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Folliculitis

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What is Folliculitis?

Folliculitis is an inflammation of your hair follicle, often (but not always) caused by a bacterial infection. It can occur on any area of skin where hair follicles are present — including the scalp.

If you have folliculitis, you will notice the formation of tiny pustules at the affected follicle openings. The condition can cause intense itching and tenderness. But try not to scratch — this can result in your hair being shed prematurely.

Treatment for Folliculitis

Most types of folliculitis are easily treated with topical antiseptics, such as creams and lotions, or oral antibiotics. However, the condition may recur once it has been cleared.

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