What is folliculitis?

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Folliculitis is the inflammation of one or more hair follicles. The condition may occur anywhere on the skin.1


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What causes folliculitis?

Bacteria does. Hormones can to. Folliculitis has nothing to do with internal organs or anything like that.

How is folliculitis diagnosed?

based on the patient's medical history and observations. Laboratory analysis of the substance drained from a pustule can be used to distinguish bacterial folliculitis from fungal folliculitis.

How do you cure folliculitis?

you cant

Can folliculitis cause a false positive hsv2 result?

No, folliculitis will note cause a false positive HSV2 result.

How is fungal folliculitis treated?

The drug griseofulvin (Fulvicin) and topical antifungal medications are used to treat fungal folliculitis.

What is the prognosis for patients with folliculitis?

If properly treated, the symptoms of bacterial folliculitis generally disappear in about two weeks. Fungal folliculitis should clear up within six weeks. But it can worsen if the condition is misdiagnosed

How can you tell the difference between Staphylococcal folliculitis and Pseudomonas folliculitis?

Telling the DifferenceYou can tell the difference by the area of the body that is affected.

What is follicleitis?

If you mean folliculitis, it is the inflaming of hair follicles.

What are the characteristics of folliculitis?

Small, yellowish-white blister-like lumps (pustules) surrounded by narrow red rings are usually present with both bacterial folliculitis and fungal folliculitis. Hair can grow through or alongside of the pustules, which sometimes ooze blood-stained pus

What can folliculitis sometimes lead to?

can cause boils and, in rare instances, serious skin infections. Bacteria from folliculitis can enter the blood stream and travel to other parts of the body.

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What are the two skin disease caused by bacteria?

impetigo and folliculitis

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