Itching and burning in hairy area,pustules in the hair follicles,In sycosis,inflammation of surrounding skin area. General considerations: Folliculitis is caused by staphylococcal infection of hair follicles.When the lesion is deep -seated,chronic and recalcitrant,it is called  sycosis,Sycosis is usually propagated by the autoinoculation and trauma of shaving.The upper lip is particularly susceptible to involvement in men who suffer with chronic nasal discharge from sinusitis or hay fever. Bockhart’s impetigo is a staphylococcus infection that produces painful tense globular pustules at the follicular orifices.It is form of Folliculitis. Gram negative Folliculitis which may develop from antibiotics treated acne,maybe best treated with medicines orally. Pseudofolliculitis is caused by ingrowing hairs in tge beard area and on the nape.It maybe treated by growing a beard or by using chemical depilatories or the PFB (Pseudo folliculosis  barbae). Clinical Findings: The  symptoms are slightly burning and itching,and pain on manipulation of the hair.The lesions consist of pustules of the hair follicles.In sycosis the surrounding skin becomes involved also and so resembles eczema with redness and crusting. Differential Diagnosis:from acne Vulgaris or pustular miliaria and infections of the skin such as impetigo or fungal infections. Complications: Abcess formation is the major complication. Prevention: correct any precipitating or aggravating factors systematic (e.g Diabetes mellitus) or local causes e.g, irritation of a mechanical or chemical nature,discharges. www.homeodriqbal.com

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