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Suggest treatment to relieve burning sensation and discomfort due to folliculitis

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Thu, 6 Dec 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Some burning. Small pus pocket. Dermatologist appt. Wednesday. What can I do to help relieve the burning etc.?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Folliculitis. Oral and topical antibiotics.

Detailed Answer:

Hello!

I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern and I have viewed the image.

You seems to have folliculitis - bacterial infection of hair follicles.

I suggest:
- An oral antibiotic e.g either Amoxicillin or Cephalexin, thrice daily, for a week.

- Topically you may apply a topical antibiotic ointment e.g either Neosporin ointment or Mupirocin ointment, twice daily.

Hope this answers your question.

Regards,

Dr. Kakkar S.,
Dermatologist

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