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a few days ago i wrote you about this rash

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Wed, 3 Apr 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: a few days ago i wrote you about this rash i had. i unfortunately picked at it too much and this is what it looks like now. it doesnt itch and hurts a little bit. right before i took these pictures I has just put on Muprocin ointment. I am going to start washing it 2x a day with hibclens soap tomorrow. what do you think it is? are you still thinking maybe scabies? i am very scared. do you think its something very awful, very dirty? I am very worried. please help with your opinion. thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Doesn’t look like scabies, seems to be folliculitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to ask a doctor service.
I have gone through your query and reviewed the attached photographs.
It is not looking like scabies.
It seems to be folliculitis which is inflammation of the hair follicles.
I would recommend you to continue applying mupirocin cream on the affected areas twice daily for 10 days.
Also take an oral antibiotic like tablet cephalexin 500 mg twice daily for 5 days.
This should improve the lesions.
I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to answer any further queries.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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