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Folliculitis

MECHANICSVILLE, VA (WWBT) -

Dr. Ruth Latham is treating folliculitis, the superficial bacterial infection of hair follicles.

The symptoms are red small raised bumps.  They are tender and itchy. The bumps may produce pus  and are common in areas that are shaved.

Causes are swimming or sitting in a pool, spa, or hot tub where the water has not been properly disinfected to kill bacteria or fungus.

Apply a warm compress three times a day, and topical antibiotic ointment.  Do not try to shave this area.

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