• Alternative Names

    Pseudofolliculitis barbae; Tinea barbae; Barber's itch


    Common symptoms include a rash, itching, and pimples or pustules near a hair follicle in the neck, groin, or genital area. The pimples may crust over.

    Signs and tests

    A diagnosis is primarily based on how the skin looks. Lab tests may show which bacteria or fungus is causing the infection.