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Can you have sex if you have folliculitis?

Can you have sex if you have folliculitis?

Sure: Try to identify the cause. Pityrosporum folliculitis is a variant on tinea versicolor that many physicians aren't familiar with. Even a severe pustular folliculitis isn't an infection hazard to that special person in your life. ...Read more

Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


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Hi how are you I have a question is okay to have sex withy mate if he has folliculitis on inner higher thigh they are healing but I just wanted to kn?

Folliculitis: Not an STI but if there is a break in the skin, the organism responsible for the folliculitis may transfer to your skin. Keep the area covered. All the best. ...Read more

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Can you have sex with folliculitis when on the genital area without spreading to partner?

Folliculitis: Although most cases of folliculitis are not contagious, cases caused by an infection may be transmitted through person-to-person skin contact, shared razors, or through Jacuzzis or hot tubs. Folliculitis may be sterile (noninfectious) or caused by a fungus, bacterium, or virus. It is possible to give it to someone else through close skin contact. ...Read more

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Had sex yesterday&I already have folliculitis but today different kind of pimples popped up. Small, not clustered, white pus, popped easy. Herpes? Sweat?

Had sex yesterday&I already have folliculitis but today different kind of pimples popped up. Small, not clustered, white pus, popped easy. Herpes? Sweat?

Miliaria?: No STD can cause symptoms in less than a day. If not much inflammation (redness, etc), your suspicion of miliaria (blocked sweat pores) sounds like a good bet. But see a doctor if persists or you remain concerned. ...Read more

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I had folliculitis mrsa infection, hesitant to shave legs/underarms. Infection has cleared up after antibiotics. Is laser hair removal a safe option?

I had folliculitis mrsa infection, hesitant to shave legs/underarms. Infection has cleared up after antibiotics. Is laser hair removal a safe option?

Yes: Depends on type of skin and type of hair. Now that you are healed you can try a test shave gently in 1 small area to see how you tolerate it. ...Read more

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Unprotectd sex didn't intercourse im sure im not come. Hymen is not brokn. After it she hav 2regulr period of 5dys she is prgnent? Hlp we r only 18yr

Unprotectd sex didn't intercourse im sure im not come. Hymen is not brokn. After it she hav 2regulr period of 5dys she is prgnent? Hlp we r only 18yr

Probably not: But the only way to tell is with a pregnancy test. If you do not wish to have babies now, then use contraception. It is available everywhere. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does OPK detect when the egg has been released or when you should have sex? As I thought u should hav sex prior to ovulation

Does OPK detect when the egg has been released or when you should have sex? As I thought u should hav sex prior to ovulation

Pre-ovulation: The lh surge detection kits determine approximately 24 to 48 hours before ovulation. This is the time when intercourse should occur. ...Read more

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Vry tight hymen ring. Severe pain if try to hav an intercourse...I need to get preg. Any suitable option. Tryin to hav sex frm 13 mnths bt wasn't psbl.

Vry tight hymen ring. Severe pain if try to hav an intercourse...I need to get preg. Any suitable option. Tryin to hav sex frm 13 mnths bt wasn't psbl.

Hymenotomy: Your doctor can perform a hymenotomy to relax the hymenal ring and decrease your symptoms. This can be done in the clinic with a local anesthtic but is most often done in an operating room under adequate general anesthesia. ...Read more

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I've lost my sex drive and now only have sex with my bf 2-3 times a month. Am stressed + hav a brother in afghanistan but how can I increase my libido?

I've lost my sex drive and now only have sex with my bf 2-3 times a month. Am stressed + hav a brother in afghanistan but how can I increase my libido?

Stress: 90% of doctor visits are related to stress so I'm right with that answer most of the time. There are some medical conditions & hormone abnormalities that affect libido however. ...Read more

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Had sex a wk before period and got a positive pregnancy test 2 weeks after. Is that possible? Or could pregnancy hav happen before that intercourse?

Had sex a wk before period and got a positive pregnancy test 2 weeks after. Is that possible? Or could pregnancy hav happen before that intercourse?

