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Sudden butt folliculitis began 3 weeks ago. Antibiotics and antifungals do nothing. Now what?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 27, 2014
  • 11:51 PM

I got what i believe was ringworm on my butt about a month ago. After I used otc antifungal cream it seemed to have cleared up. As soon as it did i then had a bump on my lower left cheek that i thought was a pimple. Tried to pop it. No luck. Then started getting another one. Then another one. Each was about size of a dime or little smaller. I then thought they were boils. I tried warm compresses, antibacterial soaps, neosporin, butt paste, more antifungal cream, tea tree oil...everything. nothing helped and now it had spread to the other cheek. Ar first they were a little painful and maybe a little itchy but nothing too bad. After dealing with all of this for over 3 weeks I finally went to the Urgent Care and was diagnosed with Follicilitis with a staph infection. I was prescribed mupirocin and sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160 tablets twice daily. I also clean the area at least 3 times a day and apply cream. This was last thursday. A week later I still have the bumps and continue getting more. The previous ones have left a purplish mark all over my butt. I dont think this is follicilitis because the bumps are not small in nature. I have also started trying ACV and more antifungal cream as well. PLEASE HELP. I do not have medical insurance and this is driving me crazy. I am also HIV positive. Will this ever go away?!

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