Pityrosporum Folliculitis ?
Posted 18 July 2006 - 03:16 PM
is an infection of the hair follicle that is most commonly bacterial, but can occasionally be caused by a fungus.
is a common facial rash consisting of small inflamed papules (bumps), and sometimes tiny vesicles (water filled blisters).
is a very common disorder in which small, rough bumps occur in hair follicles or pores, often with some redness around the pore. Who gets...
is a long lasting, non-scarring skin condition of the face that is often misdiagnosed as adult acne.
Source: Acne Guide
Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:57 PM
Posted 07 September 2006 - 08:36 PM
Dwadmin - What treatment (oral) did the doctors give you for your yeast infection?
Tablets that my doctor prescribed me are Ketoconazole/Itraconazole, the oral solution should be the most effective method for treatment against Pityrosporum Folliculitis but doesn't seems to work for me as I believe the yeast on my body has developed resistance to these oral medications.
In addition, taking the oral prescription for the tablets above is not a long term solution as it will have lots of side effect and may toxicate your liver as well.
Please read the below topic that I have posted about Urine therapy, I have used this treatment method together with other NON-Medication method (Natural method: AntiFungal Diet) to eradicate my symption.
Good Luck to You!!
Posted 13 September 2006 - 12:36 AM
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Posted 17 September 2006 - 04:47 AM
How can you tell the difference between the P. Folliculitus and body acne? I self-diagnosed P.F. 2 summers ago and have used ketaconazole off and on with mixed results. Went to a new derm and she seems to think it's acne. It doesn't look like pimples though, but she told me that body acne looks different than facial acne does. I'm so confused.
I have been using nizoral for my butt/legs with good results, so I'm assuming it's pityrosporum folliculitis because of the response, although I seem to remember reading that ketaconazole has oil-fighting benefits too so it might be that that is helping me.
If what I have is pityrosporum folliculitis, it's different from acne because the lesions (? bumps?) are smaller than in acne and more uniform, and they have kind of a hardened feel to them.
Posted 28 November 2006 - 06:48 PM
I thought I'd give you guys an update on something that's slowly but surely working for my folliculitis issues.
I have bad folliculitis on my legs, and have had it for years. I say it's working slowly because I have a lot of scar tissue and long lasting spots that take a while to go away, but my mom said that my legs look better.
What I do:
I use a scrub brush on the area, preferably twice a day.
I scrub using Nizoral.
Yup, that's it.
There are definitely fewer new red/irritated spots, and the exfoliation probably also works for the ingrown hair problems, too.
Thought I'd lat y'all know!!
Posted 14 January 2007 - 05:48 PM
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Posted 15 March 2007 - 03:43 PM
After a new boyfriend and years of clear skin I had an itchy rash on my chest. It spread to my neck and face over the period of 4 months. I also had a bump on the side of my nose for 3 months.
I was diagnosed with tinea(ringworm) but it didn't look like ringworm. The rash scaled off, but appeared in my hair and in large circular patterns on my jawline and forehead.
So I did some internet research and found this site.
This site is great because it gives you pictures, treatments and definitions.
If you get a persistent bump on the side of your nose that won't go away, this is because malessezia or pityrosporum lives on the mucous membranes. Also, I would also get an enormous, painful bump on my chin that would stay for weeks. I treated it like a ringworm patch and covered it with a liquid bandage overnight. It went away in only two days, I was elated.
It also is contagious and recurs, because it lives in our clothes and linens. Surfaces should be cleaned with bleach and clothes and linens should be cleaned to prevent another outbreak. Also, antibiotics will only make the condition worse, if it is fungal.
My derm laughed at me because, I voiced my concerns and told her of I thought I had malessezia folliculitis. But if you are unsure of what you have read this article.
Posted 28 July 2007 - 01:56 AM
I had Pity foll. for about 6 months, the doc gave me a few topical things to try but it kept coming back. So i did my own research and found Propylene Glycol.
Mixed it 1:1 with water, put it in a spray bottle and twice a day gently exfoliated the skin and then dried it off and sprayed on the mixture. Within two weeks it was completly gone and hasnt come back since.
So while im sure some people have worse cases than i did, for those of you that havent had any luck so far, here is an extremly cheap and easy treatment.
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