Folliculitis is a common skin condition in which staph bacteria causes inflammation of your hair follicles. Most individuals will just have small pinpoint red bumps or pustules which come and go intermittently. Folliculitis is more common in areas of high moisture and occlusion such as legs, buttocks, and axilla. If infection of the follicles persists, larger tender nodules and bumps called furuncles also commonly referred to as “boils” may form. Symptoms include red bumps, pustules, itching, and most often involves scalp, back, legs, axilla, and occasionally the arms and face. Predisposing factors include heat, increased sweating, bathing infrequently, diabetes, immobility, history of staph infection, family members with history of staph infection or “boils”, and history of eczema.