eosinophilic folliculitis in scalp, pubic, bacterial, pseudomonas Folliculitis, Treatment for Folliculitis
What is Folliculitis?
Folliculitis is an infection in a hair follicle, which is an opening in the skin that contains the hair root. It presents as itchy or tender papules and pustules.Extensive, itchy folliculitis of the upper trunk and limbs should alert one to the possibility of underlying HIV infection. Folliculitis can affect anyone, at any age.
Folliculitis looks like a small, pus-filled pimple, usually around the base of a hair. Folliculitis can be spread from one person to another because the bacteria that cause it are contagious.
Folliculitis is most likely to appear on the arms, armpits, legs, or on the scalp. Men who shave are more likely to develop folliculitis on the face.
Folliculitis can result in a painful skin abscess called a boil. A boil is a pocket below the skin's surface that contains pus and feels warm to the touch. It is rare, however, for folliculitis to cause a serious skin infection.
What causes Folliculitis ?
This is probably caused by the ability of shaved hair to grow back into the skin, especially if the hair is naturally curly.Here are the causes of Folliculitis:
- Chronic skin conditions, such as eczema or dermatitis
- Wearing tight clothing
- Living in unsanitary conditions
- Heat and humidity
- Staphylococcal infection in the nasal passages
Folliculitis can be treatment by applying an over-the-counter topical antibiotic cream or ointment to the affected area. If the infection covers a large area or multiple areas, your doctor may prescribe an oral antibiotic.
If the folliculitis is caused by a fungal infection, your doctor will prescribe antifungal drugs and topical treatments.
Types of Folliculitis
- contagious folliculitis
- chronic folliculitis
- pseudo folliculitis or pseudomonas folliculitis
- penis folliculitis
- eosinophilic pustular folliculitis or eosinophilic folliculitis
- genital folliculitis
- bacterial folliculitis
- pubic folliculitis
- scalp folliculitis
- pityrosporum folliculitis
- deep folliculitis
- canine folliculitis
- vagina folliculitis
- fungal folliculitis
- staphylococcal folliculitis
- candidal folliculitis
- herpetic folliculitis
- vulvar folliculitis