Barber itch

View the  Embarrassing Male Body Problems Slideshow Pictures
Our Ringworm Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Ringworm

Medical Definition of Barber itch

Barber itch: A superficial fungal infection of the skin in the bearded area of the face and neck, with swellings and marked crusting, often with itching, sometimes causing the hair to break off. The name harks back to the days when men went to the barber daily for a shave. Also known as tinea barbae. (Tinea = ringworm).


Quick GuideMen's Health: Dealing With Body Odor, Sweating, Back Hair, & More

Men's Health: Dealing With Body Odor, Sweating, Back Hair, & More

Subscribe to MedicineNet's Men's Health Newsletter

By clicking Submit, I agree to the MedicineNet's Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of MedicineNet's subscriptions at any time.

Reviewed on 6/9/2016

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors