Definition of barber's itch in English:

barber's itch

(also barber's rash)


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

    • ‘The condition of barber's itch itself is often confused with multiple ingrown hairs that often occur naturally in people.’
    • ‘Pure sandalwood oil soothes chapped skin and barber's rash while comfrey, calendula, and aloe calm irritations.’
    • ‘A variant form of impetigo is called barber's itch because it is often acquired in barber shops.’
    • ‘A couple of days and the barber's rash should clear up.’
    • ‘In the days when men went to the barber daily for a shave, tinea barbae was called barber's itch.’