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Is Folliculitis Painful
Little skin bumps: Folliculitis is inflammation of hair follicles. Follicles are tiny canals that extend down into the skin, and many contain an oil gland, and a hair follicle.Men have more hairs than women. The folliculits can be caused by a bacteria germ, but most often there is no germ. Waxing, shaving and oily lotions can cause clogged pores and then inflammation, or folliculitis. It may itch or hurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Folliculitis is a condition in which one or more hair follicles are swollen. It can occur anywhere on the skin, and usually occurs when the hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, shaving, or blockage of the follicle, and a bacterial infection may follow. Common symptoms may include a rash, itching, and ...Read more
Small cluster of red bumps on back in 2 places. They are itchy and somewhat painful. Has had them for three days. Folliculitis? Calamine lotion?
Bumps unknown: If the bumps are itchy and painful, they could even represent a herpes outbreak. It's extremely difficult to determine what they are by your description. Calamine lotion at best just soothes superficially -- it will do nothing for the underlying reason why the breakouts are happening. ...Read more
What causes a painful scalp at the point of growth of unusual coarse, thick, black hairs? Been a few years, no pimple/pus sacs. Future=folliculitis?:(
Still be: This is probably mild perifolliculitis but see dermatologist to really find out. ...Read more
Itchy painful bumps on scalp. Went to dermatologist , diagnosed w/ folliculitis, finished round of antibiotics. Still there!! Please help!!
Inflammation: Folliculitis (Inflammation of the hair follicle) can be caused by bacteria or fungus. It can be difficult to treat. I would try using an anti-fungal shampoo like Selsun Blue. Doxycycline has great anti-inflammatory properties (along with the antibacterial properties of the antibiotic). If you needed to go on this you could stay on it for long periods without problems (except upset stomach etc) ...Read more
I've small red pimples on buttocks , non itchy, non painful, is that folliculitis or keratosis pilaris??? How to treat??
Alpha hydroxy acids: Try gentle exfoliation with a non-scratchy granule-containing body wash. Apply body lotion that contains alpha hydroxy acids to smooth the skin. ...Read more