Folliculitis in Groin Pictures - 2 Photos & Images

Folliculitis is the inflammation of the hair follicles on the skin caused by a bacterial, fungal or viral infection. The bacterial agent often responsible for folliculitis is Staphylococcusaureus. The infection can be shallow or deep depending on the extent of disease. It can affect people at any age, though it is more common during adolescence. In fact, acne, which usually develops during teenage years, is a type of folliculitis. It can be characterized by pus-filled bumps surrounding the hair follicle, which becomes small red spots when the pus is already drained. It also produces a “chicken skin” appearance on the affected area. A furuncle or a boil may also develop when the inflammationreaches the sebaceous gland. It may develop in any hair-bearing areas of the skin, but it usually affects the chest, back, buttocks and lower limbs.

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