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Ayurvihar Complex, Chunabhatti, Eastern Express Highway, Sion East,Landmark: Near Everard Nagar, Mumbai Mumbai
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Busted: 6 Common Myths About Acne

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Surat
Busted: 6 Common Myths About Acne

You may have heard a lot about teen acne and things related to it, especially its nature and solutions to cure this skin condition. However, there are several misconceptions about acne. Many facts regarding the cause and remedy for acne, which are commonly talked about, are incorrect. Here are some myths and facts about teen acne you should know about:

  1. Tanning clears the skin: A tan may act as a temporary mask to prevent acne. However, the sun dries up the skin and irritates it. This may further lead to acne breakout. There is no link between exposure to the sun and acne prevention, and the rays of the sun can cause damage to the skin. You should always use a sunscreen while going out in the sun.
  2. Wash your face to prevent acne breakouts: Washing your face helps in removing the dirt and oil from the pores of the skin. However, too much washing may cause dryness and irritation, triggering more acne breakout. You should not scrub your face and use a mild soap or a facewash to wash your face.
  3. Popping pimples will help in faster elimination: Popping pimples makes them less noticeable for some time, but it causes the pimples to last longer. When you squeeze a pimple, you push bacteria, dead skin cells and oil back into the skin. This causes increased swelling and reddening. It might also cause a red or brown scar, which takes a lot of time to disappear. Some of these scars last forever.
  4. Stress leads to acne: The normal daily stress a teenager faces does not lead to acne. However, in the case of stressful periods, such as dealing with the death of a loved one or facing parent’s divorce, the skin produces extra oil or sebum. This does not always mean that you will get more zits and pimples.
  5. Acne is curable: Acne is not curable. It is chronic in nature and may last for a very long time. It is like a continuous situation which keeps on recurring on the skin. It may come and go several times and in case you are prone to acne, you will face a hard time dealing with it.
  6. Pimples occur overnight: Another common misconception regarding acne is that pimples occur overnight. The truth is that a pimple takes weeks to develop but it may surface while you are asleep. The process of acne development is a complicated one and involves four steps.

Many people think that applying cold water closes pores and hot water opens pores. This is not true as the pores present all over your face do not have muscles. They cannot open and close.

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I am 18 years old. I'm suffering from acne and pimple problem. I've taken homeopathic for around 7 months and 2 bottles of berberis aquifolium, and 1 bottle of Safi. Still no results. Please help me to get rid of them.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda, PG Diploma in Yoga Vignana
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
I am 18 years old. I'm suffering from acne and pimple problem. I've taken homeopathic for around 7 months and 2 bottl...
Use Himalaya Neem tab 1 tab trice a day along with surakta syrup (Baidyanath) 15 ml twice a day for one month. Wash your face twice a day with Neem face wash or Azac soap and apply Clarina ointment on the pimples and pimples marks. Avoid eating oily and spicy food. If possible eat one citrus fruit like orange or sweet lime per day! follow this regime and you shall have a glowing face without any marks and acne.
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How to Overcome The Problem of Hairfall?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Ghaziabad
How to Overcome The Problem of Hairfall?

In general, you lose about 50-100 strands of hair each day, but the loss is not visible as new hair grow in their place. However, if you lose more than a 100 strands in a day and more than 200 strands on the day you shampoo, you may be suffering from what is known as excessive hair fall. 

Certain factors or reasons may cause you to lose hair at an alarming rate, which are,

1. Thyroid problems
Your thyroid is responsible for your body?s overall functioning. The hormones (primarily T4 and T3), which it produces help in regulating metabolic activities. Problems with your thyroid gland can cause your hormone levels to rise or fall to unhealthy levels, which can result in hair fall. You can improve the functioning of your thyroid gland through a diet rich in calcium, iodine, magnesium, protein and Vitamins A, B and C.

2. Scalp infections
Infections of the scalp can also be one of the factors that may cause your hair to fall at an alarming rate. Of the different scalp infections, the ringworm scalp infection is the most common. Although this fungal infection can occur in any part of your body, when it develops on your scalp, you end up losing clumps of hair. Alongside the use of anti-fungal medications, even anti-fungal shampoos and creams can provide you with respite from the problem.

3. Poor diet
Gorging on unhealthy foods or going on a crash diet can result in the lack of essential nutrients in your body, which are required to maintain healthy hair. Furthermore, since hair is made of protein, having a balanced diet consisting of proteins and vitamin- rich foods is a must.

