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Can You Get An Infection In Your Beard
Yes but....: There is a condition known as pseudofolliculitis barbae (pfb) which can look like an infection (folliculitis). Pfb or shaving bumps is a foreign body inflammatory reaction involving papules and pustules from shaving. Pustules and abscess formation can also occur from secondary infection. The cause of pfb is ingrown hairs from shaving too close. African americans are at a higher risk for pfb. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I have what I believe to be some type of skin irritation or infection that's causing baldness in certain areas of my scalp & inflammation to my beard area that's causing puss to squeeze out through pours of my skin & if not still have smell of infct?
2 infections: Infection causing the bald patches is usually fungal. The malodorous infection of the beard is probably a distinct bacterial infection that may or may not originate within the hair follicles. Both are treatable. Would discuss with you primary physician or visit a nearby urgent care center ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have what I believe to be some type of skin irritation or infection that's causing baldness in certain areas of my scalp & inflammation to my beard area that's causing puss to squeeze out through pours of my skin & if not still have smell of infctn?
Fungal infection in my beard chin area&hairs r falling from beard. Dr. adviced me to apply surfaz-sn & have some tablets.any side effect of surfaz-sn cream.will hair grow back ? Or patches will be left in my beard? Thanks.
There's been a mo. Now & still have a pink/darker skin on face from an infection. Got lighter but it doesn't seem get lighter then.Will it b permanent?
Completion: Your condition is not permanent. Try using a moisturizer like virgin coconut oil to lighten your skin. ...Read more