Definition of barber's itch in English:

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barber's itch

noun

Ringworm of the face or neck communicated by unsterilized shaving apparatus.
Example sentences
  • A variant form of impetigo is called barber's itch because it is often acquired in barber shops.
  • Pure sandalwood oil soothes chapped skin and barber's rash while comfrey, calendula, and aloe calm irritations.
  • In the days when men went to the barber daily for a shave, tinea barbae was called barber's itch.
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