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an inflammation of the hair follicles, which are the small pouches in the skin
from which hairs grow. When hair follicles are irritated, they can become inflamed or infected.
Folliculitis can develop on any part of the body that
has hair. But it is most common on the beard area, arms, back, buttocks, and legs.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerAmy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
Current as ofOctober 12, 2015
Current as of:
October 12, 2015
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
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