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Dr Uzair
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Experience:  MBBS, FCPS (R) General Surgery. Years of experience in Emergency Medicine.
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I have bumps on my chest (had similar ones on my arms)...

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Hi yes I have bumps on my chest (had similar ones on my arms)... like inflamed hair follicles. They're red and some small chesty bumps. Doctor put me on medication and folic H cream and hubiscrub
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: No I'm not - I don't take anything at the moment
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No I don't know if it's helping
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 month ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I shall be assisting you today. I'm reviewing your query & will get back to you shortly. Thank you for your patience.

How long have you had the bumps for?

Can you attach a picture here for me to look at?

Let me know.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I've had them since last year on and off
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 month ago.

And can you please tell me your age and gender?

What about the picture?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I can't seem to send this over
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sorry just sent it - yes my go said I had inflammation of hair follicles - gave me tablets and hibisscrub. I was getting yag laser done on chest and arms
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Anyway not sure what to do - I stopped laser on upper arms
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
These bumps are on chest and arms and chest ones go but come back and I keep itching them and picking them - they don't itch much they're just there
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
What should I do..?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
My derm gave me the dr obaji cream
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 month ago.

Yes, this does look like folliculitis.

They will itch when they are trying to heal and when one scratches it causes them to scab over and take longer to heal or get infected secondarily.

The best thing to do is to avoid putting a lot ointments on them, because ointments are oil based and can cause more clogging of the hair follicles in turn causing more folliculitis.

The best thing to do is to just use an alcohol swab twice a day to swab over the lesions and then apply Fusidin H cream over them twice a day.

This should take care of these within 10 days to 2 weeks but have to do this daily.

Avoid heat and sweat.

Hope this helps.
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Best wishes.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Sorry I was using fusihin h- what do u mean by alcohol swab
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I've been using fusidin h for over two weeks
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
This hasn't helped and should I do the same with the Ones on my arms?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Also alcohol swabs shouldn't be used on sensitive skin and I have very sensitive skin -
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 month ago.

Alcohol swab means a spirit or a antiseptic swab which you can get at a pharmacy. If your skin can tolerate Hibiclens, then it will tolerate the alcohol swab.

If you have used Fusidin H cream to no avail, then the next step will be to shift to a clindamycin gel, if that does not work then your Doctor will have to prescribe you an oral antibiotic like azithromycin or doxycylcine.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I work out and have gym so I can't avoid that. This us been the same for almost 3 months now
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 month ago.

You will need to change some routine and compromise a little here and there in order to break the cycle and treat these.

Hope this helps.
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Best wishes.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thanks should I stop tag laser
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 month ago.

Yes, that should help with the inflammation.

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Best wishes.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 month ago.

Please let me know if you have followup questions.