Maybe. Maybe not.: If already pregnant, that would mean the "period" was not a real menstrual period, because having a real menstrual period clears out the uterus... So having a real menstrual period means not pregnant at that time. ...Read more

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Is in normal for men to get cuts/tears on his frenulum (banjo string) on his penis from sexual intercourse when not being careful how hard you hav sex?

Is in normal for men to get cuts/tears on his frenulum (banjo string) on his penis from sexual intercourse when not being careful how hard you hav sex?

Not uncommon: Tight frenulum can be painful and make sex less then pleasant. Can easily be taken care of by a minor surgical "frenulotomy" by a urologist unless you have torn it down to the base in which case you have performed the minor operation yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I had sex but then got my period and it was heavy and then the following month I didn't have sex but when my period came it was light and brown tinged with red and didn't last long what could that mean? Is there anyway I could be pregnant? I didn't hav

If I had sex but then got my period and it was heavy and then the following month I didn't have sex but when my period came it was light and brown tinged with red and didn't last long what could that mean? Is there anyway I could be pregnant? I didn't hav

Yes, you may be: If you had unprotected sexual intercourse with a fertile man, there is a risk you may be pregnant or may have been pregnant. Be safe: check you blood betaHCG and consult a gyn regarding using an IUD or a subdermal implant which are the most effective contraceptive methods to prevent you from getting pregnant until you are ready. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex 8 28 12 with one night stand positive pregnancy test on 9 5 12 how can I tell when I conceived my live in partner and I have sex almost regularly so its hard for me to determine who the dad is please offer any advice when might I hav

I had unprotected sex 8 28 12 with one night stand positive pregnancy test on 9 5 12 how can I tell when I conceived my live in partner and I have sex almost regularly so its hard for me to determine who the dad is please offer any advice when might I hav

Old way or DNA way..: The father of an unborn baby is the person a woman had sex with. To avoid confusion, and many emotional, community, and societal problems, men and women can choose to have sex with one person in any time period (thus avoiding any confusion as to who the father is). Failing that, when the baby is born the mother may be able to tell who her baby looks like the most. Dna testing can be done, too. ...Read more

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How can I heal a folliculitis wound?

Folliculitis: By definition is superficial and small and should heal if adequately drained, kept clean with mild non-perfumed soap and clean water and un traumatized. Healing should be complete in otherwise healthy person. ...Read more

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How can I treat a folliculitis wound?

Hot compress: Hot compresses to an area of folliculitis can help soothe and decrease the size. You should see your doctor if symptoms persist and you may need some antibitoics. ...Read more

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Does folliculitis clear up by itself?

Sometimes: At times, your body can fight off a minor follicular infection. At other times, you may require antibiotics to treat. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can you reduce your risk of folliculitis?

Depends.: If folliculitis is at beard area, it is your job to keep this area clean, particularly after shave. But sometimes, it's the hair curved back into skin causing "pseudofolliculitis" (it is irritation, not true infection). If folliculits appears on chest or back, may be the hot/sweating environment contributes it. Avoid that. Or watch your personal hygiene. ...Read more

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Does folliculitis can be treated? How (what medication)?

Depends on type: It depends on whether it is superficial, or deep folliculitis. If it is superficial it usually responds to antibacterial soaps. If it is deep or refractory it will usually respond to Dicloxacillin 250mg PO qid for 7 to 10 days or a cephalosporin. It is probably best to check with your primary care if you have any doubts as to what you are treating or why it has not improved. ...Read more

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My friend has folliculitis and needs some tips on treating it?

My friend has folliculitis and needs some tips on treating it?

Depends...: ...On what kind of folliculitis you have, and on what part of the body it is occurring. A dermatologist can tailor a specific treatment for your friend's folliculitis, which usually entails finding the cause, and treating that. ...Read more

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Is folliculitis that serious or just something you should get checked anytime?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is inflammation or the hair follicles of the skin, often from infections. Not shaving the area can help it heal. Some dermatologists recommend using benzoyl peroxide like in acne preparations OTC. If is annoying and can worsen, but not as serious as most other skin infections. If fever, increased redness of skin or pain, pus, or lump develops, please be seen right away by a physician. ...Read more

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Is folliculitis contagious?

No.: "no" to other people, but may be "yes" to yourself-it might spread from one area to another. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
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Folliculitis (Definition)

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 ...Read more