Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicles can occur when the skin is disrupted or inflamed due to a number of conditions, including acne, or injuries, friction from clothing, excessive sweating, or exposure to toxins. The symptoms vary and include small, red bumps or blisters around hair follicles, blisters filled with pus, or itching and tenderness of the involved area. When the deeper parts of the hair follicle are involved a painful lump or mass may be felt.
Ladies and gentlemen if you shave or exfoliate. Please change your razors regularly and wash your exfoliant gloves or cloths regularly. If you keep them in the shower area it is a moist, warm environment and can breed bacteria which you then spread each time you shave or exfoliate. I am currently seeing more of this on clients, hence my post. I have seen it on legs, bikini’s underarms and on men’s cheeks and neck. Not a pretty picture I know.
If you have any of these symptoms please see your doctor for diagnosing and treatment.