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serious folliculitus problem on beard
Aug 16, 2000

I have been told i have folliculitis on my beard area,

and various treatments just dry up the skin and only slightly help the problem.

I keep shaving but as the stubble grows back the problem continues. I have it for years, and its like acne.

Response from Dr. Feinberg

This is a tough problem, and often due to beard hairs that grow into the skin. You don't say what kind of treatments you've had, but a solid course of antibiotics by mouth might be useful. I don't think topical medicines would be the best approach for such a chronic problem.


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