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

Recurrent folliculitis due to shaving. Ingrown hairs causing sores on the face and impetigo. Permanent solution?

33 yo white male thick slightly curly black hair essentially all over body, in military and shaving is causing folleculitis and ingrown/Impacted??? Hairs on face I have tried all known methods of shaving I have had two very bad ingrown hairs that caused nasty sores on my face and impetigo in a large area approx silve dollar size on right cheek near upper jaw the other was on my chin and hurt very badly. The one on my cheek is now scarred. My docs keep giving me temp waivers but every time I shave it occurs. What to do?
Asked On : Thu, 23 Aug 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  131
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi...dear T..,
Thanks for choosing HCM.,
Shaving can give irritation and itching to some individuals..,
So don't shave .., only trim is advisable..,
For infection lke IMPETIGO,.. go for..
Frequent washes with Triclosan soap..,
Fusidic acid cream on affected part...,
Tab..Azithromycin 250 mg daily for 1 week will give good respond..,
Answered: Thu, 23 Aug 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© 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