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Cryosurgery For 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Please consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/folliculitis/basics/definition/CON-20025909
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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
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
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
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
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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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
I have folliculitis with scarring. Is there any over-the-counter product that I can use to diminish them greatly?
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
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
Taken doxy 50 for 2 months for folliculitis on body, has not worked, made it worse. Will it get worse when I quit? Will my skin ever recover?
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