What is Folliculitis?
Folliculitis is the infection of a hair follicle. It could be caused by either bacteria or fungus. And in appearance it’s either a concentration of red bumps, or pus-filled pimple. It can happen anywhere you have hair – legs, arms, torse, pubic area and underarms even. Trust us when we say this, it can get painful very fast. You might need an external incision if the pus gets worse.
Now there could be several causes:
1. Shaving and waxing can damage hair follicle and lead to infected ingrown hair
2. Wearing tight clothes can create an environment for yeast or bacteria to grow; for instance, tight yoga pants during a sweaty workout
3. Getting into an unclean dirty hot tub can also lead to infection of follicles