Folliculitis is a comparatively ordinary skin disorder caused by inflammation and infection in the hair follicles. Types of folliculitis include razor bumps, hot tub rash, and barber’s itch.
A follicle is a small skin cavity from which hair grows. Every single hair on the human body grows from its own follicle. While folliculitis may appear on any area of the body it most usually affects the arms, legs, buttocks, genitals, chest, back, head, and face. The situation presents as small red bumps which may have a white, pus-filled tip. Although uncomfortable, folliculitis is a relatively harmless condition that can affect people of all ages.