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Doctor insights on: Worst Folliculitis Symptom

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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 are the symptoms of folliculitis?

What are the symptoms of folliculitis?

Follicle inflammatio: Inflammation of the follicle can be recognized by characteristic redness, swelling and sometimes pustule limited to hair follicles. Often caused by infection with common skin bacteria after minor trauma to the skin. Sometimes painful and itchy. ...Read more

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What is folliculitis and what are the major symptoms of folliculitis?

What is folliculitis and what are the major symptoms of folliculitis?

Follicle inflammatio: Inflammation of the follicle can be recognized by characteristic redness, swelling and sometimes pustule limited to hair follicles. Often caused by infection with common skin bacteria after minor trauma to the skin. Sometimes painful and itchy. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cellulitis? How do you tell the difference between cellulitis and folliculitis?

What are symptoms of cellulitis? How do you tell the difference between cellulitis and folliculitis?

See below: Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by a small or microscopic break in the skin that allows staphylococcus or streptococcus colonizing the skin to enter and cause infection. It causes the skin to turn a diffuse red color with warmth, swelling and tenderness.Folliculitis is infection of the hair follicles with inflammation and small pustules of the hair follicles. ...Read more

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Can you get folliculitis with cutaneous larva migrans? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get folliculitis with cutaneous larva migrans? What are the other symptoms?

Hookworm larvae: cutaneous larva migrans - Hookworm larvae can penetrate skin & cause red, raised, painful or itchy tracks in skin that shift as the larvae moves through the skin. Symptoms can last until the larvae dies. It can cause folliculitis. ...Read more

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How do I identify deep folliculitis on my genital area? Such as how they look and symptoms.

How do I identify deep folliculitis on my genital area? Such as how they look and symptoms.

Folliculitis: Skin rash usually from ingrown hairs if in genital region. Try exfolliant but if persists go to gyn to be sure its not something more serious. ...Read more

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Have folliculitis in pubic area , using flucloxacillin + kenacomb cream. Now have sticky white crust on undies, what is it? Is this a worrying sign?

Probably not: Although, it is really hard to know without seeing it, but if the antibiotic you are taking is the right choice one, crusting may represent healing. I am not sure what you are using the cream for but mixed in with pus it may dry up causing crusts to develop. ...Read more

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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

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Rash like symptoms that resemble folliculitis in the genital region at base of shaft by hair region tried home remedies no luck ?

Stop shaving?: Pubic area folliculitis is very common these days, especially in people who shave the pubic area. See a doctor for a possible culture test to see if you're carrying staph or strep, and whether a prescription might help. If you shave the area, you may have to stop and go natural. ...Read more

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Is folliculitis painful?

Is folliculitis painful?

Little skin bumps: Folliculitis is inflammation of hair follicles. Follicles are tiny canals that extend down into the skin, and many contain an oil gland, and a hair follicle.Men have more hairs than women. The folliculits can be caused by a bacteria germ, but most often there is no germ. Waxing, shaving and oily lotions can cause clogged pores and then inflammation, or folliculitis. It may itch or hurt. ...Read more

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How can you cure folliculitis?

Various: Warm compresses to bring the infections to a head, topical medications. The vast majority of folliculitis heals within a couple of weeks. If it is persists or if it is severe, you may need systemic antibiotics. ...Read more

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How could i treat folliculitis?

Different ways: If it is not severe and over the counter benzoyl peroxidewash maybe all you need. If it is serious in that you have a lot of lesions, i would see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist to see if an oral antibiotic is necessary. ...Read more

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How long can folliculitis last?

Lifetime: There are several common causes. One that's relatively little-known is pityrosporum; it's easy to treat if you figure out what it is. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does folliculitis last?

Depends: Let untreated, if may go on for years, with the infection spreading from one follicle to the next. 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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What is grenzray for folliculitis?

X-ray energy : Using x-rays to treat acne or infection of the hair follicles. Used to be quite common in 1960's. ...Read more