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Topical Steroid Cream Addiction!

Dr. Lakshmi Manasi 91% (249 ratings)
Diploma In Dermatology
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
Topical Steroid Cream Addiction!

Steroid addiction:

Topical steroids using as fairness creams without doctor's surveillance that to for prolonged period leads to potential side effects. Make the skin get addicted to topical steroid. Steroid creams initially reduce inflammation so acne and pigmentation vanish like miracle and again reappear on attempt to withdraw. This is becoming distressing to the person so will continuously use the cream for years. This leads to many side effects which become tough even for dermatologist to treat.

Some of the side effects are-

1. Thinning of skin
2. Telangiectasia- small vessels under the skin becomes visible
3. Steroid-induced acne 
4. Ringworm 
5. Depigmentation of skin
6. Unwanted facial hair
7. Delayed wound healing, bruises
8. Rosacea- erythema and itching even with little sun exposure

People using such steroid creams please stop them and visit near by dermatologist to deaddict your skin. Get it treated before it becomes never ending problem. 

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4 Typical Ways To Masturbate Better

Dr. S.K. Kaushik 97% (2050 ratings)
MBBS
Sexologist, Gurgaon
4 Typical Ways To Masturbate Better

It is no secret that when you pleasure yourself 'the right way', it would definitely pump you up for your next session. However, there are several other ways which are unconventional and yet as beneficial and helpful as regular masturbation. Debunking all myths that masturbation reduces erectile functioning or sperm count level or even sexual fertility, these unconventional techniques can definitely help you in various ways; providing you with the right kind of satisfaction and fulfillment and boosting your overall stamina. However, excessive masturbation is strongly recommended against as it has its long-term side-effects.

  1. Although your testicles are primarily concerned with the function of sperm production, they are also, technically speaking, an erogenous zone. Therefore, when you masturbate, it would be more helpful if you could utilize your testicles for the purpose of acquiring more satisfaction. By pulling your testicles slightly downward while masturbating, you could also try caressing, tickling or stroking them to see how it feels. You could also try holding them in a light grip and not too firm with your other hand.
  2. A change in position is also pretty effective in heightening your senses and providing a better feel whilst masturbating. Keeping your hand still and only moving your body is such a way. While doing this, you can masturbate while kneeling or standing or sitting or even swapping hands. The more the variety, the better will be the level of pleasure. Moreover, interchanging positions in between has also been proved to be very effective.
  3. The use of sex toys and other accessories can further enhance your satisfaction level. For instance, realistic vaginas can prove to be pretty handy in maximizing your sexual potency. Other credible sex toys are also available which are as helpful. Another effective technique of masturbating better is via porn or R-rated movies. By simultaneously watching movies while masturbating, your imagination gets fueled up with all kinds of sexual fantasies, providing you with more immediate satisfaction than usual.
  4. There is also the 'start and stop method' which is very useful in regulating and improving your level of stamina. A conscious and deliberate effort is required in maintaining control over your ejaculatory muscles. The best way to do this is by setting a time limit and not allowing yourself to ejaculate within the given time frame. Learn more about Premature Ejaculation.
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Acne - Health Tip

Dr. Imran Khan 88% (3834 ratings)
Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (B.U.M.S), PGD(Sexual Medicine & Councelling)
Sexologist, Gurgaon
Acne - Health Tip
Apply clove oil topically on affected areas to treat acne fast
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Dr. Potnuru Srinivaasa Sudhakar 88% (2159 ratings)
M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
For varicose veins, try horse chestnut, an herbal extract that's been shown in studies to strengthen veins and reduce swelling. The herb is also available in topical creams, though there's not as much evidence for these.
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Varicose Veins

