I’ve had folliculitis on my legs for over a year now. GP has prescribed emollient creams which have not helped. A few months ago I was prescribing flufloxacilla for a wound infection and I noticed that the appearance of my legs had improved a bit. I have asked my gp to prescribe a course of antibiotics for my legs as I feel incredibly self conscious about them. He has refused saying that it would build a resistance to antibiotics. Whilst I agree that antibiotics should not be given willy nilly but looking at my record of antibiotic usage, in the last ten years I have used them twice, so I don’t feel it would hurt to take a course. I have asked my gp for an alternative and he says there isn’t just to continue with the creams I have been prescribed.
Does anyone have any suggestions for treatment? I’m open to natural treatments as well as medical. Thanks