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Pityriasis folliculitis: Everything to know


Pityriasis folliculitis facts and the yeast-like formation in your body.

Depending on the severity and type of infection, your dermatologist may recommend a variety of treatments including creams, pills, shampoos, and in some cases, minor surgery. [1]

- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Is completely treatable under proper guidance
- Can occur to anyone
- Not severe in most cases

Pityriasis folliculitis, which is also known as the Malassezia folliculitis, is a condition that causes normal breakouts on the surface of the skin. This condition is common in most of the cases. It usually occurs when the yeast bacteria, which is naturally present and lives under the skin, produces their growth on the lining of the hair follicles.

Ages affected - 20-30 years: More Often; 30-40 years: Often; 40+ years: Fewer


Symptoms may include rashes on the skin surface. Sometimes these rashes can swell up and dry causing them to itch and form red-like patches on the entire skin.

People may experience
Skin issues - unexplained redness, swelling, irritation, rash
Small breakouts - on the surface of the skin
Oily skin - bumpy and oily skin can be ruled out as a natural element


Self-care: For breakouts, try applying homemade creams or home-made solutions for better results. Itchiness and dryness can be removed after application of moisturizer.

Medications: For redness or swelling, antifungal drugs can be used for better results.

Specialists: For other kinds, consult a skin specialist. At mfine, we are here to help you with all your health-related problems and have a range of solutions for them.

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