4. Stress
Stress gives rise to certain conditions such as alopecia areata, telogen effluvium (hair loss caused post-pregnancy or surgery) and trichotillomania (an impulsive need to pull your hair out), which can cause you to lose significant amount of hair. To avert a hair loss crisis caused by stress, make it a point to do some simple stress-reducing exercises, such as meditation or breathing exercises.

5. Hair styling products
Using hair styling products like hair colours and straighteners can cause you to experience hair fall problems. Your hair not only becomes dull and dry due to their use, but also becomes weak and brittle, leading to a gradual loss of hair. Regular oiling and use of homemade hair masks are some of the ways you can try to counter the negative effects of these hair styling products.

6. Cancer treatment
The drugs that are used in the treatment of cancer not only destroy the fast-growing cancer cells, but also the healthy blood cells in your body. For this reason, consuming foods that possess cancer-fighting properties (like oatmeal, tomato, almonds, garlic etc) is a sure-shot way of fighting the disease as well as averting any side-effects that may arise because of the treatment.

7. Alopecia areata
Lastly, hair fall can also be caused by alopecia areata, which is a kind of hair loss that takes place when your body?s immune system erroneously attacks your hair follicles, and prevents growth of new hair.

8. Genetics
The origin of your severe hair fall or baldness can be traced back to your ancestors. So, your genes can be a factor behind your hair fall problem. If this is the cause, your body then becomes unable to produce new hair.

Apart from the changes that you can make in your lifestyle to address the causes of your hair fall, there are also techniques out there that you can employ to permanently treat your problem, such as platelet rich plasma, mesotherapy, stem cell therapy, ozone activated platelet rich plasma & hair transplant. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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I want to get fair skin. Which would be the best method and clinic for skin whitening.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
I want to get fair skin. Which would be the best method and clinic for skin whitening.
I really want to tell you to embrace your beautiful skin! If you do want to lighten your skin, I would like to give you reasonable expectations. It is strongly recommended to avoid the sun to the areas you want lightened - daily sunscreen with spf30+ and hats, sun avoidance, etc. Full body chemical peeling along with oral glutathione tablets along with vitamin c helps in skin whitening. There are various laser machines also available like ndyag etc that helps in skin lightening. You can visit your dermatologist for a proper schedule.
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Small ulcer white with red small patch around it below my lower lip from past 1 day. Little irritates.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Small ulcer white with red small patch around it below my lower lip from past 1 day. Little irritates.
Oral herpes are often associated with bumps on lips but not always. There are many other things that can cause these lumps or bumps. The first two common causes of painful red or white bumps on lips that are not herpes is canker sores and cold sores. Its better to consult for proper diagnosis and treatment or you may upload your pics for the same purpose.
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I'm having black heads around my nose, from last months. There size is also increasing. What should I do.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
I'm having black heads around my nose, from last months. There size is also increasing. What should I do.
For pimples, clear gel- apply after bath over pimples epiduo gel- apply at bedtime for 15-20 min then wash with water and then cetaphil moisturizer-apply moisturizer over full face klin face wash-as a face wash. Do not squeez n prick the pimples.
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Hello doctors I am 18 years old I have hair problem My hairs are become very thin and losing from crown also and front so please gives me affordable tips please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Hello doctors I am 18 years old I have hair problem My hairs are become very thin and losing from crown also and fron...
Homeopathy can very efficiently deal with cases of hair loss, and produce excellent results. In Homeopathy, a huge number of wonderful medicines are present that are used to tackle hair loss cases. Every kind of hair loss (ranging from hair loss due to anemia / nutritional deficiencies, due to skin disorders, due to mental / physical trauma, due to childbirth or menopause, after acute diseases, to alopecia areata, alopecia totalis or androgenetic alopecia) can be treated with the help of well selected homeopathic medicines. To treat hair loss through homeopathy detail case history of the patient needs to be studied. The cause and site of hair loss are to be noted down along with the constitutional symptoms of the patient which are given prime importance in any kind of case of hair loss. The constitutional symptoms include the eating habits, level of thirst, thermals, mental symptom etc. And these are to be given top position in forming the totality of symptoms while case taking. After the case has been properly evaluated, the case homeopathic medicine is administered to the patient You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects.
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I get rashes on penis after intercourse. At times end up with torn skin. There are white headed pimple like small substances on the inner circle of the penis head. I suffer from itchiness, bad odor, burning sensation too. We both the partners have undergone candida treatment already. But the problem seems recurring soon. Kindly guide if this can be due to other problems too.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I get rashes on penis after intercourse. At times end up with torn skin. There are white headed pimple like small sub...
Hello, It reveals, lack of personal hygiene after intercourse & possibility of phimosis can't be over ruled, as well. You both shound to plenty of water to hydrate you both. Your diet be easily digestible on time. It would be proper to consult an expert. Take care.
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Hello sir/madam I have a serious problem related to acne and pimples​. After masturbation my face filled up with pimples. They left dead cells. Please suggest me medicine to cure it.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Hello sir/madam
I have a serious problem related to acne and pimples​. After masturbation my face filled up with pimp...
Use a face wash containing salicylic acid and a gel containing Benzoyl peroxide 2.5% at night whenever you have active acne. You may visit your dermatologist for complete prescription.
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I have suffering carbuncle problem to boil in shoulder so please give me a information about and what is the procedure of to remove that and how much cost for treatment.

