oa Professional Nursing Today - Men's health - barber's rash : family feature

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



Barber's rash, also known as sycosis barbae or folliculitis, is an infection of the hair follicles. The infection is typically caused by Staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria that normally lives on the skin. These bacteria generally do not cause infections unless they enter the body through a cut or a wound, such as from shaving. These infections can lead to redness, itching and pus-filled blisters. It may look like small white pimples at the base of the hair and can affect just one follicle or many. The infected follicle may be uncomfortable, but the patient feels well otherwise.

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