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Suggest Treatment For Folliculitis On The Butt

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Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016
Question: I have had foliculitus on my butt for over 4 months. I have been prescribed a light antibiotc, did nothing. I wash at least 3 x a used cortizoe andother washed.See photo sorry! I' a 64 yearnold male boarder line diabeties 2
I us antibotic washed even shaved my hair down there. Whats the best cure?
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need prescription antibiotic to add....

Detailed Answer:
Hi Georgelee,

I have gone through your medical history and photo you provided carefully and understood your concern.

You are having folliculitis on but and inner thighs for over 4 months. Being a pre-diabetic with oscillations in blood sugar levels makes you more prone to skin infections that are difficult to treat.

In your case, you did not get a proper treatment.
At this point, antibiotic wash is not enough. You need to take prescription antibiotic orally (e.g. azithromycin or amoxicillin/clavulonate or cephalexin) orally and :
- wash the area with warm water and soap
- then wash with antibiotic solution
- then apply gentian violet solution, let it dry
- then, apply antibiotic ointment (e.g. bacitracin/neomycin)

Within a few days after taking this therapy, I'm sure you'll get cleared.

Wish fast recovery!
Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (8 hours later)
Thank yoo so much. A cople of questions, not sure what gentian violet solution is, can i get all of the ointments over the counter?
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes can find all over the counter

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

Gentian violet is a XXXXXXX can find all over the counter apart prescription antibiotics.

Wish fast recovery.
Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (3 hours later)
Thank you so much Dr!
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Happy to be assisting

Detailed Answer:
You're welcome.

If no more questions, please close this discussion and kindly rate my answer.

Wish fast recovery.
Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest Treatment For Folliculitis On The Butt

Brief Answer: Need prescription antibiotic to add.... Detailed Answer: Hi Georgelee, I have gone through your medical history and photo you provided carefully and understood your concern. You are having folliculitis on but and inner thighs for over 4 months. Being a pre-diabetic with oscillations in blood sugar levels makes you more prone to skin infections that are difficult to treat. In your case, you did not get a proper treatment. At this point, antibiotic wash is not enough. You need to take prescription antibiotic orally (e.g. azithromycin or amoxicillin/clavulonate or cephalexin) orally and : - wash the area with warm water and soap - then wash with antibiotic solution - then apply gentian violet solution, let it dry - then, apply antibiotic ointment (e.g. bacitracin/neomycin) Within a few days after taking this therapy, I'm sure you'll get cleared. Wish fast recovery! Dr.Albana