Mupirocin for folliculitis

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i have had what looks like folliculitis in my pubic hair region for at least 7 months now. It started as one, i ignored it, but now there are at least 20 pimple like bumps.
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Hello, Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing or blockage of the follicle. It can be avoided by exercising good hygiene. Folliculitis is non-contagious but it can lead to full blown abscess if not treated right away. Keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove. Avoid any kind of cosmetics.
About 4 days later small red bumps appeared around it that was later diagnosed as folliculitis. I have been on antibiotics for a week for them and they are less irritated and red but have not cleared up. Is this normal? How long does folliculitis usually last? The antibiotics I am taking are the generic brand for Bactrim DS.
Hello, It sounds like folliculitis or boils. For such folliculitis and boils, you should keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove. Avoid any kind of cosmetics. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful. In case the symptoms persist then get an evaluation done from a dermatologist and get cysts ruled out.
The folliculitis is limited to the scalp only. I am real curious about the Flonase use ,but also read of a connection toi high tryglycerides, which I do have a problem with. No test have been done, saw family physician, she only suggested a dandruff shampoo. I have been using T- Gel and Demerex.
hello i'm 22 years old suffer from folliculitis on the buttocks for a few years.i went to see a dermatologist only 3 weeks ago. the dermatologist prescribed me oral antibiotics(minocycline 100mg),antibiotic soap and to apply tretinion. is this recommended treatment? isn't it better to apply antibiotic crean instead of the tretinion?or maybe benzac( BENZOYL PEROXIDE ) ? what can i do about the scars from the folliculitis?
I have been having folliculitis for about 8 months. They would come and go and the most commonly affected areas are the buttocks. Sometimes I develop some painful swellings in the armpits (not lymph nodes). I have been wondering what could be the best treatments to get these away once and forever. I have tried some antibiotics but with short term relief.
Is folliculitis of the shaft of the penis something to worry about i have this small pimples in some hairs with a bit of white color under them .... I remember seing my doctor and he told me they are normal cant they go away somehow?
Dear Doctor, I am having a serious folliculitis problem in my scalp and face especially above my upper lip. Its since 6 months I am under treatment and still its not cured.Whenever, I take doxycycline its gone, but as I stop it comes back. Now I am really irritated and don't know what to do. Please suggest me some good treatment.
But I've read Staphylococcal folliculitis can be cured??? I wear loose clothing and found that tanning almost takes it away, but I'm afraid of skin cancer, since I'm really really fair skinned. I've been applying Fucidin to that area for probably 15 years now. I saw dramatic improvement from it, although I've read that I shouldn't take it for so long. I've stopped using it now for just over a week and only have 3 small red bumps. The skin in that area also look like chicken skin.
Hello, From the symptoms it can be folliculitis or boil. Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing or blockage of the follicle. In most cases of folliculitis, the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria Staphylococcus (staph). Keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove. Avoid any kind of cosmetics.
Hello, From the symptoms it looks like folliculitis only. Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing or blockage of the follicle. In most cases of folliculitis, the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria Staphylococcus (staph). Keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove. Avoid any kind of cosmetics.
About 6 years ago, just after i hit puberty, I developed a pimple like bump filled with puss on the left hand side of my vagina, on the part just below my stomach. For a few years it would constantly just refill with puss, and the hair stopped growing a bit around it. I thought it might have been an ingrown hair, and i could still pluck out clumps of hair that would sit just under the skin.
In most individuals there are outbreaks of folliculitis from time to time. Folliculitis is infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. The condition may be superficial (i.e., on the surface of the skin) or deep within the follicles.The most common cause of folliculitis is infection by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. Folliculitis symptoms can appear independent of infection. Exposure of the skin to certain chemicals, especially oils and tars, can trigger an outbreak.
I went to the doctor a few months ago and he said it was Folliculitis and that its a common thing among men. Especially if they shave in the pubic region. I don't shave but I have trimmed in the past. He prescribed Doxycycline and I took them for once a day for 2 weeks (i might have missed a day or 2, but I did try to take them regularly) I thought this problem would be over and I noticed a week after I finished the prescription they started coming back.
So it does not appear in early HIV infection. I hope it helps. Take care and regards. For folliculitis, Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful. In case the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics may be needed. Please consult a dermatologist in that case. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
I went to the dermatologist and he immediately diagnosed it as folliculitis (This dermatologist has been practicing for 32 years). I was just wondering, because of the tingling, could it be herpes folliculitis. I am quite worried about it but the doctor seemed sure it wasn't an std. The doctor prescribed hibiclense and clindamycin for it. It has been two weeks and is slowly clearing up. I attached a picture as well. Thank you for your help.
I have had a case of chronic folliculitis on my trunk for the past year. It all started after taking Doxy for 7 days for acne. I have been to 5 dermatologists and none of them have been able to help me. I've been on all the anti-fungals and several antibiotics. I've also tried all of the topical medications (Nizoral, Head & Shoulders, BP, Sulfur) without long term success. I've had three biopsies and three cultures which have produced no results.
After I shaved and we would have intercourse I get what I believe is genital folliculitis but am not sure. It appears to be ingrown hairs, itches/hurts a little, and only happens when I have sex. They are only on the sides of the base of the penis. I can also feel them starting to form as I have sex. They go away when I do not have intercourse and only come back after a few times of sexual relations. Please let me know what they are and how to treat them.
You can treat this with topical antiseptic ointment which is adequate for most cases. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment can also be applied on the bumps to hasten the resolution. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folliculitis It would be advisable to consult a skin specialist for your symptoms and a proper clinical examination. Let us know if you need any other information and post us on how you are doing. Regards.
Hello, It can be due to folliculitis. Folliculitis is the inflammation of one or more hair follicles. The condition may occur anywhere on the skin.It starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing or blockage of the follicle. In most cases of folliculitis, the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria Staphylococcus (staph). Keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics.
Dear Doctor, Im suffering from folliculitis for 8 months now. I have then now in the whole body: a few in my tights, a few in my belly, a few in my arms (mostly biceps region), in my neck, in my cheeks, a few in my nose and forehead. also in the scalp. They are generally small in size, some of then looks like small pimples (acne), but if you look closely you can see the hair in the middle of the lesion.
I've been taking Doryx for a month now, how long does it take for the folliculitis to heal? And if it isn't HSV, what else could cause this?
Hello, For folliculitis, Keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove.Avoid any kind of cosmetics. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful. If the symptoms persist then get oral antibiotics prescribed.
Hello, From your symptoms, chances are more that these are due to folliculitis. Folliculitis is the inflammation of one or more hair follicles. The condition may occur anywhere on the skin.It starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing or blockage of the follicle. In most cases of folliculitis, the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria Staphylococcus (staph). Keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics.
Or should I get oral antibiotics for staph...and who should I go to for that? A normal doctor or a dermatologist?
Hello, The symptoms are more suggestive of folliculitis. Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing or blockage of the follicle. In most cases of folliculitis, the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria Staphylococcus (staph). Please keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap like dove. Avoid any kind of cosmetics.
If left alone they just stay red with a small white center but some have went away and left a small scar but i have had a least a couple of bumps for at least 7 to 8 weeks. The Dr. said it was a case of folliculitis. He has given me cephalexin than later i was given altabax now i was refered to a dermatologist. Does all this still sound like folliculitis?? Is there something else i should do or do i have a different problem all together?
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