Definition of barber's itch in English:

barber's itch

Syllabification: bar·ber's itch


  • Ringworm of the face or neck communicated by unsterilized shaving apparatus.
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    • 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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