CHICKEN POX

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Chickenpox (varicella) is a viral infection. It causes rash with small, fluid-filled blisters. Other symptoms are body ache and pain, fever, sore throat, headache, loss of appetite, irritability and tiredness. Once the chickenpox rash appears, it goes through three phases: bumps, blisters and scabbed lesions. You may have all three stages of the rash at […]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FUNGAL INFECTIONS

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Fungi live all around you. Under certain favourable conditions they multiply quickly on the skin causing fungal diseases. How can a person get fungal infection? There are two ways by which you can get fungal infection. In the first place, you can contract an infection from surrounding areas like bathroom carpets, swimming pools, sauna and […]

ATOPIC DERMATITIS

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Atopic dermatitis in children is red itchy rash which typically affects the arms, legs and cheeks although it can affect any part. Often it disappears as the child grows older. Maintaining a good skin barrier is the main goal of treatment. Cleansing Bathe for short time in lukewarm water. Use gentle cleansers free of perfumes […]

THE DO’S AND DON’T’S OF ACNE TREATMENT

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Everyone dreads looking in the mirror and seeing big red acne staring back at them. Taking the proper steps can help improve your acne outcome. DO’s Stick to your doctor’s prescription: Only your doctor can develop a treatment plan that addresses the source of acne and suits your needs. Wash face with anti acne face […]

SUN AND SKIN– PART 4 OF 4

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SUN PROTECTION FOR CHILDREN—FUN IN THE SUN We all need some sun exposure — it’s the top source of vitamin D, which helps our bodies absorb calcium for stronger, healthier bones. But it doesn’t take much time in the sun for most people to get the vitamin D they need. And repeated unprotected exposure to […]

VITILIGO SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

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Vitiligo causes loss of your natural color. Dermatologists may call this “loss of pigment” or “depigmentation.” We can lose pigment anywhere on our bodies, including our skin (around mouth, around eyes, armpits and groin), hair (scalp, eyebrow, eyelash, beard), eyes, mouth (inside), around the genital region, areola and nipple, rectal areas, places that have been […]

VITILIGO OVERVIEW

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Vitiligo is a disorder in which white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. This happens because the cells that make pigment (color) in the skin are destroyed. These cells are called melanocytes. The skin loses its natural color. What causes this color loss is still a mystery. Patches of lighter skin […]

SUN AND SKIN

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Part 3 of 4 SUNSCREENS Sunscreens are products combining several ingredients that help prevent the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two types of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB, damage the skin. Ultraviolet A (UVA) is the longer wave UV ray that causes lasting skin damage and can cause skin cancer. UVA rays, […]

SUN AND SKIN

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Part 2 of 4 CLOTHING Clothing can be one of the most basic, simple and effective barriers between our skin and the sun. What makes a piece of clothing sun safe? Our clothing should cover as much skin as possible. A long-sleeved shirt covers more skin than a T-shirt, especially if it has a high […]

SUN AND SKIN

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Part 1 of 4 Sun protection at every age is important to prevent short and long term damaging effects of sunlight. Exposure to the sun can cause damage which is cumulative over lifetime adding to the risks of premature aging and skin cancer. Short exposures to the sun may result in painful red sunburns. Long […]