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Overview

Atopic Dermatitis: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Atopic Dermatitis is also known as Atopic eczema.

How is the treatment done?

Atopic Dermatitis (AD), is a skin condition that affects many. In fact it is eczema of the most common type. This skin disease causes red rashes that are extremely itchy. The arms, legs and the cheeks are commonly effected.

This condition generally starts from childhood itself, mostly in the first few months after birth. This condition can be extremely severe and cause much discomfort. While in some children the condition may improve and disappear as they grow older, in case of other it may just get worse. The condition may improve in later childhood, but can reappear during adulthood as well.

AD is more likely to occur in patients who suffer from asthma or hay fever. The exact cause of Atopic Dermatitis is yet unknown, in spite of the extensive research that has been done on it. While the condition is genetic, the reason why it transfers from parents to offspring is not known. Research reveals that about 10% of the population across the world suffer from Atopic Dermatitis at some point in their life.

While eczema is a skin condition that results because of an allergic reaction, Atopic Dermatitis is known to be a more severe form of the same. Patients with AD can suffer from dry skin, hand dermatitis, herpes, staph and problems of the eye.

The treatment of Atopic Dermatitis, depends on how severe the problem is. Topical medication, phototherapy, immunosuppressant drugs, biological drugs and even steroids may be used to treat AD.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

A variety of treatment options are available for patients who suffer from eczema. The treatment suggested generally depends on the severity of the condition. Topical creams and steroids are the most common form of treatment for AD. The most common type of medication that is prescribed to soothe the symptoms of eczema are topical corticosteroids. Such medication helps relieve redness and reduces skin itchiness and inflammation. Corticosteroids have been in use for more than 50 years, especially for the treatment of conditions that result in inflammation. These steroids are classified into various types depending on their strength. While some steroids are very strong other may be mild or light.

Apart from topical treatment phototherapy is also a treatment option. A special machine is used that emits ultraviolet B rays to treat the condition. This form of treatment help reduce itching and inflammation as well.

Some doctors also prescribe immunosuppressant drugs that curb the patient’s immune system and biologic drugs that only target some parts of the immune system in the body.

The treatment options available for eczema are many, but the most common is topical treatment where steroid are prescribed to appease the symptoms of AD.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Any person or child suffering from the symptoms of AD is eligible for topical form of treatment. The medication is generally prescribed to be applied regularly to keep the symptoms of AD at bay.

Are there any side effects?

There is no such eligibility criteria for topical treatment, but patients with severe AD can opt for alternative method of treatment, such as phototherapy etc.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Some side effects of topical treatment include- atrophy (the skin becomes thin), lichenification (the skin becomes thick, stretch marks and skin darkening.

How long does it take to recover?

When it comes to topical steroid application one should apply the medicine in the affected area only. The medicine is the most effective if it applied after you take a bath. Once the drug has been applied, you should apply moisturizer on top. The use of large quantities of steroid over a period of time should be avoided.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

Topical treatment manages the symptoms of AD, thus there is no specific time of recovery. The medicine may take a few minutes to take effect.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

A 15gm tube of topical cream will range anywhere between Rs50-Rs120 or even more in India.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Topical treatment only reduces the symptoms of the condition and does not actually treat AD itself. Thus the treatment is continuous.

Safety: Condition Effectiveness: Medium Timeliness: Medium Relative Risk: Very Low Side Effects: Low Time For Recovery: Very Low Price Range:

Cost of 15gm topical cream is Rs50-Rs120.

Popular Health Tips

Atopic Dermatitis and Tips to Deal with It

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
Atopic Dermatitis and Tips to Deal with It

Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin disease that most commonly affects children during their first year of life. This is also commonly noted in older children and occasionally in adults. This disease causes severe itching that many a times leads to skin infection. These rashes are commonly seen over the scalp, neck, cheeks and face. As the child grows older and also in adults, the rashes mainly appear in body creases and folds.

Aetiology

The exact cause of atopic dermatitis is still under research, but it is believed that people with the following are at risk of getting atopic dermatitis

  1. People with asthma or hay fever

  2. Living in cities and in cold climate

  3. Family history of dermatitis

Dermatitis is not caused by food allergies, but people with dermatitis are allergic to certain type of food like milk and other dairy products, shellfish and nuts.

