Thanks for the query.
Bactrim DS is a good option but cant be continued for prolonged periods unless there is no option left.
Based on your description it looks like a superficial bacterial infection usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. Sometimes they co-exist with fungal folliculitis. Also a possibility of resistant organism is possible. A pus culture and sensitivity test will be helpful. Kindly consult a dermatologist for exact diagnosis and a precise treatment plan. Itâs also important to prevent their relapse once you have got it cured. A decolonization regimen suggested by your doctor will help.
Dr MK Agarwala