I am writing this blog post because I want to document my folliculitis experiences over the past 2 years. I hope that my experiences can help others in some way. I am not sharing this to get sympathy from anyone or to get any type of attention but because there were plenty of times when I came across something on Google when looking for information about folliculitis, and that information has helped me in some way. I want to share what has helped me, in case it can help someone else.**
My name is Lou, and I am 26 years old. I have had folliculitis since the age of 14, which is when it first appeared on my legs and buttocks (I didn’t find out what it was until I was 24 years old). The bumps on my legs started out as tiny red dots with a hair in the center. They would get really itchy sometimes, but they didn’t hurt too much at all. Nobody around me had anything like this, and so I didn’t know what to think. After a while they went away on their own and never returned (which I now know is common with folliculitis…it comes and goes). It wasn’t until 10 years later that I had a flare-up again
I have been suffering from severe folliculitis for about 2 years. I have tried all the different treatments to reduce the severity of my folliculitis but none of them worked. I finally decided to just do a blog and share what has helped me the most. I am not a doctor and I can’t guarantee that these things will help you, but they have helped me.
Before I begin, I should make it clear that this is not medical advice. If you decide to take any of my advice here please consult your doctor first. I am not a doctor and this is just my experience with folliculitis.
I was diagnosed with Folliculitis late 2007 and have been on a quest to find the cure ever since. I have tried just about everything under the sun, from anti-biotics, to prescriptions creams and lotions, to all natural remedies.
When I was first diagnosed with folliculitis in October of 2011, I wanted to spend my time doing research instead of pushing a pencil at a desk. So I decided to start a blog about my experience with folliculitis and other skin disorders.
I found that there are many people who are suffering from this condition and I saw it as an opportunity to help people by spreading awareness and sharing what has worked for me.
My goal is not to make any money off of my blog. I simply want to help people who are suffering from this disease, even if it is just one person.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog!
Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles. It is a common skin condition that affects many people. The symptoms can vary from mild to severe, and it may appear as a rash or small red bumps on the skin.
I began noticing the symptoms of folliculitis two years ago. At first I thought it was due to me shaving my legs, but then I figured out that was not the case. The bumps appeared on other parts of my body and did not go away over time. I visited several doctors and had a biopsy done, but they were unable to find anything wrong with me. They prescribed creams and ointments, but none of them worked. One day while looking at myself in the mirror I noticed something strange; there was a bump on my neck that was not there before! I went back to the doctor’s office again and this time he told me that he believed it was an infection called “folliculitis.”
I have been treating this condition for about 2 years now with different medications, but nothing seems to get rid of it completely. I still have bumps all over my body; most of them are small and don’t bother me too much but some are larger than others (about half an
I had a patient with refractory folliculitis. She had been treated by a dermatologist for years, with no success. Finally, she came to me and I put her on long term antibiotics (minocycline). That worked! But then she developed a resistance to minocycline after about a year and half.
The only other possible antibiotic left for us to use was doxycycline. I decided to try it since there were no other options left. We switched her to doxycycline and within 6 months she cleared up! She has been clear for over a year now.
I’ve had several patients who have cleared up with this treatment regimen and have been clear for over a year now.
This is just one case report, but I’m hoping that it will help some of you out there who are suffering from this frustrating condition.
Folliculitis is a skin condition caused by an inflammation of one or more hair follicles in a limited area. It can occur anywhere on the body but is most common on the scalp, face, legs, buttocks, and armpits. A common sign of folliculitis is one or more red bumps or white-headed pimples that develop around the hair follicles. The affected area may be itchy, tender, or sore.