How Long Does Folliculitis Last?

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Definition

Folliculitis is inflammation of one or more hair follicles. It can occur anywhere on the skin.


Alternative Names

Pseudofolliculitis barbae; Tinea barbae; Barber's itch


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, blockage of the follicle, or shaving. In most cases of folliculitis, the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria Staphylococcus (staph).

Barber's itch is a staph infection...

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