Folliculitis is a skin condition that causes small red bumps to form around the hair follicles. Skin bacteria such as Staphylococcus and Pseudomonas may infect the follicles. Treatment involves over-the-counter bacterial washes, topical antibiotics, and/or topical steroids. Read more: Folliculitis Article
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Medications & Supplements
- isotretinoin (Accutane, Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorica, Zenatane)
- Cipro, Cipro XR (ciprofloxacin) Antibiotic Side Effects
- Diflucan (fluconazole)
- metronidazole (Flagyl, Flagyl ER) Antibiotic
- cephalexin (Keflex)
- ketoconazole, Nizoral, Extina, Xolegel, Kuric
- tetracycline (Sumycin)
- terbinafine (Lamisil)
- Levaquin (levofloxacin) Antibiotic
- Over-the-Counter Products
- gentamicin, topical (Garamycin has been discontinued)
- ammonium lactate (Amlactin, Geri-Hydrolac)
- minocycline (Dynacin, Minocin)
- Cipro, XR (ciprofloxacin) vs. Keflex (cephalexin)