Category Archives: Skin

ANA Positive Diseases

What are anti Nuclear Antibodies (ANA)? Our body needs to guard itself from germs, toxins, allergens, etc, which keep interacting with it all the day. For this, it has a specialized system, called the immune system. One of the work this system does is making antibodies against all foreign invaders. Antibodies are certain proteins, which […]

Skin Warts and Their Treatment

Skin Warts and Their Management One of the most commonly encountered problems over the skin, besides getting rashes, is having warts. A wart is usually a painless, raised firm bump over the skin, which may be solitary or more in number. The bump is not very uniform in shape. It may be round to squarish […]

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) Injuries caused due to exposure to cold can be grouped under the name Chilblains. There are chiefly two factors that contribute towards this injury- Exposure to cold temperature Poor blood circulation in the parts of the body that suffered Common areas affected include our peripheries. This is so because the peripheries are supplied […]