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 […]