MD- Dermatology, DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Mangalore
I have suffering carbuncle problem to boil in shoulder so please give me a information about and what is the procedur...
Hi. Carbuncle /Boils are bacterial infections of skin. Its common to get boils. Carbuncle is usually seen in those with raised blood sugars. Both can be treated with appropriate antibiotics. If these lesion reoccur after taking full dose of antibiotics, you need to get yourself tested for blood sugars and heamogram. Dermatologist will collect pus for testing antibiotic sensitivity and will prescribe the right drug. At same time its important to keep clean and treat infection if any among family members or friends staying along with you. Use triclosan containing soaps for bathing. Take care.
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I am 20 years old. I have pimples and holes all over the face with black spots. I was thinking to use evion face cream. Any suggestions why. I was getting pimples. Any answers.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
I am 20 years old. I have pimples and holes all over the face with black spots. I was thinking to use evion face crea...
For pimples, clear gel- apply after bath over pimples epiduo gel- apply at bedtime for 15-20 min then wash with water and then cetaphil moisturizer-apply moisturizer over full face klin face wash-as a face wash. Do not squeez n prick the pimples.
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I am male and age 21, height 5-5, weight 68. When I was born I am with medium colour but now my skin is dark in colour and I would like to lighten my complete body. Is there any medical procedure to lighten my skin without any side effects?

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
I am male and age 21, height 5-5, weight 68. When I was born I am with medium colour but now my skin is dark in colou...
Full body chemical peeling along with oral glutathione tablets along with vitamin c helps in skin whitening. There are various laser machines also available like ndyag etc that helps in skin lightening. You can visit your dermatologist for a proper schedule. Use of sunscreen is always advisable to prevent further darkening. You should consume carrots. Eggs,mangoes, cheese,spinach, tomatoes,apricot, plums and peaches, tender coconut, buttermilk.The food rich in antioxidants will add a natural glow to your skin and the free radicals available in these fight against the harmful sun rays.
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In My All Body there are a small rashes. And all time itching. I can't understand what can I do. Can you Tell me any medicine name.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
In My All Body there are a small rashes. And all time itching. I can't understand what can I do. Can you Tell me any ...
You are probably suffering from what Dermatologist call urticaria. Common causes are food allergy, infection or drugs taken for some condition. It presents with itching resulting in formation of red rashes which we call hives or wheals. Although in most cases cause remains unknown in spite of a thorough search. It can be symptomatically treated with medicines so that you do not get any new hives. The treatment should be prolonged until it resolves which usually takes 1 to 6 months. Please contact me through online consult option for further details and treatment.,
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My whole body is itching all over red bumps skin is red fleshy .pimples r rising .Plz doctors suggest any home remedy.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
My whole body is itching all over red bumps skin is red fleshy .pimples r rising .Plz doctors suggest any home remedy.
Avoid fried food, cold items, very much spicy food, Prefer vegetarian diet, and avoid potato, brinjal, drumsticks Don't expose to too much cold or too hot Intake of plenty of water,
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I am 24. Having severe acne allover my face specially chin area. It gets aggravated n becomes more inflamed n red by intake of dairy and sugar. I have had antibiotic (doxy100 mg. Topical acnetoin (clindamycin+nicotinamide. Dint hlp. Bt actually made it worse. Acne became hard n persistent. Skin also became dull. So m thinking to switch over vit supplements. Vit A, C,D3, Zn.bt my dermatologist dsnt advocate dis decisn. He tells me to take Accutane. Bt I hv read a lot of harmful effects of asthma. Please help. Shall I take vit supplements in litl high dosage?

