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Pseudofolliculitis Barbae Information and Remedies


What is Pseudofolliculitis barbae

Pseudofolliculitis barbae is a normal disorder which is mostly occur in the beard area of the men. It is caused by close shaving and characterized by irritation of the beard area occur due to the  re-entry of the growing hair into the upper layer of the skin. It is mostly affect to the black men. It is also called as Razor bumps.

Causes of Pseudofolliculitis barbae

It occurs because when a person shaves he makes hair too short  and then the hair  curve back into the skin which causes to the Pseudofolliculitis barbae.

Symptoms of Pseudofolliculitis barbae

  • mechanical irritation
  • red or hyperpigmented papules
  • pustules can occur when papule gets secondarily infected.

Treatment of Pseudofolliculitis barbae

  • The best treatment of Pseudofolliculitis barbae is let the hair grow first and when they will grow up to specific length they won’t grow back in to the skin.
  • polyester skin-cleansing pad is useful as a treatment.
  • moisturising shaving foam should be used at the time of shaving.
  • Lotion like glycolic acid should use it reduces the inflamed spots.
  • Retin-A or a topical antibiotic suggested by the doctor is helpful for the treatment.
  • laser hair removal is powerful in some cases.
  • Barium sulfide powder and Calcium thioglycolate is beneficial in the treatment of this disease.
  • Mild topical corticosteroid creams is helpful in reducing the irritation of the lesions.

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