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Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Can you attach a picture?
is it tender?
pics of the arm?
Yes, I was originally thinking maybe shingles but I don't think so. I don't think it is folliculitis
but just a staph infection of the skin
staph infection most likely
1)no your partner cannot catch it
2) I wouldn't use anything topical. The oral antibiotics will take care ofit
3)antibiotics plus your immune system will knock it out.
I'm sorry you got this. It seems very uncomfortable. you will be ok though
let me know if you have other questions.
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