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Doctor insights on: Treatment Of Pityrosporum Folliculitis

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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 helps the quickest - best with pityrosporum folliculitis? On the checks - and Chin

What helps the quickest - best with pityrosporum folliculitis? On the checks - and Chin

Ketoconazole: Topical, or do like physicians -- a 400 mg tablet before you exercise to the point of being drenched in your sweat, and let the sweat cover you for an hour, repeat monthly. There's a bunch of other things that work as well. ...Read more

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Can pityrosporum folliculitis be treated with a low dose of Accutane? I have tried antifungal pills. It made a big difference but still not cured.

Can pityrosporum folliculitis be treated with a low dose of Accutane? I have tried antifungal pills. It made a big difference but still not cured.

Pityrosporum folliculitis: Treatment of pityrosporum folliculitis, must deal with both the yeast overgrowth and any predisposing factors, otherwise the condition will recur. Unfortunately we often either do not know, or cannot correct, all the factors that make one susceptible so the condition has a tendency to return once the anti-yeast treatment is stopped. Isotretinoin is not indicated for tx of this condition. ...Read more

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Can Pityrosporum Folliculitis slightly mimic scabies? Where on body would it appear? Would antifungal soap clear it? How would one be tested for PF?

Can Pityrosporum Folliculitis slightly mimic scabies? Where on body would it appear? Would antifungal soap clear it? How would one be tested for PF?

Not really: It is frequently misdiagnosed as acne. If you're using acne meds appropriately and things are not getting any better think maybe you have PF. Should be treated with anti fungal meds. Scabies most commonly appears at pressure points of clothes on skin- belt, wrists, and the webs of the fingers. ...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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Can I use nystatin cream for pityrosporum folliculitis?

Can I use nystatin cream for pityrosporum folliculitis?

No, but...: I do not believe Nystatin works on pityrosporum, but ketoconazole and selenium sulfide do! . Try otc Nizoral ad shampoo or selsun blue shampoo and lather it up on the affected areas x 5 minutes daily and wash it off in the shower. Do this for 2 weeks and see if you had success! ...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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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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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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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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What are the folliculitis causes, cure and treatment?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/folliculitis/basics/definition/CON-20025909
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for folliculitis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for folliculitis?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics will clear folliculitis but it easily recurs. An antibacterial soap will decrease recurrences as well as absorbent powder during exercise to absorb sweat. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hot tub folliculitis?

Tincture of time: Hot tub folliculitis shows up 8-48 hours after exposure and will resolve on its own over the course of a week. There is no specific treatment unless 1.Associated with systemic signs of illness. 2. Lesions are extensive or progressive or 3. There is large abcess formation. If these occur see your doc. Chlorinate your hot tub and pool properly! ...Read more

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Hello, what would you recommend for the most effective OTC treatment for folliculitis on the buttocks?

Hello, what would you recommend for the most effective OTC treatment for folliculitis on the buttocks?

OTC-may not work: You can try using a 50/50 combination of Neosporin (triple antibiotic ointment) and 1% hydrocortisone cream mixed together and applied with a glove or large Q-tip: may help a bit; however, if not improving within 3 days, see your physician for antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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I've had folliculitis in the vaginal area for years now, what is the best treatment for the scarring and itch it has created?

I've had folliculitis in the vaginal area for years now, what is the best treatment for the scarring and itch it has created?

Stop shaving?: If you have been shaving the area, stop. That may be the main problem, perhaps the only problem. If pubic area hair control remains important, consider a hair removal cream instead. If not shaving, other factors may be important -- for example, you may be carrying virulent staph or strep. If you haven't yet seen a dermatologist, consider it now. She or he should be able to sort this out. Good luck ...Read more

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Prescriped doxy 50 for folliculitis. Been two months and still getting breakouts on body? Should I stop? I'm aware it's not standard treatment for it

Prescriped doxy 50 for folliculitis. Been two months and still getting breakouts on body? Should I stop? I'm aware it's not standard treatment for it

Doxycycline: It is important to decide if you have chronic folliculitis or adult onset acne. Consider other treatments which might include Retin-A cream, topical Cleocin solution or Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) gel. Also address any issues with oral contraceptives and their role in acne. Consider seeing a dermatologist, or even oral Acutane. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for recurrent folliculitis?

What is the best treatment for recurrent folliculitis?

Depends...: ...On what kind of folliculitis you have, and on what part of the body it is occurring. A dermatologist can tailor a specific treatment for your folliculitis. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment to manage or cure folliculitis pseudomonas?

Is there a treatment to manage or cure folliculitis pseudomonas?

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 is the topical treatment for acute bacterial vulvar folliculitis?

What is the topical treatment for acute bacterial vulvar folliculitis?

Bactroban (mupirocin): Bactroban (mupirocin) can be used but also cleocin-t and metrogel. It depends on the bacteria. ...Read more

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Can you have fungal and bacterial folliculitis at the same time and what's the treatment?

Can you have fungal and bacterial folliculitis at the same time and what's the treatment?

Yes: This sounds like the tinea versicolor variant with little pustules around the hair bases. These can become bacterially superinfected. Focus on the fungal infection with a good anti-fungal -- a single big ketoconazole tablet followed by working up an intense sweat in the fitness center might work a minor miracle for you. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for folliculitis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for folliculitis?

Skin and detox: Lots of remedies for folliculitis. The question I have is what is causing it? Are you detoxing? Having a reaction to soaps, shampoos, foods? Start with your bathroom cabinet and check your products against the website www. Ewg. Org. There you will find a cosmetics database of over 69, 000 products. Keep anything you place on your skin/scalp in the 0-2 range and see if your folliculitis doesn't clear. ...Read more

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Very tiny pink asymptomatic bumps left after irritant type of folliculitis on pubis, it has been there for 40 days, should I use any treatment?

Very tiny pink asymptomatic bumps left after irritant type of folliculitis on pubis, it has been there for 40 days, should I use any treatment?

Time: You may leave these alone and let these heal on their own. Avoid shaving or cropping the hair.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Klebsiella Oxytoca and Enterobacter Cloacae found in scalp culture. Diagnosed a Folliculitis, what treatment would you suggest? Thanks

Klebsiella Oxytoca and Enterobacter Cloacae found in scalp culture. Diagnosed a Folliculitis, what treatment would you suggest? Thanks

Depends: Treatment will depend on several factors (and varies from no treatment to IV antibiotic therapy).

1. How severe is the scalp infection?
2. what are the antibiotic sensitivities to the bacteria?
3. Are there systemic symptoms (like fever, chills, malaise?).
4. Medication allergies? ...Read more