Folliculitis, Inflamed Cysts and Abscesses


What is folliculitis?

Folliculitis is the name given to a group of skin conditions in which there are inflamed hair follicles, often with a surface pustule.

What is an abscess?

An abscess is a skin cavity filled with pus. It often contains white blood cells, dead tissue, and bacteria.

What is an inflamed cyst?

An inflamed cyst is a cyst has become inflamed due to leakage of its contents into the surrounding skin. It is distinct from an abscess.

Why treat folliculitis, abscesses and inflamed cysts?

Any lesions that are tender, itchy or irritated should be treated. Abscesses require immediate medical attention to prevent systemic spread of infection.

How are folliculitis, inflamed cysts, and abscess treated at DTLA Derm?

Our board-certified dermatologists will perform a careful examination to determine the best immediate and long-term treatment for the condition. This may involve topical or oral antibiotics, drainage, injections, or excision.

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