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What is grenzray for folliculitis?

What is grenzray for folliculitis?

X-ray energy: Using x-rays to treat acne or infection of the hair follicles. Used to be quite common in 1960's. ...Read more

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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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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Describe hot tub folliculitis?

Uncleaned hot tub.: Hot tub folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles. The bacteria causing the infection is called pseudomonas aeruginosa, and is associated with skin contacting bacteria-contaminated water in hot tubs or whirlpools. The infection is treated with antibiotics.

The cdc has an excellent facts website all on the subject of hot tub rash. ...Read more

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How do you treat bacterial folliculitis?

Folliculitis.: Despite the fact that folliculitis is technically a bacterial infection of the follicles, we can often treat acute folliculitis with a simple warm soak to the area (warm water on a washcloth and applied for 15 minutes at a time, 2 to 3 times a day). If this does not help, one could try antibacterial creams, available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for folliculitis?

Folliculitis: Gently wash the infected skin twice a day with antibacterial soap or apply an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment. Use a clean washcloth and towel to dry off each time you wash. ...Read more

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Anyone cured from "hot tub folliculitis"?

Anyone cured from "hot tub folliculitis"?

Topical & Systemic: Pseudomonas folliculitis is classically associated with hot tube use and improper chlorination of the water. Treatment can be topical using Acetic Acid (vinegar) soaks or other agents. Systemic treatment is often centered around oral antibiotics. Sometimes people will carry the bacteria in the nose and eradication there will cure the problem. See a dermatologist to help with management. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for folliculitis?

What's the best treatment for folliculitis?

Which type?: Some physicians aren't familiar common pityrosporum folliculitis, one of the easiest of all semi-diseases to monitor. Bacterial-type folliculitis of the beard is a tricky problem to manage and is worth getting seen by a specialist. Chronic scalp folliculitis may require an antibiotic but resistant bacteria such as proteus can overgrow, again requiring specialist care. Do you know the subtype? ...Read more

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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

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Best way to treat folliculitis on your scalp?

Best way to treat folliculitis on your scalp?

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. ...Read more

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Any topical shampoos effective in folliculitis?

Yes, but: It depends on how extensive the folliculitis is, and what has caused it. In my patients, if it is not extensive and the source of the folliculitis is controlled and deemed infectious in origin, I would recommend going to a pharmacy and getting otc, 4% Chlorhexidine soap and use it on the affected area once a day for seven days. If it hasn't cleared up, I ask my patients to call me immmediately. ...Read more

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What is an effective treatment for folliculitis?

Folliculitis tx: Folliculitis is infection of the hair follicles with bacteria, yeast or fungus. Folliculitis usually starts with some kind of damage to hair follicle surface, like shaving, friction or irritation. That allows the infection inside. Treatment depends on the cause. For bacterial folliculitis topical or oral antibiotics. For yeast or fungal folliculitis oral medication is usually needed. ...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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What could be use as a treatment for folliculitis?

Warm compresses: Warm compresses three times a day. Prevention: related to shaving? Hot tubs? Usually goes away on its own. If it gets worse or doesn't get better in a week, see your doc about prescription Mupirocin cream & to confirm it's folliculitis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of my folliculitis?

Can you tell me how to get rid of my folliculitis?

Find the cause: Some folliculitis is caused by putyrosporum yeast and does not respond to other treatments. A single dose of ketoconazole followed by working up a sweat can put this in remission for a few weeks ...Read more

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Is folliculitis or herpes more likely on haired area?

Is folliculitis or herpes more likely on haired area?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is an infection in the hair follicles. Each hair on your body grows out of a tiny pouch called a follicle. You can have folliculitis on any part of your body that has hair. But it is most common on the face and scalp and areas rubbed by clothing, such as the thighs and groin. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for recurrent folliculitis?

What is the best treatment for recurrent folliculitis?

Depends...: ...On what kind of folliculitis you have, and on what part of the body it is occurring. A dermatologist can tailor a specific treatment for your folliculitis. ...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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Is it dangerous to masturbate while you have folliculitis?

Is it dangerous to masturbate while you have folliculitis?

Spread of Infection: If the folliculitis is caused by a bacterial, viral, fungal, or yeast infection, and a genital abrasion occurs from overly aggressive masterbation, the infection may spread. ...Read more

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Is there any definitive remedy for folliculitis decalvans?

Folliculit decalvans: No permanent cure is known for this, but there is a regimen of therapy with Rifampin 300 mg twice daily and Clindamycin 300 mg twice daily. This new treatment can control the condition, and tests have indicated that after 3 to 5 month courses of treatment, many patients have seen limited to no evidence of recurrence. See a good dermatologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for folliculitis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for folliculitis?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics will clear folliculitis but it easily recurs. An antibacterial soap will decrease recurrences as well as absorbent powder during exercise to absorb sweat. ...Read more

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How to treat with dark spots after the folliculitis treated?

