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How to differentiate between foliculitis or pimple ?

hello, I have had folliculitis on my front thighs for about a year and a half,i put coconut oil on my legs and its gone after two days of applyinng it once a day and leaving it soak in, so I have clear legs and this morning I woke up with a pimple in my eyebrow,lol but do you think the foliculitis is running or do ya think thats just a pimple??
Fri, 27 Jan 2012
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folliculitis is inflammation of follicle or hair follicles,it is due to bacterial infection ,local application of some antibiotic ointment is sufficient in most of cases     
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Thanks for your answer buddy, ive taken antibiotics for a few days when I first got the foliculitis and it went away completely for about 6 months and when they came back they werent big and infected like some of them was when I got it at first,they pretty much just look like pimples but who wants them ,,,so I put pure virgin coconut oil on my skin 3 times and its gone but now I got one on my eyebrow,im wondering if I might have them running scared and looking for a new place to play!!! Lol could it be the case?
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