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Dr. Amey Kelkar

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Dr. Amey Kelkar 85% (51 ratings) MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS Bachelor o... Dermatologist, Pune
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Dr. Amey Kelkar is a popular Dermatologist in Kothrud, Pune. He has been a practicing Dermatologist for 1 year. He studied and completed MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy. He is currently associated with Derma Solutions in Kothrud, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Amey Kelkar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy - MIMSR, Latur - 2015
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - Rural Medical College Loni - 2005
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Dermatologist at Derma Solutions
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Patchy Hair Loss

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Pune
Patchy Hair Loss

Alopecia areata also called as patchy hair loss is a non scarring type of hair loss. It can affect any area of the body and can present in different patterns. It is a benign condition, however it can cause significant psychological stress in the affected patients.

Causes of alopecia areata:

The exact cause of alopecia areata is still an enigma. It is supposed to be an autoimmune condition. It is believed that the immune system of the body plays a role against the hair follicles.

Various triggering factors like stress, hormones, diet, infectious agents, vaccination are also believed to play a role in pathogenesis of alopecia areata.

Alopecia areata is also associated with certain other autoimmune conditions like diabetes mellitus, vitiligo, anemia, and thyroid disease.

Clinical Features:

Alopecia areata commonly manifests as localised well demarcated patches of hair loss. The patches may be single or multiple in nature.  Scalp is the most common site, although any part of the body may be affected. Alopecia  areata may affect the eyebrows, eyelashes, axillary hair, pubic hair or any other part if the body.

Treatment:

Corticosteroids have been the mainstay in the treatment of alopecia areata. Topical, oral or parenteral preparations can be used.

Intralesional corticosteroids have been the treatment of choice in adults with alopecia areata.

ILS is given in the deep dermis or upper subcutaneous tissue. Injections are repeated every 4 to 6 weeks.

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Boil - A Common Infection

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Pune
Boil - A Common Infection

A boil or furuncle is an infection of the hair follicle. It is a very common infection affecting people of all ages.

Causes:

Staphylococcus aureus is the commonest agent incriminated in the development of boils or furuncle. Some other bacteria may also be responsible for the development of such infections.

A poor immune system function is also responsible for the development of boils or furuncles.

People with recurrent boil are also more likely to have a family history of boils.

Symptoms:

A boil generally starts as a hard, red painful lump. Over the next few days a pocket of pus forms over the lump. The skin around the boil becomes infected, red and swollen. Fever might be present in some cases. Swelling of lymph nodes may be seen in severe conditions.

Boils may appear anywhere on the body, however the buttocks, stomach, hands or legs are the common sites of involvement. Boils may also appear around the eyes, and this leads to the development of significant swelling or edema around the eyes.

Treatment:

Boils are generally easy to manage and heal without much complications. Antibiotics like amoxicillin clavulanic acid or cefixime are effective in treating this infection. Topical antibiotics like mupirocin or fusidic acid can also be used. In case of severe or large infections, draining of the pus might be required. Symptomatic treatment should be provided in case of fever or malaise.

With proper care, it can be easily treated without any significant complications.

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Herpes Zooster: Symptoms & Treatment

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Pune
Herpes Zooster: Symptoms & Treatment

Herpes

Herpes zoster is a common viral infection caused by varicella zoster virus.  It is generally easy to diagnose this condition based on clinical findings. However in certain cases, systemic or internal involvement might occur, and this might prove as a challenge even to an experienced physician.

Clinical Features:

Herpes zoster may present with fever, malaise, headache or anorexia in the initial phases. The symptoms are generally mild and may not be present in some patients. The symptoms are generally followed by a rash which is typical of herpes zoster. Herpes zoster generally presents unilaterally, that is on one side of the body. However bilateral presentation has been noted in some cases. The rash is generally associated with severe pain or burning sensation. In some cases, the pain is so severe that the patient has difficulty in wearing clothes. Photophobia or intolerance to light is also present in certain cases.

Herpes zoster is generally a harmless disease and does not have any systemic effects. However in severe cases, organ involvement might occur.

An important complication of herpes zoster is post herpetic neuralgia. In this condition, the patient experiences severe pain as well as burning sensation even after the rash subsides.

Treatment:

Drugs like acyclovir, valcyclovir and femciclovir are used in the management of this condition. Medications like paracetamol are given in case of prodromal symptoms like fever.

Herpes

Herpes zoster is a common viral infection caused by varicella zoster virus.  It is generally easy to diagnose this condition based on clinical findings. However in certain cases, systemic or internal involvement might occur, and this might prove as a challenge even to an experienced physician.

