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Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,
Can you upload a picture?
It sounds like your folliculitis is being aggravated by sweat which is not uncommon.
Try your best to keep it dry by using baby powder.
Fortunately it has not spread and progressed to the point where it needs oral antibiotics.
Topical antibiotic ointments are typically quite effective for folliculitis.
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If it was herpes, it would not improve with mupirocin, nor is herpes aggravated with sweat.
I can always look at a picture later if you are able to upload one.
Most of the time, people are asymptomatic but they can be painful in some cases
Folliculitis signs and symptoms include:
Herpes symptoms include:
Is there anything else I can help you with today?