|Can recurring staph infections be non-hiv related?
Sep 25, 2005
Thanks for reading my question.
I've had recurring folliculitis all over my body in random locations for the last 4 months. It's mostly on my chest and back and gets worse when I sweat. I haven't tried any antibiotics yet, just antibacterial soap (e.g. safeguard).
Is it still possible that the recurring folliculitis not related to hiv and is probably coming back because I haven't treated it? Have you heard of or seen anything like this before?
Thanks so much for your help!
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Recurrent folliculitis can certainly occur. I would see your primary care doctor to discuss treatment or see a dermatologist.
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