Clinical Features:

Herpes zoster may present with fever, malaise, headache or anorexia in the initial phases. The symptoms are generally mild and may not be present in some patients. The symptoms are generally followed by a rash which is typical of herpes zoster. Herpes zoster generally presents unilaterally, that is on one side of the body. However bilateral presentation has been noted in some cases. The rash is generally associated with severe pain or burning sensation. In some cases, the pain is so severe that the patient has difficulty in wearing clothes. Photophobia or intolerance to light is also present in certain cases.

Herpes zoster is generally a harmless disease and does not have any systemic effects. However in severe cases, organ involvement might occur.

An important complication of herpes zoster is post herpetic neuralgia. In this condition, the patient experiences severe pain as well as burning sensation even after the rash subsides.

Treatment:

Drugs like acyclovir, valcyclovir and femciclovir are used in the management of this condition. Medications like paracetamol are given in case of prodromal symptoms like fever.

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Chicken Pox: Everything You Need To Know

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Pune
Chicken Pox: Everything You Need To Know

Chicken pox is usually acquired through inhalation of airborne respiratory droplets of an infected host. It is largely a childhood disease with more than 90 percent of cases occurring in childhood. The disease is generally benign and self limiting in a healthy child.  However there is an increased risk of morbidity in adults and immuno compromised patients.

Clinical Features:

Chicken pox is usually diagnosed clinically based on the characteristic rash and successive crops of lesions.  The rash of chicken pox is found in all stages of development and healing in affected sites.

There is a prodrome of fever, malaise and nausea followed by the characteristic rash of chicken pox.  In children, chicken pox usually begins as itchy red lesions. Fluid filled blisters, also called as vesicles develop over a period of time. The stomach, face, back, hand and legs maybe affected. Over a period of time, the blisters as well as the red rash heals leaving behind crusts and scabs. New lesions and blisters continue to appear for several days. As a result, all 3 stages of the rash, i.e. bumps, blisters and scabs maybe seen in a single patient. The disease is usually self limiting and resolves over a period of time.

Treatment:

For most healthy patients with chicken pox, symptomatic therapy is all that is required.

  • Trim the child’s finger nails to minimise scratching.
  • Take a bath with warm water and apply moisturising cream.
  • Paracetamol can be taken orally in case of fever.
  • Calamine lotion and anti histaminics can help in reliving itch.
  • Oral acyclovir or valcyclovir can be given.

Chicken pox is a benign self-limiting disease. It usually resolves without any complications. Complications are sometimes noted in adults and immuno compromised patients.

Palliative care and symptomatic treatment go a long way in managing this disease.

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Ultra Violet Index More Than 11 How You Suffer?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Pune
Ultra Violet Index More Than 11   How You Suffer?

We are currently in the middle of the summer season. The excessive heat coupled with pollution, dirt, dust and the harmful ultraviolet radiation of the sun can cause considerable damage to the skin.

Exposure to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun leads to a condition called as polymorphic light eruption(PMLE)  or sunburn. Sunburn is common in both males and females in India.

Clinical Features:

PMLE manifests as itching, redness, as well as some elevated lesions on the exposed skin. The symptoms as well as the skin lesions may appear immediately or 1 to 2 days after the exposure to sun. The arms, back, V area of neck, shoulders are the common sites where PMLE rash is noted. The itching can vary from mild to severe leading to considerable discomfort to the patient. Severe PMLE can lead to emotional stress, anxiety or depression.

Treatment:

The treatment consists of avoidance of sun exposure, use of protective clothing as well as broad spectrum sunscreen.

Lightweight cotton sun coats can be used to prevent UV exposure to the skin. A wide variety of good quality sunscreens are available in the market. The sunscreen should be applied at least 20 minutes before going out in the sun. Reapplication should be done after every 4 or 5 hours.

Adequate care should be taken to prevent re-exposure to sunlight in the future.

Low dose oral steroids or topical steroids are prescribed depending on the severity of the rash.

How Mesotherapy Can Help In Hair Regrowth?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Pune
How Mesotherapy Can Help In Hair Regrowth?

Mesotherapy is a hair growing technique that is invasive. Mesotherapy is associated with slight pain unless it is done under local anaesthesia. Superficial micro-injections are made below the epidermis of the skin to specific tissues. The term meso has originated from mesoderm which is the second or middle layer of the skin. This treatment can successfully trigger the mesoderm thereby relieving an array of ailments and symptoms. The injected solution is a combination of co-enzymes, amino acids, minerals and vitamins. The solution is tailored to suit each patient’s condition and their treatment plan.

How is mesotherapy used for hair regrowth?
Mesotherapy is used around the world for successful hair regrowth. It is a painless procedure when performed by an expert. Local anesthesia and dressing are not required for this procedure. Some of the broad objectives that could be achieved via this procedure include the regrowth of hair follicle, neutralization of excess dihydrotestosterone and the stimulation of blood circulation around the skull area.

