Beard folliculitis: symptoms and treatment

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Pseudofoliculitis or beard folliculitis is a problem that arises, mainly, after cutting the beard, dealing with a small inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition appears in general on the face or skin and causes some unpleasant symptoms such as reddening, swelling and small red papules on the face, which can become infected and cause abscesses with pus.

In most cases, beard folliculitis disappears with time and with some basic care, which includes regularly washing the affected area with cold water or applying a soothing cream for beard grooming, for example.

However, in certain cases blisters with pus may appear, and it is necessary to carry out a treatment indicated by a dermatologist to eliminate the infection.

signs and symptoms

Pseudofoliculitis de la barba generally appears after being affected in regions such as face or cuello, causing signs and symptoms such as:

  • reddening in the region of the beard;
  • intense comezon and skin sensitivity;
  • Small papules on the facered and inflamed, seeds al acne.

Similarly, in the most serious cases, small red papules infected with pus can also appear, causing pain and discomfort.

Generally speaking, the folliculitis of the beard is caused by red hairs, for this reason, it usually appears after the affected person; however, it could also be caused by the presence of Staphylococcus Aureus u other bacteria u fungi in the skin.

How is the treatment performed?

In most cases, pseudofoliculitis de la barba is cured with the passage of days, however, when the symptoms remain for several days or when the red papules become infected and cause pain, it is necessary to see a dermatologist.

The treatment indicated by the doctor depends on the intensity of the symptoms, which may include the use of antiseptic soap or ointments with corticosteroids or antibiotics. Usually, it is recommended to wash the face with a jab 2 times a day, applying the ointment indicated by the doctor.

In addition, laser hair removal can also be a good treatment option for those who suffer from beard folliculitis on a regular basis, since the laser used in hair removal emits a wave length that damages the hair, thus reducing the onset of inflammation and by the incarnates.

See how this type of hair removal is carried out.

how to prevent it

To prevent the appearance of pseudofolliculitis de la barba, there are some advices that can make all the difference, such as:

  • Groom your beard only once a week;
  • Use a new lamina in each affected;
  • Shaving your beard is always in the sense of hair growth;
  • Avoid passing the groomer in the same zone 2 times;
  • Apply a moisturizing cream after getting ready;
  • In case of inflammation, avoid opening the blister that forms, it is not recommended to try to pull the hair out.

Likewise, exfoliation can also help prevent the appearance of red hairs.

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