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Bacterial foliculitis, cefadroxil, benzoyl peroxide wash, clindmycin phosphate, bumps on neck. Laser hair removal okay?

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i have bacterial foliculitis on the back of my neck and im taking antibiotics cefadroxcil and also using a benzyol peroxcide wash and a lotion clindmycin phosphate for five days already and i still am geting bumps on my neck is there a stronger treatment for this if i get laser hair removal will that help
Posted Mon, 7 May 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Kiran Kumar 16 minutes later

Thanks for your query.

Bacterial folliculitis is a common infection which occur at the roots of hair follicle.

The most common organisms causing such infection are Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcal species.

The ideal treatment for Folliculits is Antibiotics.

Preferably Amoxycilln + Clavulanate and Clindamycin tablets are used. Either alone or if severe, in combination.

You can consult your physician for this medication and its dosage as they are preferred and better antibiotic for folliculitis.

Some people are more prone to Folliculitis. Such reasons are not clear.

However, its been proven that folliculitis starts after we scratch our hairy skin. The commonest source of bacteria is our nose and nostrils. So when we rub our nose and thereafter touch or scratch our skin, there is transfer of bacteria.

Hence, it is recommended that people with folliculitis should use Nasal Bactericidal Ointments to abolish the source.

In the presence of an active infection, laser hair removal is not recommended.

Hope this answers your query.

Please get back if you need any further information.

Wishing you speedy recovery.

Thanks and Regards,

Dr Kiran
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