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In Topic: Pityrosporum Folliculitis ?

08 October 2012 - 09:12 PM

Anyone try the magnesium supplements? I haven't tried those before, thinking about trying them out.

In Topic: Pityrosporum Folliculitis ?

10 August 2012 - 03:23 PM

Tea tree did nothing for me.

It can spread. It spread from my upper chest/shoulders to my stomach, my back, and the front of my thighs.

In Topic: Pityrosporum Folliculitis ?

05 August 2012 - 05:25 PM

I am still struggling with this. I haven't been able to find anything that is effective and I have gone through 2 dermatologists who refused to prescribe me serious anti-fungals, or even perform biopsies/cultures on the lesions to figure out for sure what they are.

If nothing else I am pretty pissed off at the medical profession over this. Yes, it's cosmetic, it's not like I have something life threatening like skin cancer, but I'm tired of hearing "Oh it doesn't look that bad!" every time I see a doctor. Really, it doesn't look that bad? These idiot doctors have no idea what it feels like when you are getting intimate with a woman and she asks if you have measles or bedbugs while looking at your chest.

Bunch of drooling idiots. Some of the dumbest smart people I know.

In Topic: Pityrosporum Folliculitis ?

12 June 2012 - 04:20 PM

Well - I tried a chlorine bath yesterday. Not a good idea. I soaked in a bathtub with a very diluted amount of Clorox bleach (50 mL for the whole tub) for about 10 minutes, then thoroughly rinsed.

This morning I woke up and I had a very, very nasty flare of the folliculitis - probably the worst I have had in over 6 months. Very disappointing.

I wish more people would participate in this thread. I've been struggling with this condition for 2 years and it is really affecting me.

In Topic: Pityrosporum Folliculitis ?

10 June 2012 - 08:25 PM

I've actually found a couple things that have helped a ton combating PF. I started using a brand new body towel and hand towel every day in the shower. In addition, I change my undershirt halfway through the day. I've been doing this for 2 months and my PF has improved remarkably just from doing this. I think I was "reinfecting" my upper body/torso by using the same body and hand towel 7-8 times in a row before washing the towels in the laundry.

I had a bad run in with sunscreen and PF this weekend. I used some Coppertone SPF 15 lotion on my chest and the PF has flared up extremely badly, the worst in has been in months. I'm pretty sure this was caused by the sunscreen lotion as opposed to the sun exposure. The pool I was swimming in was not chlorinated, although I'm interested in exploring some chlorine treatment of the PF in the future.

What's the ideal time that people have found to leave anti-fungal washes on the skin? I have experimented with 5-10 minutes. 10 minutes seems to be the ideal time.