Symptoms and Types of Folliculitis You Need to Know!

The following are some of the symptoms and types of the disease we usually encounter, problems with clogged hair follicles.
Check out the explanation below:

A. Signs and symptoms of folliculitis

In general, the symptoms experienced by folliculitis patients are the appearance of:

– A collection of red spots/bumps or white pimples (filled with pus) that appear around hair follicles
– Blisters filled with pus that can burst and scar
– Itching and burning sensation on the skin
– Pain in the skin
– A sizeable swelling on the surface of the skin

B. Type of Folliculitis

In particular, the symptoms of folliculitis can also be divided by type.
There are two main types of folliculitis, namely superficial folliculitis, and deep folliculitis.

1. Superficial folliculitis includes:

– Bacterial folliculitis
This type of folliculitis most often occurs with symptoms in the form of pimple-like bumps that itch and contain pus due to Staphylococcus aureus infection.

– Hot tub folliculitis (pseudomonal folliculitis)
It is characterized by symptoms in the form of a round red rash and itchy lumps that will appear, a day to two days after infection.
Hot tub folliculitis is caused by the bacterium pseudomonas, which is found in many places, including hot tubs and hot tubs where chlorine levels and pH are not properly regulated.

– Razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis barbae)
This type of folliculitis is also called barber’s itch which is characterized by skin irritation due to ingrown hairs. This condition can leave scars.

2. Deep folliculitis includes:

– Sycosis barbae
It often occurs in men who are just starting to shave. The symptoms are similar to those of barber’s itch folliculitis,
except that this type of folliculitis can cause the affected area to become permanently bald.

– Gram-negative folliculitis.
Caused by long-term antibiotic therapy for acne. The symptoms that arise are the appearance of a rash resembling pimples and blackheads,
which are relatively small in number.

– Boils (furuncles) and carbuncles.
This type occurs when the hair follicles become infected with Staphylococcus bacteria. Furuncles usually appear suddenly as pink or red bumps and are painful.
Meanwhile, carbuncles are a collection of furuncles.

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