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Miss Horne

Any ladies out there suffered with this? There seems to be little information about it on the net. Thanks in advance. 

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Whoknew?

Can you be a little more specific on whats going on? I sometimes wonder if I could be experiencing something like this. 

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WilsoInAus

There would be very few people on this forum who would have experienced herpes folliculitis if any.

Somewhere between 1 in 1 million and 1 in 10 million people in their lifetimes will experience an episode of herpes folliculitis. Note that other viruses can cause folliculitis symptoms such as molluscum. 

Roughly 85% of these cases will be caused by VZV (a form of shingles). The remaining 15% will be caused by HSV-1 (and very rarely HSV-2) in the facial and scalp region. I do not believe there is a case where herpes folliculitis has been established in the genital region with HSV-1 or HSV-2 as the cause.

Hence if you have folliculitis, you can be 99.9%+ sure it has a bacteria cause. 

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WhatAday27

What does it look and feel like ? 

 

Im trying to figure out if this is from me shaving wrong 

Do you have any pics I have to cut mine to like nothing to get it to fit. 

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Miss Horne

Doctor says I have folliculitis but the swab didn’t pick up anything. I have several tiny lesions around the hair follicles (genital), an insane itch and burning pain down both thighs. I’ve been told to take 400mg of aciclovir four times a day, it helps but not a great deal. 

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WhatAday27
31 minutes ago, Miss Horne said:

 

Doctor says I have folliculitis

 

Does it look like the one in the picture I posted ? I’m trying to figure out what the cause of this is 

Do you ever take pics of it? does it spread around your body down there from one patch of hair to another ? Do you pop or pull the hairs out ? 

Lots of questions sorry I’m trying to figure out if I have a hair problem or hsv or both lol 

any thoughts on how the pic looks or what yours looks like or any pic that would be great thank you ! 

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Miss Horne
14 minutes ago, WhatAday27 said:

Does it look like the one in the picture I posted ? I’m trying to figure out what the cause of this is 

Do you ever take pics of it? does it spread around your body down there from one patch of hair to another ? Do you pop or pull the hairs out ? 

Lots of questions sorry I’m trying to figure out if I have a hair problem or hsv or both lol 

any thoughts on how the pic looks or what yours looks like or any pic that would be great thank you ! 

No sorry I didn’t take photos, mine was made 10 times worse after shaving so I had to stop that for a while. I tried to pull a couple of the hairs out but it they were stinging so much and I could tell it was different to a razor burn. Yours looks like a razor burn but that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong. 

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WhatAday27
2 hours ago, Miss Horne said:

No sorry I didn’t take photos, mine was made 10 times worse after shaving so I had to stop that for a while. I tried to pull a couple of the hairs out but it they were stinging so much and I could tell it was different to a razor burn. Yours looks like a razor burn but that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong. 

This one is from a different spot on me also  

what do you think of this one 

there is a few different spots that are messed up 

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