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DECIPHERING “DVL”

DECIPHERING  “DVL”

Have you ever noticed what your dermatologist’s degree is ?! MD DVL, DDVL, DNB DVL ! A board certified dermatologist possesses one or more of these degrees. D and a V and a L! Must be another medical mumbo jumbo term?! Is it? Nah. These alphabets abbreviate to all the medical conditions that a dermatologist treats. Surprise, surprise. Come along, let’s play Sherlock. Let’s decipher DVL. Here comes D. D for Dermatology, no surprise there,…

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Oh, those hives!

Oh, those hives!

Wheals or hives are intensely itchy bumps seen in patients with urticaria. Hives may be associated with angioedema wherein there is swelling of eyelids, ears, lips and genitalia and sometimes can be life threatening when there is involvement of tongue and throat tissue. Urticaria can be both acute and chronic. How do hives look? They are usually pink to red in colour and appear as bumps/welts on skin. Deeper swelling of skin and mucosa leads…

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The pandemic and its multiple skin complications in children.

The pandemic and its multiple skin complications in children.

The COVID-19 pandemic has got in major changes in our lifestyle and has been responsible for the suffering of many. While it is necessary to adopt these changes in the best interest of everyone, it is also important to be vigilant of the long term complications that can arise. In this context, we are going to highlight some of the skin changes that have been observed in children during this pandemic due to various factors.…

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Skin rashes – COVID-19 patients

Skin rashes – COVID-19 patients

It has been one and half years since a virus crippled our lives. Every day there is a new revelation about the nature of the COVID virus, it’s structure, it’s pathology, it’s pathogenesis, the symptoms experienced by people infected with it and the virus’s response to medication. Virus mutates,it is it’s nature! But the rapidity of mutations in COVID-19 virus is alarming.  The symptoms seen in COVID 19 infected patients is changing. It is no…

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BEST SKIN CARE ROUTINE – DOES ONE SUCH THING EXIST ?!

BEST SKIN CARE ROUTINE – DOES ONE SUCH THING EXIST ?!

What is the best skin care routine for my skin? Most dermatologists are asked this question. CTM- cleansing, toning, moisturizing! Is this mandatory? What is my skin type and what routine best suits me? I have a sensitive skin, how and what should my daily skin care be? Endless queries! Let me try and decipher this dilemma. Let us divide the skin care routine into morning(AM routine) and evening/night(PM routine). The AM routine ? Cleanser…

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