I went in for cortizone shots, but didn’t get them. Instead I came out with 2 new prescriptions and even more to worry about.
Apparently I have SGNF, or one of the more severe strings of acne. Good to know.
I am now using Duac, Bactrim, and Tazorac now. I am in pretty rough shape. If you only have a few pimples and a little redness, be glad you are not me.
Gram-negative folliculitis is an inflammation of follicles that may occur as a complication of long-term antibiotic treatment of severe acne vulgaris. Folliculitis is an inflammation of follicles caused by infection with bacteria. In Gram-negative folliculitis, the bacteria are of a type that is often resistant to many antibiotics. Gram-negative folliculitis may appear as a sudden inflammatory flare-up of pustular or cystic acne during the course of long-term antibiotic treatment. Antibiotics that are effective against Gram-negative bacteria will probably have to be used in treatment of Gram-negative folliculitis. Treatment should be by a dermatologist or under the supervision of a dermatologist.