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What kind strong medicine I can use to cure the folliculitis inflation?

What kind strong medicine I can use to cure the folliculitis inflation?

Ask dermatologist.: If you need "strong" medicine to cure your folliculitis, your folliculitis may be something different. Dermatologist would help you to decide how to control it. The antibiotics used to treat folliculitis do not need to be "strong", correct one is more important. So your dermatologist might want to do culture to find out what bacteria cause it and which antibiotics can stop it. ...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


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I have folliculitis on the chest area. It's a small area. I am given me a oral medicine. When I stop the medicine, the pimple do arrive again.

Folliculitis: Folliculitis can be a difficult and chronic condition. You may need to take oral antibiotics for quite a while...Maybe months. ...Maybe longer. If you add a benzoyl peroxide wash it might help control your problem. It is basically a form of acne at the hair follicle so it can linger on for a long time an need chronic treatment. ...Read more

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What are some over the counter medicine I can use for vaginal pimples/folliculitis?

What are some over the counter medicine I can use for vaginal pimples/folliculitis?

Folliculitis: I recommend buying a feminine wash with antibacterial soap to cleanse the area. There are no over the counter creams recommended for the area. You need to see a physician to be examined and obtain a prescription for this infection, and to be certain it is not a different problem. ...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 can you cure folliculitis?

Various: Warm compresses to bring the infections to a head, topical medications. The vast majority of folliculitis heals within a couple of weeks. If it is persists or if it is severe, you may need systemic antibiotics. ...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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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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How long does folliculitis last?

Depends: Let untreated, if may go on for years, with the infection spreading from one follicle to the next.
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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is grenzray for folliculitis?

X-ray energy: Using x-rays to treat acne or infection of the hair follicles. Used to be quite common in 1960's. ...Read more

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What are the tests for folliculitis?

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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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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Why does shaving cause folliculitis?

Ingrown hair: Folliculitis centers around a follicle in which the pore is clogged with debris or in the case of shaving, a hair that starts to grow inward on iteself. The latter also clogs the pore, resulting in oil and dirt build up, bacterial growth, inflammation and pus formation. ...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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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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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 long do folliculitis take to heal?

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

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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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How long does folliculitis usually last?

Generally: It needs antibiotics to get rid of it otherwise it can become a cellulitis and spreading infection. ...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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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

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Folliculitis is ruining my confidence, what to do?

Folliculitis is ruining my confidence, what to do?

Treat it: There are many different causes. If it is pityrospirum, it's easy to keep at bay if it gets diagnosed. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting folliculitis?

Yes: More common in diabetics, athletes, and heavy sweat. An antibacterial soap such as lever 2000, hibicleans will reduce incidence of folliculitis. ...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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What is folliculitis and what are the major 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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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