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Folliculitis: Causes

Causes Of Folliculitis

The main cause of folliculitis is bacteria. It also develops because of a yeast and sometimes it is caused by a fungus. Folliculitis is generally caused if you shave wrongly, if your hair follicles get hurt continuously because of tight clothes, if you take hot water bath in a tub with unclean water, and if you handle tar-like chemicals that damage hair follicles. Use of heavy make-up, cocoa butter handling, etc. can also cause folliculitis. Prolonged use of antibiotics or steroids on skin can also cause folliculitis. If you are immuno-suppressed because of some medications or diseases such as AIDS, diabetes, etc., your immunity becomes compromised and the infection can develop faster.

Article created on: July 16, 2006

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