Acne – Yeast Infection

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Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis

Several skin complaints, including acne, are caused by a yeast infection, meaning that to cure acne you need to first resolve the overgrowth of yeast. One type of acne caused by a yeast infection is called pityrosporum folliculitis and is particularly prevalent in teenagers and in men.

Symptoms of pityrosporum folliculitis include chronic, itchy, red pustules on the back and chest, with some people also developing pustules on the neck, shoulders, upper arms and (rarely) the face. Continue reading