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Mrsa Folliculitis Treatment
I am plagued with recurring folliculitis, and am very allergic to steroids. At one point it evolved into mrsa! Is there any way to stay "ahead" of it, so it does not become infected?
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
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?
I had folliculitis mrsa infection, hesitant to shave legs/underarms. Infection has cleared up after antibiotics. Is laser hair removal a safe option?
Yes: Depends on type of skin and type of hair. Now that you are healed you can try a test shave gently in 1 small area to see how you tolerate it. ...Read more
Which type?: Some physicians aren't familiar common pityrosporum folliculitis, one of the easiest of all semi-diseases to monitor. Bacterial-type folliculitis of the beard is a tricky problem to manage and is worth getting seen by a specialist. Chronic scalp folliculitis may require an antibiotic but resistant bacteria such as proteus can overgrow, again requiring specialist care. Do you know the subtype? ...Read more
Folliculitis tx: Folliculitis is infection of the hair follicles with bacteria, yeast or fungus. Folliculitis usually starts with some kind of damage to hair follicle surface, like shaving, friction or irritation. That allows the infection inside. Treatment depends on the cause. For bacterial folliculitis topical or oral antibiotics. For yeast or fungal folliculitis oral medication is usually needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Topical & Systemic: Pseudomonas folliculitis is classically associated with hot tube use and improper chlorination of the water. Treatment can be topical using Acetic Acid (vinegar) soaks or other agents. Systemic treatment is often centered around oral antibiotics. Sometimes people will carry the bacteria in the nose and eradication there will cure the problem. See a dermatologist to help with management. ...Read more
Skin and detox: Lots of remedies for folliculitis. The question I have is what is causing it? Are you detoxing? Having a reaction to soaps, shampoos, foods? Start with your bathroom cabinet and check your products against the website www.Ewg. Org. There you will find a cosmetics database of over 69, 000 products. Keep anything you place on your skin/scalp in the 0-2 range and see if your folliculitis doesn't clear. ...Read more
Tincture of time: Hot tub folliculitis shows up 8-48 hours after exposure and will resolve on its own over the course of a week. There is no specific treatment unless 1. Associated with systemic signs of illness. 2. Lesions are extensive or progressive or 3. There is large abcess formation. If these occur see your doc. Chlorinate your hot tub and pool properly! ...Read more
Hello, what would you recommend for the most effective OTC treatment for folliculitis on the buttocks?
I've had folliculitis in the vaginal area for years now, what is the best treatment for the scarring and itch it has created?
Stop shaving?: If you have been shaving the area, stop. That may be the main problem, perhaps the only problem. If pubic area hair control remains important, consider a hair removal cream instead. If not shaving, other factors may be important -- for example, you may be carrying virulent staph or strep. If you haven't yet seen a dermatologist, consider it now. She or he should be able to sort this out. Good luck ...Read more
Prescriped doxy 50 for folliculitis. Been two months and still getting breakouts on body? Should I stop? I'm aware it's not standard treatment for it
Doxycycline: It is important to decide if you have chronic folliculitis or adult onset acne. Consider other treatments which might include Retin-A cream, topical Cleocin solution or Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel. Also, address any issues with oral contraceptives and their role in acne. Consider seeing a dermatologist, or even oral Acutane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do I do if I keep getting MRSA boils? And I'm already on antibiotics, and I think I might have folicultis . They won't go away :(& keepscarring
Yes: This sounds like the tinea versicolor variant with little pustules around the hair bases. These can become bacterially superinfected. Focus on the fungal infection with a good anti-fungal -- a single big ketoconazole tablet followed by working up an intense sweat in the fitness center might work a minor miracle for you. ...Read more
Very tiny pink asymptomatic bumps left after irritant type of folliculitis on pubis, it has been there for 40 days, should I use any treatment?
You may leave these alone and let these heal on their own. Avoid shaving or cropping the hair.
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. 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