Folliculitis


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folliculitis

[fa‚lik·yə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of a follicle or group of follicles.

Folliculitis

 

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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