folliculitis

noun
fol·​lic·​u·​li·​tis | \ fə-ˌli-kyə-ˈlī-təs How to pronounce folliculitis (audio) \

Definition of folliculitis

: inflammation of one or more follicles especially of the hair

Examples of folliculitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those who get inflamed ingrown hairs, called folliculitis, your dermatologist can prescribe medication to help with the redness and pain. Hana Hong, Marie Claire, "Derms Weigh In on Reddit’s Weirdest Skin Confessions," 8 Nov. 2019 One diagnosed her with a yeast infection and the other with folliculitis, a condition caused by inflamed skin follicles. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "What to Know About Pemphigus Vulgaris, a Rare Disorder That Caused A Woman's Vulva To Swell and Blister," 29 July 2019 For instance, clusters of tiny, itchy bumps or pimples around hair follicles might indicate a condition known as folliculitis. Korin Miller, SELF, "9 Questions That Will Help You Decode That Skin Rash," 22 Mar. 2019 Vulvar acne shows up in red bumps, and is a form of folliculitis, which is an inflammation around the hair follicles. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "What Is Vaginal Acne, and How Do You Treat It?," 3 Dec. 2018 Pain and little bumps around the follicle, called traction folliculitis, are the first signs that a style is too tight. Crystal Martin, ajc, "What black women need to know about hair loss," 8 Apr. 2018 Pain and little bumps around the follicle, called traction folliculitis, are the first signs that a style is too tight. Crystal Martin, ajc, "What black women need to know about hair loss," 8 Apr. 2018 Pain and little bumps around the follicle, called traction folliculitis, are the first signs that a style is too tight. Crystal Martin, ajc, "What black women need to know about hair loss," 8 Apr. 2018 Meanwhile, the annual number of Pseudomonas folliculitis outbreaks decreased by an average of 22% per year. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Parasites and bacteria may be lurking in hotel pools, hot tubs, CDC warns," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of folliculitis

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for folliculitis

New Latin, from folliculus + -itis

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“Folliculitis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/folliculitis. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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folliculitis

noun
fol·​lic·​u·​li·​tis | \ fə-ˌlik-yə-ˈlīt-əs How to pronounce folliculitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of folliculitis

: inflammation of one or more follicles especially of the hair

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