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can obesity cause hair folliculitis

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Still be: This is probably mild perifolliculitis but see dermatologist to really find out.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Folliculitis/acne: folliculitis and acne may both become infected by bacterial contamination. The benzoyl peroxide will help for acne; however, the folliculitis may requ ... Read More
Dr. Robert Sterling
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BrightSideOfPeroxide: Well, think about it a second.Folliculitis is an inflammation or infection of the hair follicle, which is the generation point of the hair.So it follo ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: A folliculitis is an inflammation of the follicles usually associated with superficial bacterial infection. Burning of the glans is likely due to ano ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Ling
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Bumps: If there are bumps and swollen lymph nodes... it is possible that you may have an infection. Please call you physician to have it checked out. You may ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Go for it: If you can actually see the hair,try teasing it out with a clean sterile needle.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Ingrown hair: Ingrown hairs are common in the pubic area, created by shaving or the friction from underwear. They can appear as pimple like bumps. Applying warm c ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Follicular infection: these can be infected. You need to have this clarified with your physician. You may have to see a dermatologist.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
Folliculitis : Folliculitis is an infection in the hair follicles. Each hair on your body grows out of a tiny pouch called a follicle. You can have folliculitis on a ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Pics: This is what it looks like: http://www.dermnetnz.org/acne/folliculitis.html
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: The hair bearing areas are tolerant to some localized disturbance & will often regrow hair after the inflammation settles down.If significant scarring ... Read More

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