Ringworm; why is it not leaving me?

Ringworm; why is it not leaving me?

Background The situation that we have been witnessing has never been so serious ever! Every other one is suffering from ringworm. Now, everyone knows the name, and they also have come to know about its seriousness. But there are many who do not know this and they simply cannot accept incomplete cure of their disease […]

Play Holi Safely

Play Holi Safely

  Holi is the celebration of colors, colorful minds and pure happiness. But do remember, colors can be made up from dangerous chemicals. Thus playing with these colors may be more risky than you may think. Decency is another important aspect that you should not forget while enjoying Holi. Dont lose control on yourself and […]

Steroids – Good or Bad?

Steroids – Good or Bad?

Image- steroid induced acne on face Two extremely divergent situations exist in India, and possibly also in many other countries that have similar social, economic, religious, educational as well as political background. Millions of people are regularly exposed to steroids unknowingly facing its various harmful effects in their body without any advice from a doctor. […]

Psoriasis- Important Facts

Psoriasis- Important Facts

What is psoriasis? Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease manifested with scaly patches on the skin. What are the manifestations psoriasis? Scaly patches or plaques on skin are primary manifestations. Patients complain of scales that come off easily and get deposited on the clothes, bed and elsewhere. The patches may be sometimes reddish and itchy. […]

Religious Cotton Threads- problems

Religious Cotton Threads- problems

Cotton threads that are mostly colored in red or black are commonly worn on arms, wrists or waist among people of all age groups. Very commonly these are used as a religious practice in Hindu religion. There exist non religious reasons for its use also. There are various adverse effects of using these. It can […]

Dirty Neck- What is it?

Dirty Neck- What is it?

[Image- dark neck with thickened, rugose skin] It is not uncommon to find these dark, dirty appearing rough skin markings on the neck. Many patients also have associated dark skin over the finger joints, elbow, areola, axila. Some even have prominent pigmentation around mouth. General appearance closely simulates uncleaned skin. Parents who are usually anxious […]

Chilblain-Red painful eruption on fingers

Chilblain-Red painful eruption on fingers

[Image-Reddish eruptions on finger in winter] Reddish eruptions on finger may appear during winter in the fingers. Severe cases can develop ulcers. Pain is common but itching may be troublesome. This is not contagious. This is known as chilblain. This is particularly common in cold areas but not uncommon in Kolkata. Contact with cold water […]

Acne or Pimple- Is it truely simple?

Acne or Pimple- Is it truely simple?

[Image- Acne on face] Pimple is not simple, as it may sound or people think commonly. Acne at young age Acne occurs naturally at young or adolescent ages. This is because if the hormonal influence in the pilosebaceous glands. Such glands are predominant on face but are also present on chect and back. During growth […]

Ring Worm-Ring shaped fungal infection

Ring Worm-Ring shaped fungal infection

[Image- Itchy, scaly ring shaped eruptions!] This is the description of what you have on your groin (inner thighs), hand, face, ear and other areas and this is commonly known as Ring Worm. However, this is not a worm infestation. You now know that it is happening very commonly in your house, neighbours, friends, classes […]

Papular Urticaria-Itchy eruptions in a child

Papular Urticaria-Itchy eruptions in a child

Children often develop itchy eruptions on their arms and legs. Interestingly these are much less on other parts of their body. Intense itching is the predominant symptoms. This is associated with slight discharge of watery fluid and rarely blood. More characteristically, this occurs intermittently and leave some marks. Scientific name of this condition is known […]