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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 causes chest acne?

What causes chest acne?

Same cause, alas...: ...As acne everywhere else. And it's very common, and socially very discouraging. There is nothing special (nor especially "wrong") when someone develops acne on his or her chest. It's just the bad luck of the draw. The good news (that won't seem good for a while) is that the majority of cases of acne in a young adult just go away after a few years. But you should see a dermatologist to treat it. ...Read more

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Painful skin rash ears neck face back chest &arms.Open wound rash constant draining. Itch burns test rule out staph doctors don't know what it is help?

Painful skin rash ears neck face back chest &arms.Open wound rash constant draining. Itch burns test rule out staph doctors don't know what it is help?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can my sinus inflammation, tinea versicolor, mild but chronic yeast infections and hidradenitis under my armpits be related?

Can my sinus inflammation, tinea versicolor, mild but chronic yeast infections and hidradenitis under my armpits be related?

Maybe: There may be some idiosyncracies of your immune system that help tie these things together. But none of it strikes me as warranting an extensive immune workup. ...Read more

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I am sufferinf from these skin problems acne, rosacea, carbuncle, impetigo,?

I am sufferinf from these skin problems acne, rosacea, carbuncle, impetigo,?

See a physician: Acne is normal fro your age. Infected acne may be responsible for these diagnoses . Please see a physician, all these conditions are manageable ...Read more

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Reoccurring chest infection?

Reoccurring chest infection?

Chest infection : Chest infection are very common and anyone can get it but elderly, young children, smokers and people with long term Chest problems like asthma are more likely to get them .Quitting smoking, having a better control of asthma , taking flu vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine ( if someone has long term chest condition like COPD and over 65 ) , eating healthy diet could help to decrease chest infections ...Read more

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Doxycycline and Topical Clobetasol Propionate for guttate psoriasis flare-up, back and shoulders have stubborn & unresponsive "folliculitis" now?

Doxycycline and Topical Clobetasol Propionate for guttate psoriasis flare-up, back and shoulders have stubborn & unresponsive "folliculitis" now?

I'm sorry: but this is the type of specific problem about which helpful advice can only be given if a specialist in psoriasis has the opportunity to examine you and your skin and review comprehensively what treatment has been given and it's effectiveness. Only then can further suggestions for treatment be given. Please continue working with your Dermatologist or get a 2nd opinion. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What antibiotic ointments help treat a rash on anal area?

What antibiotic ointments help treat a rash on anal area?

Won't help: Anal rashes aren't usually caused by bacteria, and won't improve with antibiotic ointments. Most anal rashes occur when people pay too much attention to their anuses--overwashing and applying too many creams and ointments. The key to an anal rash is to ignore it. ...Read more

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Can pimples on face, chest and back be mrsa?

Not likely: Only way to tellis b culture, but usually solitary lesions, not multiple. ...Read more

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Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp,cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp,cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Viral infection: The medication you've bee prescribed is Not a customary treatment for herpes zoster infection. I generally prescribe Valtrex™ Or similar. Your treating MD may be treating you for a bacterial infection you've been diagnosed. Check with your doctor to have a clarification, or seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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I've small red pimples on buttocks , non itchy, non painful, is that folliculitis or keratosis pilaris??? How to treat??

I've small red pimples on buttocks , non itchy, non painful, is that folliculitis or keratosis pilaris??? How to treat??

Alpha hydroxy acids: Try gentle exfoliation with a non-scratchy granule-containing body wash. Apply body lotion that contains alpha hydroxy acids to smooth the skin. ...Read more

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How to treat genital bump/acne developed on groin due to sweat, rubbing and heat?

How to treat genital bump/acne developed on groin due to sweat, rubbing and heat?

You'veGotATenderLoin: The party line is to apply warmth to any small painful "bump," but I'll tell ya, those that go away usually do so whether heat is applied or not. And many, especially in the groin, are infected. And some of those could be from a sexually transmitted bug of one kind or another. Rubbing puts little breaks in the skin that set you up for bumps and infections.Sounds like you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Excoriated acne, mild acne with scars, how should I treat it?

Excoriated acne, mild acne with scars, how should I treat it?

Acne and Scarring: It depends on what type of acne you have. There are different types of acne. Benzoyl peroxide, which is over the counter, is used for papular and pustular acne, which is the red inflamed acne. Tretinion is used for comedonal acne. Topical antibiotics are another choice for acne. Often, more than one type of treatment is needed depending on your skin. Treatment for the scars varies as well. ...Read more

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What disease may cause acne on yhe pubic area and armpits?

What disease may cause acne on yhe pubic area and armpits?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis, an inflammation, irritation, or infection of the hair follicles can cause this type of reaction. A more severe condition called hiradenitis supparativa can also led to acne bumps and cysts in this body area. Go to a board certified dermatologist for evaluation an treatment. ...Read more

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Can valacyclovir treat boils?

Can valacyclovir treat boils?

No: Generally, valacyclovir cannot treat boils as boils are treated with antibiotics or incision and drainage. Valacyclovir is an antiviral medication for the treatment of herpes. ...Read more

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Seborrhea dermatitis on nose and ears. How to treat it?

OTC cortisone: There are several ways to address it: otc cortisone or antifungal. Apply twice a day for a week or two. If persistent, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red rashes on stomach & chest area, what are they?

Red rashes on stomach & chest area, what are they?

Without seeing: the rash and getting a long history there is no way to diagnose your condition, see a dermatologist ...Read more

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