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  • Sara Wood


Folliculitis is an inflammation of the hair follicle that often results from trauma or infection. Folliculitis can occur anywhere on the body where there are hair follicles. They are often red or white papules or pustules that can burst and drain. Most cases of folliculitis resolve with supportive care and good hygiene, but in non-resolving cases, topical antibiotics and rarely oral antibiotics may be required.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda Selk
    • 1
  • Sara Wood
    • 2
  1. 1.Women’s College Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.OBGYN Residency Program, Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyMercy Hospital St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

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