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Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
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Folliculitis (Definition)

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


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I've had really bad staph infections, with me getting boils everywhere. I recently got little white bumps on pubic area, is this folliculitis?

Possible: It is possible, but you really need to have this checked by your family doc, dermatologist, or infectious disease specialist...You need to find out the cause of the recurring infection...If that is what it really is.. ...Read more

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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

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

Mrsa: Getting rid of MRSA requires long course of the correct antibiotic, muni ricin ointment to tip of nose for weeks, dilute bleach baths, and incision/drainage of abscesses. Also environmental measures to eliminate getting from contaminated towels, mats etc is essential. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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How could i treat folliculitis?

How could i treat folliculitis?

Different ways: If it is not severe and over the counter benzoyl peroxidewash maybe all you need. If it is serious in that you have a lot of lesions, i would see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist to see if an oral antibiotic is necessary. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more