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Inflammation of a follicle or group of follicles.



an inflammation of a hair follicle caused primarily by staphylococci. Symptoms of folliculitis are redness and swelling, followed by the formation of a nodule having on its surface a pustule pierced by the hair. When only the orifice of the follicle is affected, ostial folliculitis results, which is usually resolved within a few days. A deep folliculitis, or a furuncle, develops when the tissues surrounding a follicle also become inflamed.

Treatment consists of wiping the skin around the pustules with a 2 percent solution of salicylic acid or camphor and covering them with a 2 percent solution of brilliant green or methylene blue.

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In clinical trials, the most common adverse reactions that occurred in 1% of subjects treated with Taclonex[R] Topical Suspension and at a rate higher than in subjects treated with vehicle were folliculitis and burning sensation of the skin.
Another report (22) suggests that the development of a chronic granulomatous folliculitis, following a herpes zoster infection, may be related to a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction to incompletely degraded varicella zoster envelope glycoproteins.
Folliculitis can occur most places on the skin but is particularly common in areas which have a large amount of hair.
A small number of patients with acne have scalp folliculitis, ie scalp acne.
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The approved indications include impetigo, folliculitis, pressure
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Nasal folliculitis - a deep infection of the bridge of the nose that can extend to the nostrils.
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Human immunodeficiency virus-associated eosinophilic folliculitis (HIV-EF) among homosexual men is a commonly reported dermatologic finding while only four cases in HIV-positive women have been documented in the literature to date.