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Hey I am 21 is there any good skin lightning cream. I use skin lite but after applying I experienced some peeling of skin is that fine.
I have A dust allergies, whenever I try to work in Dust Area I use to feel uncomfortable n slowly my skin changes into A old Age skin.help me
I have skin ache before some months and I use lots of face wash and some ache creams and they didn't react on ache.
Hello Doctor (Cardiologist), My mom whose age is 52 has undergone Angio recently in the month of March. Please find below the results of Angio and address my concern. My concern: One doctor is saying that only one valve is working and other one is saying 2 valves are working. My mom is having difficulties in breathing when she does any work. Please give me a detailed and correct information about this and let me know if there are any exercises to improve and also about the diet plan. Medicines have already been prescribed by the doctors and and if you would like to provide any, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot in advance. (R) Femoral A approach LMCA-short-LAD, LCX (N) LAD- type 3 (N) LCX condom (N)/(L) PLB (N) RCA condom (N) PDA (N) (N) epicardiel coronanis Plan: OMT.
Hello doctor I am cleaning my self may be there is a problem I will take care of that can you Kindly prescribe me good tablet or cream or lotion so that I can apply on my skin where ringworm appear it has troubling me to last 6-7 years and getting bigger and bigger thanks.
Respected air, I am 24 year old girl. There have pimples and scars on my face and also drk circle. And when I walk outside then my skin become tired quickly. What I do for that. Which skin is useful for me. marriage will ne on next month so I want an expert advice from you. Thank you3.
I face d problem of darkness of underarms very badly. please suggest m name of cream or any treatment.
I have dark circles around my eyes and one of the doctor suggested me to use kojiglo gel but I have not found any improvements after using. .can anyone recommend any other treatments to get rid of it!
My age is 43 years, and since last 1 year having dark patches on face (Cheeks), which is melasma and dermatologist told that its melasma and is because of hormone change. Tried medicines but still the dark patches do resemble. Would like to know is it non curable, is there any ayurvedic medicine, if yes how much time it will take to get it fully recovered.
Hello i am 23 years old I have very small holes on face. I want to get rid of it. Is chemical peel is suitable for this? Nd how much wii it be cost? Or I should go for something else procedure? Tell me m very confuse and holes are getting more and more.
I have combination skin type uneven skin tone and dark circles n fine lines which face wash, moisturizer n sunscreen I have to use n which type of regime is correct for this combination skin.
My forehead has been severely tanned because of years of exposure to sun, how can I get rid of it over a period of time.
Any suggestion for dry and peeling skin means death cell form to much I scrub but no help any remedy to cure dryness on face oily to.
Erythrasma is caused by a virus called bacterium Corynebacterium minutissimum. This type of infection is mostly found in the moist folds of the body such as the groin, knees, and armpits. They are visible in the form of reddish patches and are itchy in nature. Although Erythrasma doesn’t lead to anything serious, they have a tendency to spread, if not treated in early stages.
Causes of Erythrasma
Erythrasma often occurs to people who live in shabby conditions and do not maintain good hygiene. People living in the tropical region have a tendency to get this infection too. Some medical conditions that lead to this disease are diabetes, obesity, etc. Even low immunity and hyperhidrosis is known to cause this sort of infection.
Common symptoms of Erythrasma
Erythrasma shows unmistakable symptoms. It looks like a patch of pink to red skin with a well-defined border. With passing time, the coloration turns from reddish to brownish in color. The skin outside the patch or border is normal. This being said, if proper medication is not taken on time, this might spread and affect the healthy skin. Some other symptoms include:
- Mild to heavy itching in the affected area.
- Scaly patches in the affected area.
- The patches often look like typical ringworm infections
- A burning sensation in the affected area (especially, if the affected area is groin)
Diagnosis of Erythrasma
While this infection is one of the easiest to identify by any dermatologist, a doctor might prescribe the scraping culture test to be absolutely sure of the diagnosis. A wood’s lamp test can also be performed in order to diagnose the infection. This is a test in which a doctor passes the UV rays of the lamp on the infected area only to find a coral red coloration.
Treatment for Erythrasma
Doctors mostly suggest the intake of antibiotics such as erythromycin to kill the bacterial infection. Ointments containing imidazole and fusidic acid are also prescribed for controlling the infection. Drugs of antibacterial origin such as Clarithromycin and Erythromycin are prescribed depending on the severity of the infection and patient’s general health. A patient with a surgical wound and low immunity might develop some minor complications. It is strongly suggested to refrain from over the counter medicines for patients with this medical complication.
How to prevent Erythrasma?
Some common tips to stay away from bacterial infections such as these include the following:
- To ensure the folds of your skin is moist free
- Wearing cotton clothes in summer and avoiding tight fitting clothes
- Keeping basic hygiene intact such as wearing clean clothes, taking bath twice a day etc
- Sticking to a healthy diet and following a workout plan
If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.