Beard Shave Infections

Tinea Barbae - Beard Shave Infection

Tinea barbae is the medical term for a fungal infection of the skin and hair in the bearded area. This means it affects the bottom part of the face and may extend to the neck. A fungal infection of the skin on the face is known as tinea faciei and there is some degree of overlap in these medical terms. However, tinea barbae is usually exclusively referring to a fungal infection on the bearded area in males, particularly older adolescents and adult males.