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Can folliculitis appear on non-hairy areas of skin?

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Posted on Mon, 30 May 2016
Question: Dear Doctor

Can folliculitis appear on skin surface without hair?

For me I got red, small bumps which are very itchy at some times and disappearing in 2-3days.

Also I have started to get these kind of bumps on different parts of my body, except face from last 2months. It is appearing in both hairy and non-hairy areas of my skin.

Its making me in a panic situation because I had intercourse sex before 2months and 3 weeks back. I don't have any other symtoms like fever, throat pain etc.

What can be the exact reason behind this doctor.

Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload a few images

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr.kakkar (dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.

I would keep a possibility of Scabies or Papular Urticaria. I don't think it is a manifestation of an STD Or in anyway related to sexual intercourse.

I would be able to guide you better if you can upload a few representative images of the affected area. You may upload images either at "Reports Section" Or you may mail me at YYYY@YYYY with the subject line of this mail as Attention:Dr.Kakkar.

All of body except palms and soles has pilosebaceous units and can develop folliculitis or follicular lesions.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (29 minutes later)
Thank you very much for the reply doctor.

I had attached here some pictures of pumps right now in my body. When i try to scrach during itching, the surrounding of pumps becomes slight reddish (in one picture you can see it doctor).

Kindly have a view of it .
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
permethrin cream, topical steroid cream and cetrizine tablet

Detailed Answer:
Hi. Thank you. I have reviewed the Images.

I would like to treat you empirically for scabies. I would suggest a single overnight application of 5% permethrin cream, whole body except face i.e from neck downwards followed by a bath next day.
In addition, specifically for the itchy raised papules I would suggest that you apply a topical steroid cream e.g either mometasone furoate 0.1% cream or clobetasol propionate 0.05% cream, twice daily for a a few days.
You may also take a tablet of cetrizine 10 mg once daily in evening for symptomatic relief from itching.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (48 minutes later)
Dear Doctor,

Thank you very much for your reply.

I got the prescription you sent.

I missed to mention my basic information. I am 32 years old male, married.

Doctor, I will immediately start the treatment you advised.

Few more queries regarding this rashes again.

Is this scabies is a spreading disease. If that, still it didn't find on my wife and kid who are living with me.

Doctor, I would wish to say once again more specifically about my rash.

Itchy: Yes. Not always.
Physical appearance: Small (2-3mm) red bumps
Density: Hardly a total of 4-6 numbers on whole body.
Rash duration: Each bumps with disappear on its own within 2-3days. Same time another will pop-up in another place. This started 2months back onwards, still continuing.
Appearing area: at any part of my body, except face, palm and soles.
Other symptoms: Nothing
Note:
1. this is the first time in my life.
2. Two more fresh pictures attached.

Please once again confirm. Sorry, please dont mistake me. I want to explain more since it is discussing in online.

Thank you once again doctor.

doctor
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (19 hours later)
Brief Answer:
permethrin cream followed by topical steroid cream and cetrizine tablet

Detailed Answer:
Thank you. I have reviewed the images.

I would stick to the same treatment protocol as suggested in my earlier reply.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Kindly upload a few images Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I am dr.kakkar (dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern. I would keep a possibility of Scabies or Papular Urticaria. I don't think it is a manifestation of an STD Or in anyway related to sexual intercourse. I would be able to guide you better if you can upload a few representative images of the affected area. You may upload images either at "Reports Section" Or you may mail me at YYYY@YYYY with the subject line of this mail as Attention:Dr.Kakkar. All of body except palms and soles has pilosebaceous units and can develop folliculitis or follicular lesions. Regards