Folliculitis occurs when the hair follicle becomes inflamed, and it is effectively treated by using medicated shampoo or applying a warm compress of saltwater to the affected area, says WebMD. If the condition is severe, a physician may prescribe the patient antibiotics as a treatment plan.
Most mild cases of folliculitis clear up on their own within two weeks, states WebMD. Folliculitis can occur anywhere on the body where hair is located. There are several types of folliculitis, including barber’s itch, hot tub rash and razor bumps, notes Mayo Clinic. Folliculitis symptoms are itchy skin, red skin, pus-filled blisters and clusters of small bumps.