Patient Comments: Folliculitis - Diagnosis

How was your folliculitis diagnosed?

Comment from: Granny8, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 16

I was hospitalized and on a ventilator 8 weeks earlier this year. As a result, I have a tracheostomy and it is infected with pseudomonas. We have been treating it with different antibiotics with flares. Three days now, I have had a rash on upper chest, upper to mid back sides, and lower legs. And I'm really sore around my neck where I must wear a tracheostomy collar. Nurse practitioner diagnosed folliculitis.

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Comment from: mommy_03, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I had my 3rd child about nine years ago, and one day I seen that I had a red bump on my tummy. So called the doctor and made an appointment to see her, so told me I had Folliculitis which I didn't know what the hell was talking about. So she told me to use this soap and I'll be fine, but guess what it came back. So the next step was pills and it never worked either. I wish they could find something to help because it's nasty and if you even try to pop it hurts like hell.

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Comment from: heplmydaughter, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 07

My daughter is 7 years old, and she was diagnosed with folliculitis. At first, it was a bacterial infection, then folliculitis. She itches her scalp until sores develop. I've tried over-the-counter shampoos but to no avail. Her doctor said he could not find anything medically for her age for him to prescribe for her. I find this unbelievable. She also has a very dry scalp. This has been going on for about six months now.

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Comment from: Nancypp, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 27

I've been stung by bark scorpions in southeastern Arizona about 15 times over 10 years (including twice just 3 weeks ago), and it hurts somewhat for 2 hours, but this time was different! My tongue and throat swelled within 15 minutes, then I got severe, painful stomach cramps that lasted a full hour. Twenty hours later faint cramps returned for a few hours. Possibly it wasn't a scorpion at all, but I know what the sting feels like.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 11

I was diagnosed and the dermatologist prescribed Luxiq foam. Betamethasone valerate .12% It helps enormously. My scalp is greatly relieved.

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Comment from: Samsammah, Male Published: December 17

I'm 18 and I've had folliculitis all over my scalp for years. This is the worst thing ever, having a haircut is so embarrassing! I've used every cure u can think of! I even paid for a private doctor in Holland and it still never cured it! It's the worst thing ever. I got big red bumps that bleed and also yellow and white spots all over my scalp. Makes me feel irritated and disgusting.

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Comment from: concerned mom, Male (Caregiver) Published: September 26

My 2 year old started getting bumps in the creases of his legs right before the fourth of July. We thought he may have gotten bit by baby spiders due to this bag of clothes from the previous year that we had not washed and let hi, wear, they were clean clothes but had been in a clothes bin for the winter and could have had small bugs or something we could not see. When we first took him in he was treated for bites after the bumps did not go away he was treated with a liquid steroid. When that did not work it was suspected he may have scabies and was treated two times in a row with Promethiam cream. It still has not gotten any better so we took him to a dermatologist and they suspected molluscu contagiosum. They took a skin biopsy and found folloculitis to be the issue. We have been treating him with tea tree every night before bed and a dose of Benadryl for itch relief.

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