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Folliculitis Quiz
by Staff
Folliculitis is a pain! Learn all about the causes, effective treatments and why you should be wary of hot tubs!

Folliculitis is an infection of:

  • The facial muscles.
  • Pores on the nose.
  • Hair follicles.

How can you avoid damaging hair follicles?

  • There is no easy way.
  • Comb your hair twice daily.
  • Avoid growing your hair longer than six inches.

Severe cases of folliculitis can lead to permanent blindness.

  • True
  • False

Hair follicles appear everywhere on your body except:

  • The palms of your hands, the soles of your feet and your ears.
  • The back and neck.
  • The palms of your hands, the soles of your feet and your mucous membranes.

Folliculitis is most often caused by the common bacteria known as staph.

  • True
  • False

Infections can also occur when these substances enter the follicle:

  • Hairspray and gels.
  • Yeast or fungus.
  • Dirt and grime.

Mild folliculitis heals on its own in about two months.

  • True
  • False

These types of creams treat the cause of the infection:

  • Antibiotic or citric acid.
  • Oatmeal and sugar.
  • Antibiotic or antifungal.

Hot tubs can cause folliculitis:

  • True
  • False

A doctor can treat more severe cases of folliculitis with:

  • Liquid nitrogen or lasers.
  • Chemical peels and salt tablets.
  • Fluconazole or an oral antibiotic.