The causes and treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae

Cutis. 1998 Jun;61(6):351-6.


Pseudofolliculitis barbae, commonly referred to as "razor bumps" or "ingrown hairs," is a papular and pustular, foreign body inflammatory reaction that can affect any individual who has curly hair and who shaves. This condition is a particular nuisance to African-Americans. This report will discuss the causes of pseudofolliculitis barbae and present a systematic approach to treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Face*
  • Folliculitis / etiology*
  • Folliculitis / therapy*
  • Hair Follicle / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Risk Factors
  • Scalp*