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I had an infected follicle that has then healed without scarring, but the spot that it was at has been itching for 6 months now. Any help?

That's A Real _Itch. The hair follicle has little glands in it that secrete stuff that's supposed to lubricate the hair shaft as it grows.If the follicle gets plugged,like with too much of that "sebum"(like too much wax in an ear)it can really irritate and the hair may be having a hard time of it.After that infection it may be causing irritation that you experience as itching,or it might be part of a healing process. Read more...

If I have an infected hair follicle (folliculitis) on my leg, can I spread it to someone else merely by shared bedding that the follicle touched?

Not likely. Folliculits would not be contagious in the way you described. I trust that you are keeping the area clean and using a topic antibiotic ointment, like neosporin. If it spreads to other hair follicles, it would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...

I have an infected hair follicle on my leg which I've read is folliculitis and is contagious. If my 6 month old gets it, can it be dangerous to him?

Soap and water. Even if your son is in direct contact, it is unlikely he will develop a skin infection. A layer of clothing should be fine. Keep the area washed clean daily and if not getting better, see your doctor for help. Read more...