Symptoms

  1. Dry itchy and scaly skin

  2. Redness and rashes

  3. Scratching and itching

  4. Appears bumpy and develop knots in thickened areas

Treatment

It’s important to visit the dermatologist for treatment to control the disease and prevent it from worsening. Treatment includes medicines to control itching, reduce skin inflammation (redness and swelling) and clear infection

Prevent Relapse

The dermatologist will also suggest lifestyle modifications, which are very important to manage the disease.

Tips for people with Dermatitis

1. Ways to ease discomfort:

  • Make sure the humidity and temperature levels are comfortable.

  • Apply moisturizer twice daily to make sure the skin does not get dry and cracks.

  • Enquire your doctor about how to use wet wrap therapy and its effects.

  • Make sure your child’s finger nails are cut short and smooth.

2. Bathing care:

  • Bath your child with warm water not with hot water and make sure you complete the bath within 5-10 mins.

  • Just pat the skin after bath with soft cotton towels and don’t make it dry completely.

  • Apply the medicine if advised after bath. Make sure you apply the medicine before the skin gets completely dry.

  • Apply moisturizer over the medicated skin.

  • Avoid bubble bath and prefer bleach bath every two days if the skin gets infected.

3. Wash clothes the right way:

  • Uses limited amount of detergents to wash the clothes.

  • Rinse the clothes with adequate amount of water and dry it completely under direct sunlight.

  • Wash new clothes with plain water before wearing to your child to remove excess dyes and fragrances. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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All You Need To Know About Keratosis Pilaris

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Panipat
All You Need To Know About Keratosis Pilaris

The skin is the largest organ in the body and is one of the five sense organs, helping us with ‘touch.’ The first outer layer is called the epidermis and the underlying layer is called the dermis. The skin has a protein known as keratin, which protects it from various external toxins and infections.

In some people, due to unknown reasons, there could be pile up of this protein in the deeper layers, producing small bumps, which feel like sandpaper. Literally, the term keratosis pilaris (KP) refers to piling up of keratin pigment. It can block the hair follicle that would normally open into the skin. When there are multiple blocks in the same area, there could be a sandpaper-like rough feeling to the touch. This gives this condition other names including goosebumps, chicken skin or chicken bumps. Though it is a cosmetic issue, it is medically a benign and very common condition.

Cause

KP, as it is popularly known as, is believed to be a genetic disorder with faulty genes leading to excessive accumulation of keratin. These appear as red, small bumps that are usually seen on the hands, arms, thighs, buttocks, and rarely on the face. The surrounding skin may be inflamed if there is a buildup of skin under the pile of keratin.

The onset of KP is usually in the first decade of life, worsens during puberty, and reduces during adulthood. There are, however, instances where the onset happens during adulthood. Twins and people with atopic dermatitis are more likely to have KP.

KP is more common in people with dry skin as oily skin seems to offer some protection.

There are also studies that give it a correlation with weather, with winter seeing more of this condition than summer. This is because our skin tends to dry more in winter than in summer. There could be some people who are completely normal during the summer months but will develop these bumps during the winter, which again subsides with the season.

Signs and Symptoms

As noted above, KP is a medically benign condition. There is a cosmetic concern if it is in the visible areas like arms and hands. Also, the area could feel rough and dry, but the affected person may not experience any itching or other harm. People with atopic dermatitis and eczema are more likely to develop KP; hence these other skin conditions require proper management.

Management

Patient education is the most important. This disease does not require any treatment and is usually self-limiting. It is very rare for KP to affect the whole body. Creams containing alpha hydroxy acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or vitamin A may be required to remove dead skin cells and to prevent clogged follicles from the bodies of the affected people.

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Atopic Dermatitis - How it Can be Treated?

Atopic Dermatitis -  How it Can be Treated?

Out of many different type of skin infections people suffer from, atopic dermatitis is one that is fairly common. This condition often affects infants and young children, but may also persist into adulthood or affect adults as well. Patients suffering from this disease often see it alternate between flares and periods of remission where it may seem like the condition has cleared up completely. In many cases, children who have experienced a permanent remission from it are left with dry skin that is easily irritated.

The exact cause of this skin condition is not clear, but it is understood to be triggered by a combination of hereditary and environmental factors.

  • People with highly sensitive skin have the highest risk of suffering from this condition.
  • It has also been associated with a number of other atopic disorders such as asthma and seasonal allergies along with allergies to certain types of food.

