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What are some ways a woman could end up with vulvar folliculitis to the point of needing an antibiotic?

What are some ways a woman could end up with vulvar folliculitis to the point of needing an antibiotic?

Shaving?: Shaving is often the cause of folliculitis. Have you seen your gynecologist about this? I would get in and get it checked asap. In the meantime, don't use the same towel multiple times, don't share towels and don't wear the same pants more than one time without washing them in hot water. Staph infections are more common nowadays and some people are more prone to them. Use antibacterial soap daily. ...Read more

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 it ok for a female to get aroused while having tx for widespread pubic folliculitis are vaginal juices irritants no actual touching occurs in area ?

Pubic"erector pili": The pubic hair follicles are attached and are nerve sensitized to the muscles that raise the hairs to upright status therefore, "arousal" is possible "without be touched". Vaginal fluids attendant to arousal are not irritants but are designed to facilitate further "engagement"... ...Read more

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I have noticed pimples under several pubic hairs recently (female) & it does itch slightly - could this be Folliculitis or something worse?

I have noticed pimples under several pubic hairs recently (female) & it does itch slightly - could this be Folliculitis or something worse?

Itchy pubic pimples: Thank you for your question. Slightly itchy pimples in the pubic area may be caused by many things including folliculitis. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external/internal sources such as allergies or otherwise. Having an examination performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment ...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 can you cure folliculitis?

Various: Warm compresses to bring the infections to a head, topical medications. The vast majority of folliculitis heals within a couple of weeks. If it is persists or if it is severe, you may need systemic antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long can folliculitis last?

How long can folliculitis last?

Lifetime: There are several common causes. One that's relatively little-known is pityrosporum; it's easy to treat if you figure out what it is. Best wishes. ...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 is grenzray for folliculitis?

X-ray energy : Using x-rays to treat acne or infection of the hair follicles. Used to be quite common in 1960's. ...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