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Folliculitis: signs and cures

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Folliculitis is a skin disorder that affects the hair follicles all over the body.

It is an infection of the hair follicles. It particularly occurs in the area where there are more possibilities of skin friction like armpits. Obese people are more likely to get folliculitis [1]

- Can be self-diagnosed
- Can be treated with medication
- Imaging and tests may be rarely be required
- Short-term: resolves within days
- Infection is contagious

Inflammation of the hair follicle that may be accompanied by painful red blisters. The Staph bacteria if by any means enters the skin then it causes this infection. Proper hygiene in daily lives can prevent this disease.

Symptoms

Self-diagnosable:

- The blisters are mostly self-diagnosable
- The bumps may need testing to determine the bacteria causing the infection.
- Painful blisters in the affected area.
- Crusty bumps in the areas of skin prone to friction
- Swollen skin in patches that may ooze out pus
- May result in dark patches in the skin

Treatment

Self-care: Applying warm moist washcloth compress in the affected areas may prevent pain. Applying soothing lotions may also help.
All kinds of skin irritating practice like shaving and waxing must be stopped for some days

Medications:
Doctors might recommend anti-fungal gel and lotion. Pills to control infection may also be prescribed. Antibiotics may be needed in critical cases.
Specialists:
For other concerns, consult a dermatologist. At mfine, you will receive a holistic treatment plan for all your health concerns.

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