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02
Jun

MICRODERMABRASION

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by Dr. Neetika Paul

 

 

 

Microdermabrasion is a dermatologist supervised procedure where high-pressure spray of aluminium oxide crystals are used to scrub your skin by a vacuum governed probe. It removes the upper few layers of dead skin along with sucking out the clogged impurities. It can be done every 10 to 15 days to diminish the appearance of fine wrinkles, discoloration, blemishes, evens out acne scars and provides a radiant even toned skin.

 

25
May

WATER FOR GLOWING SKIN

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by Dr. Neetika Paul

Drinking more water is the most natural way to get the beaming, glowing and healthy skin. So make "water" as your Best friend.

15
May

UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD'S ECZEMA

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by Dr. Neetika Paul

 

Understanding your child’s eczema

10% of all children have some form of eczema, the most common form of which is called atopic dermatitis (AD). Bottom of Form

The exact cause of eczema is unknown but believed to be because of a combination of genes and environmental triggers. Children who come from families with a history of atopic dermatitis, asthma, or hay fever (known as the atopic triad) are more likely to develop AD.

AD does not usually go away in a few days or weeks. It might get better (or worse) at times, but it usually keeps coming back. Symptoms include skin redness and itching. Child’s skin can become damaged from repeated scratching or rubbing. Small, separate bumps with red lesions (from scratching) are typical of AD.

 

The key to helping your child stay healthy while living with eczema is to know about the everyday “triggers” in your child’s surroundings, that might make their eczema flare up, or get worse. Some of the most common eczema triggers, and how to control them, include:

Dry skin

 Dry skin can easily become brittle, scaly, rough , which can lead to an eczema flare up. Keep your child’s skin moisturized — especially after bathing, and during the cold, dry, winter months when the indoor heating is on. Dress your child in soft, breathable clothing and avoid itchy fabrics like wool that can irritate their skin.

Irritants

 Hand and dish soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, bubble bath and body wash, or surface cleaners and disinfectants. Even some natural liquids, like the juice from fresh fruit, vegetables, or meats can irritate your child’s skin when they touch them. Remove the ones that seem to be a problem.

Stress

 Even just knowing they have eczema can be stressful for your child and make their skin flare up. Think about some new, mindful ways to help your child cope with them.

Heat and sweating

 Most children with eczema will become itchy, or experience a “prickly heat” sensation when they sweat, or get too hot. This can happen when your child exercises, wears too many clothes, or when they quickly move from one temperature to another.  Avoid letting your child become overly active when they’re having a flare up. Make sure not to overheat your child’s bedroom where they spend a lot of time. Wearing soft, breathable clothing (in layers) is best. If your child does become overheated, a cool shower or bath can provide relief. Just be sure to moisturize your child’s skin within three minutes after you’ve gently patted him or her dry with a towel.

Infection

 Your child’s eczema can become infected with bacteria or viruses that live in the environment. If your child’s eczema “weeps,” has small “pus bumps” or if the lesions on their skin are crusted or look differently than before, your child may have one of these common infections and needs to be treated with medication.

Allergens

 Most common are seasonal pollen, dust mites and pet dander from cats and dogs.  Keep pets off beds, rugs and furniture. Dust mites collect in bedroom carpets and bedding, so it’s a good idea to use pillow and mattresses covers, remove carpets in your child’s bedroom.

 

 

 

16
May

SICK OF RED FACE

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by Dr. Neetika Paul

 

SICK OF RED FACE

Flushed, red face with sensitive, dry skin that burns or stings? YES IT IS ROSACEA!

Some of you may get little bumps and pimples on the red parts of their face with/out dry, red, irritated eyes.

Your common triggers are exercise, sun and wind exposure, hot weather, stress, spicy foods, alcohol, and hot baths. Swings in temperature from hot to cold or cold to hot can also cause a flare-up of rosacea.

Intense pulsed light (IPL) and Pulse Dye Laser treatments work really well on redness in patients not responding to traditional medicines.

 

 

11
May

SUFFERING FROM HAIR FALL? FIND OUT WHY?

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by Dr. Neetika Paul

 

YOU ARE NOT GETTING ENOUGH PROTEIN: Hair growth may shut down after a drop in protein intake.

IT’S IN YOUR GENES: Heredity plays a part in both male and female pattern hair loss.

YOU JUST HAD A BABY: Hormonal changes after delivery often lead to hair loss.

YOU JUST WENT OFF THE PILL: Switching or stopping birth control pill changes your hormonal balance.

YOU HAVE HAD A PHYSICAL TRAUMA: Surgery, illness or other physical stress can cause temporary hair loss.

YOU ARE UNDERGOING A STRESS: Psychologically stressful event can trigger hair loss.

YOU LOST A LOT OF WEIGHT: Sudden weight loss can stress your body.

YOU ARE OVERSTYLING YOUR HAIR: Tight braids, harsh chemicals, high heat can affect hair at the roots.

YOU ARE ANEMIC: Increasing your iron intake can correct your problem.

 

YOU CAN HAVE AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE: Body attacks its own anagen hair follicles and suppresses or stops hair growth.

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