Superficial inflammation of a follicle, usually a hair follicle, caused by infection, local trauma, or chemical irritation (1)
Can occur anywhere on the body where hair is found
Recent use of hot tubs, swimming pools, topical corticosteroids, certain hair styling and shaving practices, antibiotics or systemic steroids
History of STDs (specifically sy...
Lesions usually resolve spontaneously.
Avoid shaving and waxing affected areas (5)[C].
Warm compresses may be applied TID.
Systemic antibiotics are typically unnecessary.
Resistant cases should be followed every 2 weeks until cleared.
One return visit in 2 weeks if symptoms abate
Bachet JB, Peuvrel L, Bachmeyer C, et al. Folliculitis induced by EGFR inhibitors, preventive and curative efficacy of tetracyclines in the management and incidence rates according ...
L73.9 Follicular disorder, unspecified
L66.2 Folliculitis decalvans
L73.8 Other specified follicular disorders
L01.02 Bockhart’s impetigo
704.8 Other specified diseases of hair and hair fol...
Folliculitis lesions are typically 1- to 5-mm clusters of pruritic erythematous papules and pustules.
Most commonly due to S. aureus. If community has increased incidence of MRSA, consi...
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