Search Results for: folliculitis

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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Pityrosporum folliculitis

…400 mg x 1 dose, or oral itraconazole 200 mg daily for 1 week, may be alternative treatments. Pitfalls Suspect pityrosporum folliculitis in culture-negative acute or chronic folliculitis and do a KOH from a pustule or biopsy to confirm it. Relapses…

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Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae)

…he dermis by an ingrown hair. The phenomena of infundibulitis and pseudoinfundibulitis are referred to universally as “folliculitis” and “pseudofolliculitis,” but those latter designations are wrong, and, therefore,…

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Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Treatment

…a dermatologist If the diagnosis (or infectious cause) of folliculitis is not clear. For management of chemotherapy-induced folliculitis. For isotretinoin treatment of Gram-negative folliculitis. For laser epilation for PFB. For ongoing management…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Key Points

…corticosteroids, keratolytics, and laser hair removal (where available) is the first-line therapeutic strategy. Introduction Folliculitis Folliculitis is commonly caused by penicillin-resistant strains of S. aureus. Gram-negative forms occur,…

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Acne Keloidalis Nuchae: Treatment

…o gain control of the inflammation. Local phototherapy (UVB) may be effective to reduce inflammation at the site. To prevent folliculitis, treat topically with benzoyl peroxide gel or wash (5%) applied every day to the affected area. To reduce scar…

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Keratosis Pilaris: Key Points

…ral and symmetric. Involvement of the face and upper arms may be a significant cosmetic problem for patients, and frictional folliculitis can complicate KP on the buttocks and thighs. Folliculitis may present as development of increased erythema or…

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Alopecia: Key Points

…on Discontinue hair pulling, counseling Neutrophilic scarring alopecia Due to scalp inflammation Types: tufted folliculitis, folliculitis decalvans, dissecting cellulitis of the scalp, dermatophytic folliculitis Scalp inflammation by either…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae: Key Points

…ble alopecia will result in the setting of chronic disease. The role of local trauma, particularly bleeding, within areas of folliculitis has been suggested by patient cohort studies. Patients may or may not form hypertrophic scars or keloids at…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae: References

References Alexis A et al (2014). Folliculitis keloidalis nuchae and pseudofolliculitis barbae: are prevention and effective treatment within reach? Derm Clin, 32(2):183-191. Esmat SM et al (2012). The efficacy of laser-assisted hair removal in the…

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