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 Basically, fungal acne is just one form of folliculitis. Sara Coughlin, SELF, 27 Oct. 2021 The first wash of its kind, Microbiome Balancing Cleanser is specifically formulated to support the health, balance & comfort of skin prone to bacterial & fungal folliculitis or cutaneous candida. Essence, 20 Sep. 2021 If red, pimple-like bumps — known as folliculitis — appear, Campbell says OTC treatments can help. Aimee Simeon,, 26 Mar. 2020 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, 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,, 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, 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, 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, 8 Apr. 2018 See More

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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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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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