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Summers Are Hot, Tanning A Lot, Fear Do Not!

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The process by which our skin gets darkened by exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun is called natural sun tan. The intensity of suntan or sunburn depends on many factors like type of skin, the genetic makeup of the person, the intensity of the sun rays, time of the day at which the exposure occurs etc. Though in many ... Read More »

Home Remedies To Tackle Dry Skin This Winter

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Here comes our favorite winter season where festivals are in the air where you always have a chance binge your favorite food, dress up and look alluring every day. But have you ever paid a keen attention towards your skin? Oh! It looks so bad and unhealthy, especially in winters. Many of you must have experienced this that it feels ... Read More »

Key Facts About Herpes Simplex Infection

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Herpes simplex virus, or herpes , is categorized into 2 types: herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). HSV-1 is mainly transmitted by oral-to-oral contact to cause oral herpes (which can include symptoms known as “cold sores”), but can also cause genital herpes. HSV-2 is a sexually transmitted infection that causes genital herpes. HSV-2 ... Read More »

What Causes Excessive Hair Growth In Females ?

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Generally, women have only fine hair on those areas of the skin where men usually tend to grow thick dark body hair, for e.g., upper lips, cheeks, chin, chest, back and abdomen. But in today’s generation, about 8-10 percent women have a condition called hirsutism or hypertrichosis which causes excessive hair growth in those areas of the skin. The main ... Read More »

Why is alcohol bad for psoriasis?

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I am sure you know you go red after a few drinks, but with psoriasis, you REALLY GO RED! For Shailesh, this became so apparent during his first year of university in the US, when he glugged his way through more and more alcohol than he had ever in his life before; it was awesome, and awful. For every ml ... Read More »

Worsening of skin diseases in winter – Causes and precautions

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Winters herald an increase in skin complaints for many patients. Why is there a worsening of skin diseases in winter? What can you do to manage this increase? Let’s take a look: Increased dryness of skin in winters: The outermost layer of our skin mainly performs the major role of protecting the inner sensitive and delicate layers of skin. In ... Read More »

Is it a Cold Sore or a Pimple?

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“I have an important presentation tomorrow. I am nervous. I hope I do well because I am all set. And…….. What’s this? Oh my god…..a sore, red bump suddenly appearing right on my lip…. Is it a cold sore or a pimple?” Cold sores and pimples are two completely different skin conditions which can start off looking very similar. But ... Read More »

What Is The Best Diet For Gout Treatment?

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Hello folks! Today I will be writing about the best diet you can take if you are suffering from gout. A low Purine diet is predominantly advisable for the gout sufferers that will keep you away from that intense pain in the toes and other small joints. As an individual grows, you become prone to certain diseases at a certain ... Read More »

Treatment for Guttate Psoriasis

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Before we look at the treatment of Guttate psoriasis, let us first understand briefly what is guttate psoriasis? Guttate psoriasis is a type of psoriasis (skin disease) which manifests itself as rash of red small spots covered by fine scales on the top. It has also been given the name of red drop or tear drop psoriasis (from the latin ... Read More »