What Is Pseudofolliculitis Barbae?
Pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) is caused by persistent inflammation of ingrown hairs that result from shaving. It is most common in areas shaved that have tight, curly hair because the hairs tend to get trapped in the follicles. PFB usually presents as red bumps or infected pustules. It is most common in African-American men and, if left untreated, can develop into keloid scarring.