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Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
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Folliculitis (Overview)

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.


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What are the tests for folliculitis?

What are the tests for folliculitis?

Exam and history: Best test is looking at the rash and asking the right questions. Distribution and preceding activities are the big clues. Sometimes a culture is helpful in selecting an antibiotic if one is deemed necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
395 doctors shared insights

Folliculitis (Overview)

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.


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What are the symptoms of folliculitis?

What are the symptoms of folliculitis?

Follicle inflammatio: Inflammation of the follicle can be recognized by characteristic redness, swelling and sometimes pustule limited to hair follicles. Often caused by infection with common skin bacteria after minor trauma to the skin. Sometimes painful and itchy. ...Read more

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Have folliculitis in pubic area , using flucloxacillin + kenacomb cream. Now have sticky white crust on undies, what is it? Is this a worrying sign?

Have  folliculitis in pubic area , using flucloxacillin + kenacomb cream. Now have sticky white crust on undies, what is it? Is this a worrying sign?

Probably not: Although, it is really hard to know without seeing it, but if the antibiotic you are taking is the right choice one, crusting may represent healing. I am not sure what you are using the cream for but mixed in with pus it may dry up causing crusts to develop. ...Read more

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I was diagnose with folliculitis decalvan, my question what is the best home remedies for it as am tired of pills?

None: No topical agent will work . I do not know of any herbal that is strong enough to calm down the inflammation. Antibiotics are temporarily effective. Dapsone, methotrexate, grenz ray, Enbrel (etanercept) have all been tried and work sometimes . Grenzray may cause it to burn out. Ask for referral to radiation therapist for low dse radiation. ...Read more

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Rash and folliculitis still occuring. I did hiv1/2 antibody test today(4months after exposure) showed negative. Conclusive ?

Rash and folliculitis still occuring. I did hiv1/2 antibody test today(4months after exposure) showed negative. Conclusive ?

No: These symptoms you have may be caused by any number of concerns. However, they are not the primary symptoms of hiv. To be 100% sure, retest yourself in 6 months. ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about a product called terrasil max? Dont know if it would help with folliculitis.

Does anyone know anything about a product called terrasil max? Dont know if it would help with folliculitis.

Terrasil Max: I would go to the web site http://www.Scam.Com/showthread.Php?T=17490 the product promises treatment for many skin conditions but for this individual it did not work. If you really have folliculitis, i would recommend you see your local dermatologist and get conventional therapy. ...Read more

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Why does shaving cause folliculitis?

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 more

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