Uncomfortable and itchy white bumps or lumps can appear on the skin as the result of a staph infection in the hair follicles. This is called Folliculitis, and it occurs when the small sac from where a hair grows out from, the hair follicle, becomes infected with the staphylococcus bacteria. As the hair follicle is deep in the skin, the infection also begins quite deep; the pus in the sac forms and cannot get out. These bumps may grow into a boil and eventually burst, draining the pus and freeing the hair follicle.
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