Do you want to know the symptoms of folliculitis? If yes, navigate through this piece to learn more on the same.
Anyone with hair follicles on their bodies can develop Folliculitis. Look at your body – the arms, legs, buttocks, cheeks, neck, face, thighs and chest and back all have hair! There is no escaping this disease unless you are clean and hygienic. Folliculitis is a skin condition responsible for the inflammation of hair follicles. They appear like small bumps/blisters/boils all over the body and range from as few as around ten and can form in the hundreds. The boils are surrounded by light red ‘halos’ that are a sign of infection. Exposing the top of the scab will reveal a small coiled hairs within and sometimes even acne and whiteheads. Though this disease is not harmful in any way, it is definitely displeasing to the eye. This skin condition usually heals by itself or by simply applying antibacterial creams or lotions. Browse the sections that follow for more details on Folliculitis.
Signs & Symptoms Of Folliculitis
There are different types of Folliculitis, and each one of these has varied symptoms depending on kind of infection.
Pseudomonas Folliculitis (hot tub type)
As the name suggests, this bacteria thrives in hot tubs where chlorine and pH is not regulated. If you see a red rash that later transforms into pus filled blisters, then you’ve contracted the infection. Wearing a well protected swimsuit helps in keeping the contaminated water out. However, one can still be at risk as rashes can form in unguarded areas.
Treatment is required only when the symptoms of Folliculitis doesn’t disappear after a few days and becomes extremely aggravating causing itching all over the body. It could be mistaken for some other disease and hence, a doctor must be consulted for a proper diagnosis.
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