hi my name is david, I am a 35 year old male My dermatologist diagnosed me with folliculitus and acne vulgaris, (common acne) although neither is widespread on my body it is very annoying and affects my personal life. I am not throughly satisfied of the dermatologists diagnosis because he didnt perform any type of blood tests or anything it was just by looking. What he is calling folluculitus seems to suddenly appear on body this could be one two or three at a time, they are deep and painful and seem to get infected on their own. The healing time is VERY slow. It can appear anywhere on my body but seems to be concentrated on my lower back and buttocks in maybe 3 or 4 at a time. The pattern is typically the same, a slightly painful raised bump like a pimple but there is nothing that is discharged from it. It then, like I said seems to get infected on its own and the infection consequently results in a break-down of the surface of the skin on the bump, from bacteria I assume,turning into a leasion that is VERY stubborn to heal and typically results in a mild scar when healed. Like I said it is not widespread but what I do get can be very annoying and makes me self conscious. What to do? I have tried most of the over the counter stuff with no results, I am aprehensive about some of the products that these dermatologists prescibe because of all the side effects. I found that pure Austrailian tee tree oil helps because it is a proven fact that this has been shown to kill 27 out of 32 strains of p-acnes bacteria, this helps somewhat but the you must fight the problem on the inside of your body as well. I have had fairly good results with the following: 75mg/zinc day, 20,000iu vitamin A/day, 400iu vitamin A/day, 200mcg chromium/day, 200mcg slenium/day, 25mg of b-6/3 times a day, 2.5 grams of pantothetic acid /day for 2 weeks only. 500mg of vitamin c /day. I started seeing results within 12 weeks. It is also very important to remove processed refined sugar from your diet. If you suffer from the same problem as i do i empathize with you i know it sucks. good luck . dave.