Picture of Folliculitis
Folliculitis. Folliculitis affects skin around a hair follicle, usually causing tender, pus-filled inflammations. It can happen as the result of a fungal or bacterial (usually Staphylococcus) infection. Antibiotic creams, gels and lotions can help clear it but it's important to keep the area clean because serious infections can result in permanent hair loss.
Text Source: Mayo Clinic
American Academy of Dermatology Association
American Osteopathic College of Dermatology