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Skin and Hair

The skin is the outer covering of the body, and the hair is a protein filament that grows through the skin. Even if problems with these are not usually in themselves serious, they cause a disproportionate amount of distress because they affect the way we look.

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Heat Stroke

Heatstroke is defined as increase in body temperature or hyperthermia that exceeds 41°C (104°F) with lack of sweating associated with an altered sensorium. It’s yet another heat-related condition that is becoming increasingly common in modern times due to adverse changes in climatic conditions around the world.

Learn how to arm yourself against heat stroke, heat cramps and heat exhaustion from Medindia’s support group.

Others

The skin is the outer covering of the body, and the hair is a protein filament that grows through the skin. Even if problems with these are not usually in themselves serious, they cause a disproportionate amount of distress because they affect the way we look.

Join our support group of patients and doctors to talk to other people facing similar problems, hit on ideas together, and find great solutions!

Phimosis / Tight Foreskin

A condition that has embarrassed several men and often goes without the adequate medical attention it requires, phimosis or ‘tight foreskin’ refers to the inability to retract the prepuce (foreskin) of the penis over the shaft due to a narrow opening.

To share details of this condition with others, or to learn more on its symptoms and diagnosis, join Medindia’s support group today.

Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis rosea is a self-limiting skin rash. Usually, there is a large red oval patch of flaky skin followed by smaller, more widespread rashes. Sometimes, there is itching in the affected area along with fever and nausea. The condition is usually resolved without treatment within six months, though a doctor may prescribe medicines for the symptoms.

Join our online support group for people with pityriasis rosea. Ask your questions to experts and share your experiences.

Pre-Cancerous Lesions

Precancerous lesions are changes in the appearance of skin that are at risk for turning cancerous. Any discolored area of skin that does not heal for more than 2 weeks and has no other known cause can be a precancerous lesion.

Learn more about pre-cancerous lesions by joining our online group. Ask questions, get answers from experts, and share experiences.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the skin and joints, and causes red patches with itchiness and scaling. The disease can be painful and can interfere with daily life.

Join our online support group for psoriasis to meet others with the condition and talk to experts who can help.

Rheumatic Fever

The term "rheumatic" refers to synovial joints of the body ("rheum" refers to viscous fluid, such as synovial fluid), hence "rheumatic fever" connotes an illness associated with abnormalities of synovial joints. Synovial is a clear fluid that helps in lubrication of a joint. Any joint in the body which produces this fluid is known as a synovial joint. When a common strain of bac ... Read More

Seborrheic Dermatitis (Cradle Cap / Dandruff)

Dandruff or Seborrheic dermatitis affects the skin and is a common cause of hair loss. It is a chronic inflammatory skin disease'Seborrhea' refers to the oiliness of the skin, particularly of the scalp and face. Individuals with seborrhea may later develop seborrheic dermatitis, a common disorder of the skin that is characterized by redness, itchiness, flaking or scaling. It particularly affects th ... Read More

Shingles / Herpes Zoster / Post Herpetic Neuralgia / Chicken pox shingles

Shingles is a painful viral skin disease that causes strip-like rashes on one side of the body. It is caused by the varicella zoster virus that also causes chicken pox. After a person has recovered from chicken pox, the virus can lie dormant in the body and reactivate, sometimes after years, to cause shingles.

Learn more about shingles and talk to experts by joining our online group on shingles.

Skin Biopsy

Skin biopsy is taken when there is an infection or disease in the skin, which requires further examination. A small piece of tissue is cut with the help of the blade/ knife under sterile conditions, after cleaning the surface of the skin.Then the skin surface is stitched together, leaving a very small, almost invisible scar. ... Read More







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