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Are there any definitive remedies for folliculitis decalvans?

Are there any definitive remedies for folliculitis decalvans?

Folliculitis Decalvs: Folliculitis Decalvans (FD) is a rare neutrophilic infammation of the scalp characterized by painful, recurrent purulent follicular exudation resulting in primary cicatricial alopecia. However, unclear etiology makes FD treatment a difficult task. There is no permanent cure for this condition. It can be controlled to some degree by oral antibiotics with varying results from patient to patient. ...Read more

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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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Is there any definitive remedy for folliculitis decalvans?

Folliculit decalvans: No permanent cure is known for this, but there is a regimen of therapy with Rifampin 300 mg twice daily and Clindamycin 300 mg twice daily. This new treatment can control the condition, and tests have indicated that after 3 to 5 month courses of treatment, many patients have seen limited to no evidence of recurrence. See a good dermatologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Am taking clindamycin for folliculitis decalvans as my dr ordered me but it causes me continuous black diarrhea for 10 days , shall i cute it ?

Am taking clindamycin for folliculitis decalvans  as my dr ordered me but it causes me continuous black diarrhea for 10 days , shall i cute it ?

Clindamycin: Clindamycin is one of the most common antibiotics caused clostridium difficile infection (c. Dif.). If you have diarrhea after started on this medication, you need to make sure c. Diff is not the cause. ...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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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?

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

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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

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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