Folliculitis is an inflammation of skin that causes a lot of inconvenience to patients. Although condition is not serious, its treatment and care cannot be ignored. Let's learn about symptoms of folliculitis and the issues to look out for in your daily routine.
What is folliculitis
This is a red papular or papulo-pustular rash centered on hair follicle, sometimes pustule bursts and scabs form, itching and pain are possible. Folliculitis develops deeply and in severe cases, there may be swollen lymph nodes, fever, and headache.
Causes of folliculitis
Bacterial infection: The most common pathogenic bacteria are Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, etc. After penetrating hair follicles, it causes local inflammation, forming folliculitis.
Folliculitis. Folliculitis caused by fungi usually occurs in areas of seborrhea. When sebum secretion is strong, dirt, such as dust, easily adheres, resulting in clogged pores and infection.
It usually occurs on scalp, neck, chest, back and buttocks of human body. It appears as a red papule in center of hair follicle, sometimes with white pustules at top and a blush along edge, about 2-5 mm in diameter. Papules tend to turn into pustules that contain white or yellowish-white pus that squirm after rupture, and sometimes pus and blood ooze after rupture. People with folliculitis may experience itching, soreness, or pain in affected area.
Danger of folliculitis
01. Affects appearance
The most intuitive is effect on appearance of patient, because this disease is prone to hairy parts such as head, face, neck and limbs. It starts as a red full papule and then tip quickly turns into a papular abscess, and then Dryness , crusts, many rashes, can appear in batches, do not merge with each other, have hard lumps, so everyone should pay attention to this disease as early as possible.
After development of folliculitis, severe itching occurs. Folliculitis on head will stimulate hair roots and cause severe pain, which will bring some physical anguish. Many patients with folliculitis are not treated on time or inadequately. It will recur and form chronic folliculitis, which is even more harmful for patients.
Folliculitis develops deeply without timely treatment, leading to perifollicular inflammation, which is also called a boil. If you squeeze a boil located on nose and lips, it is easy to cause blood to enter brain and cause suppuration. Thrombophlebitis or brain abscess, severe cases can lead to to death.
How to treat folliculitis
Stay positive: don't get nervous or depressed.
Pay attention to your diet: drink less alcohol, eat less spicy and stimulating foods, eat less fatty foods, eat more vegetables and fruits, increase your vitamins, and maintain smooth stools.
Intensify exercise. Strengthen exercise, improve physical fitness and increase resistance, which can prevent invasion of bacteria and viruses and keep everyone healthy.