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Can folliculitis cause someone to get impetigo after touching?

Can folliculitis cause someone to get impetigo after touching?

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

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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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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 causes folliculitis and how to prevent/cure it?

What causes folliculitis and how to prevent/cure it?

Bacteria: The bacteria that is normally on the skin can evter through the hair follicle or a pure on the skin and begin to colonize. So you end up with an infection. Keep yourself clean be bathing and washing everyday ...Read more

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What is the solution for folliculitis on buttocks? And the solution to remove stains caused by folliculitis.

Combination tx: Folliculitis is often caused by staph bacteria that develops on areas of the body that sweat and are occluded. Things you do to help reduce sweating, occlusion and bacterial load will help. For severe cases, you need a 10 day course of oral antibiotics (assuming u don't have mrsa) . I then recommend an antibacterial soap for the shower such as lever 2000 and topical clindamycin. See a dermatogist. ...Read more

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Can mycoplasma hominis cause vulvar folliculitis?

Can mycoplasma hominis cause vulvar folliculitis?

Vulvar Folliculitis: Assuming that the lesions are truly pilo-pustular in origin [see image], the most common bacterial causes are staphylococcus and pseudomonas sp. M. Hominis is, of course, associated with cervicitis and vaginitis, and very infrequently with vulvovaginitis [photo from uptodate.Com, reproduced with permission from lynne j margesson, md]. ...Read more

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Can I use clotrimazole cream on my FACE to fade away hyperpigmentation (red and brown spots) caused after folliculitis ??

Can I use clotrimazole cream on my FACE to fade away  hyperpigmentation (red and brown spots) caused after folliculitis ??

NotScienceWon'tHurt: Wow!! I've never heard of that! Try it & let me know if it works!As long as you're not allergic to it (try a small patch test on your inner elbow first), it probably won't hurt. There's info out there where people talk about it but that's not really very scientific.In fact, certain fungal skin infections can cause changes in pigmentation that will resolve with treatment. but who knows, just try it ...Read more

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I scratched irritated area caused by LHR for folliculitis yesterday and am worried as seem to have cut self. Have used Germolene and ROWArolan today?

I scratched irritated area caused by LHR for folliculitis yesterday and am worried as seem to have cut self. Have used Germolene and ROWArolan today?

Hidradinatis suppurativa: You may be suffering from hidradinitis suppurativa. Hidradinitis is an acne-related condition that occurs in the underarms, groin and perineum. Laser hair removal is an effective additional treatment, along with traditional acne regimens and intralesional steroid injections. The long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser (Lyra-i) is the only safe hair removal laser is permanent. Germolene has transient effect. ...Read more