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Definition of Tinea barbae

Tinea barbae: A fungal infection (known as ringworm) of the bearded area of the face and neck, with swelling and marked crusting, often with itching. In the days when men went to the barber daily for a shave, tinea barbae was called barber's itch. Treatment involves antifungal medications.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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