Folliculitis is an infection that starts in a single hair follicle. This is usually caused by bacteria..

 

Symptoms of folliculitis

  • Pustules 
  • Burning and itching
  • Pain on touching the hair follicle
  • Chronic infection can infect the surrounding skin causing redness and crusting

 

Treatment of folliculitis

  • Antibiotic tablets
  • Antibiotic creams 
  • Steroid creams 
  • Antimicrobial washes 

 

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