Which clinical history findings are characteristic of pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB)?

Updated: Feb 07, 2019
  • Author: Thomas G Greidanus, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Patients report a painful acneiform eruption that occurs after shaving. The patient's shaving history, including the method and the frequency, may reveal an improper shaving technique. The method for preparation of the beard, the use of medications or depilatories, and the use of hair-releasing procedures should be discussed with the patient.


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