10 Folliculitis Symptoms

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Itching

The inflammation and bumps caused by the inflamed hair follicle may cause the entire affected area to itch or even burn.1‘Folliculitis.’ Mayo Clinic, 18 August 2020, https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/folliculitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20361634 This symptom can be made worse by itching the affected areas, and scratching may cause the infection to spread.

This is also where treatment is important as the appropriate medications, such as topical creams, may not only work to reduce inflammation but also may help with the associated discomfort.

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