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Chronic folliculitis
Since three months, I've been suffering with chronic folliculitis. Two or three hair follicles gets infected and turns in to a pus reservoir on my upper body and face. Along with this, there is associated lymph edema and feverish symptoms. I usually get only one like this at a time. I've used anti-fungal soaps and shampoos thinking that its a fungal infection (ketoconazole) for almost 45 days. But still the problem exists. I am non-diabetic and 29 years old male. Is this due to bacterial infection or stress? Please advice.
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Folliculitis is usually due to bacterial infection and requires adequate course of medicines till it settles completely. If there is any underlying deficiency then it can recur. Excessive use of medicated soaps etc will in fact cause a rebound increase in the problem.
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Consult your Dermatologist and take adequate treatment.
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