Folliculitis genital area?

Folliculitis. Staphylococcal folliculitis. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic that you apply to your skin (topical), that you take by mouth (oral), or both. Your doctor may also recommend that you avoid shaving the affected area until the infection heals. If you must shave, use either an electric razor or clean razor blade every time.
Folliculitis. Not sure what your question is. But, yes, this common problem can effect both men and women and usually requires some medication and other skin care.

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What does folliculitis in genital area look like?

Folliculitis. No different than anywhere else. The plugged follicles can be secondarily infected and produce little pustules that can expand into boils. At first small red bumps or white-headed pimples occur around hair follicles — the tiny pockets from which each hair grows. The infection can spread and turn into nonhealing, crusty sores and potentially abscesses. Read more...

How do I know if I have deep folliculitis on my genital area?

Itching ; burning. Not all problems like folliculitis are caused by germs. Some other reasons are oils, friction, occlusion, perspiration ; rubbing. If it is deep seated you will see redness ; swelling and papules, are you diabetic where it is more common.? The physician should differentiate bacterial from nonbacterial to start treatment. Note that bacterial folliculitis is occasionally stubborn ; persistent. Read more...

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

Painful mass. Hidradenitis suppurativa is infection in the sweat glands present in the hair follicle. Presentation is often as red , tender, pea sized lumps, which may burst spilling foul-smelling pus mixed with some blood. Often seen in armpit, inner thigh, under breast, and between the buttock crease. Best to see a physician for treatment which is often antibiotics, local care. Some excise then skin graft. Read more...
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...

I have what looks like folliculitis in the genital area how is it treated or what are the signs that is what it is and not an STD it doesn't itch/hurt?

Molluscum. It certainly could be folliculitis. If you look closely you may be able to see if there's a hair at each site. Molluscum contagiosum is a contagious viral eruption that could look like folliculitis but would tend not to be related to hair follicles. They're usually small, pink or white bumps and generally don't hurt or itch. Read more...
Folliculitis. Folliculitis will usually be more inflamed than something like molluscum. If it does't hurt or itch that does point toward more benign things. And if you shave in the genital area that would suggest something infectious. However, this should be evaluated. Read more...

My doc prescribed me Ketoconazole 2% shampoo for folliculitis & sores on genital area, do I still use regular soap afterwards? How do I use it?

See a dermatologist. If you use ketoconazole shampoo all over, you do not need another cleanser. Your polypharmacy suggests that your DR is using a "shotgun" approach to therapy and may not feel confident of her diagnoses. Ketoconazole shampoo is safe, cheap, easy to use. Might as well use it in shower every day. Read more...

Is it common to have a folliculitis scar on lower ab/ genital area? Diagnosed with folliculitis but worried about syphilis with the scar.

No usually... If the folliculitis is promptly treated no scarring expected. But some people have scarring tendency...like Keloid formation. Rather Herpes may be more possibly resemble folliculitis. Syphilis will produce painless ulcer......which heals on its own. If you are past that stage.....secondary syphilis can produce rash......different than folliculitis. HIV can cause rash....resembling folliculitis. Read more...