Ingrown Hairs / Folliculitis

San Diego West Dermatology

Learn more about Ingrown Hairs / Folliculitis and how San Diego West Dermatology can help.
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About Ingrown Hairs / Folliculitis

What is It?

Folliculitis is a common skin condition in which hair follicles become damaged and inflamed. It's usually caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. At first it may look like small red bumps or white-headed pimples around hair follicles — the tiny pockets from which each hair grows.


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About Ingrown Hairs / Folliculitis

What Causes It?

Characteristics

  • Red pimples around areas having hair
  • Inflammation of the hair follicles
  • Caused by infection or chemical or physical irritation (e.g., shaving, fabrics)
  • Higher incidence among people with diabetes, the obese or those with compromised immune systems





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About Ingrown Hairs / Folliculitis

Common Treatments

Treatment

  • Topical antibiotics
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Antifungal medications
  • Eliminating the cause


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Providers

Our Approach & Expertise

We know how folliculitis can impact you, regardless of age. Not only does it affect your skin, but it can also make you self-conscious about your appearance. As your community skin and acne specialists, we’re here to provide support and answer all your questions. Our knowledgeable dermatologic experts work with you to minimize the effects of this condition and offer solutions that can be customized just for you. We'll also address all of your concerns and provide compassionate support throughout the entire process.

Healthy skin is our passion. Contact us today to find out how we can address your condition to improve both your skin and self-esteem.
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