Inflamed hair follicles can happen to anyone at any time. Painfully obvious clusters of bumps begin to appear, seemingly out of nowhere. Skin irritation, infections and visible sores follow suit. If not treated in time, it can lead to a devastating and permanent loss of hair, and result in more severe infections.
Hair follicles are the parts of the skin that house and protect individual strands of hair, and play an important role in protecting the skin from the environment. Taking excellent care of the follicles can be the most important step in maintaining and keeping a full head of hair.
Over time, follicles are exposed to a number of risk factors for developing folliculitis. Inflammation could result from any combination of:
- Bacterial infection
- Fungal infection
- Exposure to chemical irritants
- Improper shaving techniques
- Blockage from a combination of sebum, dead skin and dirt
It’s a frankly common condition that requires diagnosis from a medical professional to accurately tackle. Consider contacting Advanced Hair Studio today for a Complimentary Advanced Hair Check.
Types Of Folliculitis
The most common types of folliculitis are:
- Bacterial folliculitis: one of the most common, occurs from infection by the staphylococcus aureus bacteria
- Razor bumps: when shaving too close, men and women can develop ingrown hairs, which in turn can lead to the development of razor bumps
- Pityrosproum folliculitis: the onset of itchy red pustules resulting from a yeast infection
Symptoms of Hair Follicle Inflammation
The causes of folliculitis are varied, and the symptoms will be too. These symptoms, which may appear all over the body, can include:
- Patches of painful, reddish bumps
- Swollen, tender skin
- White sores weeping pus
- Patches of unsightly, crusty skin
- Carbuncles, boils weeping pus
How We Can Help Take Care of Your Follicles
Treatment options are tailored to the cause of the inflammation. Keeping the area clean and healthy with a nutritious diet and proactive skincare routine is the first step to overcoming folliculitis.
Topical creams, pills and other remedies may be used to combat bacterial and fungal infections, as well as the resultant swelling. Take care to avoid further irritating skin, including by shaving during the recovery phase.
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