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Tests For Folliculitis
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
Primary care: A primary care physician will take care of this skin problem. ...Read more
Does folliculitis start to peel after about a week? And would a pediatrician be able to diagnose it without a test besides vision?
Folloculitis: Often times skin rashes or topical skin infections, if not properly treated can itch, peel or even burn or become painful. Usually simple enough to treat unless have progressed to a certain extent or more serious infection. It would be best to be seen and treated properly to avoid more serious complicstions. ...Read more
Can you get a false positive herpes test if it's by swob? Should you get a blood test to know for a fact? And can folliculitis be mistaken for herpes?
False pos very rare: False positive tests for herpes simplex virus (HSV) (culture or PCR) are extremely rare and you probably don't need a blood test. However, a blood test still may be useful, e.g. to help tell new herpes from a recurrent outbreak, or if for some reason the virus type (HSV1 or 2) wasn't determined from the swab test. Folliculitis and herpes can be confused, but rarely by an experienced clinician. ...Read more
Is folliculitis a sign of hiv? Bearing in mind I have had a rapid finger prick test at 17weeks & it was negative.
No it is not: no it is not folliculitis is a seperate problem if you are concern about your immune system in general you can boost it by eating healthy food and take extra vitamin C and ZINK they are temorary solution but id does help some keep getting tested as your doctor will advise you ...Read more