Highlights of the mesotherapy procedure:
This procedure involves the application of both chemical and physical stimulation. A small dose of a variety of medications is administered by a hair expert in certain areas of the skull. The dosage and the area of administration would be decided based on the condition of the person getting treated. The solution acts like a bullet and targets the specific areas of the skull.

  • Mechanical: A needle is used to create a microspore into the skull. This helps to create elastin and collagen- the two most important ingredients for hair growth. This process doesn’t interfere with the hair already present but ensures the growth of new hair follicles.
  • Chemical: A chemical solution is injected into the skull to stimulate hair growth. This solution helps in improving the blood circulation, reducing inflammation and increasing collagen and elastin. The composition of the solution is made based on the specific issues of each patient and therefore varies between patients.

Duration of the treatment:
Each session of mesotherapy lasts for around 10 to 30 minutes. The timing is purely based on the surface area of the skull that is being treated. On an average, it requires around 10-12 sittings or sessions with an expert to stimulate hair growth. To start with, an intensive treatment plan is required for the first couple of months to see visible results. Once the patient starts responding to the treatment, the frequency of treatment gradually decreases. To ensure that the hair grows naturally and there is no hair fall after the treatment is complete, a maintenance treatment might be necessary every quarter.

Price involved:
The price of the treatment is dependant on the number of sessions required to stimulate hair growth. Some experts also charge based on the extent of hair fall and the chances of hair revival. There are experts who charge on an hourly basis as well.

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

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Kumkum Allergy/ Bindi Allergy

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Pune
Kumkum Allergy/ Bindi Allergy

Kumkum is commonly used for social and religious reasons in India. It is commonly available in powder as well as liquid form.  It is applied over the forehead by men as well as women.  However it is more commonly used by women. In addition to forehead it is applied over the parting area of the forehead by married women as a sign of their marital status. It also comes in contact with the intermammary area following its application over the “mangalsutra. Allergy to kumkum is common in many people and manifests as redness as well as multiple skin lesions. The possible contact allergens in kumkum include turmeric, Sudan-1, 4-aminoazobenzene, brilliant lake red R and cananga oil.

Clinical Features:

Bindi allergy or kumkum allergy can manifest in a variety of ways. Patients generally present with itching and redness over the forehead or over the area where the kumkum has been applied. Severe itching is noted in some patients. Reddish or whitish patches are also seen.

If the patient continues to apply the bindi or kumkum over a prolonged period of time, a whitish patch or a depigmented area is seen over the affected area.

Prolonged application of these agents leads to considerable damage to the skin. In rare cases malignancy or cancerous changes are also known to occur.

Treatment:

The first and foremost step in the treatment of any allergy is to stop the application of the allergy causing agent, in this case bindi or kumkum. However in the Indian social and cultural setup, this is not always a possible or feasible option. So alternative products should be used in place of bindi or kumkum.

Mild steroids are used in the management of such allergies. Generally topical applications or cream formulations are sufficient for the management, but in certain severe conditions oral steroids may also have to be used. Antihistaminics like  levocetrizine or hydroxyzine can help in the management of itching thus reducing the discomfort of the patient.

Conclusion:

Cultural and socio-religious beliefs influence our daily lives and have the potential to introduce health hazards in our body. Bindi dermatitis is a simple and common condition in the Indian population. With proper care and management we can easily overcome this condition.

Allergic Reaction To Hair Dye

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Pune
Allergic Reaction To Hair Dye

Recently, a large section of our population has started using hair colours and hair dyes. Different shades of hair colours as well as dye enhances the looks and makes a person look younger.  This contributes to the immense popularity of these products in the market. In the earlier period Henna or mehendi was used as a colouring agent for hair. It has gradually been replaced with a lot of synthetic dyes and colours.

Exposure to such dyes as well as colours has long been known to be a significant risk factor in the development of various skin conditions like allergic contact dermatitis as well as pigmentary changes.

Most of the hair dyes as well as hair colours have para-phenylenediamine (PPD) as the main important as well as potent allergen. (Allergy causing compound).

Exposure to PPD leads to allergic reactions and eczematous changes amongst the people using these dyes as well as the hair dressers who come in contact with these dyes and colours.

How to identify hair dye allergy?

Hair dye allergy can occur with a few minutes of applying the agent, or may also occur 1 to 2 days after the application. It generally starts as an itching or burning sensation. Redness or patches of red skin might be noted. The common areas involved are the forehead, neck, chin or the back of the ear. In case of hair dressers, the hands as well as forearms might be involved.

The reactions range from very mild to severe. In rare cases, anaphylactic reactions can also be noted in which the patient has difficulty in breathing. Immediate medical attention is needed in such cases.

How to manage?

Hair dye allergies are a common occurrence worldwide, and it leads to a lot of discomfort for the patient. The offending agent must be immediately washed or removed from the body.

Strong anti histaminics are prescribed along with a short course of oral steroids. Topical creams may also be prescribed depending upon the severity of the condition.

