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Fragrant Ageing

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kota
Fragrant Ageing

Stay away from perfumed or flavoured suntan lotions which smell of coconut oil or orange if you want your skin to stay young. These lotions contain psoralen, which speeds up the ageing process. Rather use a fake-tan lotion. Avoid sun beds, which are as bad as the sun itself.

Seborrheic dermatitis: Who gets and causes, Faqs

Dr. Venu Kumari 88% (1816 ratings)
MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Seborrheic dermatitis: Who gets and causes, Faqs


This is a very common skin disease that causes a rash. When this rash appears, it often looks like the one pictured above. The skin tends to have a:

Reddish color.
Swollen and greasy appearance.
White or yellowish crusty scale on the surface.



One or more of these rashes can appear on the body. Sometimes, the affected skin itches.

Who gets and causes What causes seborrheic dermatitis?

Researchers are still studying what causes this common skin disease. From what they have learned, it appears that the cause is complex. Many factors seem to work together to cause seborrheic dermatitis. These factors may include the yeast that normally lives on our skin, our genes, living in a cold and dry climate, stress, and a person’s overall health.

By studying seborrheic dermatitis, researchers have learned the following:

It is not caused by poor personal hygiene.
It is not an allergy.
It does not harm the body.


Who gets seborrheic dermatitis?

People of all colors and ages get seborrheic dermatitis. You have a higher risk if any of the following apply to you.
Age

People in these two age groups are most susceptible:

Infants 3 months of age and younger.
Adults between 30 and 60 years of age.


Medical conditions

Your risk increases if you have any of these medical conditions:

HIV (About 85 percent of people infected with HIV develop seborrheic dermatitis).
Acne, rosacea, or psoriasis.
Parkinson’s disease.
Epilepsy.
Stroke or heart attack (recovering from).
Alcoholism.
Depression.
Eating disorder.


Medical treatments

If you are taking any of the following medicines, your risk for seborrheic dermatitis increases:

Interferon.
Lithium.
Psoralen.

References:
Habif TP, Campbell JL, et al. “Seborrheic dermatitis.” In: Dermatology DDxDeck.China, Mosby Elsevier: 2006, p. 40.
Plewig G Jansen T. “Seborrheic Dermatitis.” In: Wolff K, Goldsmith LA, Katz SI, et al. editors. Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine, 7th ed. United States of America, McGraw Hill Medical; 2008. p.219-25.
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Diet For Vitiligo!

Dr. Shailender Dhawan 94% (3380 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Diet For Vitiligo!

Vitiligo is a disease that causes the loss of skin shading and colour in patches. The degree and rate of colour loss from vitiligo cannot be determined. It can influence any part of the skin on your body. It might also influence one’s hair, inside of the mouth and even the eyes.

Ordinarily, the shade of one’s hair, skin and eyes is measured by melanin. Vitiligo happens when the cells that create melanin quit working or die. Vitiligo influences individuals of all skin types; however, it might be more common in individuals with a darker skin. The condition is not contagious or life threatening.

Numerous medicines may be used to restore the skin shading or level out the skin tone. A few medicines might have some serious side effects on some people. So your specialist may propose that you first try to improve your skin by applying self-tanning products or make-up. Here is the diet for Vitiligo Treatment:

It has been confirmed through research that a large number of vitiligo cases are a result of deficiency of folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin 312, zinc, and copper. Vitiligo can, therefore, also be treated through some easy alterations in your diet. Try to include celery in your diet. Celery is filled with psoralen, which increases the skin’s ability of reacting naturally to sunlight.

Enrich your diet with antioxidants rich foods like:

  • beans
  • berries
  • apples
  • carrots
  • grapes
  • potatoes
  • spinach

Fill your diet with foods carrying rich content of folic acid. These foods include:

  • green leafy vegetables
  • broccoli
  • asparagus
  • peas
  • beans
  • nuts and seeds
  • pumpkin
  • cauliflower
  • avocado
  • citrus fruits (Vitamin C)
  • celery
  • carrots
  • beets
  • Avoid taking dairy products, fat foods, red meat, smoking and alcohol. Sun exposure, instead of artificial UV Rays, is more helpful in gaining new pigmentation for vitiligo patients.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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