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Is folliculitis an std?

Is folliculitis an std?

No: Folliculitis is caused by a mild, superficial bacterial infection. It is not a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...Read more


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I have folliculitis could I get an STD from blow jobs?

I have folliculitis could I get an STD from blow jobs?

Yes: You can get an std from unprotected oral sex (blow jobs) regardless of whether you have folliculitis or not. ...Read more

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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?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis will usually be more inflamed than something like molluscum. If it does't hurt or itch that does point toward more benign things. And if you shave in the genital area that would suggest something infectious. However, this should be evaluated. ...Read more

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34 year-old woman with a 2-year history of recurrent rashes of small areas of itchy little papules, on the legs and then arms, despite treatment.....?

34 year-old woman with a 2-year history of recurrent rashes of small areas of itchy little papules, on the legs and then arms, despite treatment.....?

See Derm: YOu need to consult a skin specialist who may consider doing a skin biopsy to find out the cause if possible. Even if the cause may not be found, there are usually effective treatments. In the meanwhile, try applying skin moisturizer at least 1x daily ...Read more

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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?

How could I treat folliculitis?

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

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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

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What are the symptoms of folliculitis?

What are the symptoms of folliculitis?

Follicle inflammatio: Inflammation of the follicle can be recognized by characteristic redness, swelling and sometimes pustule limited to hair follicles. Often caused by infection with common skin bacteria after minor trauma to the skin. Sometimes painful and itchy. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is folliculitis?

What sort of disorder is folliculitis?

Boils: The common name is a "boil". It is an infection of a hair follicle usually by a staph or strep bacteria. For those with recurrent boils it is possible they harbor this bacteria just inside the nose. This can be treated. See your physician. ...Read more

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Is folliculitis contagious?

Is folliculitis contagious?

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

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Which STDs are permanent?

Which STDs are permanent?

Few: Hiv is treatable, but not curable, yet. Herpes does not have a cure, but there are treatments to decrease outbreaks and to decrease the risk of transmission. ...Read more

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Which STDs cannot be cured?

Which STDs cannot be cured?

Herpes Simplex&HIV: There is no cure for Herpes Simplex or Genital Herpes and HIV
There are meds used to suppress the virus in both condition but there is no cure as yet ...Read more

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From where did STDs originate?

From where did STDs originate?

Man/woman's origin: From the birth of this planet, by whatever means one believe's in, bacteria and viruses have existed. They have predated man's existence, and have survived frozen in ice for "zillions of years" and still retained their infective capacity. Std's are transmitted by viruses and bacteria from human contact (man to woman or any other combination) and will be with our planet until it no longer exists. ...Read more

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What are some untreatable stds?

What are some untreatable stds?

None: There are treatments for all std's. Even HIV, which so far in not curable, has very effective treatments. ...Read more

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What STDs should be checked out?

What STDs should be checked out?

Alll of them: Std's include, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphillis, hepatitis, and hiv. All of them should be tested. ...Read more

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How many kinds of STDs are there?

How many kinds of STDs are there?

STD's: Herpes, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Hepatis B, Hepatitis C, HIV are viruses which can be spread sexually, Trichomonas is a parasite, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Syphilis are bacterial infections. ...Read more

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What all STDs chronic and untreatable?

Few: Infections that are caused by bacteria (including gonorrhea and chlamydia) can be cured with antibiotics if they are caught early, while infections caused by viruses (like herpes, hiv, or hepatitis c) can often be controlled somewhat with medications but can't be completely eliminated from the body. Finding any kind of infection early is best, so see your healthcare provider if you are concerned! ...Read more

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Are there diseases that resemble stds?

Just get checked: Why ask this silly question when you already know the answer is "yes." just get checked out. Some std's are dangerous to you and some are dangerous to your partner (s). ...Read more

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What different kinds of STDs are there?

What different kinds of STDs are there?

STD: Herpes, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Hepatis B, Hepatitis C, HIV are viruses which can be spread sexually, Trichomonas is a parasite, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Syphilis are bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Signs of STD in male?

Signs of STD in male?

STI's (STD's): It depends on the sti's (sexually transmitted infections) you are referring to. Painful or painless rash. Burning on urination. Penile discharge. Some sti's can be fairly asymptomatic and thus testing is your best bet to know if you have one (or more than one). ...Read more

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Will I die from this std?

Will I die from this std?

Hard to say: Since you offer no specific information the answer is not specific. Most STD's are treatable and seldom fatal. Some can be depending on what the germ is, how and when it is found and how and if treated. ...Read more

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How to know if I have STD?

How to know if I have STD?

Get Tested.: The bottom line is that some STD's are silent (no symptoms). So the only way to know for sure is to get tested. Take care. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a std?

It varies: Some STDs cause painful urination and discharge. Others cause ulcers on skin lesions which may or may not be painful. In addition, conditions such as HIV or hepatitis c, which can be transmitted sexually, may have little or no symptoms at first. If you ae sexually active or have a history of multiple parterners talk to a doctor about proper screening. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an std?

How to know if I have an std?

Symptoms or tests: Symtoms include itching, redness or irritation of genitalia, burning on urination, vaginal or urethral discharge. Suspicion, if u had unprotected sex with a new partner. Should assume you have an std if partner has one. Dr can examine you, test discharge or take swabs which can be cultured ; will give definitive answer. Stds are very common, hence protection strongly advised, esp. For casual sex! ...Read more

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Could I possibly have an std?

Yes: You may, or may not, have symptoms with a sexually transmitted infection (sti; used to be std). If you think you could have an sti, you must have a culture done (with an exam). If you've been sexually active at all, you could absolutely have an sti. Both you and your partner should be checked; always use barrier contraception... And stop having sex for now. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (Definition)

Sexually transmitted infections can be viral, bacterial or caused by protozoa. They are ...Read more