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1 Folliculitis by: Nicole Pitt https://hvelink.saintlukeshealthsystem.org/library/healthguide/en- us/images/media/medical/hw/nd jpg

2 What is folliculitis? Small, white headed pimples Small, white headed pimples Can result in hair loss or scarring Can result in hair loss or scarring Two types: superficial folliculitis and deep folliculitis Two types: superficial folliculitis and deep folliculitis Caused by a bacteria called staph Caused by a bacteria called staph

3 Causes Friction from shaving Friction from shaving Excessive perspiration Excessive perspiration Inflammatory skin conditions Inflammatory skin conditions Injuries to your skin Injuries to your skin Covering your skin with plastic dressings or adhesive tape Covering your skin with plastic dressings or adhesive tape Exposure to coal tar, pitch or creosote Exposure to coal tar, pitch or creosote

4 Symptoms of superficial folliculitis Clusters of small red bumps Clusters of small red bumps Pus-filled blisters Pus-filled blisters Itchy and tenderness Itchy and tenderness

5 Types of Superficial Folliculitis Staphylococcal folliculitis Pseudomonas folliculitis (hot tub folliculitis). Tinea barbae Pseudofolliculitis barbae Pityrosporum folliculitis Herpetic folliculitis

6 Symptoms of Deep folliculitis Large swollen bumps Large swollen bumps Pus-filled blisters Pus-filled blisters Lots of pain Lots of pain Possbile scars Possbile scars

7 Types of Deep folliculitis Gram-negative folliculitis Gram-negative folliculitis Boils and carbuncles Boils and carbuncles Eosinophilic folliculitis Eosinophilic folliculitis

8 Treatment Antibiotic applied to the skin or taken orally Antibiotic applied to the skin or taken orally For facial folliculitis: use an electric shaver, shaving gel, moisturizing after-shave For facial folliculitis: use an electric shaver, shaving gel, moisturizing after-shave

9 Risk factors Medical conditions that reduce your resistance to infection Medical conditions that reduce your resistance to infection A pre-existing skin condition A pre-existing skin condition Trauma to your skin from surgery Trauma to your skin from surgery Long-term antibiotic therapy for acne Long-term antibiotic therapy for acne Topical corticosteroid therapy Topical corticosteroid therapy Obesity Obesity Living in a warm, humid climate Living in a warm, humid climate

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