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A 19-year-old female asked:

If my legs get irritated after shaving, or hair grows back (ingrown) after waxing (or epilator) does it mean i have folliculities?

1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not necessarily : Folliculitis is generally reserved for active infection in the hair follicle, where there would be a small pustule surrounded by redness, and it may spread to wider areas. Ingrown hairs may cause some mild redness from irritation or foreign body type reaction. Often this does progress to folliculitis, especially in areas of friction.

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Last updated Jun 19, 2019

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