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What can I take or use for folliculitis over the counter? Don't have insurance and can't afford to see a specialist.

What can I take or use for folliculitis over the counter? Don't have insurance and can't afford to see a specialist.

Depends: It really depends on the cause of the folliculitis as there are many causes, both infectious and non-infectious (ie irritation from friction, shaving, etc). Or it may not be folliculitis which is why you may need to see a derm. But, it might be worth a try to get some otc benzoyl peroxide wash, which you can find in the acne section and try to wash the areas x 2-3 min daily. May dry out skin. ...Read more

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 are some over the counter medicine I can use for vaginal pimples/folliculitis?

What are some over the counter medicine I can use for vaginal pimples/folliculitis?

Folliculitis: I recommend buying a feminine wash with antibacterial soap to cleanse the area. There are no over the counter creams recommended for the area. You need to see a physician to be examined and obtain a prescription for this infection, and to be certain it is not a different problem. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of an over-the-counter cure for folliculitis?

Can you tell me of an over-the-counter cure for folliculitis?

No cure: Pityrosporum folliculitis usually is controllable with any of a range of medicines, some Rx, some (like blue dandruff shampoo) over the counter. Bacterial folliculitis is tougher to deal with. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter creams for genital folliculitis?

Are there any over-the-counter creams for genital folliculitis?

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Gerarally it's is best to keep the area clean with an antibacterial soap and let the hair grow out. Putting cream on the area often interferes with this process. If necessary we are more likely to treat with oral antibiotics or drain any severe lesions. All the best and I hope this recovers soon. ...Read more

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Can you recommend an over-the-counter antibiotic treatment for folliculitis inside the nostril?

Nasal antibiotic: THe best option would be Mupirocin (Bactroban), applied with a cotton tip swab twice daily for 5 days. ...Read more

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Can folliculitis in the genital area be treated with over-the-counter medications? If not, what's the best way to treat it? Will it return?

Can folliculitis in the genital area be treated with over-the-counter medications? If not, what's the best way to treat it? Will it return?

Warm compresses: Mild cases of folliculitis can be treated with warm compresses several times daily. More severe cases are best treated with prescription oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have folliculitis and I am taking hyroxy zine and amalactine lotion, but it won't go away! What can I use or take to get rid of it?!

I have folliculitis and I am taking hyroxy zine and amalactine lotion, but it won't go away! What can I use or take to get rid of it?!

Folliculitis: Depending upon the clinical circumstances most cases are due either to staphylococcus aureus (including mrsa) or to pseudomonas aeruginosa. Neither of these are likely to respond to otc medications and suggest that you see a doctor and have this evaluated and treated professionally. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to disinfect electric beard trimmer, comb, nail clipper and scissors to disinfect the bacteria from folliculitis? I cant afford expensive chemical

How to disinfect electric beard trimmer, comb, nail clipper and scissors to disinfect the bacteria from folliculitis? I cant afford expensive chemical

Below: Comb, nail clipper and scissors should be washed, dried and then soaked in alcohol for 1/2 hour.

The electric beard trimmer: if possible remove the head and do the same procedure as above.

If not removable, clean as good as possible, then use a Qtip and dab the head with alcohol. ...Read more

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Is there any medication I could take over-the-counter for OCD or anxiety!? I have no insurance to see a doc.: (

Go to CMH.: No but you can go to a community mental health agency to see a psychiatrist and they can also help you get a medicaid insurance. ...Read more

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I suffer with very high blood pressure, and can't afford health insurance, is there anything over-the-counter that I can use?

I suffer with very high blood pressure, and can't afford health insurance, is there anything over-the-counter that I can use?

Depends on severity: This really depends on the severity of your high blood pressure. Hypertension is one of those illnesses which does its damage in the background -- at least for the first several years you have it. But it can damage eyes, heart, kidneys, and brain, & needs ongoing follow-up and management. Please check into health department clinics near you -- and/or resources @ http://www. Needymeds. Org/ ...Read more

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Is it ok for a person to take over-the-counter folic acid instead of being prescribe some. I have sickle cell and can't afford to see a dr.

Is it ok for a person to take over-the-counter folic acid instead of being prescribe some. I have sickle cell and can't afford to see a dr.

As: As long as you make sure the over-the-counter Folic Acid supplement you are taking is the same dose as prescribed by your doctor, it should be fine. ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of sinus drainage, especially at night. Since I cant take over the counter meds because of my heart, should I see my family doctor?

I have been having a lot of sinus drainage, especially at night. Since I cant take over the counter meds because of my heart, should I see my family doctor?

Sinus drainage: Always a good idea to discuss this with your family doctor. Meanwhile you may try rinsing out your nose using a Neti Pot---google this for instructions. ...Read more

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What can I use to clear my face up quickly? I believe I have folliculitis from shaving.

What can I use to clear my face up quickly? I believe I have folliculitis from shaving.

Wet shave: Look up wet shaving techniques. In addition to adding a little panache to your morning routine, you'll cut down on shaving irritation. Use a single blade, make multiple passes with good shaving lather, reapplied after each pass...You'll get a better shave with less irritation. Learning to shave with a straight razor has been a blast for me.... ...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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Are any special tests needed, or can a regular doctor see me for my folliculitis?

Primary care: A primary care physician will take care of this skin problem. ...Read more

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What kind strong medicine I can use to cure the folliculitis inflation?

Ask dermatologist.: If you need "strong" medicine to cure your folliculitis, your folliculitis may be something different. Dermatologist would help you to decide how to control it. The antibiotics used to treat folliculitis do not need to be "strong", correct one is more important. So your dermatologist might want to do culture to find out what bacteria cause it and which antibiotics can stop it. ...Read more

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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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What antifingal cream should I use on folliculitis on my butt?

No antifungal.: Folliculitis on the buttocks is usually caused by a superficial bacterial infection. Therefore, antifungals are not usually effective for folliculitis. A topical antibiotic such as prescription Clindamycin is my treatment of choice for folliculitis. ...Read more

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How can I treat folliculitis until I can see my doctor?

How can I treat folliculitis until I can see my doctor?

Folliculitis.: Despite the fact that folliculitis is technically a bacterial infection of the follicles, we can often treat acute folliculitis with a simple warm soak to the area (warm water on a washcloth and applied for 15 minutes at a time, 2 to 3 times a day). If this does not help, one could try antibacterial creams, available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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How long does it take terbinafine taken orally (250 mg 1 time daily) to begin to improve fungal folliculitis? I haven taken 3 pills over 3 days but no improvement yet.

Weeks: Fungal infections are slow growing, and therefore slow to resolve. That's why you have to take medication for a while. Even after the fungus is killed, the rash itself takes a while to heal.

Be patient. ...Read more

Dr. Ankush Bansal
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