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What helps the quickest - best with pityrosporum folliculitis? On the checks - and Chin

What helps the quickest - best with pityrosporum folliculitis? On the checks - and Chin

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.

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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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.

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.

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Can Pityrosporum Folliculitis slightly mimic scabies? Where on body would it appear? Would antifungal soap clear it? How would one be tested for PF?

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.

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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?

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?

Ketoconazole: 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.

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Can I use nystatin cream for pityrosporum folliculitis?

Can I use nystatin cream for pityrosporum folliculitis?

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!

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If a rash is Pityrosporum Folliculitis would Selsun selenium sulfide shampoo and an antifungal spray/cream help clear it up? What would work faster?

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.

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Is folliculitis contagious?

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

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How long is staph folliculitis contagious after beginning an oral antibiotic? The rash is not spreading and is fading, but still visible.

How long is staph folliculitis contagious after beginning an oral antibiotic? The rash is not spreading and is fading, but still visible.

Not: Staph is generally everywhere. There are various types: staph albus common on skin. Staph aureus -yellow more pathogenic. Usually not contagious like a virus or some bacteria. Clean and cover area and unlikely to be able to infect someone else.

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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?

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?

Soap and water: Even if your son is in direct contact, it is unlikely he will develop a skin infection. A layer of clothing should be fine. Keep the area washed clean daily and if not getting better, see your doctor for help.

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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

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

Yes: 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

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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.

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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.

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