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Folliculitis

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  • The follicles comprise the tissue from which the roots of body hairs grow.  When these follicles become infected and/or inflamed, this is known as folliculitis.

  • Burning and itching of the affected area of skin
  • Redness may be present

  • Staphylococcal infections especially in diabetics
  • Shaving razors' opening follicles
  • Gram-negative folliculitis of acne -- caused by antibiotics' killing off some of the acne bacteria, and allowing other bacteria to overgrow
  • Hot tubs -- Pseudomonas bacteria
  • Irritating oils -- cosmetics and those found at the work place
  • Tight-fitting clothes which block follicles
  • Corticosteroid medications
  • Yeast Infection on skin (called Pityrosporum orbiculare)
  • Sterile folliculitis seen in AIDS

  • Remove cause of irritation if known
  • Cleanse areas gently
  • Chemical soaks may be prescribed
  • Topical antibiotics especially Mupirocin (do not use Neosporin unless specifically recommended by a physician, as this sometimes makes it worse)
  • Antibiotics by mouth for staph infections
  • Hot tub folliculitis usually goes away by itself in 1-4 days -- if necessary, ciprofloxacin may be helpful.
  • Gram-negative folliculitis of acne -- can be treated with Accutane (this medication is given only under supervision of a physician)

  • Remove chemical irritant causes
  • Proper control of diabetes
  • Proper chlorination of hot tubs
  • If staphylococcal folliculitis is persistent, the person may be a carrier of staph in the nose, and may require a longer course of antibiotics to prevent recurrence.

  • Acne
  • Heat rash
  • Impetigo




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