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Folliculitis And Boils
Tiny 'boil' or folliculitis healing without draining (or I haven't see drainage). Will it come back?
To be or not to be: that is the question? Time will tell. ...Read more
Folliculitis is 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. Common symptoms may include a rash, itching, and ...Read more
Waxed bikini area, got boils from folliculitis (I think), they popped&r releasing fluid over time.i started2get a chill...septicemia?
Hist. folliculitis. Derm put on Minocycline 1 month. I get boils and can scrape off white skin when I shower. Tried hydrocolloid bandage. Any tips?
I get boils and fine pimples on my inner thighs. Dr says folliculitis. Two rounds of clox and topical cream, goes away & comes back. Suggestions?
What do I do if I keep getting MRSA boils ? And i'm already on antibiotics, and I think I might have folicultis .. They wont go away :( & keepscarring
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
Herpes simplex: Herpes is a virus. Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, an insect bites, blockage of the follicle, shaving, or braids too tight and too close to the scalp. In most cases the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria staphylococcus, and may result in boils. ...Read more
Folliculitis: No different than anywhere else. The plugged follicles can be secondarily infected and produce little pustules that can expand into boils. At first small red bumps or white-headed pimples occur around hair follicles — the tiny pockets from which each hair grows. The infection can spread and turn into nonhealing, crusty sores and potentially abscesses. ...Read more
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