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Top Dermatologist in Gurgaon

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Top Dermatologist in Gurgaon

Skin problems can affect anyone and a top dermatologist from Gurgaon can help you with the best of treatment. Dermatologist are expert in treating all kind of diagnosis and treatment of skin related issues like cancers and ageing conditions as well as topical and systemic medications, dermatologic surgery and dermatologic cosmetic surgery, phototherapy, laser therapy, radiotherapy and photodynamic therapy are also made use of by a dermatologist.

1. Dr. (Col.) Anil Goyal

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹400 - 800

With more than 35 years of experience and many happy patients under his experienced hands, Dr. (Col).  Dr. Anil Goyal is one of the most trusted and reputed dermatologists in Gurgaon. He is currently affiliated with Sudha Skin Clinic and also practices at his residence. He is known for his effective treatment for face-lifting problems, hair transplants and sexual disorders. He has over 35 years of experience and has been honored as a chairperson in various national and international conferences. He is also known for his chemical peels treatment, anti aging treatment, mole removal and lasers treatments.

2. Dr. Ekta Nigam

MD - Skin & VD, Internship, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹700

Dr. Ekta Nigam is a well known dermatologist and cosmetologist with 21 years of experience. He specializes in skin, hair and nail treatments. In her vast experience she has been associated with many famous hospitals like artemis, Miracles, HCL healthcare, Umkal Hospital, New look cosmetic laser clinic. She specialises in treatment of acne, burns, skin allergies, vitiligo, skin itching , ringworm and sun burns. Her areas of expertise also include laser surgery, hair removal surgery, dermabrasion and pigmentation treatment.

3. Dr. Sangeeta Varma

M Derm, DNB (Dermatology & Venereology) , MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹250

Dr. Sangeeta Varma is a senior cosmetologist and has 20 years of experience in her field. She is  practicing at  Skin Clinic and Cosmetology Centre and metro hospitals, Gurgaon. She is a professional member of Cosmetology Society of India (CDSI), Association of Cutaneous surgeons of India (ASCI) and Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL). She was earlier associated with Twacha Pal- Skin Clinic and Cosmetology Centre, Kalyani Hospital and Kaya clinic at Gurgaon. Her clinic in Gurgaon has latest advanced technology including Anti-ageing treatment, Dermaroller Treatment, Restylane Vital treatment and Filler injections.

4. Dr. Aanchal Sehrawat

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology & Venerology & Leprosy (DDVL), DNB Dermatology

Consultation fees: ₹300

Dr. Aanchal Sehrawat is a renowned dermatologist with 9 years of experience with specialissation in  Skin and Venereal Disease. She has expertise in the procedures like Derma Roller, Glycolic Peel & Skin peeling, Laser Hair Removal, Mole Surgery, Skin Polishing and skin whitening. She is a consultant dermatologist at GNH Hospital and Dr. Aanchal Skin & Hair Clinic, Gurgaon.

5. Dr. Anup Nangia

MD, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Anup Nangia specializes in Skin Laser treatment and practices at Nangia Skin Care Clinic, Gurgaon. It is amongst the most reputed clinics in gurgaon for all kind of skin and hair care solutions. The clinic provides a variety of solutions like treatment of any kind of skin allergy, scar acne, laser hair reduction, pigmentation solution, venereal infection, ear lobe repair, hair fall treatment & hair transplantation.

6. Dr. Akhilendra Singh

MBBS, MD - Dermatology

Consultation fees: ₹1000

Dr Akhilendra Singh is a reputed dermatologist practising at AKS Clinic. He is practicing from last 10 years. Some of his specialisations are derma roller treatment, anti-ageing treatment, vampire face lift treatment and bleaching treatment. He is also known fir hair treatments like hair mesotherapy treatment. He is a reputed and active member of the many state and national associations.

7. Dr. Akhilesh

MBBS, DNB(Skin & VD)

Dr. Akhilesh is a reputed dermatologist with 7 years of experience. He is currently practicing atSafe Skin & Hair Laser Centre. His specialties and treatments are psoriasis treatment, Mohs surgery, line and wrinkle smoothing, bleach and skin peel treatment, hair transplant and treatment of atopic dermatitis. He is an active member of many esteemed associations like Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) and the International Society of Dermatology.

