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Skin is the largest organ of the human body. Due to lifestyle, pollution and other factors, it ages early and can go through acne, wrinkles and dryness. With a correct diet, exercises and foods rich in Vitamin E and anti-oxidants, we can slow down its aging process and retain its elasticity for long.

Winters in India are considered as the welcoming of the party season. Be it weddings, sangeets, Christmas or New Year’s celebrations, winters are the best time to enjoy with family and friends and be decked up in your best...
Itchy skin or pruritus is an uncomfortable and irritating sensation that makes you want to scratch your skin. Itchy skin can be worsened by xerosis or dry skin. As we age, skin tends to become drier and hold lesser...
Skin type changes with age. You might have a particular skin type when you were younger, but it might completely change as you age. There are a variety of skin types – normal, dry, oily, combination and sensitive. How do...
Nails are a barometer of your overall health. In fact, along with teeth and hair, nails give us a fair idea if our general health is proper. Nails are not meant for only ornamental purposes. Just like hair, they...
What is Herpes Zoster (Shingles)? Herpes zoster is a viral infection characterized by a painful rash of blisters (water-filled vesicles) in a localized area supplied by a single nerve. It is the reactivation of the chickenpox virus in adulthood, called...
What is Cellulitis? Cellulitis is an acute inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by local pain, redness, and swelling. Understanding Cellulitis Normally the defenses of the skin are adequate to restrict the infection by normally thriving bacteria on the skin surface. In case...
What is a Carbuncle? A carbuncle (Baaltod in Hindi) is a cluster of boils (furuncles) that have coalesced and have developed into one large boil (abscess) under the skin. It is a painful infection of multiple hair follicles at a single...
What is Erysipelas? It is an infection of the skin generally involving legs, toes, arms, hands, fingers, or face. It generally follows scratches or starts in otherwise infected areas. Understanding Erysipelas? The infection is by group A streptococcal bacteria. The infection involves superficial...
What is Candidiasis? Candidiasis is a fungal infection commonly occurring in persons with decreased immunity, especially in HIV positive individuals and diabetics. Understanding Candidiasis Candida is a yeast like fungus that is ubiquitous in nature (occurs everywhere). This is one of the normally occurring...

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