MBBS, DDVL
Dermatologist, Kochi
I am 24. Having severe acne allover my face specially chin area. It gets aggravated n becomes more inflamed n red by ...
Just vitamin supplements will not help. Avoid food with high glycemic index like dairy products, nuts,chocolates etc. You may require more than 1 modality of treatment. If its severe and resistant isotretinoin may have to be started. This has to be supplemented by topicals and peels. Your dermatologist will advise a treatment plan after proper evaluation. Make sure you stick to it. It may take sometime.
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I am a handsome guy and my skin colour is very fair. But for the last 2 months my face skin is becoming darker day by day. I am not exposed to sunlight very much and I don't have any pimples in my face. I am doing physical exercise regularly. please tell me the reason and suggest any natural method to get fair skin in my face without using any medicine.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I am a handsome guy and my skin colour is very fair. But for the last 2 months my face skin is becoming darker day by...
Drink plenty of water Sound sleep Regular food intake Liquid diet Plenty of fruits usage in between No hurry worry and hot curry.
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How To Get Rid Of Warts?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Ranchi
How To Get Rid Of Warts?

Warts are small, rough patches on the skin (resembling cauliflowers) that are caused due to the human papillomavirus (hpv- a dna virus that can infect humans). In this condition, only the topmost layer of your skin gets infected and acquires a rough texture. Warts are not fatal (they do not cause cancer), but they are contagious in nature and do not vanish easily.

Read on to find the most effective ways to get rid of warts.

1. Over-the-counter wart removers
Over-the-counter wart treatments containing salicylic acid (a type of fungicide) as an active ingredient are commonly used for effective removal of warts. These medications generally eliminate warts by removing the topmost layer of the skin, following the peel-off process.

2. Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy, also known as freezing therapy, is generally performed by a dermatologist and consists of the use of liquid nitrogen for freezing the warts. The application of the chemical results in the formation of a blister around the warts, which shed off after about a week. It takes almost 3 to 4 weeks to have completely wart-free skin. This method proves to be more effective when used with salicylic acid-based wart removers.

3. Laser treatment
Another form of wart removal is pulsed-dye laser treatment. An ablative co2 laser acts by cutting and burning the wart. In this type of treatment the affected blood vessels are burnt, leading to the death of the infected tissue, following which the wart too disappears. However, this method is not commonly used if other treatment methods tend to work as it is painful and may leave behind scars.

4. Vaccine
Sometimes your dermatologist may recommend the use of human papillomavirus (hpv) vaccine to successfully eliminate warts.

5. Bleomycin
In this type of treatment each wart is injected with a shot of bleomycin, a medicine that fights cancer. However, this treatment is not preferred generally as it may be painful and comes with side effects like nail loss if the wart is present on the finger.

6. Immune therapy
When warts refuse to vanish after the use of all common treatments, this method is put into use. This type of treatment involves the use of medications or solutions, which strengthens your immune system so that it can repel warts. In this case your warts may be injected with an antigen or a solution or cream may be applied on them. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

How To Get Rid Of Dry Skin?

MBBS, DVD
Dermatologist, Delhi
How To Get Rid Of Dry Skin?

Dry skin occurs when your skin lacks the necessary moisture it requires. It tends to make your skin flaky, itchy and sometimes causing red patches especially on your legs, back, arms, or waist. These are the areas we usually forget to moisturize and we tend to concentrate more on our face and hands. Dry skin is usually the result of frequent bathing, use of soaps which are harsh for your skin. Scratching an itchy patch too much will eventually draw blood and might even result in a permanent scar. However, there are lots of remedies for dry skin, which will help you restore the natural oils of your skin and make your skin glow.

1. A hot water bath is a strict no for your dry skin: Hot showers tend to remove your body of its natural oil, which is essential to keep your skin moisturized and smooth. A warm shower should last no longer than 5 to 10 minutes. Afterwards, gently pat your skin dry with a towel and immediately slather on the moisturizer.

2. Do not use harsh soaps: Wash your body with a soapless cleanser when you take a bath. Skin care experts recommend a cleanser that contains ceramides. Ceramides are fatty molecules that help the skin to hold moisture.

3. Use sunscreen with good SPF: One of the main causes of dry and itchy skin is sun damage. To prevent sun damage, use of sunscreen with a good amount of SPF is essential for your skin. If you're planning to stay out in the sun for more than 15 minutes, make sure you use a sunscreen with SPF 30. There are many moisturizers which have a good amount of SPF.

