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Doctor insights on: Groin Folliculitis

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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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Does hot tub folliculitis in the groin look and act like herpes?

Not really: Herpes lesions typically resemble blisters that rupture, form shallow ulcers, then heal with scab formation. Herpes lesions are painful. Hot tub folliculitis usually involves large surfaces of the body, and looks like red bumps and/ or pustules. There are no ulcers ...Read more

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If I had a mrsa infection will mrsa always stay on my skin? I had folliculitis in the groin area and it was cultured.

If I had a mrsa infection will mrsa always stay on my skin? I had folliculitis in the groin area and it was cultured.

Yes we do not have: a way to guarantee complete eradication of MRSA. So it stays on your skin in small concentration and lives happily along with the billions of other bacteria that inhabit there. And if you are prone to skin infections, then most likely they will continue to cause problems in the future. Just hopefully not too often. Washing with Hibiclens and such has not been proven to help consistently. ...Read more

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Is antibacterial soap good for treating folliculitis in crotch area and sensitive skin?If so, what brand do you recommend?

Any Brand is Good: It does not matter you can use any brand and if it does not get better than consult your doctor as you may need a topical antibiotic and/or Systemic Antibiotics ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel inguinal lns. They're about the size of a pea and smaller. Saw pcp, said was due to folliculitis. Nodes still present follic gone?

Adenopathy: Enlarged inguinal lymph nodes are very common since they are in a very "dirty" area of the body and they clean things up for a living. Although if the folliculitis was actually the reason for their presence, they may stay large for a lengthy time period, and sometimes may never go away. If they are not enlarging and you have no other symptoms would not worry. Good luck. ...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

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more