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Yes,the symptoms you have described are suggestive of folliculitis. This got aggravated by hypersensitivity reaction(similar to allergy) from steroid pills.The rash you got is from drug allergy from steroid .A hypersensitivity reaction (similar to an allergy) occurs in the skin, causing inflammation. The inflammation causes the skin to become reddish & itchy.
Folliculitis is inflammation of one or more hair follicles.The damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria staphylococcus.Swabbing the skin, then sending it to a laboratory for bacterial and yeast cultures will confirm the infection.
Avoid taking any further doses of steroids & Apply ointment ultramide or ointment polysporin.they are available as OTC without prescription.It will help you greatly in treating folliculitis infection.
If still after this,the symptoms persists,then you need to get back to your doctor as prescription oral antibiotics will then be required accordingly.Usually & most likely,the symptoms gets cleared with local antibiotic like ultramide as described above.
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