Dark Spots: Dark spots are often post-inflammatory changes of the skin. Time will usually resolve most color change. Vitamin C topical (and vitamin E can help. Advanced and more costly therapies include rx meds and laser photo light therapies. Again, time will usually resolve much of the color change. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of an over-the-counter cure for folliculitis?

Can you tell me of an over-the-counter cure for folliculitis?

No cure: Pityrosporum folliculitis usually is controllable with any of a range of medicines, some Rx, some (like blue dandruff shampoo) over the counter. Bacterial folliculitis is tougher to deal with. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for folliculitis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for folliculitis?

Skin and detox: Lots of remedies for folliculitis. The question I have is what is causing it? Are you detoxing? Having a reaction to soaps, shampoos, foods? Start with your bathroom cabinet and check your products against the website www. Ewg. Org. There you will find a cosmetics database of over 69, 000 products. Keep anything you place on your skin/scalp in the 0-2 range and see if your folliculitis doesn't clear. ...Read more

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How problematic can folliculitis in the pubic region become if not treated?

Can be painful: Untreated bacterial and fungal folliculitis can become a painful problem regardless of location. If this is related to shaving then you should stop until it has been treated and healed. I certainly would suggest you see a doctor to examine this problem. ...Read more

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How do you treat folliculitis vaginal at home if it is in its early stage?

How do you treat folliculitis vaginal at home if it is in its early stage?

Bleach bath: You can try a bleach bath-1/2 cup in full tub of water-soak for 10minutes. Do at least twice a week. ...Read more

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I have folliculitis on the back of neck. Is there any medication available for this?

I have folliculitis on the back of neck. Is there any medication available for this?

Dermatology referral: The proper treatment for your folliculitis depends on the type and severity of your condition. Creams or pills are used to control bacterial infections. Creams, shampoos or pills are used to fight fungal infections. Light therapy with a medicated cream and laser hair removal are also treatment options for some cases. I highly suggest you make an appointment to see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have hot tub folliculitis, and I heard it should go away on its own in a week or so?

I have hot tub folliculitis, and I heard it should go away on its own in a week or so?

Agree: This can be bothersome, but the majority of cases will resolve on their own without specific treatment. Of course, avoid the contaminated water source. Warm compresses can be helpful in speeding the resolution. ...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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What can I take or use for folliculitis over the counter? Don't have insurance and can't afford to see a specialist.

What can I take or use for folliculitis over the counter? Don't have insurance and can't afford to see a specialist.

Depends: It really depends on the cause of the folliculitis as there are many causes, both infectious and non-infectious (ie irritation from friction, shaving, etc). Or it may not be folliculitis which is why you may need to see a derm. But, it might be worth a try to get some otc benzoyl peroxide wash, which you can find in the acne section and try to wash the areas x 2-3 min daily. May dry out skin. ...Read more

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What is hidradenitis and how can you tell the difference between folliculitis and hidradenitis by physical observation?

Hidradenitis: Considered a severe form of acne (acne inversa), hidradenitis suppurativa occurs deep in the skin around oil (sebaceous) glands and hair follicles. The parts of the body affected — the groin and armpits, for example — are also the main locations of apocrine sweat glands. ...Read more

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I have a case of folliculitis that doesn't seem to be responding to antibiotics or topicals. Is this something that will maybe not clear up?

I have a case of folliculitis that doesn't seem to be responding to antibiotics or topicals. Is this something that will maybe not clear up?

Other folliculitis: Causes of folliculitis may be both infectious and non-infectious. Most athletes will develop frictional irritation on their folds and thighs and aggressive shaving causing shaving bumps are both types of non-infectious folliculitis. The cause must be avoided in these cases. Pts on antibiotics for long periods of time, may develop pityrosporum folliculitis, also fungal, viral. Biopsy and culture. ...Read more

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If dr has told me I have folliculitis should I trust them? It's super painful and I feel like it's become worse. The bumps not red doesntlooklikeherpe

See MD: Is your rash itchy? Are the lesions fluid filled? Where are they expressed? Are they grouped? Do you have a picture? Full medical history are you on any meds? History of eczema? History of atopic dermatitis? If the rash is truly painful you may have a bacterial infection or herpes zoster. A picture would be quintessentially valuable. Stay calm and see a Derm by telemedicine. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scionti
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Cryotherapy (Definition)

Cervix cryosurgery is a surgical treatment to freeze and destroy abnormal ...Read more