Dry skin, redness and excessive itchiness are common symptoms of this condition. Other symptoms vary from person to person and their reaction to the itching. Ideally, you should not scratch your skin, if you suffer from atopic dermatitis. Scratching and rubbing the skin can worsen the condition. In some cases, this can lead to the development of thick, leathery skin while in other cases it could lead to the development of papules or raised bumps on the skin. Further scratching of these papules can make them infected and crusty.

The treatment for this skin condition depends on the patient’s age, overall health and symptoms presented. There are three main goals of treatment for atopic dermatitis; healing the skin, preventing flares and treating symptoms as they appear. Much of caring for the skin involves developing skin-care routines, identifying exacerbating factors, and avoiding circumstances that stimulate the skin's immune system and the itch-scratch cycle.

  1. Skin care is the first aspect of treating this condition. It is essential to keep the skin clean and follow a simple regimen.
  2. Avoid using multiple soaps, lotions, fragrances etc and have a lukewarm bath with a mild chlorine solution.
  3. Moisturize your skin immediately after your bath before drying your skin.
  4. Pick creams instead of serums and try to pick one that is as free of fragrances and chemicals as much as possible.
  5. Medication for this condition usually involves corticosteroid creams and ointments.
  6. Immune moderators may also be prescribed to suppress the immune system and speed up the healing process.
  7. Antibiotics to treat this condition may also be prescribed in pill or cream form, though the former is often found to be more effective.
  8. In rare cases, the patient may also need to be hospitalized for a few days. This restricts the patient’s exposure to allergens and irritants. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.
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What Are Hives? What Causes Hives?

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy, M.B.B.S.
Dermatologist, Delhi
What Are Hives? What Causes Hives?

Hives are a common allergic reaction that appears in the form of swollen, red bumps or patches on the skin. These usually appear suddenly and cause itchiness. In some cases, it may also sting or burn. Hives can affect any part of the body including the face, ears, tongue, lips and throat. Hives are usually small in size but may grow as large as the size of a dinner plate. In some cases, hives may also join together to form plaques.

Hives are caused as a result of the production of histamines in the body that make plasma leak out of blood vessels in the skin. These histamines are released as a result of an allergic reaction, exposure to chemicals, insect bites, sunlight or adverse reactions to certain medicines. There are four main types of hives:

  1. Acute Urticaria: These hives usually last for less than 6 weeks. They are triggered by insect bites, allergic reactions to food, latex, medicines or by exposure to infections. The most common food items that trigger this type of hives are chocolates, nuts, fish, tomatoes, eggs, soy, wheat and milk. Aspirin and other medicines like ibuprofen, ACE inhibitors and codeine can also trigger these hives.

  2. Chronic Urticaria: Hives that last for longer than 6 weeks fall into the category of chronic urticaria. IT is harder to find what triggers a case of chronic urticaria than it is for acute urticaria. Along with the triggers mentioned above, hormonal disorders, tumours, chronic infections and immune system disorders can also trigger these hives.

  3. Physical Urticaria: Hives caused as a result of physically stimulating skin are called physical urticaria. This includes sudden exposure to heat or cold, sunlight, vibrations, pressure, exercise etc. These hives usually resolve themselves within an hour and only affect the part of the skin that has been stimulated.

  4. Dermatographism: Hives caused by scratching or firmly stroking the skin fall under this fourth category.

Hives can also be genetic in nature. Some people suffer from hereditary angioedema which is a painful swelling under the skin.

Hives caused by an allergic reaction can recur and hence if you suffer from hives you should try and identify the allergen. This can be done by taking an allergen test in a hospital or by changing aspects of your diet and studying the results. Hives are usually treated with antihistamines but in some cases, steroids may also be needed. However, it is usually nothing to worry about. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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Botox - Is It Really Beneficial?

Diploma In Trichology - Cosmetology, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), Diploma In Aesthetic Mesotherapy, PG Diploma In Clinical Research
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Ahmedabad
Botox - Is It Really Beneficial?

Are you planning on undertaking a cosmetic procedure for rejuvenating your skin? Botox treatment is considered to be effective for this purpose. Botox is a drug made from a certain neurotoxin, and it is produced by a bacteria known as Clostridium botulinum. Botox is also used for medical purposes, especially for the treatment of muscle related conditions. It is primarily used for removing wrinkles via a procedure in which your facial muscles are temporarily relaxed.

Major uses
Except for reducing the appearance of your wrinkles and facial lines, which appear because of aging, botox is used for the treatment of conditions which include leaky bladders, migraines, excessive sweating, and eye squints. Over 20 medical conditions utilize botox as a part of treatment.

