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My doc prescribed me Ketoconazole 2% shampoo for folliculitis & sores on genital area, do I still use regular soap afterwards? How do I use it?

My doc prescribed me Ketoconazole 2% shampoo for folliculitis & sores on genital area, do I still use regular soap afterwards? How do I use it?

See a dermatologist: If you use ketoconazole shampoo all over, you do not need another cleanser. Your polypharmacy suggests that your DR is using a "shotgun" approach to therapy and may not feel confident of her diagnoses. Ketoconazole shampoo is safe, cheap, easy to use. Might as well use it in shower every day. ...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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What shampoo can u recommend for oily scalp? It's giving me a scalp folliculitis! : (all over my head. Everyday. : (

Seborrhea: There are few reasons why you might have such a condition.
Try using Shampoo containing Ketocanazole, as it helps in sorting few of these conditions.
However, if the condition persists you might need to see your doctor or a skin specialist; you mentioned the word "Folliculitis" and this might be caused by infectious organisms. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scalp folliculitis? Does salicyclic acid containing shampoo help?

How can I get rid of scalp folliculitis? Does salicyclic acid containing shampoo help?

Scale Folliculitis: For mild folliculitis, you can try an antibiotic ointment or cream such as bacitracin, Polymyxin B (polysporin), clindamycin, erythromycin, or Mupirocin (bactroban). You may also use an antiseptic cleanser, such as povidone-iodine (for example, betadine) or chlorhexidine. For severe cases, oral antibiotics will be needed. ...Read more

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How do I know if my scalp folliculitis is improving? I'm using medicated shampoo which reduces the itching but there's still pus and skin flaking.

How do I know if my scalp folliculitis is improving? I'm using medicated shampoo which reduces the itching but there's still pus and skin flaking.

Consult PCP: You may need both oral antibiotics and topical skin antibiotics. The shampoo was not not specified, but medicated shampoo is always helpful. ...Read more

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Could my folliculitis be fungal? Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo has improved it? Got better after I quit doxy. Culture test showed infection, couldn't tell what kind

Could my folliculitis be fungal? Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo has improved it? Got better after I quit doxy. Culture test showed infection, couldn't tell what kind

Observation: Nizoral (ketoconazole) can help with fungal infection, but you do not know the result of culture. It will be better now to wait 2-3 days after you completed doxy and observe. If it getting better no needs for other medicated shampoo ...Read more

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Folliculitis type sores all over scalp 5 yrs. No pres. Meds, lotions, shampoos or creams clear it. Now stings. Like needles poking my scalp.

Folliculitis type sores all over scalp 5 yrs. No pres. Meds, lotions, shampoos or creams clear it. Now stings. Like needles poking my scalp.

Be specific: Send question again with list of all meds by name and dose. No answer is possible without exact knowledge of all past and present therapies. Why the huge dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? If you have not seen a dermatologist already, you should do so. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Folliculitis. Prescribed 1 week of vibramycin, also tried tea tree oil, t-gel, t-sal, pyrithione zinc, and Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoos over a few months w/ no improvement. What other solutions are out there?

Folliculitis: Recurrent folliculitis may be csused by a staph infection. Apply an antibiotic ointment to your nostrils 4 times daily. Take baths in warm soapy water with 3-4 tbls of bleach added to the water twice daily. Ask your doctor for another antibiotic specific for staph. The use of the antibiotic ointment should cut down on reinfecting yourself, *. ...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 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?

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?

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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Describe hot tub folliculitis?

Uncleaned hot tub.: Hot tub folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles. The bacteria causing the infection is called pseudomonas aeruginosa, and is associated with skin contacting bacteria-contaminated water in hot tubs or whirlpools. The infection is treated with antibiotics.

The cdc has an excellent facts website all on the subject of hot tub rash. ...Read more

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How do you treat bacterial 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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Is there a home remedy for folliculitis?

Folliculitis: Gently wash the infected skin twice a day with antibacterial soap or apply an over-the-counter antibiotic ointment. Use a clean washcloth and towel to dry off each time you wash. ...Read more

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Anyone cured from "hot tub folliculitis"?

Anyone cured from "hot tub folliculitis"?

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

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What's the best treatment for folliculitis?

What's the best treatment for folliculitis?

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

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Could folliculitis on chest be from stress?

Could folliculitis on chest be from stress?

Fungus, Yeast, Bact.: It is not due to stress. It can be caused by shaving with damage to the follicle, bacteria, yeast, or even wearing tight clothing, but stress is not a causative factor. ...Read more

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Best way to treat folliculitis on your scalp?

See Your Physician: For bacterial folliculitis of the scalp, it is important to determine the organism responsible for the infection. After a culture and sensitivity is obtained, your physician will be able to prescribe the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is an effective treatment for folliculitis?

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 more

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How can you tell of you have folliculitis scars?

How can you tell of you have folliculitis scars?

Like goosebumps: Folliculitis scars are typically small and look like goosebumps. They can be dark or pigmented and tend to be slightly raised. ...Read more

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What could be use as a treatment for folliculitis?

Warm compresses: Warm compresses three times a day. Prevention: related to shaving? Hot tubs? Usually goes away on its own. If it gets worse or doesn't get better in a week, see your doc about prescription Mupirocin cream & to confirm it's folliculitis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of my folliculitis?

Find the cause: Some folliculitis is caused by putyrosporum yeast and does not respond to other treatments. A single dose of ketoconazole followed by working up a sweat can put this in remission for a few weeks ...Read more