Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of a follicle, especially of a hair follicle.

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  • n. Inflammation of one or more hair follicles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, inflammation of one or more follicles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. inflammation of a hair follicle

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin folliculus, follicle; see follicle + -itis.

Examples

  • Direct skin contact can cause various kinds of rashes, including generalized skin irritation, or something known as “folliculitis” from oil-clogged skin pores.

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  • Guys, if that risk finally gets you to take off your tight-fitting pants, make sure can you do so without a struggle: excessive pulling can damage the hair follicles on your legs and lead to folliculitis with nasty pustules that can itch or burn.

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  • Lithium, a drug used to treat both epilepsy and bipolar disorder, can cause horrendous acne and chronic folliculitis, and it can exacerbate psoriasis.

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  • Antibacterial soaps are very effective in fighting folliculitis or back acne, but they are extremely drying.

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  • When a hair gets trapped and starts growing underneath the skin, it can create a bump and cause folliculitis, an inflammation of the hair follicle.

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  • Waxing can cause postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, inflammatory papules, and folliculitis on some people.

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  • The red bumps are the result of the laser inducing folliculitis as a result of trauma to the follicle.

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  • But another warning came from the medical community which did scare me a bit: “There's a recent increase in folliculitis, or infection around the hair follicle in women …. these infections can develop into more serious abscesses that require incision with a scalpel, drainage of the abscess, and antibiotics.”

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  • An inflammation of the hair-follicles of the scalp apparently sycosiform in character, occurring as discrete or aggregated lesions, is sometimes observed, the follicles being destroyed and atrophy or slight scarring resulting -- _folliculitis decalvans_.

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