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Pityrosporum Folliculitis Contagious
Ketoconazole: Topical, or do like physicians -- a 400 mg tablet before you exercise to the point of being drenched in your sweat, and let the sweat cover you for an hour, repeat monthly. There's a bunch of other things that work as well. ...Read more
I have read that pityrosporum folliculitis is a chronic disease. Does this mean that treatments will be for a lifetime also?
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
10mth rash. 2derms, 10 diff meds that didn't help. I think Pityrosporum Folliculitis, fits all symptoms. Why will no one give me an antifungal?
Have you tried: Asking 1 of the Dermatologists for an antifungal? ...Read more
Why is pityrosporum folliculitis very stubborn to treat? . I've been using Nizoral (ketoconazole) for months now and I still get pustules on my chest and back.
Go see your doctor: The first question is whether the pustules are still due to pitysorum. A re-evaluation by you doctor would be helpful. ...Read more
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
Can Pityrosporum Folliculitis slightly mimic scabies? Where on body would it appear? Would antifungal soap clear it? How would one be tested for PF?
Not really: It is frequently misdiagnosed as acne. If you're using acne meds appropriately and things are not getting any better think maybe you have PF. Should be treated with anti fungal meds. Scabies most commonly appears at pressure points of clothes on skin- belt, wrists, and the webs of the fingers. ...Read more
I've been told I have pityrosporum folliculitis- slightly rough pink papules non-itchy on chest/back. 1. What are the best oral and topical meds? 2. Is jojoba oil ok? 3. How do I reduce the redness?
A course of oral ketoconazole and topical ketoconazole shampoo is currently the recommended treatment.
Oral medication should be discontinued when the lesions resolve.
Because relapse almost always occurs when treatment is withdrawn, topical ketoconazole is indefinitely continued after successful initial treatment with oral medication. ...Read more
No, but...: I do not believe Nystatin works on pityrosporum, but ketoconazole and selenium sulfide do! . Try otc Nizoral ad shampoo or selsun blue shampoo and lather it up on the affected areas x 5 minutes daily and wash it off in the shower. Do this for 2 weeks and see if you had success! ...Read more
Developed pityrosporum folliculitis after 7 days doxycycline. Will this go alone or only with antifungal meds? Thank you
It's moot: This is very easy to treat. A topical antifugal is innocuous; you can even try blue dandruff shampoo. Best wishes. ...Read more
I was putting a cortisone cream on my face to treat some redness, and now I think I have developed pityrosporum folliculitis. What are some options for treating it until I can get into the doctor?
If a rash is Pityrosporum Folliculitis would Selsun selenium sulfide shampoo and an antifungal spray/cream help clear it up? What would work faster?
Try different stuff: Lots of options. Find out which works. I know of people sleeping painted blue with dandruff shampoo, and others who get fine control taking a ketoconazole 400 mg tablet before working up a sweat in the gym, once a month. I'm glad you got the diagnosis made -- it gets missed a lot. Lots of stuff works. You get to choose. Best wshes. ...Read more
Does 150mg daily Fluconazole for three weeks seem like a high dosage for tinea versicolor and malassezia folliculitis?
How long is staph folliculitis contagious after beginning an oral antibiotic? The rash is not spreading and is fading, but still visible.
I have an infected hair follicle on my leg which I've read is folliculitis and is contagious. If my 6 month old gets it, can it be dangerous to him?
Is folliculitis contagious? My bf seems to have it in his beard now my face is breaking out in itchy pimples that come and go around hairline and nose
It is caused by Staph. Aureus. Most people do not have this germ on their skin. It can cause boils/pimples with any break in the skin.
ON THE OTHER HAND, hairline and nose are places for acne rather than boils. And different germs are involved with that than in folliculitis. So, while folliculitis is contagious (as folliculitis or as boils) it is NOT contagious as acne and YOU probably don't have ...Read more
Treat it: There are many different causes. If it is pityrospirum, it's easy to keep at bay if it gets diagnosed. ...Read more
Not exactly.: Folliculitis typically appears like red pus bumps, with each bump forming over a hair follicle. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more
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