8. Dr. Seema Yadav

Post Graduation Diploma In Cosmetology, MBBS, DDVL (Dermatology )

Consultation fees: ₹400

Dr. Seema Yadav is 10 years of experience and is a reputed dermatologist. She is currently practicing at Skin Oasis Skin & Hair Clinic. Previously she has worked with some of the reputed hospitals like Safdurjang and RML hospital. For few years she has also practiced in Australia. She is also among the few certified Cosmetic Dermal Therapist in Gurgaon. Her clinic is known to provide treatments at an  affordable cost and with the best safety standards. She is also known for her procedures like derma roller, anti-ageing treatment, vampire face lift treatment and bleaching treatment.

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Treatment Of Hand Foot And Mouth Disease!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment Of Hand Foot And Mouth Disease!

Treatment of Hand foot and mouth disease

Homeopathic Treatment of Hand foot and mouth disease
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Hand foot and mouth disease
Psychotherapy Treatment of Hand foot and mouth disease
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Hand foot and mouth disease
Surgical Treatment of Hand foot and mouth disease
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Hand foot and mouth disease
Other Treatment of Hand foot and mouth disease
What is Hand foot and mouth disease
Symptoms of Hand foot and mouth disease
Causes of Hand foot and mouth disease
Risk factors of Hand foot and mouth disease
Complications of Hand foot and mouth disease
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Hand foot and mouth disease
Precautions & Prevention of Hand foot and mouth disease
Treatment of Hand foot and mouth disease

 Homeopathic Treatment of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Homeopathy improves immunity. It relieves fever pain and other complaints. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease are:

Am C
Apis
Carb An
Rhus Tox
Spigelia

 Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Hand foot and mouth disease

In the allopathic Treatment of Hand foot and mouth disease, topical oral anesthetic is prescribed may help relieve the pain of mouth sores. Over-the-counter pain medications other than aspirin, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen may help relieve general discomfort.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Hand foot and mouth disease

Eat ice cream or sherbet
Eat soft foods that don’t require much chewing
Drink cold beverages, such as milk or ice water
Avoid acidic foods, citrus fruits, fruit drinks and soda
Avoid salty or spicy foods

 What is Hand foot and mouth disease?

Hand foot and mouth disease is a viral infection common in young children. It is most commonly caused by a coxsackievirus.

 Symptoms of Hand foot and mouth disease

Fever
Sore throat
Painful, red, blister-like lesions on the tongue, gums and inside of the cheeks
red rashes on the palms, soles and sometimes the buttocks
Irritability in infants and toddlers
Loss of appetite

Causes of Hand foot and mouth disease

The common cause of hand foot and mouth disease is infection with the coxsackievirus A16. It spreads by person-to-person contact with an infected person’s:

Nasal secretions or throat discharge
Saliva
Fluid from blisters
Stool
Respiratory droplets sprayed into the air after a cough or sneeze

Risk factors of Hand foot and mouth disease

Children younger than age 10

Complications of Hand foot and mouth disease

Dehydration
Viral meningitis
Encephalitis  

Diagnosis of Hand foot and mouth disease

Diagnosis of Hand foot and mouth disease is based on the signs and symptoms and the appearance of the rash or sores.

Precautions & Prevention of Hand foot and mouth disease

Wash your hands thoroughly, especially after using the toilet or changing a diaper, and before preparing food and eating.
Practice good hygiene to keep yourself clean
Disinfect common areas
Isolate contagious people

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Surgery For Diabetic Foot - What All Should You Know

Dr. Binod Samal 82% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Laparoscopic, Burns & Plastic
General Surgeon, Delhi
Surgery For Diabetic Foot - What All Should You Know

Surgery is an art and surgeons are artists. It is a grueling process and requires extreme dexterity and quite a bit of courage. It is a process where specialized tools are used to remove unwanted tissues, infections or treat an injury or to reshape the human body.

