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Hi! I'm 18 years old I have small boils on my face which are red in colour and they are leaving marks. Please suggest what to do. Thank you.
Sir, If we drink milk. I'm getting red pimples on face. What to eat to reduce this heat pimples? Is it better to drink green tea for red boils on face. Please suggest a daily diet that can cure my red bubble acne on face.
I have pimple marks on my cheeks and forehead. What should I do to have a fair skin? Pls suggest something.
Hi, I am 19 years old. My hair fall is getting more day by day. I tried many treatments but it didn't work. I tried parlour treatments, oiling etc. please suggest me something.
I am a girl of 17 and I have a problem of white hair also I have marks on my face too. How can I turn my white hair into black hair.
I am losing my hair very badly from last 5 years. I had consulted Dr. and she gave me arnica plus oil but there was no use. I consulted ayurvedic Dr. He gave me neelabringadi. Still I loose a lot of hair. Please suggest me proper oil and shampoo. And proper methods of taking care of hair. I fear I will go bald soon.
There are white dots under cheeks and grey patch under lips. While having dark urine and pimple on my shoulders so what is this?
Hello doctor. I am 19 year old. My hair is falling before 1 year. Actually by mistake I used gel. and after some time the result becomes hair fall. Now I am not understanding any thing that what to do. Give me some solution so that it will reduce. Thank you
I am applying a cream on my face but there are still some spot which are not leaving the surface. Can you recommend me something useful?
Hello. I am a 28 years old female. I am facing problem of hair fall from last 5 years and very slow hair growth. My hair have become very sensitive and break easily while combing them. Suggest some remedies for increasing the volume and length of hair.
As complex as it may sound, Keratosis Pilaris is a harmless, non-contagious type of skin disorder, which primarily affects people with dry skin. This disease has the potential to convert a person’s once smooth skin into skin as rough as sandpaper.
A number of light-coloured small bumps start appearing on the skin and in most cases, they tend to appear on the upper arms, thighs and buttocks of the affected person. In certain cases, there may be some swelling or redness, which comes along with the bumps. The skin loses its original glow and colour.
As mentioned above, people with dry skin suffer from Keratosis Pilaris. Also anyone with extra sensitive skin who is prone to be allergic to various substances tend to fall prey to this disease. Often Keratosis Pilaris is inherited from other family members as well. Persons suffering from asthma and eczema have higher chances of getting affected by Keratosis Pilaris.
But what leads to such a condition? A protein in our body called ‘keratin’, which protects our skin from various infections, is the main cause behind Keratosis Pilaris. Although there is no particular reason for excess building up of keratin in our body, too much of it under the skin leads to blockages of hair follicles and growth of rashes.
For people who are scared of medical tests, it may be a relief to know that Keratosis Pilaris does not need any sort of testing. Treatment of Keratosis Pilaris is a time taking process and immediate results may not be seen after applying a particular lotion or cream. However, sometimes it gets cured on its own without any medication.
To start off, the amount of time which is spent in water should be limited. In addition to this, there are other steps which may be taken. For example, while taking a shower, hot water should be substituted by warm water. Also, it is vital to ensure that the skin is adequately moist. Two ways of going about doing this are using moisturizers and making use of a humidifier. Make sure you use mild soaps for regular hygiene and for your shower.
Who gets Keratosis Pilaris?
Anyone can get Keratosis Pilaris. It is estimated to affect between 50-80% of all adolescents and approximately 40% of adults. Females may be more frequently affected than males. Age of onset is often within the first 10 years of life and can particularly get worse during puberty. Keratosis Pilaris may however begin at any age. A large percentage of patients have other people in their family with the same condition. It has commonly been seen in twins. Keratosis Pilaris is also seen in atopic dermatitis patients and patients with very dry skin.
One big relief when it comes to having Keratosis Pilaris is the fact that there is little risk at all if a person has it as it is not threatening. That being said, the sooner it is under control, the better! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist and ask a free question.