Dr. Vishesh Sareen 92% (11785 ratings)
MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Homeopath, Chandigarh
For Varicose Veins-
Try horse chest nut, an herbal extract that's been shown in studies to strengthen veins and reduce swelling. This is also available in topical creams.
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Dr. Niketa Sonavane 86% (13 ratings)
MD AM, DDV, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
If you are fighting against skin pigmentation, use a broad spectrum sunscreen containing zinc oxide every single day. For more effective pigmentation treatments read my articles at www.dermatologydiaries.com/topics/pigmentation-skin-lightening

Dr. Nilesh Makwana 85% (58 ratings)
MPTh/MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
GLUTEAL WEAKNESS !
Gluteal weakness may causes Knee pain.
Typical complain will be, pain only while climbing down the stair and walking down the slope.
Do proper strengthening of gluteal muscles (Abductors, Extensors and rotators of hip) for proper rehabilitation.
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Psoriasis!

Dr. Nirali Parekh 87% (81 ratings)
Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Homeopath, Mumbai
Psoriasis!

PsoriasisPsoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes the rapid buildup of skin cells. This buildup of cells causes scaling on the skin’s surface. Inflammation and redness around the scales are fairly common. Typical psoriatic scales are whitish-silver and develop in thick, red patches. Sometimes, these patches will crack and bleed.
Psoriasis is the result of a sped-up skin production process. Typically, skin cells grow deep in the skin and slowly rise to the surface. Eventually, they fall off. The typical life cycle of a skin cell is one month.
In people with psoriasis, this production process may occur in just a few days. Because of this, skin cells don’t have time to fall off. This rapid overproduction leads to the buildup of skin cells.

Scales typically develop on joints, such elbows and knees. They may develop anywhere on the body, including the:

  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Neck
  • Scalp
  • Face.

Role of homeopathy- This is a genetic disease which is cured of the root. 

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Vitiligo - Ways It Can Be Treated!

Paul's Leucoderma Centre 88% (58 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Delhi
Vitiligo - Ways It Can Be Treated!

Vitiligo is a disease which results in the loss of skin colouring pigment and ultimately the person loose his or her skin colour in blotches. The rate and to what extent the colour loss will happen is always unpredictable. When the Melanocytes cells lose their ability or get destroyed completely, the human skin starts losing it's skin colour produced by these Melanocyte cells. Vitiligo can generally affect skin present of any body part. Vitiligo is a common disease and it affects almost one million people every year all over the world. The disease can affect a person of any age.

Causes of Vitiligo

There are different causes due to which Vitiligo is caused. Let us have a look :

  1. Vitiligo can happen due to an autoimmune disorder, when the immune system becomes overactive and results in the destruction of the colour pigment-producing cells i.e. the Melanocytes.
  2. Vitiligo is also believed to affect people because of genetic factors. The immune system can get affected by the genes and results in a loss of skin colouring melanocytes. It can be hereditary and gets passed on. However, it is not at all contagious and cannot be passed on to someone else.
  3. Harmful exposure to UV rays can cause the body to loose melanocyte cells. Heavy sunburn is also a common cause of the disease.
  4. A stressful life schedule or oxidative stress imbalance can easily make the melanocyte cells to go weak and eventually wither away.
  5. A foreign virus or bacteria which may enter into the immune system and if not destroyed affects the melanocytes in different parts of the body.

Treatment for Vitiligo-

Vitiligo Treatment or White Patches Treatment is based on improving your skin’s appearance by restoring its colour. Re-pigmentation treatment is most successful on face and trunk; hands, feet and areas with white hair respond poorly. Compared to long-standing patches, new ones are more likely to respond to medical therapy.

