What Is A Pseudo Folliculitis Barbae Disease?

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It is defined as a disorder in which there is an increase in the irritation caused by the shaving. It is also known as the barbers itch. Some authors also use the term known as shave bumps.

What are the signs and symptoms of Pseudo folliculitis barbae disease?

It includes the increase in the irritation caused by the shaving.

What are the causes of Pseudo folliculitis barbae disease?

It includes the male face mainly. It can occur on other part of the body also. It occurs at the area where the hair is pulled or shaved. It occurs where the hair are curly in shape. It includes mainly the genital parts of skin like the pubic hair. When the hair is shaved it grows again and there is a tendency of the curl hair which goes into the skin. It leads to the inflammatory reaction. The skin becomes red as well as itchy. In few cases pimples are also formed. In case of infection the papules are formed.

This is a problem in the case of African men. It occurs in the people with curly hair. It should be treated as early as possible otherwise it leads to the formation of scar in the area which already has a beard.

It can be of different types and depends on the hair in growth. It could be the trans follicular or extra follicular.

The extra follicular includes the hair which exits the follicle and enters the skin again.

The intra follicular includes the hair which exits the follicle and due to its curly nature leads to the irritation.

Men of Africa have these types of hair which are curly in nature. They suffer from this problem.

How Pseudo folliculitis barbae disease can be diagnosed?

It includes the use of visual examination as well as the medical history.

How Pseudo folliculitis barbae disease can be treated?

It can be treated with the help of a removal of hair with the laser. One can also go for the exfoliating products and the use of electrolysis. To prevent the irritation one can use the shaving powder. They do not cause any irritation. One must not shave every day and must wait for alternate intervals. One can also use glycolic acid in the concentration of 8 percent. Antibiotics can be used orally as well as topically. The potent treatment is given by the retin A. It is given in the concentration of 0.1 percent and then there is a growing out of beard. Men must trim or must have a beard instead of shaving every day. The razor with a single blade must be used and there must be a blade which must be wire wrapped. One must not shave too closely. The extra follicular hair can be removed with the help of tweezers and one must consult a dermatologist. The ingrown hair must also be removed.

How Pseudo folliculitis barbae disease can be prevented?

It includes the avoidance of any irritating factor. The beard must be grown and there must be the growth of hair up to few lengths and must not get in the skin. One must avoid shaving for a month. It must be done when the lesion is gone. One must use the topical cortisone so that the skin must be in control.

One must first soft the blade with the help of water and then there is a use of wash cloth with a hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. To prevent the irritation one can use the shaving powder. They do not cause any irritation. One must not shave every day and must wait for alternate intervals. Men must trim or must have a beard instead of shaving every day. Laser treatment can lead to scar formation as well as discoloration. The insurance companies cover all the cost.

One can also use glycolic acid in the concentration of 8 percent. Antibiotics can be used orally as well as topically. The potent treatment is given by the retin A. It is given in the concentration of 0.1 percent and then there is a growing out of beard. One must not go into the sun otherwise it may lead to irritation which can cause peeling.

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