How it works?
Botulinum toxin or botox is a poisonous substance. A single gram of botox can kill over one million people. But it acts as an ideal therapeutic protein when utilized in a proper, required dosage.

About botox procedure
Botulinum toxin powder is diluted in saline to be administered. It is injected into a patient’s neuromuscular tissue and takes around 72 hours to show results. This time reflects the amount of time that is required for disruption of your body’s usual synaptosomal process. It takes around 5 days for the full effect of botox treatment to show. Pregnant or lactating women, and people who are allergic to it from a previous treatment should avoid any form of botox treatment.

Side effects and associated risks
Although injections containing botox are well tolerated, there are several side effects involved. They are as follows:

  • A person having a genetic predisposition in which a mild, transient response to botox is received. Some patients taking type A botox injections are likely to develop antibodies to the toxins. This makes the treatment ineffective. Antibody development is also indicated in cases of patients taking a type B botox injection for treating cervical dystonia.
  • Along with the intended effects, botulinum toxin may cause some other side effects, which are quite undesirable. They may include headache, malaise, mild cases of nausea, transient numbness, mild pain, local edema and erythema at the site where the injection is given.
  • Temporary fatigue, of your surrounding musculature are also likely because of the toxin and its actions.
  • Temporary upper lid and brow ptosis or drooping is another side effect involved with botox.

The results obtained from treatment by type B botox is said to be more effective than botox A treatment. You may expect better results when your muscles remain contracted instead of being relaxed. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist and ask a free question.

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Popular Questions & Answers

Hi Dr. My son is suffering from Atopic Dermatitis for the last 4 years and if he discontinues taking Allegra and april for a single day the itching starts. Please suggest me how can this illness end. Regards

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
Atopic dermatitis is genetic problem with extremely dry and itchy skin which is prone to allergies. your son has to live with it. He should apply moisturizers repeatedly to keep skin moisturize. Avoid contact with allergens.
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My son 9 years old is suffering from atopic dermatitis since birth, I have tried both Allopathy and homeopathy treatment from so called famous doctors in this fields, but in vain. Have conducted all necessary allergy test, and all result were negative except a marginal allergy to cows milk. However cows milk has been stopped but still the allergy persists. My experience is he gets this allergy when there is season change .pl. Suggest Thanks.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Atopy is long lasting condition and keep on coming at interval. Permanent cure is difficult Treatment includes avoiding soap and other irritants. Certain creams or ointments also may provide relief from the itching. A dermatologist will create a treatment plan tailored to the patient’s needs. Medicine and other therapies will be prescribed as needed to: Control itching. Reduce skin inflammation (redness and swelling). Clear infection. Loosen and remove scaly lesions. Reduce new lesions from forming.

Hello Lybrate consultant, I am having a daughter of 1-1/2 year .she is having a problem of dandruff n there r scratch marks of black color. N continue itching .dr r saying that it is type of atopic dermatitis. Please suggest treatment. N if there is any home remedies for this.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi effective method to treat dandruff would be to combine 2 tablespoons of fresh apple juice with 2 tablespoons of warm water. Dab this on the hair and keep it for 10-15 minutes before rinsing. Do this for once or twice a week to cure dandruff. Apply ketoconazole lotion on your scalp once in a week. Apply bhringraj oil on your scalp then give hot water fomentation.

I am suffering from atopic dermatitis/ psoriasis it is spreading all over my body, want instant relief.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery till good sweating daily Take salads and fruits more Take vegetables juices and soups more Take Tab medrol 10 1 1 Tab purim by Himalaya 2 2 Use moisturising soap for bath Apply Aloe Vera gel by Patanjali regularly after bath Reconsult after 5 days for further advice.

Last I year I suffer itching and skin peeling over the both palm and fingers, Dr. diagnoses it is atopic dermatitis, treatment given betamethasone ointment.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
You should take haridrakhand powder 1/2 tsp bd with milk.khadirarisht 20 ml daily after meal with water.Apply lippu ointment on affected area.
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What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Benefits Of Homeopathy
Hello all!

Myself Dr. Nandini Joshi. I am a consultant homeopath in Mumbai. Today I am going to explain you about homeopathy. Homeopathy is a system of medicine which is the second most popular branch of medicine all over the world. Homeopathy mostly treats all diseases. There are so many myths which today I am going to clear about. Homeopathy does not treats only diseases but it treats the person as a whole. We visualize any individual a person as his personality, his mental elements and his physical elements and treat the diseases accordingly. Homeopathy has the purely curative approach to any diseases but the particularly main thing is you arrive with a disease due to faulty lifestyle, irregular sleep pattern, irregular food pattern and nowadays most causative factor is mobile and computer.

