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Several...: The easiest cure is to let the beard grow. glycolic acid-based peels to be an effective and well-tolerated therapy which resulted in significantly fewer PFB lesions. Medications containing Allantoin and Azulene have been shown to reduce swelling, redness and itchiness. Salicylic acid peels can help. Prescription antibiotic gels (Benzamycin, Cleocin-T) or oral antibiotics, and Retin-A may be used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things may help: The easiest answer is to stop shaving and grow a beard. If this isn't practical, then you can try to use one of the otc depilatory meds. That dissolve hair. These are strong and can't be used daily. There are prescription medications that may help. Also there are razors and shaving methods specific for this condition. ...Read more
I think i have Pseudofolliculitis barbae and i need a dr note asap for my job i start on wednesday can u help ?
Unrelated.: Pseudofolliculitis barbae should not need a doctor's note. If there is a concern about infection you will need to have a doctor see you to clear you for work if that is an issue. ...Read more
Are there doctors that will review medical records and base on the intell write a summary of find and how disabling cond can be was disacharge from usmc 1980 for pseudofolliculitis non disabling cond. However had a skin cond usmc diagnosed as folliculiti
I had a boil under my arm and it got big and really hurt so i open it and a lot of blood and pus came out and now I have another one is starting I am an afro american female. Could it be pseudofelickulitis what treatment do you recomend?
I : I can't diagnose your conditions. However, i recommend that you see a dermatologist who can determine if you have hydradenitis supprativa or some other type of infection. ...Read more
Depends.: If folliculitis is at beard area, it is your job to keep this area clean, particularly after shave. But sometimes, it's the hair curved back into skin causing "pseudofolliculitis" ( it is irritation, not true infection). If folliculits appears on chest or back, may be the hot/sweating environment contributes it. Avoid that. Or watch your personal hygiene. ...Read more
Does shaving more often damage/benefit normal facial skin (not dry, not oily, etc)? Is using a depilatory powder a better/worse alternative for men?
Common problem: This is a common side effect of shaving pubic region, especially first time. It is called pseudofolliculitis barbae, which simply means inflammed ingrown hairs. Only way to prevent is to not shave but some helpful advice: 1. Shave only in direction of "grain" 2. Trim with scissors, don't shave. 3. Use conditioner instead of shaving cream. 4. Use new razors and never, ever share razors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shaving dermatitis: Razor dermatitis is a very common problem seen in men. Causes are myriad, but to do this you must see a dermatologist. If this is a condition called pseudofolliculitis barbae, laser treatments are the only thing i've ever seen works excellently in this condition. Often antibiotics are used along with agents to firm up the sirface of the skin. But you need to see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In terms of a man having a beard or being clean shaven, is there any medical or hygienic reason why one would be favourable over the other?
Maybe...: Unless you have some skin condition such as pseudofolliculitis barbae, the choice to have or not have facial hair is a completely personal cosmetic and fashion decision. ...Read more