What is folliculitis?folliculitis

Folliculitis is inflammation of the hair follicle(s).

What causes folliculitis?

Folliculitis is caused by damage to the follicle due to blockage of the follicle itself, shaving or rubbing from clothing. Typically the damaged follicles become infected with a type of bacteria.

Treatment for folliculitis?

Treatments for folliculitis may include either oral or topical antibiotics as well as a course of antifungal medications, which are used to control the infection. Of course in any situation prevention is the best course. Reducing friction from clothing, avoiding shaving the area if possible as well as keeping the area clean are the most important steps in prevention.