4. Moisturize your skin daily: Use moisturizers, which contain ceramides, shea butter and glycerin. Moisturizing your skin daily can easily prevent dry skin. Apply a good moisturizer immediately after taking a shower to trap in the moisture.

5. Use a face mask: A honey and oatmeal face mask can be used as an exfoliating scrub. Mix together 2 tablespoons of oats with a tablespoon of honey. Spread the mask over your face, keep it for 15 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water.

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Alopecia Areata - Reasons Why People Suffer from it

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Diploma in Aesthetic Mesotherapy
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Alopecia Areata - Reasons Why People Suffer from it

Alopecia areata is a kind of hair loss or male pattern baldness that happens when your immune system starts attacking the hair follicles, which is where the hair growth starts. This is therefore an autoimmune disease. The damage and harm caused to the follicle is usually not permanent. Specialists are still not aware as to why the immune system attacks the follicles.

Alopecia areata generally begins when chunks of hair start falling out, forming thoroughly smooth, round bare patches on the scalp or different regions of the body. Now and again the hair might become thinner without any noticeable bald spots, or it might develop and shed off, leaving small patches. This can lead to permanent balding and may also be a sudden evolution.

The condition takes place when the cells in the hair follicles are attacked by white blood cells, making them contract and drastically slows down the hair growth. It is unknown as to precisely what causes the immune system to attack the hair follicles in such a manner.

However, there are a few ways due to which people can get alopecia areata. They are as follows:

  1. Since the exact cause of the condition is unknown, it regularly happens in individuals who have a family history of other immune system diseases, for example, type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid joint pain.

  2. A few researchers presume that hereditary qualities may add to the advancement of alopecia areata. They additionally believe that specific factors are expected to trigger alopecia areata in individuals who are hereditarily inclined to the disease.

  3. Around 10% of individuals with this condition may never regrow hair. You will probably have irreversible and permanent balding if you have the following:

    • A family history of the condition.

    • The condition appears at a young age (before adolescence) or for longer than a year.

    • Suffering from any other immune system infection

    • Inclined to hypersensitivities (atopy)

    • Have extensive hair loss.

    • Have unusual colour, shape, surface, or thickness of the fingernails or toenails.

In a few people with alopecia areata, the fingernails and toenails start becoming hollowed, that is they look as though a stick had made numerous small dents in them. They may likewise look like sandpaper. People with this condition might suffer from psychological and morale issues as well. Hence, getting tensed about it can aggravate the problem further, causing more hair loss.

Alopecia areata cannot be cured yet. The vast majorities of people who have had one episode might have more episodes of balding. Hence, whenever you feel like you might be showing certain symptoms of hair loss, do get it diagnosed by a specialist, since hair loss is not something that should be ignored, as it may be a symptom of greater lifestyle diseases. If symptoms recur after treatment, go for regular check-ups.

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How Homeopathy Helps Treat Skin Allergies?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Palakkad
How Homeopathy Helps Treat Skin Allergies?

Skin allergens such as immune system disorders, medicines, food, and infections can trigger an immune system response that characterizes in the form of a skin allergy. Although skin allergies such as bumps, itchy rashes, red patches and other conditions are commonly seen, identifying their cause isn't as straightforward sometimes.

Homeopathy identifies and treats the root cause of the allergy with oral medication instead of superficial medicines such as topical creams and treatments. To treat a skin allergy or problem, homeopathy keeps in mind the sufferer, not just the allergy or skin.

Common skin allergies can be effectively treated with suitable homeopathic treatments as listed below.

EczemaAlso known as dermatitis, it affects children more than adults. Characterized by the red, itchy and irritated skin, an infection may cause the development of fluid oozing bumps. Eczema of the scalp affecting children can be treated with Calcarea Carb whereas Rhus-Tox (Toxicodendron) is used to treat red, itchy and swollen eruptions caused by eczema.

Urticaria - Better known as hives, this condition is caused by the inflammation of the skin due to leakage of blood vessels. Those who suffer from itchy, swollen bumps or thickened skin as in the case of chronic urticaria, can be treated with Arsenicum. Hives with heavy menstruation may be treated with Belladona, while Urtica urens is better suited to hives of gastric origin.

PsoriasisIt is characterized by red, itchy patches of skin covered with silvery scales. Plaque, guttate and pustular psoriasis are differentiated on the basis of location, appearance and severity. For guttate psoriasis, where the plaques are rounded and flakey, Arsenicum iodatum and Arsenicum album can be used while sulphur and graphites are also commonly prescribed.
 

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