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Z-Ingrown Hair

Folliculitis, also referred to as "razor bumps" or "ingrown hair", is caused by a bacterial infection of the hair follicle (the base of the hair). Prescription antibiotic ointment quickly improves this infection.

What causes folliculitis?

  • Any abrasion of the skin surface, or hair follicle, that leads to a superficial bacterial infection
  • Staph is the most common triggering bacteria
  • Any type of skin friction, especially after shaving
  • Can occur anywhere hair grows
  • Clusters of small, red dots or bumps
  • Can also appear as tiny fluid containing blisters
  • Mildly itchy
  • Occurs along the hair follicle and can spread to neighboring hair follicles

What else should I know?

  • Our online assessment will help determine if you are a good candidate for treatment
  • An antibacterial ointment will help you recover as quickly as possible and help prevent this from worsening into a more serious condition
  • The rash should improve after a few days of treatment
  • Just answer a few questions to get started with your online visit

What happens next?

  • Create an MDAnywhere account. Required on your first visit only and can be completed at any time, even in advance
  • Complete your online visit by answering a few medical interview questions and providing your medical history
  • Once these two steps are complete, a physician will review your entire visit and treatment request
  • Your treatment plan will be shared with you minutes after the physician reviews your request
  • You will be notified if there is any additional information needed
  • Any necessary prescriptions or vaccine orders will be sent to your pharmacy
  • A copy of any lab or vaccine orders can be sent directly to you for added convenience
  • If, at any point, online treatment is not recommended, you will not be charged
  • Rest assured, your private information will be protected, stored securely, and kept confidential

The information displayed on this page is for informational purposes only and is not medical opinion or advice.