I have folliculitis on both thighs and have done for almost 12 months! What can I do? (photos)

I have tried numerous anti biotics both orally and via a cream! I see no improvement or control what so ever. Any help would be massively appreciated!

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Folliculitis Treatment -- Laser Hair Removal along with Topical / Oral Treatment

I suggest consulting with a board certified dermatologist for further evaluation. Folliculitis can be treated with antibiotics, corticosteroids (oral and topical) for inflammation, photodynamic therapy, and laser hair removal. An in person evaluation is needed for further assessment. Best, Dr. Emer


Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Keratosis Pilaris

I expect that you have Keratosis Pilaris. It's not really treated with antibiotic. Consider using this regularly:
Lac-HydrinGeneric Name: ammonium lactate topical (a MOE nee um LAK tate)
Brand Name: Amlactin, Geri-Hydrolac, Kerasal AL, Lac-Hydrin, Laclotion

Best,
Lisa Vuich, MD

Lisa Vuich, MD
Nashua Physician
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