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How Is Folliculitis Treated
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
Dark Spots: Dark spots are often post-inflammatory changes of the skin. Time will usually resolve most color change. Vitamin C topical (and vitamin E can help. Advanced and more costly therapies include rx meds and laser photo light therapies. Again, time will usually resolve much of the color change. ...Read more
Many things: Could be related to hair, skin, make up, soap, fragrance products. I would see primary care doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more
been diagnosed: pityrosporum folliculitis, all over my back, being treated with oral fluconazole forweeks, can I shift to oral ketaconazole to cure me?
Add topical med: Try topical medications make sure your blood liver levels are within normal limits before trying any new medications ...Read more
I have had folliculitis on my face twice now, both times it has been treated with antibiotics. Why does it keep coming back? How can I treat it at home?
See a dermatologist.: The answer depends on the details.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can folliculitis in the genital area be treated with over-the-counter medications? If not, what's the best way to treat it? Will it return?
Can pityrosporum folliculitis be treated with a low dose of Accutane? I have tried antifungal pills. It made a big difference but still not cured.
Pityrosporum folliculitis: Treatment of pityrosporum folliculitis, must deal with both the yeast overgrowth and any predisposing factors, otherwise the condition will recur. Unfortunately we often either do not know, or cannot correct, all the factors that make one susceptible so the condition has a tendency to return once the anti-yeast treatment is stopped. Isotretinoin is not indicated for tx of this condition. ...Read more
Severe folliculitis on abt 60% of scalp, pus filled odorous about 1/2sq in size Treated with steroid shot and antibiotic neither worked, suggestions?
Consider ID referral: A referral to an Infectious diseases specialist may help to: 1) Determine a specific diagnosis (such as tinea capitis or hydraneitis suppurativa), 2) Prescribe a more appropriate medication (like an anti-fungal agent), 3) Find the source of infection (which you may be re-exposing yourself), or 4) Connect to other specialists if advanced treatment is necessary (e.g. Anti-TNF therapy). ...Read more
I have what looks like folliculitis in the genital area how is it treated or what are the signs that is what it is and not an STD it doesn't itch/hurt?
If I had a mrsa infection a month ago, folliculitis was treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Will I be colonized with mrsa from now on? Will I be a carrier?
You probably were: For some time prior to the infection. These typically occur from the germs which are on the skin. These tend to stay the same over time. So, if previous MRSA, it is expected to stay there. ...Read more
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
Folliculitis.: Despite the fact that folliculitis is technically a bacterial infection of the follicles, we can often treat acute folliculitis with a simple warm soak to the area (warm water on a washcloth and applied for 15 minutes at a time, 2 to 3 times a day). If this does not help, one could try antibacterial creams, available over-the-counter. ...Read more
Let untreated, if may go on for years, with the infection spreading from one follicle to the next.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
Depends: If it is due to an infectious agent then appropriate treatment (i.e. An antibiotic if it is due to a bacteria) should help within a few days of beginning treatment. Sometimes folliculitis can be caused by fungus which needs to be treated with different medications. Seeing a dermatologist will help you come to a good solution. ...Read more