I have been diagnosed with folliculitis. It started six months ago after unprotected sex with a girl. I noticed three blisters on my public hair area and one on my penis. After my STD results came back negative, the doctor gave me Flucloxacillin 250mg tablets which I used for a week. The blisters were gone but I then started getting small red spot in public hair area and lower abdominal area.
The doctor gave me Dermol cream to use and also a body wash as well. As well as the area I used to get them in, I then started getting some around my neck and upper chest also. The doctor gave me Flucloxacillin 500mg tablets (for a week) and a wash which is mainly used for acne. Again no improvement.
Normally, these spots were going away after five or six days, but since I shave my face and also use a body groomer on my body hair, then they kept on coming back a day after each use (I use disposable razors and sterilise the head of body groomer after each use).
By the way, there was no itch to these spots and only inflammation. Anyway, this time the doctor gave me Duac Gel which I used for 2.5 weeks and after three or four days of use, I started getting these new spots on my upper arms (as well as having the old ones) which sometimes were itchy but no inflammation.
These spots are more permanent and although they have reduced in numbers, I still have some on my arms (I don’t use body groomer on my arms). Sometimes I get them on my forehead as well. Any help would be appreciated since the antibiotics don’t help at all and my doctor is not very helpful.