• Barber’s itch
Barber’s itch, also known as "pseudofolliculitis barbae"
causes sore, unsightly and embarrassing bumps on the skin.

Barber’s itch can even leave to scarring and permanent hair loss.

Barber’s itch is a type of folliculitis, a common skin condition where the
hair follicles of the beard are inflamed. This irritating condition primarily
affects curly-haired men who shave, and is a particular problem for
black men. What exactly causes barber’s itch? If you suffer from this
problem, what can you do about it?

What are the Symptoms of Barber’s Itch?

The hair follicles are the minute pockets out of which the hairs grow.
With barber’s itch, the follicles on the chin, neck and beard area
become inflamed and you’ll see small bumps or pimple-like spots on the
skin. Over time the bumps turn into scars covering the beard area and
the neck.

What are the Causes of Barber’s Itch?

In-growing hairs are the root cause of barber’s itch. And the hairs that
cause the problem are curly. When men shave highly curved hair the
hairs are sharpened and they tend to grow back into the skin instead of
away from it. The push of the tip of the hair into the skin causes
inflammation, and can lead to bacterial infection - damaged follicles
become infected with Staphylococcus (staph) bacteria. Close shaving is
a particular problem and often causes barber’s itch.

Who Suffers from Barber’s Itch?

Barber’s itch is extremely common among black men – up to 80 percent
of adult black men in the United States have barber’s itch, according to
2003 research from the Marine Corps Air Station, Branch Medical Clinic,
Beaufort.

The condition is a particular problem for men in the military who must
always have a clean-shaven face.  Women with a lot of facial hair may
also develop the condition, although this is less common.

If untreated, mild cases of barber’s itch may resolve on their own.
However, prolonged incidences of barber’s itch can lead to permanent
scarring and disfigurement so it is important to take the condition
seriously.

We looked at the most recent research into bacterial skin infections and
barber’s itch to bring you seven natural remedies to ease the condition.


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