pseudofolliculitis

pseudofolliculitis

 [soo″do-fŏ-lik″u-li´tis]
a chronic disorder, usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus, occurring chiefly in the beards of men of African descent, most often in the submandibular region of the neck; the characteristic lesions are erythematous papules, less commonly pustules, containing buried hairs whose tips can easily be freed up; in contrast to sycosis barbae, it affects exclusively those who shave.

pseu·do·fol·lic·u·li·tis

(sū'dō-fo-lik'yū-lī'tis),
Erythematous follicular papules or, less commonly, pustules resulting from close shaving of very curly hair; growing tips of hairs consequently reenter the skin adjacent to the follicle, thus producing ingrown hairs; pseudofolliculitis of the beard area is very common in blacks.

pseudofolliculitis

/pseu·do·fol·lic·u·li·tis/ (-fah-lik″u-li´tis) a chronic disorder occurring chiefly in black men, most often in the submandibular region of the neck, the characteristic lesions of which are erythematous papules containing buried hairs.

pseu·do·fol·lic·u·li·tis

(sū'dō-fŏ-lik'yū-lī'tis)
Erythematous follicular papules or, less commonly, pustules resulting from close shaving of curly hair; tips of growing hairs reenter the skin, producing ingrown hairs; pseudofolliculitis of the beard area is very common in blacks.
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Up to 60 % of African American and 15 % of white men suffer from pseudofolliculitis barbae ("PFB") a condition commonly known as "razor bumps.
212) In the most prominent such case, the Eighth Circuit upheld a finding that the no-beard policy at a Domino's Pizza had a disparate impact on blacks because many black men suffer from pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB); those with severe PFB cannot shave without causing serious infection.
This could lead to multiple red pimples with white yellow infected heads known as folliculitis or pseudofolliculitis.
In addition to reducing skin roughness and the appearance of fine lines, the peel is said to fade hyperpigmentation, treat pseudofolliculitis and help to clear acneic inflammation.
com)-- BumpeFace Razor Bump Fighter is designed for men and women who encounter the problem commonly known as Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (PFB): Irritation of the skin caused by shaving that leads to ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
8%) had cutaneous lesions which mainly presented as pseudofolliculitis or papulopustular lesions, erythema nodosum-like lesions, or ulcers.
Unwanted facial hair, hirsutism, and pseudofolliculitis barbae occur commonly, and billions of dollars are spent annually on hair removal products," noted lead author Joy Wan and her team.
They explained to Bede Academy in Blyth, Northumberland, that Ryan has Pseudofolliculitis - or barber's itch - and was advised not to shave.
Topical treatment for the inflamed lesion in acne, rosacea, and pseudofolliculitis barbae.
Triaz also may improve pseudofolliculitis barbae in African Americans and Hispanics with heavy beard growth, said Dr.
Because of his unique position--specializing in skin conditions particular to persons of color, such as keloids, pseudofolliculitis barbae (razor bumps), dermatosis papulosa nigra, and vitiligo--Crutchfield is able to leverage his expertise into business success.
Of course, many men have to put up with Pseudofolliculitis barbae, also called shaving bumps, while women are faced with razor drag and burns.