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I have a case of folliculitis that doesn't seem to be responding to antibiotics or topicals. Is this something that will maybe not clear up?
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Dr. Jennifer Haley
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In brief: Other folliculitis
Causes of folliculitis may be both infectious and non-infectious.
Most athletes will develop frictional irritation on their folds and thighs and aggressive shaving causing shaving bumps are both types of non-infectious folliculitis. The cause must be avoided in these cases. Pts on antibiotics for long periods of time, may develop pityrosporum folliculitis, also fungal, viral. Biopsy and culture.

In brief: Other folliculitis
Causes of folliculitis may be both infectious and non-infectious.
Most athletes will develop frictional irritation on their folds and thighs and aggressive shaving causing shaving bumps are both types of non-infectious folliculitis. The cause must be avoided in these cases. Pts on antibiotics for long periods of time, may develop pityrosporum folliculitis, also fungal, viral. Biopsy and culture.
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