skin infection

Ayurveda and Skin Diseases

By Dr. Isha Bhalla , Ayurveda Skin is the biggest organ of the human body, constituting of six layers. Unlike what many of us think, skin is not merely peripheral, but stretches itself to deeper levels in the body. Hence, Ayurveda believes that skin diseases have deep-rooted causes. Most skin diseases are…

Herpes – Know Its Ayurvedic Treatment

By Dr. Pradnya Aptikar , Ayurveda Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease that spreads primarily by the ‘Herpes Simplex’ virus; through unprotected sexual intercourse and sexual contact as well. The ‘Herpes Simplex’ virus can also pass from the mother to the child during pregnancy. This infection can significantly increase the chances of a…

All About Scalp Psoriasis

By Dr Aman Sharma , Dermatology Psoriasis is a kind of skin disease caused by the immune system. The skin cells receive defective signals from the immune system; signals which cause the skin cells to mature quickly. New skin cells, thus, form within days rather than weeks. In such cases, your body…

Causes and Symptoms of Molluscum Contagiosum

By  Dr Sandesh Gupta  , Dermatology Molluscum Contagiosum is a relatively common skin infection caused by the virus of the same name. Even though it is common in children, adults with weak immune system and atopic dermatitis may also be affected by it. These benign and painless bumps disappear and usually don’t…

Is Acne an Infection?

By Nubello Hair Transplant & Cosmetic Surgery Center , Dermatology For most of us, one of the most characteristic features of our growing years has been the constant tussle with acnes. A stark indicator of the changes that your body undergoes during these times, acnes are spotted almost immediately with the onset…

Causes and Symptoms of Necrotizing Fasciitis

By Dr Amit Seth , Dermatology Also called flesh-eating bacteria, necrotizing fasciitis is a very rare but serious infection caused by bacteria which is capable of destroying fat, skin and the tissues covering the muscles in a very short duration. Fournier gangrene occurs when it affects the genitals. Necrotizing fasciitis, when it…

All About Callused Hands

By Dr Priyanka Pal Mantri , Dermatology Calluses are the result of dry skin, or continuous friction on one particular area of the hands or feet. Calluses can result in great discomfort and can get quite annoying at times. Calluses are generally quite large and have a slight yellowish tinge to them.…

All About Cellulitis

By Dr Bincy Varghese , Dermatology A common and yet potentially serious skin infection, Cellulitis is generally associated with red, swollen patches on the skin caused by a bacterial infection of the soft tissues beneath it, particularly the dermis and subcutaneous fat. What appears as a harmless, hot and tender area of…