Folliculitis Signs

Folliculitis is a skin condition caused by inflamed or infected hair follicles. It can occur at any age but is more common in adults. Folliculitis can cause small, painful spots or pustules to form where the hair grows out of the skin. It can affect anywhere that hair grows, but is most common on the face, scalp, thighs, underarms and groin. Many hair follicles in one area may be affected. Most cases of folliculitis are not serious and may go away on their own. Deeper forms may result in scarring or permanent hair loss if the follicle is damaged, but that is rare.