Aa
A
A
A
Close
Dermatology Community
53.6k Members
Avatar universal

Yeast infections cause Folliculitis??

Hello,

I was wondering if me having a yeast infection cause  Folliculitis to break out in my vagina area?
1 Responses
563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
Folliculitis is the inflammation of one or more hair follicles. The condition may occur anywhere on the skin. It starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing or blockage of the follicle. In most cases of folliculitis, the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria Staphylococcus (staph) but it can be infected with yeast infections and fungi also. Pityrosporum ovale is the most common yeast to cause folliculitis. It is an itchy acne-like infection that is referred to as pityrosporum folliculitus.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



Have an Answer?
Top Dermatology Answerers
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Learn to identify and prevent bites from summer’s most common pests.
Doctors argue for legislation to curb this dangerous teen trend in the latest Missouri Medicine report.
10 ways to keep your skin healthy all winter long
How to get rid of lumpy fat on your arms, hips, thighs and bottom
Diet “do’s” and “don’ts” for healthy, radiant skin.
Images of rashes caused by common skin conditions