Patient Comments: Folliculitis - Prognosis


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Comment from: Desperate4aCure, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 01

I have persistent folliculitis on the sides and back of my scalp. I have been seeing my dermatologist for 5 or more years about it and have even seen more than one. Antibiotic pills like Bactrim and doxycycline work while I’m taking them but as soon as I stop, it comes back. It’s so painful and ugly and I am getting really tired of having this. I don’t know what to do. I have tried diet changes, medicines, and home remedies; nothing keeps it away. I’m a 40-year-old male.

Comment from: Brian, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 27

I have read all of the posts out here and want to share my experience and how I be won the battle against folliculitis! I had severe folliculitis in my waistline/belt line with huge pustules across the front of my stomach for four years most likely from a hot tub! They have been painful and I have seen two primary care doctors and three dermatologists and nothing had worked until I asked my allergist and she got involved and researched it and finally ran me through different regimens and now I am folliculitis and pain free every time I go to put a pair of jeans or pants on! She cured my folliculitis with clindamycin oral antibiotic 300 mg 3 times a day for 14 days (two prescriptions) back to back! She told me to wash the affected area with a bar of Dial soap (antibacterial) and clindamycin topical solution after the shower! It is all gone, no pain or suffering! I hope this works for all of the sufferers out there!

Comment from: Toiy, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 09

I am a caregiver, however I have had issues with folliculitis for a long time and it is hereditary. But I'm now going to use the suggestions given from this article. Thanks, it is very informative!


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