Pseudofolliculitis - PERLA Health


Pseudofolliculitis, also called razor bumps or ingrown hairs, is a common skin condition that develops because of hair removal, most frequently because of shaving. In pseudofolliculitis, short, recently cut hair get trapped under the skin and creates an inflammatory response, leading to the development of papules and pustules.


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