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How can hair follicles become infected with rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Inflamed skin, a feature of rosacea, can increase the risk for infected hair follicles. A hair follicle is a gland in the skin that produces an individual hair. When follicles in the skin become inflamed, small, pus-filled blisters called pustules may form. These pustules can become infected and cause itchiness. This infection is called folliculitis. Your doctor has effective treatments to relieve the itching.

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