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Folliculitis is an ordinary dermatological condition which causes inflammation of hair follicles of the skin. This condition, which occurs due to both bacterial and fungal infections, causes small red or white pimples to form around the hair follicles. The infection, if left untreated, can spread and turn into rough, coarse sores which may take a long time to heal.
The Staphylococcus aureus bacteria is responsible for causing the infection, which leads to this commonly occurring condition. In some cases, folliculitis can be also caused by viruses and fungi which had perhaps penetrated the ingrown hairs causing subsequent inflammation. This condition is categorized and diagnosed as a superficial or deep infection depending on the amount of hair follicles involved.
- Friction caused by shaving or tight - fitting clothes
- Heat and sweat, due to prolonged exposure to the sun
- Skin conditions like acne
- Tightly wrapped bandages or dressings on the skin
- Clusters of tiny red or white bumps in and around the hair follicles
- Reddened and inflamed skin
- Itchy skin and rashes
- Pus-filled blisters that may crust and later break
- Swelling on the skin
Anyone, whether young or old, may develop folliculitis. But, there are certain factors that increase the risks of the condition. The following are some of them:
- Conditions like HIV or AIDS that reduces the immunity in your body
- A pre-existing condition of acne or dermatitis
- Being obese
- Medications and ointments with side effects
- Improper shaving
Many a times, people ignore this condition, presuming that it will heal with time. But if left untreated, complications such as large itchy patches of skin, increased swelling and heightened inflammation of hair follicles may occur.
My hair are getting damaged day by day maybe because of pollution but it seems very dangerous as I am afraid if someday I will lose all my hair! please suggest some tips.
I have acne spots how to get rid of it, I am very worried about it please tell me the solution of this problem.
I am 28 years old. Getting pimples, n face is looking dull, n also black marks, whiteheads, n blackheads problem also arising. Took treatment from skin specialist. But last one year onwards hd stop using the same. BT now again m getting pimples. So I continued using benzoyl peroxide, clindamycin phosphate gel. N using Johnson baby soap as my skin is sensitive. Wat should I do. Please help.
I am having pimples on my face since one year and they are not improving anyhow, what should I do to get rid off it and having a healthy skin?
I have a small white patch on my face below the ear. I don't know what it is exactly or why this happened or any cure of this. Please guide.
My wife has skin problems since last 3 years. Suddenly at any part of her skin gets rashes like scratches and redness associated with pain. It rest for sometimes and vanishes itself. When consulted skin specialists they told it allergic and advised tab. levocetirizine Hydrochloride. Now she is fine with medicine but it re occur even a single day's medicine is not taken. What to do now please suggest.
I am 24 years old my skin tone is black and I want to get a fair and flawless skin but I don't have time to use any home remedies and I don't like to use suns screen my skin getting more black so tell me some proper answer.
I am 25 years old boy. My problem is I do not have enough beard on my face. Only few hair is on my chicks. Please suggest me how it will come.
I have oily face. I have tried lemon also. I am also using acne Removal face wash. But I dint get rid from oil. What to do I do not know. Give me some answer I have also reduced my diet. I am also using coconut oil.
Hi sir 1.I'm too black in color How to I reduce melanin in my face & body Can I take pills r injection ? Give me suggestion 2.in my nose has lot of white heads & my face also . It looks bad appearance to me. Please tell me the solution.
I am losing my hair a lot I am using olive oil for my hair is it good for or not after using olive oil my hair fall has reduced to 10 %- 30% can you please suggest me should I continue with olive oil or not Thanks and regards Vijayaram.
What are nail infections?
Nails are at risk of fungal infections during the rainy season, especially if your baby sweats and continually scratches himself. Nails can become discoloured, brittle and rough. In severe cases, the nail can come away from the nail bed. You may also notice red, swollen and itchy skin around the nails.
How did your baby get a nail infection?
This fungal infection can result from overexposure to water, damage to the nail, or scratching sweaty or infected skin. Any moisture or debris trapped under the nails encourages the infection to grow. Ingrown nails may also be prone to infections.
What can you do about your baby's nail infection?
Its best to take your baby to a board certified dermatologist.