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.

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