What does pseudofolliculitis barbae look like?

What does pseudofolliculitis barbae look like?

What does pseudofolliculitis barbae look like?

Pseudofolliculitis barbae presents as ingrown hairs associated with flesh-coloured or red follicular papules, which may be itchy or tender. Folliculitis barbae presents as painful pustules and can discharge pus. Lesions may bleed when they are shaved.

What is the difference between folliculitis and Pseudofolliculitis?

The difference between the two is the cause of the inflammation in the hair follicles. Where folliculitis barbae is caused by viral or bacterial infections, pseudofolliculitis is created by irritation from shaving and ingrown hairs.

What is the common name for Pseudofolliculitis?

Pseudofolliculitis barbae (pseudofolliculitis of the beard), often colloquially referred to as “razor bumps,” “shave bumps,” or “ingrown hairs,” is a common cutaneous condition that develops as a result of the removal of facial hair.

What antibiotics treat pseudofolliculitis barbae?

Topical antibiotics may successfully reduce skin bacteria and treat secondary infection. These topicals include erythromycin, clindamycin, and combination clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide (Benzaclin, Duac) and erythromycin/benzoyl peroxide (Benzamycin) agents.

Where does pseudofolliculitis barbae occur in a beard?

Pseudofolliculitis barbae commonly develops in the beard area of men, but it can occur in all sexes and in any area where thick or coarse hair grows. Pseudofolliculitis barbae is more commonly known as razor bumps, shaving bumps, or ingrown hairs. Photo: LaylaBird / Getty Images

How can I get rid of pseudofolliculitis barbae?

Shaving sharpens the ends of the hairs like a spear. The hairs then curve back into the skin causing pseudofolliculitis barbae. A 100% effective treatment is to let the beard grow. Once the hairs get to be a certain length they will not grow back into the skin.

Where does pseudofolliculitis appear on the body?

Pseudofolliculitis can also appear on the back of the neck, in the pubic area (especially if the hair is groomed), and occasionally on the underarms, arms, or legs. This condition develops after hair has been removed by either shaving (most commonly) or waxing. Pustules (inflamed bumps with a white or yellow “head” that is filled with pus)

Can a dermoscope be used to diagnose pseudofolliculitis?

There is no specific test for diagnosing pseudofolliculitis. Your physician may look at your skin using a dermoscope. A dermoscope, a handheld instrument similar to a magnifying glass, is used to magnify the skin up to 10 times and allows the physician to see ingrown hairs under the skin’s surface.