Category Archives: Skin

Red Itchy Round Patches Over Skin

Ringworm Infection Also called dermatophytosis. This infection is not due to any worm. It is basically a fungal infection. When a fungus affects the skin and gives discomforting symptoms, we call it a ringworm infestation. The appearance is very typical. There are red colored circular patches, which grow in size with time, as if a […]

Scabies Rash – Cause and Treatment

How to Identify and Treat Scabies? It’s common to get red itchy lesions over the skin. Redness anywhere would mean that there is something irritable. This could be an infection, some bug, mosquito bite, pimple or some kind of allergy. A physical examination by a dermatologist is usually required to ascertain what the lesion is. […]

How to Manage Skin Hives?

Management of Skin Hives or Urticaria Hives formation is basically a skin reaction elicited against a stimuli, which may be intrinsic in the body or outside the body. Presents as patches of raised skin surfaces, which are red and itchy. The patches may vary in shapes and sizes. Usually, it’s perceived as an allergic reaction […]

Pimple in the Ear

Pimple in the Ear Though uncommon, a pimple may sometimes erupt in the ear. The location of the pimple may be the outer ear (pinna), the ear canal. The softer part, lobule, is rarely involved. How Is the Pimple Caused? The ear canal keeps secreting adequate amount of oily fluid. This fluid is essential to […]

Pop a Pimple or Not

Pimple Popping Getting pimples may be painful or ugly. It is a usual tendency for most of the people to pop it or squeeze it. The aim is to get rid of it as quickly as possible. But is popping a pimple a good idea! Medically speaking, it is not. The rule remain constant for […]

Pimples Around the Mouth

Pimples Around the Mouth Having pimples or pimple looking rashes around your mouth area is very common. These may be itchy and look red or swelled. There are many reasons for getting them, and the management would depend upon the cause. Why Do Pimples Occur? Our skin is supplied by oil (sebum) secreting glands. These […]

Pimples on Back

Pimples Over Back Around 60 to 65% of patients coming with pimples have them on their back. This is a common place to get pimples, especially in young males. Common places where pimples occur include the ones where more oil secreting glands are present. These include the face, shoulders, back and buttocks. Face pimples are […]

Chilblains (Pernio)

Chilblains (Pernio) Our peripheries are prone to injury caused by exposure to cold. This is so because the peripheries are supplied by small blood vessels, which may contract when the temperatures are very less. This affects circulation leading to injury. Chilblains is the term used when a peripheral area exposed to cold is suddenly warmed. […]

Pimples on Nipples

Pimples on Nipples Nipples, an important part of the female breast, are richly supplied by glands. These include the sebaceous glands and the sweat glands. They occur more around menses or during puberty. The purpose is to keep the skin over the nipples supple all the time, so that, there is ample lubrication available when […]

Pimples on the Scalp

Pimples Over the Scalp The commonest places you get pimples is the face, back or the groin. However, you may also get it on your  scalp. Pimples here are small and hidden in the hair. How Do You Get Pimples? There are numerous oil secreting glands over the scalp surface.  They continuously keep secreting sebum […]