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Maskne is a form of acne mechanica

MASK INDUCED ACNE – MASKNE !!

Posted by Skin Doctor on  June 10, 2021
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Maskne, the new menace ! Skin issues due to CoVID-19 or its related precautionary measures are on the rise. Use of face masks for prolonged hours is causing many problems such as frictional dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and acne. The occlusion effects of mask are either aggravating or inducing acne breakouts in most people. What is maskne ? Maskne is a form of acne mechanica. Acne and acne like(acneiform) lesions are seen predominantly on mask
Diaper rash in children

Diaper Rash in children

Posted by Skin Doctor on  May 30, 2021
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Diaper dermatitis/diaper rash is the term used to describe any kind of rash over the diaper area. While allergy to diaper is most commonly implicated for the rash, there are various other causes like eczemas, infections, some rare metabolic disorders etc. What causes diaper dermatitis ? Most commonly due to irritation from urine and faeces with prolonged diaper usage and sometimes allergic reaction to diaper components itself. Some bacterial and fungal infections can also cause
Melasma is a dark/hyperpigmented symmetric patches commonly on the face

MELASMA – THE UNSOCIAL BUTTERFLY

Posted by Skin Doctor on  May 24, 2021
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Melasma is a an acquired condition which presents as dark/ hyper pigmented symmetric patches commonly on the face. Typically, melasma is seen on forehead, nose, cheeks and chin giving the appearance of a butterfly hence it is also referred to as “ butterfly mask”. Melasma is seen in both men and women. Melasma causes significant impact on self esteem of the affected individual leading to social isolation. What causes melasma ? Prolonged use of Gadgets

HAIR COSMETICS

Posted by Skin Doctor on  September 17, 2020
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“Life isn’t perfect but your hair can be.” Is it ? Lustrous, smooth, strengthened, nourished hair aka “perfect hair” is a promise sold to us by the manufacturers of so called “Hair cosmetics”.These are the products we apply to hair and scalp to produce temporary to permanent effects. A plethora of such preparations are available over the counter. Ever seen a tiled roof, how the tiles are placed in a overlapping fashion ??That’s exactly how

STEROIDS WHICH, WHEN AND HOW

Posted by jyothirmayee on  May 31, 2020
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Which steroid to be used  ? The strength of the steroid to be used depends on the clinical condition being treated and the area being applied. When to use ? To be used in certain inflammatory conditions where they are definitely indicated after proper prescription by a dermatologist. When NOT to use ? Do not use steroids for infectious  conditions. It might flare up !! How long to use ? Never use topical steroids continuously