Advertisement

What is folliculitis?

Folliculitis is a common skin condition in which hair follicles (the tiny pockets from which hair grows) become inflamed. It is usually caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. At first the condition may look like small red bumps or white-headed pimples around the hair follicles. It can develop into pus-filled blisters that break open and crust over, or appear as a red and swollen bump.

Continue Learning about Hair Diseases (Hair Disorders)

Uncombable Hair Syndrome—It’s a Real Thing
Uncombable Hair Syndrome—It’s a Real Thing
Besides a great sense of humor and a touch of brilliance, what does the 102-year-old comedian Professor Irwin Corey (“Without this great land of ours,...
Read More
What causes trichodynia?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
It's unknown what causes trichodynia. Because it often presents in conjunction with depression, anxi...
More Answers
How do hair disorders affect women differently than men?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
Some hair disorders, such as hirsutism, can have a more profound affect on a woman's emotional well ...
More Answers
What are causes of hair disorders?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Because of so many different hair disorders there are a variety of different causes. For instance, e...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.