Dr. Atishay Bukharia
MBBS, MD, DVL., SPECIALIST IN COSMETOLOGY AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES ., MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY
Cosmetology, Dermatology, HIV/AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgery – Reconstructive And Cosmetic, Venereology
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By looking at lesion (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it is a clear cut case of folliculitis.
If itching is there, then there are two most common cause, scabies and Malassezia folliculitis.
Scabies is a common cause of folliculitis secondary to itching. Itching predominantly occurs at night, webs of fingers and abdomen are usually affected.
Family members or roommates could also be affected. Permethrin 5 percent lotion, twice a week apart is the treatment of choice.
Malassezia folliculitis: Folliculitis mainly on the back and is associated with itching. Ketoconazole 200 mg daily for 21 days and Ketoconazole cream, locally twice application the treatment of choice.
Now bacterial folliculitis, usually do not present with itching but since bacterial coinfection is quite common usually antibacterial like Mupirocin is commonly given.
Folliculitis with itching can also be one of presenting complaint of diabetes, so if not responding to any medications, please do check your blood sugar levels.
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