Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Anyone can develop folliculitis. But certain factors make you more susceptible to the condition, including:
Aug. 21, 2014
- Having a medical condition that reduces your resistance to infection, such as diabetes, chronic leukemia and HIV/AIDS
- Having acne or dermatitis
- Past damage to your skin, as from injury or surgery
- Taking some medications, such as steroid creams or long-term antibiotic therapy for acne
- Being overweight
- Regularly wearing clothing that traps heat and sweat, such as rubber gloves or high boots
- Soaking in a hot tub that's not maintained well
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