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Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (Pfb)
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
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
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
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
2 months ago I made A Barbae . 1 patch in the first month and 5 in the second. My pathes have hair but is transparent and are spreading. Please halp!
Talk to doc: Patches of hair loss in the beard area can have several possible causes: infections, trauma (pulling on beard), reaction to soaps, etc. & other illnesses. Alopecia barbae is a diagnosis of exclusion, made when other causes have been excluded. The cause of A. barbae isn't clear & the course is different & unpredictable in the people affected. Your doc can diagnose, treat or refer to dermatologist ...Read more
Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers