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Unformatted text preview: Diagnosis The diagnosis of folliculitis is largely clinical with localisation of skin lesions around a hair follicle. With recurrent lesions, a sharp scalpel can de-roof on of the pustules and the same can be sent for gram staining (e.g. gram positive cocci = Staph. aureus infection), Treatment • Most uncomplicated cases of folliculitis are self-limited (can use topical Benzoyl peroxide preparations) • Oral antibiotics e.g. Cephalosporins (e.g. cefalexin) or Clindamycin (MRSA) • HSV folliculitis with Aciclovir Prognosis 1. Usually self-limiting 2. Follow-up with primary care physician in uncomplicated cases 3. Deep folliculitis can progress to form abscesses (need to be treated more aggressively with oral antibiotics) Prevention • Careful shaving techniques may help reduce the recurrence of folliculitis • Wear loose-fitting clothes • Practicing good hygiene...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANT ANT2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10