A surgeon is a person who executes the process of surgery. A surgery team is made for these operations which is highly delicate and life risking task. Surgeon’s have their own assistants who assits or helps with the surgical equipments as instructed by the surgeon.

Foot infections are a very common problem in diabetic people. A very miniscule cut can turn into an untreatable infection and can claim a person’s life. A diabetic person loses the ability to repair and thus  the body is unable to repair itself. Prompt medical actions must be taken to treat the affected person and it is an extremely delicate procedure.

TYPES OF SURGERIESBASED ON TIME

  1. BASED ON PURPOSE
  2. TYPE OF PROCEDURE
  3. BY BODY PART
  4. BY EQUIPMENTS USED

Prevention

There are certain prevention methods of diabetic foot like regulating glucose levels, identification of the problem, proper self-care and self-examination. Doing routine examination of the foot is a necessary step and one should apprise one’s doctor of any development of any kind of infections. Wearing proper footwear is another essential.

Wearing improper footwear that cause repeated trauma to the foot may cause infections. The aim of a foot surgery is to control the infection without losing the limb. The skilled and able surgeons do this by removing the pus, removing every affected tissue and by making a healthy wound bed. In the whole process one should keep in mind the functionality of the affected foot. Untreated infections may create pressure points and trigger the infection again.

Classifications of foot infections

  1. A depth of the infection
  2. The severity of the infection
  3. The amount of tissue involved
  4. The anatomic site affected
  5. The causative factors

The treatment of the infections includes detection of the infection and it is considered an infection if the following symptoms are present

Symptoms

Infections may give rise to recalcitrant hyperglycemia and malaise, but systemic inflammatory manifestations may be absent. Patients with a serious conditions, may have an elevated erythrocyte-sedimentation rate or C-reactive protein level. With deep infections bone involvement is a concern. One study suggested that in the presence of an infection, a high specificity and positive predictive value for osteitis when the bone is felt with a sterile metal probe.

Clinical, radiological, and/or scintigraphic signs compatible with osteitis may lead to suspicion, but MRI is the imaging procedure of choice for classifying osteomyelitis from other conditions, like neuroarthropathy. A  study showed that on MRI of the infected foot, the nonenhanced areas represent infected tissue. Lack of enhancement in these areas can mask the presence of abscesses and osteomyelitis. This type of healing process requires time and patience and utmost self care.

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Surgical Treatment For The Infected Diabetic Foot!

Dr. Krishna Chaitanya K H 90% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Vascular Surgery
Vascular Surgeon, Bangalore
Surgical Treatment For The Infected Diabetic Foot!

Diabetes is a lifestyle disease which is increasing in incidence. A number of people are being affected, and the age of onset is decreasing. The issue with managing diabetes is that it is a multi-system disease, and affects almost the entire body system. The circulatory, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems and overall metabolism are all severely affected as the disease progresses. Therefore, early detection is highly helpful as it aids in controlling the progression of the disease as well as in arresting its symptoms.

Infections, especially in the leg, which lead an individual to suffer from a diabetic foot are due to two reasons:

  • Nervous system: Diabetes results in a reduced sensation of the nervous system, especially in the distant organs like the toes and legs. As the sensory perception is reduced, small hurts and wounds in the legs go unnoticed and the person does not feel any pain.
  • Skin: Once diabetes sets in, the collagen formation and wound-healing capability is reduced. The rate of regeneration of tissues is reduced. So in addition to the reduced sensation, the rate of healing is also reduced.
  • These wound infections could be limb threatening or non-limb-threatening. As the infection progresses from mild to moderate to severe, the wound progresses from a small ulcer to cellulitis involving the infection of the subcutaneous layer. This then progresses to gangrene, which refers to the death of the underlying tissue due to chronic infection. This infection gradually reaches the bone to cause osteomyelitis.

The primary problems with severe cases of diabetic foot include:

  • Hypoxia it reduces the oxygen supply
  • Debris due to infection and death of subcutaneous tissue
  • Nutritional deficiencies is a common side effect of diabetes
  • Lack of vascularity due to atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis

How does surgery help?

