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Folliculitis decalvans

Folliculitis decalvans

Folliculitis decalvans is a scarring form of hair loss. It is characterized by redness and pustules which occur around the hair follicles and lead to destruction of the hair follicles and hair loss. Any hair bearing area can be affected such as the scalp, beard, underarm and pubic area. There are often scar like patches of hair loss, with pustules surrounding the hair follicles. Multiple hairs can be seen coming out of a single follicle, giving a ‘tufted’ appearance. Dr Ophelia will formulate a management plan with you that might include antibacterial washes, topical and tablet treatments.