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Can i use erythromycin solution for blackhead on my groin?

4 weeks ago, I had a bump in groin, pimple like then there s a black head in it similar to ingrown hair went to OB gyne and had this removed, I was given 1 week of doxycline. Apparently, a week after there s another blackhead adjacent to the first one which causes wider lump when touching this. I went to derma and she said that it s a build up of pus that wouldn t come out. It s no longer painful dont have other symptoms. Currently, I m just using hot compress. Question is why is it more apparent when standing rather than lying down? Can I use erythromycin solution in it, the one that im using in my face? Should I still take anti inflammatory to subside? I m thinking this might be acne inversa, hidradenitis suppurativa. Thank you for your help
Wed, 9 Oct 2019
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Hi,

It may be folliculitis most probably. You may use Azithromycin instead of doxycycline. It is a relapsing skin disease. Treatment may be long term. Anti-inflammatory drugs may be taken. Improve hygiene and immunity.

Hope this helps.

Dr.Ilyas Patel, Dermatologist
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