November 25, 2015

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Folliculitis facts

  • Folliculitis is a very common, benign skin disorder that appears as pinpoint red bumps sometimes with a small dot of pus at the top.
  • Folliculitis affects people of all ages, from babies to seniors.
  • The numerous smooth little red bumps form around hair follicles and are most common on the face, scalp, chest, back, buttocks, and legs.
  • Folliculitis is often seen in otherwise healthy people, it's easily curable in most cases, and frequently clears on its own without treatment, though it may require ongoing maintenance therapy.
  • Antibacterial over-the-counter medications containing benzoyl peroxide are often used to treat folliculitis, but resistant cases may need antibiotic pills to clear the skin.
  • Good skin hygiene and proper shaving techniques have been shown to prevent folliculitis. Continue Reading
Reviewed on 2/25/2015