@ skindiseaseinfo.com





Infectious folliculitis is an infection of the upper portion of the hair follicle, characterized by a follicular papule, pustule, erosion, or crust at the follicular infundibulum; the involvement can extend deeper to the entire length of the follicle (sycosis).


Causes:

Folliculitis develops when bacteria, such as Staphylococcus, or a fungus enters the body through a cut, scrape, surgical incision, or other break in the skin near a hair follicle. Scratching the affected area can trap fungus or bacteria under the fingernails and spread the infection to hair follicles on other parts of the body.


Symptoms:

* Rash (reddened skin area)
* Pimples or pustules located around a hair follicle *May crust over
* Typically occur on neck axilla, or groin area
* May present as genital lesions
* Itching skin

HOME | Skin Care | Skin Condition | Skin Foods


LINKS

Cosmetic Surgery

Brain Foods

Medical Dictionary



Stress Management

Visual Meditation



Wise Sayings

Good Relationship

Persuasion Skills



Joke and Humors

How 1 to 10