Folliculitis Quiz

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Folliculitis is a pain! Learn all about the causes, effective treatments and why you should be wary of hot tubs!

Folliculitis is an infection of:

Infection occurs when a damaged hair follicle becomes clogged by bacteria, fungus, yeast or oils.

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How can you avoid damaging hair follicles?

Hair follicles are damaged very often and probably without you even noticing, so it's difficult to avoid.

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Severe cases of folliculitis can lead to permanent blindness.

Blindness is not a concern but it can lead to permanent baldness.

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Hair follicles appear everywhere on your body except:

No hair grows on your palms, the soles of your feet, or any mucous membranes, which include your lips.

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Folliculitis is most often caused by the common bacteria known as staph.

Staph is a common germ found on even the healthiest of people.

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Infections can also occur when these substances enter the follicle:

Luckily, yeast and fungus infections are highly treatable.

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Mild folliculitis heals on its own in about two months.

Mild cases usually clear up in about two weeks.

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These types of creams treat the cause of the infection:

Antibiotic or antifungal creams can treat the area but if your infection is on the scalp, a medicated shampoo is the best option.

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Hot tubs can cause folliculitis:

If the water in the hot tub doesn't have appropriate pH and chlorine levels, you can get hot tub folliculitis.

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A doctor can treat more severe cases of folliculitis with:

Antibiotics and antifungal pills can clear up the problem but if it reoccurs there are more drastic treatments like laser hair removal.

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