barber's itch

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bar·ber's itch

Inflammation of the hair follicles in a shaved area of the face and neck caused by a fungus; ringworm of the beard. Also called tinea barbae.
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barber's itch


barber's rash

(Pathology) any of various fungal infections of the bearded portion of the neck and face. Technical name: tinea barbae
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bar′ber's itch′

inflammation of hair follicles in a shaved area of the skin, usu. caused by a fungal or staphylococcal infection; sycosis barbae.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barber's itch - fungal infection of the face and neck
ringworm, roundworm - infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
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References in periodicals archive ?
They explained to Bede Academy in Blyth, Northumberland, that Ryan has Pseudofolliculitis - or barber's itch - and was advised not to shave.
A YOU have a condition called sycosis barbae or barber's itch. It is caused by bacteria that collect around the base of the hair follicle and the fact that some of the hair follicles on the face bend back on themselves causing the hair to grow inwards.