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Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicles, which are the small pouches in the skin from which hairs grow. When hair follicles are irritated, they can become inflamed or infected.
Folliculitis can develop on any part of the body that has hair. But it is most common on the beard area, arms, back, buttocks, and legs.
Current as of:
March 3, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica MD - Family MedicineAmy McMichael MD - Dermatology
Current as of: March 3, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Amy McMichael MD - Dermatology
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