Scalp Folliculitis is an infection or inflammation of the hair follicles, the small sacs beneath the skin from which hair develops and grows. The infection is usually caused by bacteria. Scalp folliculitis generally presents as patches of small itchy, inflamed bumps, which may resemble a red rash. If the condition progresses, these itchy pustules can develop into large, infected, pus-filled bumps. This advanced case represents an infection of part of, or the entire hair follicle. It can lead to permanent side effects such as scarring or hair loss. Though anyone can develop scalp folliculitis, sufferers often have a an oily scalp, or regularly wear tight-fitting hats or a helmet. Scalp folliculitis is also far more common in very hot and humid weather..
Treating scalp folliculitis requires diligent infection control and inflammation relief. This condition can best be avoided by using mild, fragrance and dye-free shampoo and washing hair regularly. Because scratching of the scalp will only worsen the condition, the urge to scratch should be resisted. Keep the scalp uncovered whenever possible, allowing the skin to breathe..
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‡ Expected product performance is based on customer experiences, as stated in customer feedback submitted over a seven-year period (as of September 4, 2012). The most reported period of time to see improvement is 1 day. * Based on bacterial viability assay testing performed using a Becton Dickinson FACSCalibur™. Products tested were Bacitracin and triple antibiotic ointment.