Having small red bumps or pimples near the base of your hair can be a sign of folliculitis. This skin condition can be irritating and difficult to look at. Luckily, there are steps you can take to clear it and restore the beauty of your skin. Here at Sagebrush Dermatology, we can provide you with an evaluation and recommendations for treating this condition quickly. Schedule in Mesa, Arizona today.
What Is Folliculitis?
Folliculitis is a hair infection that develops due to bacteria or fungus. Several factors could increase your risk of developing this condition. These include:
- Being in an improperly maintained hot tub.
- Shaving, plucking, or waxing.
- Wearing tight clothing or equipment.
- Certain topical medications, such as coal tar.
- Weight gain.
What Are the Symptoms?
Symptoms of folliculitis vary. You may not feel anything. Sometimes, the infection can cause itchy skin. It’s also possible for your skin to feel painful.
How to Treat Folliculitis
Acne-like breakouts caused by this condition tend to go away on their own so long as you maintain a healthy immune system and stop engaging in what caused folliculitis. For fast relief, applying a warm compress 3-4 times per day is recommended.
If your condition is caused by shaving, plucking, or waxing, you’ll want to stop doing these things for 30 days. These and other recommendations as well as treatment options can be provided during your visit to our Mesa office.
Schedule Treatment for Folliculitis in Mesa, Arizona
Whether it’s a hair or skin infection, our team at Sagebrush Dermatology is ready to help. We offer a range of dermatologic solutions to help you feel your best. You can connect with us today by filling out the form below or giving our office a call at 480-681-DERM (3376).