Can Razor Bumps Be a Skin Infection?
Most men with very coarse or curly beard have a problem with inflammation of hair follicles and pus. This is an infection called folliculitis. Folliculitis is caused by improper shaving. Where the hair grows under the skin and trapped causing a bacterial infection. The treatment goal for this condition is to get rid of irritation, disinfect the pustules, desensitize the area, and dry it up.
However, men who simply have razor bumps without infection has pseudofolliculitis. This condition too is caused by improper shaving. The treatment goal for this condition is to help exfoliate ingrown hairs and keep the follicle clean. Exfoliating is necessary to keep the follicle are open. Also, after put on a SPF sunscreen moisturizer to protect skin from sun damage and skin cancer.