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Folliculitis: Folliculitis is a common skin condition in which hair follicles become inflamed. It's usually caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. Treatment is with an antibiotic or anti-fungal. It can come back. Prevention : 1) Avoid tight fitting clothes at that site. 2) Avoid shaving the area if possible 3) If you have to shave, change razor blades every time 4) Only go in clean hot tubs and pools ...Read more
Antibiotics: Folliculitis or inflammed/infection of the hair follicle can be cured by course of antibiotics. Some have curly hair resulting in pseudofolliculitis barbae and this requires help of dermatologist. Some harbor staph, and will have repeated episodes--see your doctor. In the groin area/armpit, some may have infected sweat glands resembling folliculitis--see your doctor. ...Read more
My follicile size on day th is 7-8 MM with 4-5 folliciles after taking injections of 150M.U. dr. is planning to iui. Please tell is the size i sok. ?
It depends on what is causing the hair loss. Telogen effluvium is hair loss due to illness, severe trauma,
pregnancy/ other and it will grow back. Alopecia areata
will grow back most of time. Male pattern baldness so
far after if falls out there is no known way to make the hair follicles regrow. I know of no medication that will
reactivate dead hair follicles. Propecia (finasteride) used to slow
thinning. ...Read more
To date: I have never seen a hair follicule on the bottom of ones foot, so i would say no. If someone does somehow grow hair on the bottom of the foot then it would be possible. But, i don't think that would be a common situation. Hence, my real answer is no. ...Read more
Are there any OTC washes or ointments for vulvar folliculitus? (bacterial version) or something that might help?
Hibiclens: You can try hibiclens soap. You can try bleachbath-1/2 cup in full tub of wwater soak for 10 minutes-do 2 to 3 times a week. See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I have suffered with folliculitus and have now lost hair from it. is their a possibillity that at 19 i can have the scarred area cut out and re-alined?
Dermatologist: Consult a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who will evaluate your status and recommend any treatment if any is feasible. ...Read more
Hello. My ultra sound report shows midline cavity echo. Small folliciles on periphery0.8X0.6cm, 0.6x0.5cm streak of fluid in posterior culture de sac?
Likely normal: Depending on your age and menstrual status, this could be normal. The presence of sub centimeter follicles and free pelvic fluid in reproductive age is expected. Cavity echo can be due to normal or abnormal tissue depending on the menstrual cycle stage you were in when got the study. ...Read more
I am suffered from folliculitus decalvans & am taking rifampicin &clindamycin but causes me serious diarrhea shall i quit?
Can gram negative folliculitus be cured? How long is it safe to take ampicillin for this? Likelihood of ampicillin curing GNF? Thanks!
Folliculitis: can be cured with antibiotics, but it can recur. It is usually due to gram positive bacteria (Staphlococci), however, if you are certain that this one is due to gram negative bacteria (by culture), then ampicillin is not the best antibiotic. The physician needs to select an antibiotic that works well for gram negative organisms ...Read more
My dad went to Dr today for a a large boil on his arm that has red ring around it, was told it was folliculitus
Should he get 2nd opinion?
Yes.: Boils are collections of pus under the surface of the skin. If they are mature, they can be lanced (drained) in the clinic. If they are not mature, options include antibiotics, warm compresses, and watchful waiting. Many boils (also called abscesses) start out as a simple folliculitis, an inflammation of a hair follicle. If your dad received neither drainage nor antibiotic, seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
I had follicitis about 3 weeks ago, I have finished my meds and now having severe itching on the clitoris and surrounding area, also swollen nodes.
Does sprinolactone treat folliculitus i also have a fungas on my skin as well as hormone issues i'm starting to think I have herpes?
What are these Itchy cluster of Bumps all over my inner thighs? They itch moslty at night. i'm not sexually active. What are they? follicutis?
is a possibility but (and I hate to suggest this) COULD IT BE BEDBUGS (Mattress lice??)
Take a good look with a magnifying glass
In the meantime a moisturizing body wash is indicated!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Since april, I have had recurrent vulvar follicutitus (to the point of needing antibiotics twice) would i see an id doc or a dermatologist now?
A dermatologist!: A dermatologist should be able to help with treatment and prevention. ...Read more
I have folliculitus, treated w antibiotics for 3 days. initial infection healing but a new area broke out with new boils, should I continue with RX?
Yes: you should continue with the antibiotics, you may need a different one if you continue to break out. It is best to contact your doctor to let them know what is going on. ...Read more
I have folliculitus on neck and have been taking sulfamethoxazole was wondering if that had anything to do with me having night sweats past 2 nights?
Probably not: If you get some other type of rash see your doctor asap. ...Read more
Diagnosed visually with staph folliculitus.Cefalexin sandoz 500mg, 3x pd for 5 days but still getting new sores with pus heads?Normal to get new ones?
I have been suffering from folliculitus for about 3 years now, and each year it gets worse and worse. Whenever I take antibiotics they go down.. For a while then they always seem to come back up and worse! My hair is fallin out, the pain is almost unbeara
Dermatology consult: cannot be diagnosed online. See a board certified dermatologist- NOW! ...Read more
What is the standard treatment for recurrent vulvar folliculitus? Infection has needed two rounds of keflex which cleared it up but comes back.
Weight loss??: Vulvar folliculitis is usually an inflammation of sebacious cysts (that form at the base of a hair follicle). If the gland is blocked, oil collects to form the cyst. If bacteria from the skin invade, then you have folliculitis. Some people are genetically predisposed, but lots of gals who are overweight have too much skin surface that rubs against other skin surfaces, blocking the gland. ...Read more
My 2 year old just finished an antibiotic (bactrim) and now running a low grade temp with no symptoms. Med was 4 folliculitus. It's something viral?
Could be: Possibly. Difficult to answer accurately without more information and without an exam. ...Read more
How can I cure my follicuitis? Doctor believes it is bacterial. I have been on antibiotics for of our months both topical and oral and i still hve it.
Ideas: Some folliculitis is due to pityrosporum ovale and responds very nicely to ketoconazole. There's a folliculitis mimic of the beard area is often best managed by a growing beard. Eosinophilic folliculitis is a tough call -- may need a derm consult or biopsy; will need a specific non-antibiotic rx. ...Read more
Can hair grow back if folliculitus is treated on time. I have experienced rapid hair loss due to it.
Have folliculitus scalp took zpack/cleocin10days still bad sores covering head. Hurts bad. Two on chest also. Please help. What should I do.
Hm, these lesions need more aggressive local therapy and possibly intravenous antibiotics. Sounds as if they might be due to staph possibly MRSA which organism could be resistant to the antibiotics you are on.
Local attention with showers twice a day and meticulous drying. You might try bactroban (mupirocin) locally. But see your doctor, he may send you to an ID specialist, (infectious disease) ...Read more
What can someone with vulvodynia do about recurrent (staph) vulvar folliculitus? Is there something i can wash with without hurting my tender skin?
Warm water soaks: Are best. Also apply neosporin ointment if either shaving or waxing the area. ...Read more