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Everything To Know About Folliculitis Underarm


Armpit boils that can be painful at times.

Almost 8000 people in the US have been reported to have folliculitis which has happened with cases of acne. [1]

- Can be acute or chronic in rare cases
- Extremely common and happens to mostly everyone
- Different types of folliculitis are present
- A male who shaves underarms can be prone to folliculitis
- Acne or dermatitis can also be a cause

Folliculitis underarm is a common skin condition where the hair follicles which are present under the arm are inflamed. It is caused due to bacterial infection or fungal causes. At first, most of the bumps may look harmless, but in times, the tiny red bumps can be painful and transform into white-headed pimples around the hair follicles of the arm which are the tiny pockets where the hair grows.

Ages affected - between 20 - 30 - Often; between 30 - 40 - Fewer; 40 and above - fewer


Symptoms may include clusters of white or blisters which are formed on the underarm and can be painful if compressed.

People may experience
Pain areas - Underarms
Pus discharge – white-headed pimples can contain pus
Swelling – Painful swelling of the tiny headed bumps
Skin issues - unexplained redness, irritation, rash


Self Care: For folliculitis underarm, washing the underarms regularly can kill the bacterial growth formation and keep the underarms fresh. Application of non-tested deodorants and perfumes should be avoided at all costs.

Medications: For painful areas, different drugs and topical creams can help.

Specialists: For other kinds, consult a specialist. At mfine, we are here at your service to make sure you are in the right consultancy.

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