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Allergy n scars on shave)

When i grow shave fr abt 2to3 days ... n when i start shaving i see mny boils n scars or u cn say its allergy on my neck shaving area...smtyms i feel itching also.

Its been mny years since m facing ths issue...its sycosis barbae..i hv read on internt..

Plz suggest some medicine to remove these scars...

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Doctor Answers (1) on Allergy n scars on shave)

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Harisha N L Bangalore | General Physician
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It can be Barber's itch (pseudofolliculitis barbae). This is an inflammation caused by ingrowing hairs. It mainly affects black men who shave and is most noticeable on the face and neck.  This condition may leave dark raised scars .
Sycosis barbae. This type affects men who have begun to shave. At first, small pustules appear on the upper lip, chin and jaw. They become more prevalent over days and weeks as shaving continues. Severe sycosis barbae may cause scarring. Gently wash the infected skin twice a day with antibacterial soap. Use a clean washcloth and towel each time and don't share your towels or washcloths. Use hot, soapy water to wash these items. And wash clothing that has touched the affected area.
Protect the skin. If possible, avoid shaving. If you must shave, try an electric razor. When you're done, rinse your skin with warm water and apply moisturizer.
For mild infections, your doctor may recommend the antibiotic cream. Oral antibiotics aren't routinely used for folliculitis. But for a severe or recurrent infection, your doctor may prescribe them.
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