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What can I use to treat folliculitis on my chest?

What can I use to treat folliculitis on my chest?

Antibiotics: Most of time, dermatologists would use oral doxycycline. Others include minocycline, Clindamycin or sulfa-drugs. Topicals would help but less effective. You'd better let dermatologists handle it instead of doing it yourself. ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bauerschmidt
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Folliculitis (Definition)

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


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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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I have folliculitis on the chest area. It's a small area. I am given me a oral medicine. When i stop the medicine, the pimple do arrive again.

Folliculitis: Folliculitis can be a difficult and chronic condition. You may need to take oral antibiotics for quite a while...Maybe months ....Maybe longer. If you add a benzoyl peroxide wash it might help control your problem.It is basically a form of acne at the hair follicle so it can linger on for a long time an need chronic treatment. ...Read more

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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 Because relapse almost always occurs when treatment is withdrawn, topical ketoconazole is indefinitely continued after successful initial treatment with oral medication. ...Read more

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Red bumps on my stomach. They spread to my chest and then arms and thighs. Been in hottub. Spread out, feel like ingrown hair, no itch, folliculitis ?

Red bumps on my stomach. They spread to my chest and then arms and thighs. Been in hottub. Spread out, feel like ingrown hair, no itch, folliculitis ?

Could be: It could be "hot-tub folliculitis" which typically goes away on its own if a person stays out of the hot tub until the rash is gone. Rashes are hard to describe and to visualize in words, so a doctor would have to examine the rash to tell what it really could be. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my hips, buttocks, thighs, underarm, chest & waist. My derm. thinks it folliculitis. Blood work shows absolute eosinophils of 984.

Eosinophilic folli: You may have eosinophilic folliculitis which often responds to potent topical or a short course of oral steroid. The disease is usually self-limited. If prolonged, will need to rule out HIV infections as well. ...Read more

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Have folliculitus scalp took zpack/cleocin10days still bad sores covering head. Hurts bad. Two on chest also. Please help. What should I do.

Have folliculitus scalp took zpack/cleocin10days still bad sores covering  head. Hurts bad. Two on chest also. Please help. What should I do.

See doctor.: Hm, these lesions need more aggressive local therapy and possibly intravenous antibiotics. Sounds as if they might be due to staph possibly MRSA which organism could be resistant to the antibiotics you are on. Local attention with showers twice a day and meticulous drying. You might try bactroban (mupirocin) locally. But see your doctor, he may send you to an ID specialist, (infectious disease) ...Read more