  • Sharp surgical debridement: This is done in cases that only have a deep cellulitis or gangrene. The infected tissue is marked out along with a good margin of normal tissue, completely debrided leaving normal margins. This allows diagnosing the extent of the infection, clear debridement, and also promotes wound healing. The skin closure is done with skin grafts from another portion, usually the thigh or torso. Postop care is essential for success.
  • Amputation: In people where the infection is quite deep, with or without osteomyelitis (bone involvement), amputation may be required. This amputation may be only of the toes, the foot, or below or above the knee depending on the stage of identification and extent of infection. This helps in improved diabetic foot control as well as re-ulceration, which can be quite complicated.

While surgery comes with its own set of complications, it sometimes helps in treating severe diabetic foot infections. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Diabetes and Wound Healing: Why Is It Slower?

Dr. Jagruti Parikh 89% (332 ratings)
M.D. Internal Medicine
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
Diabetes and Wound Healing: Why Is It Slower?

Diabetes is a chronic condition where glucose level of your body rises too high. There are two types of diabetes type 1 and type 2. In case of type 1 diabetes, the body fails to produce insulin and people suffering from this condition have to depend on insulin injections for the rest of their life. In case of type 2 diabetes the body produces less amount of insulin which is not enough for the proper functioning of the body. This type of diabetes can be kept under control by following a healthy diet and practicing exercise regularly.

Why diabetic wounds can cause severe problems?
Diabetes can cause a number of complications that makes it harder for certain wounds to heal. These include:

  1. Nerve damage: Until a cut or blister worsens and becomes inflamed, in case of neuropathy, you will not experience the pain. Diabetics often suffer from neuropathy, making it difficult for wounds to heal.
  2. Weak immune system: A minor wound may even get severe and become infected if your immune system fails to exercise its natural defenses.
  3. Narrow arteries: Blocked arteries may cause severe wounds which becomes difficult to heal. Clogged arteries make it difficult for the blood to flow to the affected area which slows the process of wound healing.

Treating a diabetic wound
You can follow the methods mentioned below to avoid getting infected:

  1. Taking care of the wound immediately. If the wound is not cleaned and taken care of, letting bacteria to build up, it can lead to infection.
  2. Avoid using soaps and hydrogen peroxide to irritate the injury. Use antibiotic lotions to prevent infection and use a sterile bandage to keep the affected area covered.
  3. Consult your doctor before any minor problems turn to larger ones
  4. Since the bottom of the foot is a common place for developing blisters and calluses in case of diabetic people, try to keep pressure off the wound as it slowly heals
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Diabetes and Wound Healing: Why Is It Slower?

Dr. Anurag Bajpai 85% (12 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, FRACP - Pediatrc Endocrinology, SCE, Endocrinology
Endocrinologist, Kanpur
Diabetes and Wound Healing: Why Is It Slower?

Diabetes is a chronic condition where glucose level of your body rises too high. There are two types of diabetes type 1 and type 2. In case of type 1 diabetes, the body fails to produce insulin and people suffering from this condition have to depend on insulin injections for the rest of their life. In case of type 2 diabetes the body produces less amount of insulin which is not enough for the proper functioning of the body. This type of diabetes can be kept under control by following a healthy diet and practicing exercise regularly.

Why diabetic wounds can cause severe problems?
Diabetes can cause a number of complications that makes it harder for certain wounds to heal. These include:

  1. Nerve damage: Until a cut or blister worsens and becomes inflamed, in case of neuropathy, you will not experience the pain. Diabetics often suffer from neuropathy, making it difficult for wounds to heal.
  2. Weak immune system: A minor wound may even get severe and become infected if your immune system fails to exercise its natural defenses.
  3. Narrow arteries: Blocked arteries may cause severe wounds which becomes difficult to heal. Clogged arteries make it difficult for the blood to flow to the affected area which slows the process of wound healing.

