Skin & Hair Care

Ringworm: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Ringworm: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Introduction to Ringworm Ringworm is a term used to refer to the skin condition characterized by the formation of reddened, elevated circular or oval patches with unaffected central areas giving the appearance of a ring. One or more such areas or rings may be noticed in the affected individuals. This… Read more »

Dermatitis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Dermatitis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Dermatitis (Rashes) Introduction to Dermatitis Dermatitis or rashes refers to the inflammation of the skin tissues that is characterized by a change in the color and/or texture of the skin. It may or may not be associated with an itching sensation. A rash is a general term that encompasses all… Read more »

Shingles – Signs and Symptoms & Treatment

Shingles – Signs and Symptoms & Treatment

Introduction to Shingles Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) refers to the infection caused due to reactivation of a virus called Varicella zoster. Initially, this virus would have caused chickenpox in the same individual before entering into a dormant stage in the body. These viruses spread in the body through the… Read more »

Nail infection: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Nail infection: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Nail Infection Overview of Nail infection Fungal infection of the nails medically referred as tinea unguium or onychomycosis accounts for about 50% of the infections occurring in the nails. Generally noted in adults above the age of 60 years, onychomycosis affects toenails more than fingernails and is characterized by disfigurement… Read more »

Dandruff: Signs and Symptoms, Do and Don’ts

Dandruff: Signs and Symptoms, Do and Don’ts

Signs and Symptoms of Dandruff Itchy scaling scalp owing to dry skin Forehead and face skin may have redness and itching Seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis and contact dermatitis may also lead to dandruff Do and Don’ts of Dandruff Avoid stress or learn to manage stress Avoid hair sprays, styling gels, hair… Read more »

Premature Greying – Do and Don’ts of Premature Greying

Premature Greying – Do and Don’ts of Premature Greying

Signs and Symptoms of Premature Greying Grey hair development is seen above the eyes and may spread around the sides to the crown gradually Grey hair is also seen in mustache and beard Grey hair on the pubic regions seen at the later stages Do and Don’ts of Premature Greying… Read more »

Hair Loss or Alopecia

Hair Loss or Alopecia

Signs and Symptoms of Hair loss Hair loss can be temporary and permanent affecting both men and women. Hair loss involves the scalp or other parts of the body Androgenetic alopecia or pattern baldness in men: It usually is seen in the early twenties Hair loss is at the top… Read more »

Acne: Sign and Symptoms, Advice from Your Physician

Acne: Sign and Symptoms, Advice from Your Physician

Sign and Symptoms of acne Pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads on the face and may also be on the shoulders, chest, and trunk region. Skin eruptions may be painful and may lead to hardening scarring of the skin Small scars may eventually vanish, but larger scar may persist It is more… Read more »

Home Remedies for Cold Sores

Home Remedies for Cold Sores

Cold sores are also known as fever blisters.  Herpes simplex viruses are also known as herpes. There are two types of herpes simplex viruses.  Herpes simplex virus (HSV type 1): It is primarily responsible for oral herpes (cold sores, fever blisters). Herpes simplex virus (HSV type 2): It is primarily… Read more »

Ten healthy foods that ensure perfect skin

Ten healthy foods that ensure perfect skin

1. Salmon  To have beautiful skin, applying various creams and lotions is not the only solution. To have flawless skin, feed the body with healthy foods – and one example of this type of food is the wild salmon, which has a powerful effect on keeping the skin soft and… Read more »

Common Acne Triggers

Common Acne Triggers

Acne may not be an acute medical problem, but it does cause severe emotional trauma to sufferers. Though we usually associate it with teenagers, some unfortunate people continue to suffer from acne outbreaks even in adulthood. A look at common acne triggers can help sufferers to steer clear of them… Read more »

Cradle Cap: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & When to See a Doctor

Cradle Cap: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & When to See a Doctor

  Cradle cap is a common inflammatory skin condition that affects infants. This rash appears on the scalp of neonates. Cradle Cap – Introduction Medically cradle cap is called neonatal or infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis. Some call it honeycomb disease, milk crust, or crusta lacteal.  It is widespread in neonates and… Read more »

Head Lice: What is it? How to Detect & Treat Head lice.

Head Lice: What is it? How to Detect & Treat Head lice.

Have you noticed your school-going daughter scratching her head continuously? If yes, it may be a sign she has a head lice infestation. These wingless insects don’t need any introduction. Mothers around the world know them.  The following paragraphs will prove to be a useful read if you are interested… Read more »

Psoriasis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Psoriasis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Overview of Psoriasis Psoriasis is a long-term (chronic) disorder, which is generally characterized by the formation of scaly rashes anywhere on the body. This disorder affects about 1–3% of the individuals worldwide with the highest incidence noted during the late teens and the 50s. However, it may affect individuals of… Read more »

Home Remedies for Pimples

Home Remedies for Pimples

Pimples and acne are probably the most bothering problem for anyone. They usually occur due to excess oil production in your skin, exposure to pollution, unhealthy eating habits, and lack of proper skincare. However, pimples can also result from hormonal problems or could be a side effect of medicines. You… Read more »