Hi, this is Dr. Charles Crutchfield clinical professor of dermatology and medical director at Crutchfield Dermatology. Today we are going to talk about a vexing problem razor bumps. This condition is also known medically as Pseudo Folliculitis Barbae but we’ll just call it razor bumps.
Part 1: The nature and causes of razor bumps Razor bumps are a real and common problem. Razor bumps look and feel like pimples, but they are really the result of ingrown hairs. The medical term for this condition is Pseuodofolliculitis Barbae (PFB). It can occur in both men and women.