Treating a diabetic wound
You can follow the methods mentioned below to avoid getting infected:

  1. Taking care of the wound immediately. If the wound is not cleaned and taken care of, letting bacteria to build up, it can lead to infection.
  2. Avoid using soaps and hydrogen peroxide to irritate the injury. Use antibiotic lotions to prevent infection and use a sterile bandage to keep the affected area covered.
  3. Consult your doctor before any minor problems turn to larger ones
  4. Since the bottom of the foot is a common place for developing blisters and calluses in case of diabetic people, try to keep pressure off the wound as it slowly heals.

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

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Diabetic Foot!

Dr. Paramjeet Singh 90% (1400 ratings)
MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Diabetic Foot!

If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, this can damage your nerves or blood vessels. Nerve damage from diabetes can cause you to lose feeling in your feet. You may not feel a cut, a blister or a sore. Foot injuries such as these can cause ulcers and infections. Serious cases may even lead to amputation. Damage to the blood vessels can also mean that your feet do not get enough blood and oxygen. It is harder for your foot to heal, if you do get a sore or infection.

You can help avoid foot problems. First, control your blood sugar levels. Good foot hygiene is also crucial:

  • Check your feet every day
  • Wash your feet every day
  • Keep the skin soft and smooth
  • Smooth corns and calluses gently
  • If you can see, reach, and feel your feet, trim your toenails regularly. If you cannot, ask a foot doctor (podiatrist) to trim them for you.
  • Wear shoes and socks at all times
  • Protect your feet from hot and cold
  • Keep the blood flowing to your feet
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Pitted Keratolysis: Tips to Manage it!

Dr. Nitin Jain 85% (254 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
Pitted Keratolysis: Tips to Manage it!

Pitted keratolysis is a skin condition that affects the soles of your feet. As a result of this disease, the skin on the forefoot or heel turns white with pitted clusters. This is often accompanied by an offensive odor and is worse when the skin is wet. This odor is the main reason patients seek treatment for this skin condition. If left untreated, this can last for many years.

People who suffer from excessive sweating and those who wear closed shoes for extended durations have a high risk of suffering from this condition. Pitted Keratolysis is a bacterial infection where the bacteria multiply in moist conditions and release enzymes that destroy the horny cells of the foot soles. 

With time, this turns into characteristic crater like pits on the skin. They also produce sulphur compounds simultaneously that lead to the odor.

Treatment for this skin condition can be categorized under medicinal treatments and home remedies.

Medicinal remedies:

  1. One of the ways to treakt this disease is to treat the hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating that triggers it.
  2. Topical fusidic acid ointments or clotrimazole ointments can also provide some relief.
  3. Your doctor may also prescribe oral antibiotics to clear stubborn lesions.
  4. Other treatment options include anti-bacterial soap and injectable botulinum toxin. Using a strong antiperspirant with aluminum chloride can also resolve the issue.

Home remedies:

  1. The first thing you must do if you suffer from this condition is keep your feet dry. Wearing socks with your shoes is a good idea as this keeps your feet dry and ventilated. Thus, keeping the bacteria from multiplying. After having a bath, pay special attention to drying your feet. You could even use a hair dryer on your feet.
  2. Wash your feet with soap and water at least twice a day. You could also use an antiseptic cleanser or antibacterial soap.
  3. Try and reduce the number of hours you wear closed shoes. Whenever possible, wear open toed sandals. Do not wear the same shoes for two days in a row without giving them time to dry out.
  4. If possible, change your socks at least once in the day.
  5. Do not share footwear or towels with anyone else.
  6. Apply antiperspirants to the soles of your feet.
  7. Soak your feet in half a bucket of water with 15-20 drops of tea tree oil. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.
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Fungal Nail Infection And it's Treatment!

Dr. Sushma Yadav 90% (191 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Fungal Nail Infection And it's Treatment!

Nail fungus is a very common problem. Symptoms include inflammation, swelling, yellowing, thickening or crumbling of the nail. It is usually not painful, unless the infection spreads. If left untreated, nail fungus can cause cracking, splitting and even complete loss of the nail. The good news is that nail fungus is curable and can be treated very easily. There are many specialized treatments required for bringing quickest recovery. Most people think that medications are the only solution in this regard, but this is not true as there are many therapies that are needed along with medicines so that speed of recovery can be boosted to a great extent.

