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How can folliculitis be treated?

Hi, I m having problems with what my dermatologist told me was folliculitis . The bumps are on my upper arms, shoulders, chest , stomach , back, buttocks , and a little on the thighs. The bumps on my upper arms are now starting to turn black and dry out. I dont know what it is (my guess was keratosis pilaris before the derm. visit) or why it s all of a sudden changing! I can provide pictures if they would help. I was told to use this body wash called PanOxyl but I ve used it for so long and now it doesn t work anymore.
Asked On : Fri, 20 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi eri,
Folliculitis and keratosis pilaris both are different diseases and can be easily diagnose by any dermatologist.
Rx of folliculitis is proper antibiotics after bacterial culture and sensitivty report, appropriate antibiotics will resolve this problem within 10 days.
recurrent folliculitis is somewat challenging and require long Rx.
Keratosis pilaris is small lesion arround the hair, which are asymptomatic and can be tackled by emollients and topical mild steroids
hope this will help u
Answered: Sat, 5 May 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to HCMForum. every health problem will not have immediate conclusion.
it is furanculosis, ketosis may be the pre disposing to the present problem. i advise
you to go to the same doctor for follow up treatment.
Answered: Sat, 28 Apr 2012
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