The patient has to be counselled never to use the particular hair dye or colour in future.

Hair dyes and hair colours are extremely popular as they help in enhancing the look of the person using it. However care should always be taken to prevent allergic reactions to the same.

In case of allergic reaction one should always consult a certified dermatologist and take the requisite treatment.

Mesotherapy - Simple Technique For Hair Growth

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Pune
Mesotherapy - Simple Technique For Hair Growth

Mesotherapy is a hair growing technique that is invasive. Mesotherapy is associated with slight pain unless it is done under local anesthesia. Superficial micro-injections are made below the epidermis of the skin to specific tissues. The term meso has originated from mesoderm which is the second or middle layer of the skin. This treatment can successfully trigger the mesoderm thereby relieving an array of ailments and symptoms. The injected solution is a combination of co-enzymes, amino acids, minerals and vitamins. The solution is tailored to suit each patient’s condition and their treatment plan.

How is Mesotherapy used for hair regrowth?
Mesotherapy is used around the world for successful hair regrowth. It is a painless procedure when performed by an expert. Local anesthesia and dressing are not required for this procedure. Some of the broad objectives that could be achieved via this procedure include the regrowth of hair follicle, neutralization of excess dihydrotestosterone and the stimulation of blood circulation around the skull area.

Highlights of the Mesotherapy procedure:
This procedure involves the application of both chemical and physical stimulation. A small dose of a variety of medications is administered by a hair expert in certain areas of the skull. The dosage and the area of administration would be decided based on the condition of the person getting treated. The solution acts like a bullet and targets the specific areas of the skull.

  • Mechanical: A needle is used to create a microspore into the skull. This helps to create elastin and collagen- the two most important ingredients for hair growth. This process doesn’t interfere with the hair already present but ensures the growth of new hair follicles.
  • Chemical: A chemical solution is injected into the skull to stimulate hair growth. This solution helps in improving the blood circulation, reducing inflammation and increasing collagen and elastin. The composition of the solution is made based on the specific issues of each patient and therefore varies between patients.

Duration of the treatment:
Each session of Mesotherapy lasts for around 10 to 30 minutes. The timing is purely based on the surface area of the skull that is being treated. On an average, it requires around 10-12 sittings or sessions with an expert to stimulate hair growth. To start with, an intensive treatment plan is required for the first couple of months to see visible results. Once the patient starts responding to the treatment, the frequency of treatment gradually decreases. To ensure that the hair grows naturally and there is no hair fall after the treatment is complete, a maintenance treatment might be necessary every quarter.

Price involved:
The price of the treatment is dependent on the number of sessions required to stimulate hair growth. Some experts also charge based on the extent of hair fall and the chances of hair revival. There are experts who charge on an hourly basis as well.

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Tricks To Take Care Of Your Skin In Summer

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Pune
Tricks To Take Care Of Your Skin In Summer

Every year summers take a toll on the skin. The excessive heat, sun rays, humidity, pollution are extremely harmful for the skin. The summer heat can wreak havoc on your skin leading to dark spots, pigmentation, wrinkles and tanning.  

However just a few simple changes in your everyday skincare regimen can ensure that you have a soft and glowing skin in summer.

Here are a few tips which would help you in protecting your skin this summer.

Hydrate:

During summer your body tends to lose a lot of moisture. So hydrating your skin is extremely important during summer seasons. Drinking lots of water will help to keep your skin soft and moisturised. Body lotions are also extremely useful in hydrating the skin. However the thick lotions which are used in winter are not suitable for summer seasons. They are sticky in nature and lead to a lot of discomfort. Fast absorbing lotions or serums are ideal for hydrating the skin in summer.

Sleep well

About 6 to 8 hours of sleep daily can work wonders in maintaining a soft glowing skin.

Use sunscreen

A good quality sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UV radiation. Choose a sunscreen with SPF 30 (at least) before you go out in the sun. Sunscreen should be applied in the morning, at least half hour before you go out in the sun. It is best to reapply it again in the afternoon.

Protect your eyes and lips:

People often tend to ignore their eyes and lips in summers. Protect your eyes with goggles or eye shades to avoid the harsh sun while going out. Lip balms with SPF 15 are extremely helpful in protecting the lips. They help to keep the lips soft and  prevent chapping and pigmentation of the lips.

Face care:

The hottest hours of the day are generally between 11 am to 4 pm. Avoid stepping out in the sun during these hours. This will help in protecting your skin from the harmful UV radiations. Face wash should always be used during summers. It helps in cleaning the clogged pores and exfoliating the skin. However harsh foaming face wash should be avoided during this season. Mild cleansing lotions provide an exfoliating effect and help in making the skin soft and supple.

Summers in India are quite harsh and lead to a lot of skin problems. However a minimal basic skin care will go a long way in ensuring that we have a soft and glowing skin this summer.

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