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What Is Folliculitis and How Is It Treated?

Folliculitis is a skin condition where the follicle is inflammed due to some form of bacteria or infection. It can appear almost anywhere on the body but it usually appears on the legs, chest, or back. This is usually caused by a type of fungus such as Staphylococcus and there can be many different sources for obtaining the fungus. While some folks may think folliculitis comes about due to poor health or “being dirty” but this isn’t necessarily the case. Both unhealthy and very fit people can […]

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Can You Cure Hot Tub Folliculitis?

Folliculitis is becoming more and more common and as it turns out, most folks don’t ever realize they have or had it as it can often go away on its own. So, you might be asking, “what is folliculitis?”. Folliculitis is a red, rash-like condition on the surface of the skin or more frankly, an inflammation of the hair follicles. It not only appears almost acne-like but can be very itchy too. As far as the cause, there are many reasons for it but usually it’s a […]

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Treating Folliculitis

Most skin condition can be uncomfortable not to mention unsightly. In the case of folliculitis it is often the bumpy inflammation of the hair follicles combines with itching that makes this skin complaint one that can get you down. But the good news is that is it easy treated and can stay at bay providing you take the appropriate measures. The main cause of folliculitis is said to be down to some kind of irritation of the hair follicles. This may be as a result of using […]

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Causes of Folliculitis

A follicle refers to a crust or cavity from which the hair emerges on the surface of the skin. The term folliculitis is used to describe the inflamed condition of the hair. Depending upon the causal organism, folliculitis causes can be characterized as follows: Bacterial Folliculitis Fungal Folliculitis Viral Folliculitis Parasitic Folliculitis Bacterial folliculitis Bacterial folliculitis develops when bacteria enters the body through a cut, scrape, surgical incision, or multiplies in the skin near a hair follicle. The bacteria can get trapped and the infection may spread […]

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Types of Acne

Acne comes in many forms. Although most commonly found on the face, acne ranges from Mild to Severe and can be located anywhere on the body. Most frequently self-treated, mild cases are manageable. However, severe cases should be treated under the supervision of health professionals, such as dermatologists. Acne Vulgaris, translated as ‘common acne,’ is the most common type of acne. It is better known as blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules or cysts. Blackheads – Occur in partially blocked pores. Dead skin cells, bacteria, and sebum (the […]

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Scalp Acne Problems a How to Guide

Scalp acne, the mildest form of which is also known as scalp folliculitis, occurs more frequently than most people realize. Just about everyone knows what acne is and that it commonly breaks out on the face, chest, arms and on the back. But acne also appears on other parts of the body as well, and unless you’re someone with acne in one of these ‘other’ areas, you may not have realized this. Scalp acne and those similar to it, are often triggered during periods of great stress. […]

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Dry Skin Is No Picnic

Oh the itchiness, the flakiness, the tightness! Dry skin is no picnic. Dry skin doesn’t just come with the dry air of a cold winter, but any time of year. There are many contributing factors to dry skin. The main factor for this is that people are just too dehydrated. Water is essential for the body and for the skin. Flaky dry skin is a signal that your body is getting dehydrated and it’s time to fill up again. 8-10 glasses of water a day is needed […]

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Acne When It Becomes Severe

Acne Vulgaris We all know of common acne that is called acne vulgaris. But there are severe forms of acne that have different names. They are difficult to treat and cause lot of mental agony and skin scars. Let us find out something about the severe forms of acne. Acne Conglobata If acne vulgaris suddenly flares up and instead of settling down begins forming more inflammation and nodules with deep cysts that infect the deep insides it is called Acne Conglobata. You will find many body parts […]

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Understanding Folliculitis

Folliculitis is a skin complaint generally caused by a type of bacteria or fungus which affects the hair follicles. The inflammation of the skin can appear anywhere on the skin’s surface and often comes accompanied by itchiness and red blotches. Common areas of the body where follicultis appears are the legs, arms and chest. The cause of folliculitis is generally down to bacteria called Staphylococcus but this is not as a result of the person having poor cleanliness. Whether you are fit and healthy and squeaky clean, […]

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Treating Scalp Folliculitis

Folliculitis, generally speaking, is an inflammation of the hair follicles and can happen pretty much anywhere on the body. Although folliculitis usually happens around the legs, chest and/or back, one can also get scalp folliculitis. The way to identify folliculitis is by the red, puffy, sometimes puss-filled bumps at the base of hair follicles. They are often itchy so if left untreated, not only can they look unsightly, therefore causing embarassment by the sufferer, but can potentially cause scarring if scratched too much. Most people are baffled […]

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