What is Pseudofurunculosis?
What is Pseudofurunculosis?
It tells you what it is, what causes it, what can be done about it, and where you can find out more about it. What is pseudofolliculitis? Pseudofolliculitis, also known as ‘shaving bumps’, or ‘razor bumps’, is inflammation of hair follicles and surrounding skin, caused by hairs trapped beneath the skin surface.
How is pseudo folliculitis detected?
Folliculitis signs and symptoms include:
- Clusters of small red bumps or white-headed pimples that develop around hair follicles.
- Pus-filled blisters that break open and crust over.
- Itchy, burning skin.
- Painful, tender skin.
- A large swollen bump or mass.
What’s the difference between folliculitis and pseudofolliculitis?
There is also a condition called folliculitis barbae. 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.
Where does pseudofolliculitis barbae occur on the body?
Pseudofolliculitis barbae is more commonly known as razor bumps, shaving bumps, or ingrown hairs. Pseudofolliculitis barbae affects the hair follicles and surrounding skin in areas where terminal hair (the thicker, coarser hair that begins to develop after puberty) grows.
How to get rid of pseudo Folliculitis barbae?
Shaving every other day, rather than daily, will improve pseudo-folliculitis barbae. If one must use a blade, water soften the beard first with a hot, wet washcloth for 5 minutes.
Is there a test to diagnose pseudofolliculitis?
Pseudofolliculitis is diagnosed based on a review of symptoms and a visual inspection of the skin. There is no specific test for diagnosing pseudofolliculitis. Your physician may look at your skin using a dermoscope.
What is the definite cure of folliculitis on beard?
A warm compress. This may ease itching and help healing. To make a warm compress, soak a hand towel in warm water. Wring out the excess water, and place the towel on the affected skin. Medicated shampoo. It can be used to treat folliculitis on the scalp or beard.
Why do I get bumps after shaving?
Shaving bumps and ingrown hairs, known as pseudofolliculitis barbae, are caused by hairs that either never make it out of the follicle as they regrow after shaving, or hairs that curl around and re-enter the skin as they grow. Both problems cause the skin to become inflamed with red, sometimes pus-filled pimples.
How do you treat an infected hair follicle?
Oral antibiotics may be required to treat an infected hair follicle. Using a sharp razor can help prevent hair follicles from becoming infected. Infected hair follicles can usually be dealt with by using a razor. Topical antibiotics can be used to treat infected hair follicles.
How does folliculitis spread?
Folliculitis in general is not contagious. But certain types of the disease are. Staphylococcal Folliculitis is highly contagious. This condition, caused by bacterial infection, spreads by direct skin- to-skin contact. Sharing towels, razors, clothes or undergarments can also transmit the disease.