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No...folliculitis is an inflammation and/or infection of hair follicles. It is not a form of herpes.
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I think it may be yeast fungus. A yeast shampoo from your doc may help. Take charge now. Your hair can fall out.
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Folliculitis is an inflammation or infection of the hair follicles. It's caused by bacteria (usually staphylococcus bacteria) that find their way...
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Folliculitis is red bumps and pus-filled sores in the follicles.
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There are many treatment options and skin care recipes for treating folliculitis. The specific treatment depends on the cause of the folliculitis...
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The diagnosis of folliculitis is generally based on the appearance of the skin. In some situations, a small skin biopsy may be used to help the...
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Complications are infrequent, since folliculitis is usually a self-limited skin condition. Rarely, the infected bumps may enlarge, causing an abscess...
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Most cases of folliculitis are completely curable. There are very uncommon, longstanding cases of folliculitis that may not be curable. Often these...
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Anyone can develop folliculitis wherever hair follicles are present on the body. The lesions in folliculitis most frequently involve the chest, back...
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Other medical conditions that can mimic folliculitis include keratosis pilaris, acne, milia (whiteheads), eczema, impetigo, atopic dermatitis, facial...
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The prognosis with folliculitis is very good. Overall, folliculitis tends to be an easily treated and curable skin condition. Typically, it is a...
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Hot tub folliculitis is a very common inflammation of the hair follicles on the trunk. It is seen a few days to weeks after someone has been soaking...
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Folliculitis is a common skin condition that appears as numerous small red or pink little bumps at hair follicles. It can cause a "chicken skin"...
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Folliculitis is a basic problem with inflammation of hair follicles. This inflammation may be caused by simple irritation, infections like bacteria...
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Prevention efforts include good skin hygiene, avoiding unsanitary hot tubs and pools, not sharing razors, avoiding shaving too closely, changing out...
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