Skin tags or acrochordons (the medical term) are growths on the skin which are benign(noncancerous). Skin tags are commonly seen on skin folds. Neck, armpits, eyelids, under the breasts and inner thigh are the areas where skin tags usually grow. Skin tags are virtually harmless. Sometimes because of the size and location of tags they might get painful and hence needing removal. Are skin tags and warts the same? Skin tags are called warts colloquially
Acne vulgaris or acne or pimples is a very common condition seen in most adolescents and about thirty percent of adults. Acne is a condition affecting the pilosebaceous unit or simply put, the oil glands of face, chest, upper arms and back. These oil glands or sebaceous glands remain inactive until puberty in both sexes. At around puberty there is activation of sebaceous glands under the influence of hormones and teens start complaining of oiliness
Psoriasis treatment in Tatva Skin Clinic
Psoriasis is a common immune mediated chronic inflammatory disease affecting skin, nail and joints. Genetic and environmental factors influence the incidence and its manifestation. It is seen in about 0.4% to 4% of Indian population. Red scaly skin lesions are characteristic of psoriasis. In patients with a genetic and family history of psoriasis, the disease develops at an early age. In some patients with psoriasis joint pain/ joint involvement occurs along with skin lesions and
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,
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