Foreign body hair granuloma in barbers

Foreign body hair granuloma in barbers Foreign body hair granuloma and draining sinuses may occur in the non-dominant hand interdigital spaces of barbers. The client’s hair penetrates the web space of the male barber’s hand during repetitive finger movement, and the constant opening and closing of the web space, typical of this occupation. Once inside the skin, the hairs cause a foreign body reaction and sinus formation, which may become infected later. We present three cases in which thorough local excision and primary closure, covered by peri-operative antibiotics, resulted in cure. The barber must regularly cleanse between his fingers to avoid laceration, and occasionally wear gloves or mittens to prevent recurrence. A high level of suspicion on the part of the medical team will prevent ineffective treatment and decrease morbidity. European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Foreign body hair granuloma in barbers

Loading next page...
Copyright © 2000 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial