Symptom: Folliculitis

    • Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles and the immediate surrounding tissue. The hair follicle is the growth area in the skin for a hair.
    • It only occurs on skin with hair.
    • There are many causes of folliculitis.
    • Exposure to infectious bacteria, immune system suppression, and occupational exposures can predispose to folliculitis.
    • Redness swelling and pustule formation at the site of the hair follicle opening are required for diagnosis of folliculitis.
    • Serious folliculitis requires a visit to the doctor.
    • Management of folliculitis requires investigation of the cause.
    • Complete recovery from folliculitis is the rule.

      Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com

    Medical Author: Gary W. Cole, MD, FAAD Medical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com

    Medical Author: Gary W. Cole, MD, FAAD Medical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Source: http://www.emedicinehealth.com

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