Treatments for fungal nail infections:

  1. Antifungal medications: Nails are first tested thoroughly in order to get the confirmation about nail fungus. Both growth and reproduction of fungal cells are prevented by consuming these medications. Some of these medicines are used for topical or external application while others are taken orally. Some of the physicians suggest continuing, both types of medicines simultaneously for getting more powerful effects and quick recovery. However, there are a few probable side-effects that occur while taking these medicines and these include loss in taste, rashes, diarrhoea, itching, headache and others.
  2. Using antifungal nail-paint: Nowadays, you can use antifungal nail-paints so that the deepest layer of the nail can be well treated and infected parts can be healed quickly. But you have to continue the usage for a few months, or else, you will not be able to get the desirable results.
  3. Laser treatment: This treatment is one of the most powerful ones and can treat your infected nail with greater speed and accuracy. Light energy in high doses is used for treating nail infection in this case. The above treatments are really quite helpful, and you can choose any of them as per your necessity, preference and affordability.

Things you can do at home:

  1. Keep your hands and feet clean and dry
  2. Wear well fitting shoes made of natural materials and clean cotton socks, these will allow your feet to "breathe"
  3. Clip your nails to keep them short, use a separate pair of clippers or scissors for the infected nail
  4. Don't share towels and socks with other people, and ensure your towels are washed regularly
  5. Don't walk around barefoot in public pools, showers, and locker rooms, special shower shoes are available to protect your feet
  6. Consider replacing old footwear as it could be the source of the infection
  7. Treat athlete's foot as soon as possible to avoid the infection spreading to your nails 

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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Diabetes - How it Affects Your Skin?

Dr. Hanish Gupta 92% (1913 ratings)
MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician, Delhi
Diabetes - How it Affects Your Skin?

Diabetes is a serious disease, but if properly managed is not life threatening. Diabetes can be explained as the body’s inability to regulate insulin production. This leads to fluctuations in blood sugar levels. This disease affects every part of the body including the skin. For some people, a rash is among the first few symptoms of diabetes. Most diabetic patients suffer from a skin condition at some point or the other. Here are a few common skin ailments that affect diabetic patients.

  1. Bacterial infectionsA weakened immune system makes diabetics more vulnerable to bacterial infections than normal. These bacterial infections can be typically seen in the form of styles on the eyelid, boils, carbuncles and nail infections. They usually make the skin around the infected area red, inflamed and painful. Most skin bacterial skin ailments can be treated with antibiotic creams and pills.
  2. Fungal infectionsOne of the most common fungal infections that diabetic patients suffer from is known as Candida albicans. This ailment is characterised by a red, itchy rash that is surrounded by small blisters. It is caused by yeast-like fungus and usually found in moist areas like the armpits or between the toes. Other fungal infections that affect diabetic patients include ringworm, jock itch, athlete’s foot and vaginal yeast infections.
  3. Itchy skin: Diabetics often suffer from itchiness that could be triggered by yeast infections, dry skin and poor circulation. People with poor circulation will find their calves and feet to be the itchiest part of the body, While poor circulation and yeast infections may need medical attention, dry skin can be easily treated by keeping the skin internally and externally hydrated along with the use of a mild moisturising soap.
  4. VitiligoThis is a skin condition where the melanin producing cells in the skin are destroyed. This leads to a patchy appearance that can be typically seen on the hands, face and chest. Vitiligo is considered to be an autoimmune disease like diabetes and has no known cause or cure. Sunscreen is a must for diabetic patients suffering from vitiligo as the unpigmented skin has no protection from UV radiation.
  5. Diabetic blisters: Patients with severe diabetes may also suffer from diabetic blisters. These blisters usually occur on the extremities of the body and resemble blisters caused by burns. They are usually pain-free and heal on their own.
  6. Disseminated granuloma annular: This condition is characterised by a ring or arc shaped areas on the skin. They can usually be seen on the fingers and ears but may also occur in the chest and abdomen. This rash may be reddish or skin coloured. Medical treatment is not generally required for this condition. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an endocrinologist.
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