This can occur on any area of the body and is due to bacteria down inside the hair follicles.
Folliculitis is the medical term commonly referred to as Shaving Rash.
Folliculitis refers to redness or even yellow heads appearing within the openings on the skin through which the normal hairs are growing.
This typically affects the shaving area of men but can affect the legs in men and women and is due to bacterial colonisation inside the hair follicle.
Specialist treatments are usually needed as this can be persistant and annoying in some patients. Expert advice will be beneficial, now would be a good time to consult our specialist here.
Skin Care advice for teenage and young adult.
by Dr John Ashworth