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How long until ciprofloxacin works for gram negative folliculitis?

How long until ciprofloxacin works for gram negative folliculitis?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): It will start in just a few days but take the full course. If it does not work, look for resistenet strains. ...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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Can gram negative folliculitus be cured? How long is it safe to take ampicillin for this? Likelihood of ampicillin curing GNF? Thanks!

Can gram negative folliculitus be cured? How long is it safe to take ampicillin for this? Likelihood of ampicillin curing GNF? Thanks!

Folliculitis: can be cured with antibiotics, but it can recur. It is usually due to gram positive bacteria (Staphlococci), however, if you are certain that this one is due to gram negative bacteria (by culture), then ampicillin is not the best antibiotic. The physician needs to select an antibiotic that works well for gram negative organisms ...Read more

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Is folliculitis a sign of hiv? Bearing in mind I have had a rapid finger prick test at 17weeks & it was negative.

Is folliculitis a sign of hiv? Bearing in mind  I have had a rapid finger prick test at 17weeks & it was negative.

No it is not: no it is not folliculitis is a seperate problem if you are concern about your immune system in general you can boost it by eating healthy food and take extra vitamin C and ZINK they are temorary solution but id does help some keep getting tested as your doctor will advise you ...Read more

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I have folliculitis and needle biopsies came back negative can I have an incisional or punch biopsy to isolate the microbe?

I have folliculitis and needle biopsies came back negative can I have an incisional or punch biopsy to isolate the microbe?

Sometimes: Folliculitis is usually staph aureus. If you have recurrent painful boils and drainage, that is culture negative, your problem may be hidradenitis and not folliculitis. ...Read more

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Rash and folliculitis still occuring. I did hiv1/2 antibody test today(4months after exposure) showed negative. Conclusive ?

Rash and folliculitis still occuring. I did hiv1/2 antibody test today(4months after exposure) showed negative. Conclusive ?

No: These symptoms you have may be caused by any number of concerns. However, they are not the primary symptoms of hiv. To be 100% sure, retest yourself in 6 months. ...Read more

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Hiv tests neg at 8mth bt kissin ulcrs on labia/vulva tht lsted fr ovr a mth that dint GT btr wth antibiotics also had folliculitis cramps and acne y?

Hiv tests neg at 8mth bt kissin ulcrs on labia/vulva tht lsted fr ovr a mth that dint GT btr wth antibiotics also had folliculitis cramps and acne y?

See doc- : Really need history and exam, may be herpes, syphillis, or (less likely based on description) hpv. Could be not std related but these should be ruled out in you and any sexual partners. ...Read more

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Pimples on legs. Doc thought folliculitis. Script for amoxicillin. New breakouts all over skin. Had low fever, headache, sore throat. Strep test neg. ?

Pimples on legs. Doc thought folliculitis. Script for amoxicillin. New breakouts all over skin. Had low fever, headache, sore throat. Strep test neg. ?

See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat. I would return to the doctor who treated you so he can see the change and adjust your treatment. ...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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Can folliculitis be spread through bed sheets?

Can folliculitis be spread through bed sheets?

Unlikely: Folliculitis is not likely to spread through sharing of bed sheets, unless the other party is immunodeficient. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more