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What are symptoms of folliculitis?

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You may have:

These areas of your skin may be itchy, tender, and painful as well.

  • Groups of small red bumps like pimples, some with white heads on them
  • Blisters that break open, ooze, and become crusty
  • Large areas of red, swollen skin that may leak pus

From: What is Folliculitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Folliculitis.”

Medscape: “Hair Anatomy.”

DermNet New Zealand: “Folliculitis.”

Indiana University Bloomington Health Center: “Folliculitis.”

The International Foundation for Dermatology: “Management of Bacterial Infections of the Hair Follicles.”

Primary Care Dermatology Society: “Folliculitis and boils (furuncles/carbuncles).”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Folliculitis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Folliculitis.”

Medscape: “Hair Anatomy.”

DermNet New Zealand: “Folliculitis.”

Indiana University Bloomington Health Center: “Folliculitis.”

The International Foundation for Dermatology: “Management of Bacterial Infections of the Hair Follicles.”

Primary Care Dermatology Society: “Folliculitis and boils (furuncles/carbuncles).”

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: “Folliculitis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 02, 2018

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