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Understanding Folliculitis

Folliculitis is a skin complaint generally caused by a type of bacteria or fungus which affects the hair follicles. The inflammation of the skin can appear anywhere on the skin’s surface and often comes accompanied by itchiness and red blotches. Common areas of the body where follicultis appears are the legs, arms and chest. The cause of folliculitis is generally down to bacteria called Staphylococcus but this is not as a result of the person having poor cleanliness. Whether you are fit and healthy and squeaky clean, […]

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Treating Scalp Folliculitis

Folliculitis, generally speaking, is an inflammation of the hair follicles and can happen pretty much anywhere on the body. Although folliculitis usually happens around the legs, chest and/or back, one can also get scalp folliculitis. The way to identify folliculitis is by the red, puffy, sometimes puss-filled bumps at the base of hair follicles. They are often itchy so if left untreated, not only can they look unsightly, therefore causing embarassment by the sufferer, but can potentially cause scarring if scratched too much. Most people are baffled […]

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