Using them is causing so many diseases. So first thing you have to immunize your body to prevent all the diseases. So homeopathy works mostly by doing prevention and immunize the body with the help of these medications, with which you can fight the disease accordingly. Homeopathy improves your immunity that helps you to fight the diseases. This is the main action of medicine of homeopathy. Homeopathic medicine is made up of from natural and herbal products. It doesn't have any side effects and it acts very promptly. People have the most popular myth that this homeopathy is slow but it doesn't act slow. Diseases have acute and chronic stage.

In acute stage homeopathy gives immediate results but if you have chronic problem and from many years you are suffering from the problem then it takes more time to treat the diseases. 80% of our immune system lies in our intestine. So this is the most important thing- you have to take care of about your food, good hygiene, good balanced diet and drink plenty of water. So your guts or not leaky or not constipated. You can remain away from all the diseases. This is the most preventive thing you have to consider. Homeopathy treats acute as well as chronic diseases likewise it has cure from common cold to cancerous diseases also. We have some good medicines for all diseases.

I have given the good result with homeopathic medicine with so many diseases like Sinusitis, Migraine, Asthama, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Eczema. And all the diseases are curable but with homeopathy but it takes a long time. You have to continue doctor this is the main important thing for homoeopathy. And you have to report with the doctor with your lifestyle, your bad habits, your irregular pattern of food and sleep. All the things we have to see. we treat a person as a whole and all mental symptoms and all the stress we taking count and then we treat the disease. If you want more information about homeopathic treatment you can contact me or you can book an appointment with lybrate.com

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Treatment For Skin Allergies
I am Prof. Dr. D G Saple. I was the head of the department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprology at Grand Medical College, JJ hospital Mumbai and practicing Dermatology for last 39 years. Also running clinic at Dadar Hindu colony for many years including Centre for Dermatology and Cosmetology. Cosmetology practice we started for last 15 years but Dermatology practice we re doing for last 38 years. The patient coming to our clinic they are given at most important, first what is their need, what is their problem and what are their solution. We explain to the patient properly then patient has to take a call, patient has to decide. We only explain to the patient about their illness what test is required what is the treatment which is necessary and accordingly we ask patient to take their decision.

In skin mainly patient come for Atopic dermatitis some people call it Eczema, Psoriasis, white patches, Urticaria allergy and now days fungus infection has become very common and unfortunately there is not much literature on this fungus infection but we are work for last 5 years and found solution for this fungal infection. Because there are not much literature many Dermatologist are not aware this fungus disease can be treated, we can prevent their relapse, we can prevent their spread. That is our speciality or that is the work we're done for last 5 years. In Cosmetology we have published many National and International papers mainly the patient that come for cosmetology either they come for the pigmentation, for the acne or they called it pimple, scars or sometimes they come with the photosensitivity so these are the common things they come.

As per hair is concerned now the hair losses become suddenly it is a big problem. Almost one third of the young population all the world they are suffering for the hair loss when they come for the hair loss many people feel there is a prototype treatment but it is not so because you have to find out the cause of the hair loss weather it is because of the low hemoglobin, because Vitamin D3 deficiency, because a vitamin B12 deficiency we have to find out, otherwise underlying cause like thyroid problem or blood sugar problem or kidney disease and accordingly or to treat. But most of the patient young boys they come with hair loss they are suffering from it what we called male pattern or in the ladies or the girls it is called female pattern hair loss which is the natural, it is a natural evolution of people.

But there we find the history either father or mother or grandfather or grandmother somebody was suffering from these and there's a family history which is very important, so we have to find out what is the cause of the hair loss and accordingly we have to treat. So when we're treating the hair loss it can be medical treatment it can be injectables or sometimes they need hair transplant, but when they need hair transplant there are certain conditions we have to rule out whether the person's hair transplant would be useful or not, it will give good results or not, otherwise we should not be in hurry. Many time patient comes, doctor my friend you have done the head transplant he has got good hair.

