Dr. Femi O answered:
2 years ago
this is definitely folliculitis,just as i thought from the outset.It has a high recurrence rate but certain steps can be taken to prevent recurrence.
Bathe twice a day with a mild soap to remove sweat/dirts.
Avoid sharing towel/personal items.your towel must be clean.
Dont scratch the bumps.Boil water to a bearable temperature,Deep in a clean towel,squeeze out the water and apply on the area.This soothes the area,reduces itching and helps healing.
Avoid shaving the bumps. If you must shave, change the razor blade each time.
Avoid using oils on your skin. Oils can trap bacteria (staph) in the pores of your skin.
After you use public hot tubs or spas, shower right away with soap.
From the picture,you are shaving too low.this wont help you as the razor will get bacteria into your skin.For now,let the hair grow,when its due for cutting,use scissors,if its too short for a pair of scissors,let it grow more.
Having talked about factors that prevent recurrence,lets tackle the current rashes.
Flucloxacillin was winning but its expensive.You can get just CLOXACILLIN 500MG used thrice a day for 7days.Then combine with tab AUGMENTIN 625MG twice a day for 7days too.
if you follow the above strictly,you will be fine in no time.