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How to overcome the inflamed spots on my legs?

I have red inflamed spots all over my legs in almost every hair follicle. I have been told it is folliculitis but the ointment the Dr has given me has not done anything. I am wondering if it could be a fungal issue that an over the counter product like lotrimin may help. =-
Thu, 3 Jan 2019
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi,

Your doctor may be right. It may be folliculitis most probably. However, consult the dermatologist for the perfect diagnosis and proper treatment.

You may take cap Doxycycline. Apply antibiotic cream like Fucidine cream on the lesions. It is not fungal. It is a bacterial infection of hair roots.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.

Regards,
Dr Ilyas Patel,
Dermatologist
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