A. Tinea barbae.
B. Tinea glabrosa.
C. Tinea capitis.
D. Tinea imbricata.
Ans:A. Tinea barbae.
The lesion shown in the picture above represents Tinea barbae (Barber’s itch) .
- It is a superficial dermatophyte infection that is limited to the bearded areas of the face and neck and occurs almost exclusively in older adolescent and adult males.
- Symptoms begin to occur when the fungal spores on the surface of our skin are given the correct surroundings to multiply.
- This prolific overgrowth leads to spores eating away at our dead skin cells, triggering an adverse reaction on our skin in the form of rashes, dry skin, itching and blistering.
- Barber’s would frequently use the same razor for each of their customers, leading to rampant outbreaks of the fungal infection.
Shaving or hair depilation is recommended with warm compresses to remove crusts and debris.
Topical or oral antifungal therapy is needed.