The treatment can be classified into

Medical

  1. Medicines applied to the skin, such as:
    • Corticosteroid creams or ointments
    • Immunomodulator creams or ointments, such as Elidel & Protopic
    • Topical drugs such as methoxsalen (Oxsoralen)
    • Oral Medical treatment includes the use of immune-modulating drugs such as systemic corticosteroids, levamisole, cyclophosphamide, azathioprine, vitamin supplements (especially vitamin B12 and folic acid).
  2. Phototherapy NBUVB full body – A medical procedure in which your skin is exposed to ultraviolet A (UVA) or ultraviolet B (UVB) light from a special lamp in full body chambers.
  3. Excimer (Targeted Phototherapy) – Targeted phototherapy, also called concentrated phototherapy, focused phototherapy and microphototherapy, involves delivery of ultraviolet radiation directly focused on, or targeted at, the skin lesion through special delivery mechanisms.

Surgical Procedures

  1. Surgical treatment – Normal skin is used as donor tissue and then grafts are surgically transplanted on areas of Vitiligo treatment. The new skin grafts start producing pigment. Patients who are candidates for this procedure must have stable Vitiligo, or Vitiligo that has not changed for at least one year. The criteria of stability is taken as (a) no new White patches, (b) no extension of existing White patches and (c) no loss of pigmentation of previously repigmened patches for at least 1 year. This procedure can be used for patients with limited areas of Vitiligo and also in those with more extensive disease.
  2. Melanocyte cell transplantation – In this procedure, a skin graft is taken from the patients own thigh, this skin is then treated with an enzyme known as trypsin which separates all the layers of the skin and thus Melanocytes and Keratinocytes are concentrated. The Vitiligo (Skin White Spot) skin is then removed with the use of diamond burs or Lasers and the cells are transplanted. The advantage of this procedure is that cell culture is not needed and that skin harvesting from the donor area, preparation of cell separation and application of Melanocytes can all be undertaken in a single 3-h procedure.
  3. Blister Grafting – In this procedure, blisters are created on your pigmented skin primarily by using suction. The tops of the blisters are then cut out and transplanted to a depigmented skin area where a blister of equal size has been created and removed.
  4. Punch grafting – Punch grafting is the simplest and the least expensive of all the grafting procedures in Vitiligo. The procedure involves the transfer of circular pieces or punches of skin tissue from the donor area into similar shaped pits that are made on the recipient skin. The size of these punches can range from 1 mm to 2 mm and they are spaced 5-10 mm apart on the recipient skin.
    • De-pigmentation – Depigmentation involves fading the rest of the skin on your body to match the already-white areas. If you have vitiligo on more than 50 percent of your body, depigmentation may be the best treatment option. In this procedure, the drug monobenzone (Benoquin) is applied twice a day to the pigmented areas of your skin until they match the already-depigmented areas. Some patients who are resistant to depigmentation with drug monobenzone (Benoquin) will need Q Switch NDYAG Laser to destroy the pigment cells. Depigmentation in most patients is a permanent technique in which the whole body is gradually turned white.
    • Color (Camouflage) – Camouflage used to treat vitiligo can be classified into two- temporary and permanent. ​
      • Temporary colouring is the method which intends to blend the white patches with the rest of the body’s colour. The method is done using coloured creams to the affected skin. Those creams will have the same shade as that of the natural skin. Applying the creams make the patches less noticeable.
      • Tattooing (permanent coloring) – Tattooing is injecting artificial pigment into the depigmented area. After selecting the pigment shade which matches the surrounding skin color, the pigment granules are implanted into the depigmented patch either with a manual or electrically driven needles. Though the patch resembles the surrounding normal skin, it may permanently fade or acquire a bluish hue after 1 – 2 years which is distinctly noticeable and may become unacceptable. Hence, tattooing is usually not advised unless the patch is in an inoperable site.

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Dr. P Nagaraj 89% (3802 ratings)
FRHS, Ph.D Paed Neuro Rehabilitation, MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)
Is a type of muscle stiffness that occurs typically after a sports or fitness workout. It sets in 6 to 24hrs following the workout and can peak 24: 48 hrs post exercise. Symptoms vary between individuals depending on the intensity of the workout. The discomfort gradually eases within 72 hrs post workout, so can continue working out in light exercise even with DOMS.
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