Ingrown Hairs / Folliculitis
About Ingrown Hairs / Folliculitis
What is it?
Folliculitis is a common skin condition in which hair follicles become damaged and inflamed. It’s usually caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. At first, it may look like small red bumps or white-headed pimples around hair follicles — the tiny pockets from which each hair grows.
- Red pimples around areas having hair
- Inflammation of the hair follicles
- Caused by infection or chemical or physical irritation (e.g., shaving, fabrics)
- Higher incidence among people with diabetes, the obese, or those with compromised immune systems
- Topical antibiotics
- Oral antibiotics
- Antifungal medications
- Eliminating the cause
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