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Can you get an infection in your beard?

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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

You can get an infection in literally any part of your body.

In brief: Yes

You can get an infection in literally any part of your body.
Dr. Bryan Levey
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