What can be used as first-line agents for the treatment of folliculitis?

Updated: Oct 08, 2020
  • Author: Elizabeth K Satter, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Topical antibiotics can be used as first-line agents in cases of recurrent superficial folliculitis. If a patient has widespread involvement, persistent lesions, or if a deep infection is present, systemic antibiotics may then be indicated. The drug of choice must cover penicillin-resistant S aureus or, in some situations, methicillin-resistant S aureus.

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