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Is folliculitis contagious?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology
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In brief: No.

"no" to other people, but may be "yes" to yourself-it might spread from one area to another.

In brief: No.

"no" to other people, but may be "yes" to yourself-it might spread from one area to another.
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
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Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology

In brief: Folliculitis

Folliculitis is caused by a bacterial infection down in the air unit or follicle.
This infection can because by many different types of bacteria and can be passed between people and/or partners by direct contact. This all depends on the sensitivities of the person who encounters t bacteria. Some people already have resistance to most of the strains and will not catch the disease.

In brief: Folliculitis

Folliculitis is caused by a bacterial infection down in the air unit or follicle.
This infection can because by many different types of bacteria and can be passed between people and/or partners by direct contact. This all depends on the sensitivities of the person who encounters t bacteria. Some people already have resistance to most of the strains and will not catch the disease.
Dr. Joseph Bark
Dr. Joseph Bark
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