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Have recurring Folliculitis and Pilar cyst in crown area of scalp. Treatment?

I have what I believe is chronic sebaceous folliculitis in the crown area of my scalp and a related pilar cyst in the same area. What is the best method of treating the recurring folliculitis? I am considering asking my family physician to either drain or remove the cyst which is flat and about the size of a dime. Thank you!
Thu, 13 Jun 2013
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SEBACOUS FOLLICULITIS IS DUE TO OILY SKIN WHEN MORE OIL IS TAKEN AND APPLIED THIS OCCURS
CYST IS FORMED WHEN INFECTION OCCURS
KEEP SKIN DRY AND SWEAT FREE
NOTOCIC OILS SHAMPOO SOAPS AND BODY MATERIAL APLICATION
LOT OF WARM WATER
Cap doxycycline 100 mg bd for 1- days
and take off and on for 5 days if recurence of cyst
apply clindamycin gel bd
tretinoic acid gel night for 3 months
tretinoic acid reacts with light switch off light after gel application night
take ebastine 10 mg sos for itch
liquid antacid once a day
will be ok
surgery can leave scar or recurence best to treat it with med
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