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Feb 21, 2022

What Does Scalp Folliculitis Look Like?

Folliculitis can appear anywhere on the body that there are hair follicles.

So it can look different depending on whether it's on the scalp, the chin, the back, upper arms, chest or elsewhere!

It can appear as shaving rash, acne around the hairline, spots at the back of the neck, bumpy areas on the chin, rashes on the genital area, or scabs on the scalp.

Common symptoms of scalp folliculitis

When it appears on the scalp, its symptoms include:

  • small red pimples
  • pustules/pus-filled sores or spots
  • inflamed, red or hot rashes
  • swelling and pain
  • itching, burning sensations
  • crusty sores

Important Note

If you require medical advice we recommend you always contact your healthcare professional.

If you or someone you are caring for seems very unwell, is getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call for emergency services straight away. For general medical advice, please contact your healthcare professional, this article does not contain or replace medical advice.

Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.

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