What Is Folliculitis?

Folliculitis is an infection caused by fungus or bacteria that affects the hair follicles. It is most commonly found on the face, scalp, thighs, and groin, though it can develop on any part of the body that has hair. It looks like a small pimple and may itch or burn and is usually irritated. Treatment for Folliculitis typically involves a laser treatment that may be covered by your insurance.

Folliculitis Signs and Symptoms

Folliculitis signs and symptoms include:

  • Clusters of small red bumps or white-headed pimples that develop around hair follicles
  • Pus-filled blisters that break open and crust over
  • Red and inflamed skin
  • Itchy or burning skin
  • Tenderness or pain
  • A large swollen bump or mass

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