November 30, 2018

Risk Factors of Skin Cancer

Risk Factors of Skin Cancer Skin cancer is a condition with abnormal and cancerous skin growths. This often develops due to the over exposure of skin to the rays of the sun. The three main types of skin cancer include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Skin cancer affects those areas of skin which remains sun-exposed including ears, neck, chest, scalp, lips, face, hands, arm and legs. It can also develop on those areas of skin that are not exposed to sunlight like beneath toenails or fingernails, on palms and on genital area.     Risk factors associated […]
November 29, 2018
Laser Tattoo Removal

Lasers for Tattoo Removal- How does it work?

Lasers for Tattoo Removal- How does it work?   There are so many reasons people get inked. For some, a tattoo is a form of expression for other, a reminder of incidents and people. Since a tattoo is permanent, it needs to be carefully thought about. Today, you may think having your girlfriend’s name inked onto your skin is a way of declaring your love but what if tomorrow, you break up. Ex-lovers names are probably the most common tattoos that people ask to be removed. Yes, tattoos can be removed but it isn’t as easy as it sounds. What […]
October 23, 2018

Scabies : Symptoms & Risks

Scabies : Symptoms & Risks Scabies is a skin condition that causes the skin to itch. It is caused by a tiny burrowing mite, which is called Sarcoptes scabei. The presence of the mite in the burrowed areas causes intense itching, especially at night. This a contagious condition which can quickly spread through physical contact in places like nursing homes, schools, prisons etc. Scabies is easily treatable by applying lotions to the skin that may kill the mite. Yet, one may still experience itching for several weeks. The eight legged mite that causes the condition is microscopic. The female mite […]
October 23, 2018
Drugs Allergy

Common Allergies of Medications on the Skin

Common Allergies of Medications on the Skin All drugs carry within themselves the potential to treat and to harm. Side-effects of medicines are a common phenomenon, with variation in the intensities. Sometimes they are minor and do not require medications; however at other times they may require urgent attention and treatment. Some allergies caused due to medications that primarily affect your skin are–        Itches and rashes  Sometimes your body may be allergic to certain type of medications. If these drugs are taken by you then the immune system treats them as foreign invasions and triggers a reaction […]
September 26, 2018
Heat Boils

Heat boils – It’s never ‘just a boil’

What is a heat boil? Why should I care? Heat Boils or ‘Bal Tod’ in Hindi is infection of the hair follicle by bacteria. This is one of the most common bacterial skin infections and probably every single individual will go through this at least once in his lifetime. Heat Boils typically start by pulling of hair either by accident or on purpose. These are seen as small to large lesions filled with pus. Most often these are seen on areas like legs, armpits, buttocks and scalp. However that said they can occur practically on any part of the body. […]
September 17, 2018
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Sun- The big bad monster

Mr Sun – Mr Golden Sun – Don’t Shine Down on Me! It has been taught to us right from the time we were little toddlers that being out in the sun is great for us. And it is partially true that moderate sun exposure is great for health. From being a great source for generating vitamin D in our body… to generating an overall sense of wellness when we are outdoor in the sun. However we do easily forget that sun is a very powerful energy source and the energy it delivers in the form if UV rays tends […]
August 29, 2018
Ringworm

So what do athletes, pet lovers and children have in common?

As they say, it always pays to be in the know. I believe that it makes perfect sense for all individuals to be well informed on the single most common skin infection they will ever come across. Ringworm.

August 18, 2018

Acne : The bane of youth

The word 'acne' is Greek in origin, which means 'the highest point'. Unfortunately the condition causes more of ‘low points’ in people who suffer from it.

July 18, 2018

7 Habits of Effective Skin Care

It is important to keep your skin clean with simple washing up of exposed parts of the body a few times a day. However never over-do it and never scrub your skin. Skin is a delicate organ and needs gentle cleansing. Use soaps and cleansers which are mild and do not leave your skin feeling dry.