin) ointment 3wks &cloxacillin 3x/day for 1wk bt still grows more, shld I continue both? Will dr. Kaufman xps soap help
How do I know if my scalp folliculitis is improving? I'm using medicated shampoo which reduces the itching but there's still pus and skin flaking.
Consult PCP: You may need both oral antibiotics and topical skin antibiotics. The shampoo was not not specified, but medicated shampoo is always helpful. ...Read more
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
I recently just got these bumps & blisters around my edges a few days ago. They itch & they have pus in them I think I have scalp folliculitis. I never had this happen. Are there any home remidies I can do to get rid of this problem?
Recurring scalp folliculitis which started last year, won't stay away. Antibiotics are effective while taking. Bacterial and viral cultures return -.
How can I differentiate between a pimple and folliculitis on scalp/beard area? How do I know what exactly it is?
Same thing, almost:
There is not a whole lot of difference between the two. Pimple starts as blockage of pores of follicles and goes to inflammation. Folliculits starts as bacterial infection of the follicle. They end up with a similar result. You may consult this site for home remedies:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more
Can I oil my hair/scalp or message on my body if I have folliculitis? Is it true that oiling aggravates the condition?
Oil on scalp...: Oil folliculitis is inflammation of hair follicles due to exposure to various oils and typically occurs on forearms or thighs. So unless you were prescribed bactroban (mupirocin) ointment, then no oil should be placed upon your skin. Please speak with your physician right away to discuss your questions. Good luck. ...Read more
Seen 2 docs but wondering why when I have folliculitis on my scalp that whatever side its on I get 2 or three lymphnodes that swell slightly and sore?
Lymphadenopathy: These lymph nodes are doing what they are supposed to do, fight infection. This is a normal reaction. ...Read more
Klebsiella Oxytoca and Enterobacter Cloacae found in scalp culture. Diagnosed a Folliculitis, what treatment would you suggest? Thanks
Treatment will depend on several factors (and varies from no treatment to IV antibiotic therapy).
1. How severe is the scalp infection?
2. what are the antibiotic sensitivities to the bacteria?
3. Are there systemic symptoms (like fever, chills, malaise?).
4. Medication allergies? ...Read more
What causes a painful scalp at the point of growth of unusual coarse, thick, black hairs? Been a few years, no pimple/pus sacs. Future=folliculitis? : (
Still be: This is probably mild perifolliculitis but see dermatologist to really find out. ...Read more
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