Different Types Of Folliculitis

Folliculitis can transpire anywhere on hair-bearing skin.

Infected Hair Follicles On Scalp

Infected Hair Follicles On Scalp

There are a few explicit types of folliculitis. You can find a list of other types at DermNet NZ.


  • Sycosis barbae – is a chronic, uncooperative folliculitis in the beard area of men and there is swelling of the surrounding skin area. The upper lip is especially susceptible in cases who are subjected to long-term nasal discharge from inflammation of the nasal sinus or hay fever. In men, sycosis is frequently caused by shaving damage. Sycosis barbae is distinguished by burning, itching, and pus-filled pimples of the hair follicles that are painful.


  • Hot tub folliculitis – This condition is prompt by infected hair follicles on scalp due to a bacterium called Pseudomonas aeruginosin. The bacterium is frequently found in hot tubs and water slides. Hot tub folliculitis materializes on the skin in the formation of a rash, in common with chicken pox and then advances to become visible as a pimple. Usually, the rash does not need specific treatment and will disappear on its own.


  • Gram-negative folliculitis – is a pustular rash resembling acne.This is a kind of folliculitis that can transpire after acne has been treated with antibiotics for a long period of time. Gram-negative bacteria include, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Serratia marcescens,Escherichia coli, Klebsiella and Proteus species.


  • Pseudofolliculitis – Results from the body hairs that become ingrown normally due to plucking of hairs, shaving, or waxing . The ingrown hairs result in swollen bumps and/or pimples. Any areas of the skin that are shaved can experience pseudofolliculitis such as the scalp, face,legs or neck.


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