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Dermatology

Eczema:

This is among the most common skin allergies Symptoms include Itching, redness and swelling. Triggers for allergy are many. It is sometimes described as an “itch which rashes.” Symptoms are typically itchy, red or dry skin, at times it may get infected and bleed when scratched. Food allergy can be the trigger in some cases and hence it is necessary to do an allergy test.

Moksha doctors study the underlying cause and plan treatment accordingly. The most effective way to treat eczema is to use moisturizers and topical ointments that reduce the inflammation and antibiotics to treat bacterial infection , if any.

Urticaria (Hives) and Angioedema:

Urticaria (hives) is itchy, red and white raised bumps or welts that range in size and can appear anywhere on the body. Angioedema often appears on the face around the eyes, cheeks or lips. This deeper layer of swelling can also occur on hands, feet, genitals, or inside the bowels or throat. The welts may last from few hours to weeks, sometimes even months and years.

Moksha experts help in figuring out the trigger factors and prescribe anti histamine medicines, which fairly well manage to control the itch and rash.

Seborrheic dermatitis (Dandruff):

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder characterized by itchy, red skin covered with white or yellow greasy flaky scales. This condition is identified with scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Areas commonly affected by this condition are scalp, along the hairline, behind ears, in the ear canal, on the eyebrows, around the nose and/ or on the chest.

In infants, the condition is also called “cradle cap,” because of its typical scaly appearance on the scalp. But it usually clears up on its own within the first year. In adults, Seborrheic dermatitis is often referred to as dandruff. Men and those with oily skin are more prone to get affect with Seborrheic Dermatitis.

Leukoderma/ Vitiligo:

There are pigments under the skin which gives colour to the skin. When there is loss of pigmentation, skin gets discoloured or white patches appear on the skin. The first signs appear on the areas like hands, feet, arms, face and lips. This condition is medically referred as Vitiligo or Leukoderma. This loss of pigment in the skin is due to destruction of pigment forming cell called melanocytes. The exact cause of the destruction of these cells is not known.

Although leukoderma causes little physical distress, it can be extremely distressing and socially problematic to the one affected. There is no cure for this ailment, but treatment can help in curtailing the spread and slow down the process of discolouration.

Psoriasis:

It is an autoimmune skin disorder that causes skin cell to multiply faster than normal. This abnormal multiplication of skin cells builds up into abnormal skin patches, which are typically red, dry, itchy and scaly. They can grow anywhere but most appear on the scalp, elbows, knees and lower back.

Though psoriasis cannot be passed from person to person, it does sometimes happen occur in members of the same family. Psoriasis affects body parts like palm and soles, fingernails or toe nails, scalp, skin folds, like armpit, groin region, under breast, limbs, etc.

Moksha doctors study the case to figure out the trigger factors to give the best appropriate treatment. The patient may be prescribed topical steroid creams, moisturizers for dry skin, coal tar (lotion cream, foams, shampoos or ointment) retinoid creams, light therapy (PUVA), etc.

Skin Infection:

Skin infections, acute or chronic, can be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Each one requiring different treatment. Examples of Bacterial Skin Infections include Leprosy,Carbuncles,Staph Infection,Cellulitis,Impetigo,Boils

Fungal Skin Infections include Ringworm, Athlete's Foot, Candidiasis (Yeast Infection),Sporotrichosis, Fungal Nail Infections. Viral Skin Infections types include Molluscum Contagiosum, Shingles, and Chickenpox.

Doctors at Moksha prescribe antibiotics and other medication as well as topical cream application for relief and treatment.