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Causes, Effects, And Treatment Of Folliculitis

About


Folliculitis is the inflammation which affects the follicle of hair.


It is a very familiar disease usually seen in obese people. [1]


- Medical help is required if there is fever, skin irritation or bumps with bad odor.
- Occurs in both males and females.
- Lab tests are not necessary for this disease.
- It can be acute or chronic.


This disease generally occurs on the hairy part of your skin. The hair follicle is affected in folliculitis. It appears like a rash or acne. Armpits, neck, buttocks are the main regions where you can see the small bumps of folliculitis as these parts undergo friction.
Ages affected - People of any age suffer from this disease.


Causes



Staph bacteria generally cause this disease. Folliculitis can spread through the items of a contaminated person like soap, towel, clothes etc.


Symptoms


Self-diagnosable
Small bumps of red, yellow or white color accompanied by soreness, pus, swelling, and itching will occur on the skin.


People may experience
Small bumps- small bumps of red, yellow or red color are seen on the skin.
Itching- skin surrounding the bumps will experience itching.
Soreness- the bumps will have an effect of pain.
Pus- pus is filled in the bumps.


Treatment


Self-care: avoid wearing tight-fitting clothes and do not share belongings with anyone.


Medication: Antibiotics and Antihistamines are prescribed by the doctors to cure this disease.
Specialist: contact dermatologist for any kind of problem. You can get highly experienced dermatologists at Mfine to help you recover fast.

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