Ailments & Conditions

Folliculitis (Barber’s Itch) – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & More

What Is Folliculitis?

Folliculitis is a relatively common infection. It causes inflammation of the hair follicles, which are the small cavities around the roots of the hair. This condition may happen on any skin area where hair grows, including the scalp. The risk is higher in parts where friction occurs frequently, such as the armpits, neck, buttocks, and thighs. Folliculitis typically shows up as small bumps that look like rashes or acnes. Symptoms may occur for a short time or last for a long period. [1]