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 […]

Hair fall- Myths and Facts

Hair fall- Myths and Facts

  Hair is one of the most precious gifts we have received. Thus when this prized possession starts disappearing, quite naturally, our anxiety reaches sky high. Let’s discuss why hair falls and what can be done to prevent it. But, wait for the second half. In this first half of this two part discussion, l […]

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. […]

Alopecia Areata- What is it?

Alopecia Areata- What is it?

Alopecia areata, a medical term for localized hair loss. This is known as Tak Poka in some eastern Indian states especially Bengal because of the notion among the local people that this (hair loss or TAK) is caused by some insects (POKA). This is a misnomer because this condition is neither caused by insects nor […]

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 […]

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 […]