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Dr. Sunil Menon - Dermatologist, Trivandrum

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MBBS, MD - Dermatology

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Dr. Sunil Menon 87% (10 ratings) MBBS, MD - Dermatology Dermatologist, Trivandrum
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Dr. Sunil Menon is a renowned Dermatologist in Ambalam Jn., Trivandrum. He has been a successful Dermatologist for the last 24 years. He has completed MBBS, MD - Dermatology . You can meet Dr. Sunil Menon personally at Dr Sunil Menon in Ambalam Jn., Trivandrum. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sunil Menon on has a nexus of the most experienced Dermatologists in India. You will find Dermatologists with more than 35 years of experience on You can view profiles of all Dermatologists online in Trivandrum. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


MBBS - Government Medical College,Thiruvananthapuram - 1994
MD - Dermatology - Government Medical College,Thiruvananthapuram - 2003
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Professional Memberships
Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Association of Cosmetic Surgeons of India (ACSI)
Panelist At State IADVL Meets
Speaker At Various IADVL Meets
Conducted Hands On Laser Workshops & Dermatosurgery Workshops


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Diaper Dermatitis - Diagnosis And Treatment!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Trivandrum
Diaper Dermatitis - Diagnosis And Treatment!

Babies go through a host of problems that we usually refer to as growing pains. This article is of special importance to most mothers who are going through myriad problems like colic, teeth and even diaper rash. Diaper rash is known as diaper dermatitis in medical terms. When the skin of the area within the diaper becomes red and goes through inflammation, it is known as diaper dermatitis. Read on to know more about the condition, and how it may be treated.

Symptoms: The most obvious and common symptom of diaper dermatitis is the signs on the skin which will bear a patchwork of red blotches that may look tender to touch. The baby will also seem more irritable and cranky as the discomfort and pain starts to grow every time the diaper rubs against the rashes. Bleeding, itching and oozing can also occur, in which cause it is imperative to see a doctor immediately. Also, if the rashes are accompanied by fever, one must get it checked as there may be chances of an infection. Diaper rashes can also cause pain during bowel movements and a burning sensation during urination.

Causes: There are a number of reasons for the occurrence of diaper rashes. Trying out a new product may sometimes give the baby a rash as the sensitive skin of the child may not take to some ingredient. Therefore, it may develop as an allergic reaction. This new product may be a cream, lotion or a new brand or type of diapers. Further, sometimes when we introduce new foods, the baby’s skin may erupt into rashes as a part of an allergic reaction. Also, chaffing or rubbing may cause such rashes, while prolonged use of the diaper without a change is known to be one of the most common causes of this condition. Bacterial or yeast infection can also cause diaper dermatitis. Also, antibiotics can cause rashes as a side effect.

Diagnosis: The diagnosis of the condition is usually done by a dermatologist or a paediatrician based on the symptoms that you list out as well as physical examination of the area. The doctor may also check the baby’s temperature in order to ascertain if there is any fever or any chance of an infection.

Treatment: One should keep the baby’s skin dry and absolutely clean at all times. Also, it would be recommended to use cloth diapers for a few hours a day so that the skin may get a chance to breathe. Further, the doctor will prescribe mild hydrocortisone ointments. Antifungal creams may also be used in case there is an infection. Oral antibiotics may also be prescribed in such cases.

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Hives - 3 Types And Its Causes!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Trivandrum
Hives - 3 Types And Its Causes!

Hives, also called urticaria are swollen welts or bumps that appear on your skin suddenly.

They itch, burn and sting and can happen anywhere on your body. You can get them on your face, lips, tongue, ears or chest. And in size, they can be as small as an eraser to as large as a plate. They also form plaques and can last for hours or up to several days.


  1. Acute urticaria - These type of hives last less than six weeks. The most common causes are allergies due to certain foods and medications, or infections. These hives can also happen due to diseases or insect bites.
  2. Chronic urticaria - Hives lasting more than six weeks come under this category. What causes them is usually more difficult to identify than what causes acute urticaria. In some cases, chronic hives are caused due to thyroid disease, hepatitis or even cancer. This type can affect your internal organs like lungs, muscles, and the gut. Thus, symptoms include muscle soreness, shortness of breath, vomiting, and diarrhoea.
  3. Physical urticaria - These types are caused due to direct physical stimulation of the skin due to cold, heat, sun exposure, vibration, pressure, sweating, and exercise.

What causes hives?

Hives happen mostly due to allergies. Some of the common hive triggers are-

  1. Certain foods, especially peanuts, eggs, nuts and shellfish- Fresh foods are more likely to cause hives as compared to cooked foods. Certain food additives and preservatives can also play culprits.
  2. Medicines like penicillin and sulfa- based antibiotics, aspirin and ibuprofen which are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, high blood pressure drugs like ACE inhibitors, and painkillers such as codeine can also trigger hives.
  3. Insect bites
  4. Latex
  5. Transfusion of blood
  6. Bacterial infections, including urinary tract infections and infected throat
  7. Viral infections- common cold and hepatitis
  8. Pollen grains
  9. Plants like poison oak and poison ivy
  10. Sunlight
  11. Cold weather
  12. Pet dander

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

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Lybrate | Dr Sunil Menon speaks on IMPORTANCE OF TREATING ACNE EARLY

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Trivandrum
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Lybrate | Dr Sunil Menon speaks on IMPORTANCE OF TREATING ACNE EARLY 

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