Mina Swofford M.D.
Barbara Sturm M.D.
Rebecca L. Bushong M.D.
2101 Jackson St. #205
Anderson, IN 46016
(765) 683-3160

 

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being.  For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics.  Enter your diagnosis in the search box for valuable material.  The most common skin conditions are conveniently listed on the right side of the page.

You may also access our Vivacare Patient Library for printable handouts regarding skin conditions and procedures by clicking the link below:

www.minaswofford.fromyourdoctor.com

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Folliculitis is an inflammation of one or more hair follicles. It appears as a rash or white-headed pimples or pustules near a hair follicle. It can occur anywhere on the body, but typically affects hairy areas, such as the neck or groin. Follicles can be damaged from repeated friction (such as rubbing of too tight clothes) or a blockage of the hair follicle (for instance, from shaving). In most cases, follicles become infected with the Staphylococcus bacteria.

There are two types of folliculitis:

Superficial Folliculitis affects the upper area of the hair follicle and may cause red, inflamed skin, small clusters of red bumps, blisters that break open and crust over and/or itchiness and tenderness. When the infection occurs in men's beards, it is called Barber's Itch.. When it is caused by a fungal infection, it is known as Tinea Barbae (ringworm).

Deep Folliculitis affects the entire follicle from its deepest parts under the skin to the surface of the skin. This less-common form of folliculitis is seen in people who are undergoing chronic acne antibiotic treatment, people with HIV or people with boils and carbuncles.

Generally, folliculitis is treated with antifungal medications.


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Mina Swofford M.D.
Barbara Sturm M.D.
Rebecca L. Bushong M.D.
2101 Jackson St. #205
Anderson, IN 46016
(765) 683-3160

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