Barbers’ Dermatoses (Barber’s Hair Sinus)

  • Agustin AlomarEmail author
  • Luis Conde-Salazar
  • Felipe Heras
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Contact dermatitis is less frequent in barbers than in ladies’ hairdressers, due to the much less number of cosmetics used in male hairdressing.

The barber’s hair sinus consists of a granulomatous reaction to a cut hair, normally present in an interdigital space.

Surgical treatment is mandatory in a majority of cases.


Hair sinus Interdigital granuloma Interdigital sinus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Agustin Alomar
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Luis Conde-Salazar
    • 2
  • Felipe Heras
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Servicio de DermatologíaHospital de la Santa Creu i Sant PauBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Servicio de Dermatología LaboralEscuela Nacional de Medicina del TrabajoMadridSpain
  3. 3.DermatologíaHospital University Quirón DexeusBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Servicio de DermatologíaFundación Jiménez DíazMadridSpain

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