But then after seeing him we find their donor area they do not have enough to transplant so those patients they do not get good results. So we have to see in many factors before going for the hair transplant, whether it will be useful, it will last long or not. Then other diseases like Vitiligo that is a white patch. When they come for white patches, all white patches are not leucoderma. Again there are many causes of white patches. One of them is Vitiligo another is Albinism there are many causes. So we have to find out again what is the cause of this white patches and every patch is not leucoderma. Once we know what is it, accordingly we treat and in the leucoderma nowadays we have medical treatment, we have got surgical treatment that is skin transplant and we have got a laser therapy. All these skin hair pigmentation and acne problems when you have any query or if you want to consult you can contact La Mer clinic of Dr. Saple through Lybrate.

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Dr. Sheeba Thomas Talks About The Effectiveness Of Homeopathy In Overcoming Obesity
Hello, I am Dr Shiba. Homeopath,cosmetic-dermat and obesity specialist. I have my clinic in sector 4 and sector 14, Dwarka. Today, we will be talking about obesity.

Obesity can occur due to problems in your endocrine system like PCOD or hypothyroidism or it can happen due to a sedentary lifestyle without having any kind of exercise. Right now we are talking about the obesity platform.

This machine which I have in my sector 14 clinic is giving instant inch loss and cellulite reduction. It works on the principle of RF, vacuum, infra-red, cavitation and it has rollers with it. On the basis of these five principles, this machine is giving very good results. A person can lose up to 10 to 12 inches in a month if he takes 4 seatings with this machine.

If you have any query about weight loss you can contact me through Lybrate for an online consultation.

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Importance Of Moisturizing Regularly
Hi!

I am Dr. Deepa Kanchankoti practicing dermatologist in Mumbai.

Today I m going to speak on moisturization the skin should be kept soft, supple and glowing all the time. The normal pH of skin is acidic close to 5.5 when we use soaps and detergents the pH rises an become alkaline by using cynded baar or soaps with pH 5.5 we reduce the dryness and if you can apply within 3 min of bath or washing a moisturizing agent the skin is always kept soft n supple we can say that for a new born alot of care is taken in term of moisturization but as the person grows they stop using mousturizing agents. One should use load of moisturizing agent immediately after bath in case of face if the skin is very oily then one should a light moistening agent if the skin is dry then one should use heavy moisturizing agent the moisturizer content varies from season to season as in winters the frequency and the thickness of moisturizing agent becomes more in case of winters once the person becomes old the oil glands which normally produce lot of oil and keeps the Barriers Function on Also reduces this leads to lots of dryness leading to flacking and scratching.

Once the scratching is to much it leads to bleeding an all this can be presented simply by applying repeatedly moisturizing agent all over hand and feet. The same thing happen in case of certain disease condition as psoriasis, eczema, or atopic dermatitis or allergic contact dermatitis. if we can maintain the barrier function that reduces transepidermal water loss an cracking in the skin is prevented an use of medicine is reduced. On face a lot of people who are surfing from acnuue think that because is producing a lot of oil that is no need for them to use moisturizing agent where that is not correct by using a light moisturizing agent alot of skin medication which are used in acne which causes dryness can b prevented the same happens in case of photo aging or pigmentation on face any skin which well hydrated, well moisturized is less prone to the damage from the ultra violet rays and if you don t want wrinkle early then you should start using a moisturizing agent early.

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How To Get Rid Of Allergies?
Hello friends, my name is Dr Sandeep Madaan. I have done MD in Ayurveda from the University of Rajasthan. I am practising Ayurveda in Delhi from last 14 years.

Today, we will talk about Allergies- Allergy Rhinitis, Dermatitis, allergy sinusitis.

The modern medical science gives the reasons for allergies, antigens or allergance that are prevalant in our environment. But an Ayurveda differs here that defines that allergy occurs due to low immune system. The person whose immune system is low will be affected by the allergy more than the person whose immunity is very high.

Allergic manifestations like allergic rhinitis can result in running nose, sneezing.

Allergic dermatitiscan manifest some allergic rashes or itching on the skin.

Allergic sinusitis is accompanied by recurrent cold, difficulty in breathing and headache.

In Ayurveda, there is very good treatment for allergic disorders. Many herbs like haldi, ashwagandha, giloe are very effective in fighting with the allergy. Ayurvedic herbs boosts the immunity of the person. Immunity is boosted and adaptogens to the environment. The allergance, the antigens, the toxins present in the environment does not affect the immunity and over the long term when the immunity is boosted, relieved by these conditions.

If you want to contact me, you can contact through Lybrate.

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