Rosacea & Folliculitis
Folliculitis is an inflammation of your hair follicle, and it usually occurs sporadically. If you have folliculitis, you will notice the formation of tiny pustules at the affected follicle openings which can cause intense itching and tenderness. However, try not to scratch as this can result in your hair being shed prematurely. Treatment options are antiseptic creams, lotions, or antibiotics.
Rosacea most commonly occurs on the face and generally those with fairer skin are at greater risk. It affects more women than men and occurs predominantly in those between the ages of 30 and 50. It is easy to diagnose on your skin as your face and cheeks will present with red blotches and you may also experience persistent redness, visible blood vessels and scaly patches. However, rosacea can also affect the scalp, causing flaking, itching and redness.
For more information on the treatment of folliculitis and rosacea please contact our London or New York Clinic.