Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
198 Doctors are Online

Is follicutits contagious?

Feb 2013
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 3176 Questions
i have skin rash on my back that was diagnosed to be follicutits. I just start to take antibiotic doxycycline today.
my daughter has ear surgery schedule for this thursday. she does not have follicutitis now, but she has been
exposed to it by being in the same houshold with me. is that XXXXXXX for her surgery? could she get
follicutitis after the surgery and have complications from that? thanks
Posted Tue, 19 Nov 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 49 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Not a problem for her surgery.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Even though folliculitis is due to bacterial infection, this infection spreads to other person in the household by contact with infected lesions, fluid, or such as touching or in contact with used clothes.

Just staying in the same house with a person with folliculitis is not considered exposure to infection and it is not danger for her surgery.

The chance of getting folliculitis after the surgery and complications are negligible so nothing to worry.

Ask her to avoid personal contact with you and your things to prevent the spread of infection to her.

And everybody in the household should maintain a strict hand hygiene by washing hands with a liquid soap to prevent the spread of skin infections from one person to another.

Hope I have answered your query, if you have any clarification please let me know.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dermatologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor