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How can i get rid of genital folliculitus? i have

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Dr. Kakkar S.

Dermatologist

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Posted on Mon, 31 Dec 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: How can i get rid of genital folliculitus? i have it since February when the dermatoligist prescribed me with triamcinolone acetonide. The inflammation went away, but the boils are still there
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Oral and topical antibiotic

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service . I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

For folliculitis I suggest you to take an oral antibiotic e.g either Amoxicillin or Cephalexin for a week or 10 days. In addition I suggest you to apply an OTC topical antibiotic e.g either Neosporin ointment or Mupirocin ointment, twice daily.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 40 minutes later
Thank you for your answernDoctor. Question : Do you recommend that i continue using polysporin in place of the Neosporin ointment/mupirocin in addition to the oral antobiotic? Because i've tried the Neosporin by itself in the past
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload images

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

I request you to kindly upload a few images of the affected area in " reports section "

take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 44 hours later
Hello Dr. I've uploaded images of the affected area so that you can see. Also, can you please write me a prescription for the Cephalexin and the Mupirocin that you recommended to me?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 22 hours later
Brief Answer:
Kindly send clear images

Detailed Answer:
hi.
Unfortunately the images are not very clear. Take some images in a well illuminated surrounding. This doesn't look like a folliculitis to me. Moreover it is unlikely that genital folliculitis would persist for that long. This could be something else like a Genital Molluscum or Genital HPV infection. Send me some good quality images

take care
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
This is the best i can do as far making the pictures clearer. Please tell me how to get rid of this. I was told twice it was genital folliculitus and not hpv . I even took a herpes test. Please help me i do not know what to do
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 30 hours later
Brief Answer:
Not Folliculitis

Detailed Answer:
Thank you.
It certainly isn't folliculitis It could either be Genital Molluscum Contagiosum Or it could be HPV.

take care
Let me know if you need any more assistance
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