I recently thought my boyfriend and i had staph infection and so i went to an urgent care to find out. He Diagnosed me with something called Folliculitis and he also perscribed me with medicine for staph as a "Just in case." I looked up folliculitis on the internet, and it said that it is contagious and that could explain how my boyfriend has it as well. i started taking my medicine yesterday, but i'm not sure if i'm being paranoid or not, because i'm still scared that its staph infection. When should i start worrying about this? are their symptoms that i would have with staph that i wouldn't have with Folliculitis? Does my boyfriend need to go to the doctor?? It's causing me a lot of pain.
I understand your concern. Folliculitis is a skin infection which involves the hair follicles. It is a skin infection caused by Staphyloccocus aureus. So the Staph infection you were referring to and the folliculitis are actually one.
Medical therapy may readily control folliculitis.It is contagious so I suggest that you refrain from any direct contact until your condition has been treated. Unless , the infection spreads and becomes extensive as in the case of decreased immune responses , then there is really no cause of worry.
If your boyfriend presents with similar symptoms , then he may also need to be assessed and managed .
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