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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
409 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? Don't know if it would help with folliculitis.

Does anyone know anything about a product called terrasil max? Don't 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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What can I use to treat folliculitis on my chest?

What can I use to treat folliculitis on my chest?

Antibiotics: Most of time, dermatologists would use oral doxycycline. Others include minocycline, Clindamycin or sulfa-drugs. Topicals would help but less effective. You'd better let dermatologists handle it instead of doing it yourself. ...Read more

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Just about to start my period, + have pubic folliculitis (treated with oral antibiotics + cream). How to manage for this week? I use pads not tampons.

Just about to start my period, + have pubic folliculitis (treated with oral antibiotics + cream). How to manage for this week? I use pads not tampons.

As you mentioned: Use of pads will not make folliculitis worse. Avoid shaving for a while, may also use an anti-bacterial soap, if a smoker, stop smoking, reduce weight if overweight. Chronic persistent folliculitis may be helped with combination oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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My friend has folliculitis and needs some tips on treating it?

My friend has folliculitis and needs some tips on treating it?

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 friend's folliculitis, which usually entails finding the cause, and treating that. ...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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How can I cure folliculitis in my pubic area?

Ingrowing hairs: Take measures to reduce ingrowing hairs; if shaving the area use a 2 blade razor (others shave too closely) and a gentle lubricating gel or soap. Moisturize afterwards. If its not from shaving, a prescription antibiotic gel or solution is in order. ...Read more

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Will bleach get rid of folliculitis?

Will bleach get rid of folliculitis?

Bleach effect: Folliculitis is usually caused by a staph infection. By adding 2-3 tablespoons of bleach to a tub of warm soapy water you can cut down on the recurrence of folliculitis. The bleach has a bactericidal effect. ...Read more

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How can you reduce your risk of folliculitis?

Depends.: If folliculitis is at beard area, it is your job to keep this area clean, particularly after shave. But sometimes, it's the hair curved back into skin causing "pseudofolliculitis" (it is irritation, not true infection). If folliculits appears on chest or back, may be the hot/sweating environment contributes it. Avoid that. Or watch your personal hygiene. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent folliculitis?

Depends...: ...On what kind of folliculitis you have. A dermatologist can tailor a specific treatment for your folliculitis. ...Read more

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Is folliculitis painful?

Is folliculitis painful?

Little skin bumps: Folliculitis is inflammation of hair follicles. Follicles are tiny canals that extend down into the skin, and many contain an oil gland, and a hair follicle.Men have more hairs than women. The folliculits can be caused by a bacteria germ, but most often there is no germ. Waxing, shaving and oily lotions can cause clogged pores and then inflammation, or folliculitis. It may itch or hurt. ...Read more