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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.
Folliculitis is 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 bacterial infection may follow. Common symptoms may include a rash, itching, and ...Read more
How long a course of antibiotics does it take to heal staph folliculitis? Widespread across pubis and crease of thighs. Is itchy and slightly tender.
Depends: Your doctor will prescribe the antibiotic you need and the amount of days you need to take it. Different antibiotics can be taken once or twice daily from a few short days to occasionally a couple of weeks. If you have had a culture to identify it as staph, it will also tell you the sensitivity. If it is methicillin resistant, you will get a different antibiotic than if it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long a course of antibiotics does it take to heal staph folliculitis? Widespread across pubis and crease of thighs, is itchy and a bit tender.
About 2 weeks: For most infections, antibiotics will clear it in about 2 weeks. However, if you are "colonized" with the staph bacteria, it is possible to keep re-infecting yourself in the same area. Ask your doctor about a culture taken from your nose (hey, it's where the staph lives!). You may need an antibiotic ointment to put inside your nose. ...Read more
Does staph folliculitis usually present on the back? 5-10 small red bumps, no itching or pain, spread around back. 34 y/o male. No white tip or pus
OH got skin infec- folliculitis from cow, passed to me. First diagnosed as staph. Cow tested + for Listeria.3 weeks, 3 antibiotics, new sores still?
Not good: How was diagnosis of staff made? Culture I assume. What kind of staff? What was did the sensitivity studies of the staff show re what antibiotics it is sensitive to? 3 weeks, 3 diff abx and still new lesions, you need to see infectious disease specialist. May not be bacterial at all with this history. Best of luck with this. ...Read more
My scalp folliculitis has large white pustules, a swab said no staph/strep. Stress related breakouts. I use mild shampoo. Treatment? Contrl w/ mino
Diagnosed visually with staph folliculitus.Cefalexin sandoz 500mg, 3x pd for 5 days but still getting new sores with pus heads?Normal to get new ones?
What can someone with vulvodynia do about recurrent (staph) vulvar folliculitus? Is there something i can wash with without hurting my tender skin?
I have a scalp infection of some kind. Itchy, red bumps, bald patches, sometimes bleed, puss. Staph? Folliculitus? Ringworm? What is it?!
Multiple answers: You really need to see a doctor to find out what is going on and get proper treatment, i would suggest seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more
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