BABIES AND RINGWORM

  • What is ringworm? 
    A contagious fungal infection of the skin, ringworm  appears as a circular or ring-shaped rash. It usually begins as a small, itchy, red or scaly patch, and can spread  to other parts of the body including the scalp. At times, several rings appear close together and merge.
  • How can a baby get ringworm?
    A baby probably can get ringworm from an infected person or pet, or touching contaminated  toys or clothes. He could have also got it from swimming in a pool or crawling on infected soil in a garden or park. Excessive sweating, caused by the humidity, increases the chances of picking up ringworm.Make sure to cut your baby’s nails to avoid infecting the rash. Also, try to keep your baby’s skin clean and dry. Try not   to dress your baby in clothes with synthetic fabric or material that can irritate the infected skin.

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SYMPTOMS OF FUNGAL NAIL INFECTION

What Does It Look Like?

A fungal infection of the nail may affect part of the nail, the entire nail, or several nails.

Visible Signs

Visible signs of a fungal nail infection include:

  • scaling under the nail, which is called subungual hyperkeratosis
  • white or yellow streaks on the nail, which is called lateral onychomycosis
  • a crumbling corner or tip of the nail, which is called distal onychomycosis
  • flaking white areas on the nail’s surface, which may include pits in the nail
  • the appearance of yellow spots at the bottom of the nail, which is called proximal onychomycosis
  • loss of the nail

Common Signs

Common signs of a fungal nail infection include:

  • a distorted nail that may lift off from the nail bed
  • an odor coming from the infected nail
  • a brittle or thickened nail

Visit our clinics at Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai for all skin,hair and nail ailments.

EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTION ON SKIN

Air pollution has a wide range of sources, the most common include cigarette smoke, dust, smog, and car exhaust. These sources contain tiny particles that can actually penetrate the skin’s barrier and cause problems, including:

  • decreased moisture and elasticity
  • acne
  • dull and dry skin
  • eczema
  • skin allergies
  • rashes
  • wrinkles

Air pollution particles can speed up the normal aging process. While loosing some moisture and elasticity is a part of natural process pollution can starve the skin of oxygen and dry the skin’s natural oils. Some forms of pollution can even create free radicals, which can alter the very DNA of the skin cells, leading to cancer. This is what causes additional damage.For all skin,hair and nail ailments visit our clinics at Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai.Call 9004839333.

COMMON HAIR PROBLEMS IN MONSOON

  • The most common complaint in rainy season is hair fall. Hairfall during monsoon increases by about 30 per cent. While on a regular day you may find 50-60 strands of hair on your brush, but during rainy season this count may go up to 100.
  • Humidity robs the hair of its bounce leaving them limp and lifeless.
  • Dandruff worsens in rainy season as the fungus responsible for causing it flourishes in humid weather.
  • Non-specific itchiness of the scalp and irritationare also common. These contribute to increased hair loss.
  • Lice infestation is also common in the rains, as lice breed during this season.
  • Bacterial and fungal infection of scalpis also common during monsoons. Exposure to polluted rainwater and warm humid conditions encourage growth of Bacteria/ fungus on scalp. As a result, some people develop painful pus-filled boils or severe itchy flaking patches develop over scalp.

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FUNGAL INFECTION

Onychomycosis, also called tinea unguium, is a fungal infection that affects either the fingernails or toenails. Fungal infections normally develop over time, so any immediate difference in the way your nail looks or feels may be too subtle to notice at first.

Why Does It Develop?

A fungal nail infection occurs from the overgrowth of fungi in, under, or on the nail. Fungi thrive in warm, moist environments, so this type of environment can cause them to naturally overpopulate. The same fungi that cause jock itch, athlete’s foot, and ringworm can cause nail infections.

Fungi that are already present in or on your body can cause nail infections. If you have come in contact with someone else who has a fungal infection, it may have spread to you.Fungal infections affect toenails more commonly than fingernails because your toes are usually confined to your shoes, where they’re in a warm, moist environment.

If you get a manicure or pedicure at a nail salon, be sure to ask how the staff disinfects their tools and how often they do it. Tools, such as emery boards and nail clippers, can spread fungal infections from person-to-person if they’re not sanitized.For all skin,hair and nail ailments visit our clinics at Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai.

WHY HAIR FALLS IN RAINY SEASON?

Hair falls rapidly in the rainy season due to the high humidity, acid rain or dirty rain water which makes the hair dry and brittle. If you use chemical color or other hair products, these make your hair oily and greasy due to the excess humidity. This in turn causes damage to the hair and scalp. Using gels in rainy season causes dandruff to the hair which also leads to hair fall.

Try some remedy during Rainy Season

  • Keep the hair dry
  • Use mild shampoo
  • Never tie the wet hair, let it dry completely
  • Use separate, clean and wide toothed comb
  • Use oil to the hair for once a week
  • Do not use hair dryer
  • Maintain healthy diet pattern
  • Drink ample of water
  • If problem persists, go to a Trichologist.

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SKIN DISEASES IN MONSOON

Infections: The commonest of infections during monsoon are facial folliculitis (an inflammation of the hair follicles), acne and ringworm. The cause of such infections is mostly bacterial or fungal. People are more susceptible to infections during this season due to excessive sweating, dehydration, photo-toxiceffects of the sun and, of course, humidity.

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating: Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition characterised by excessive sweating in the armpits, palms, soles of the feet, face, scalp and torso. Such conditions can get worse during monsoon and lead to body odour and further infections.ffects of the sun and, of course, humidity.

Pigmentation/patchy uneven skin: Hyperpigmentation is characterised by a darkening of an area of skin caused by the overproduction of a pigment in the skin known as melanin. It is relatively common and usually harmless.

Dull, frizzy hair: Frizzy mane is a woman’s worst enemy during monsoon. The moisture in the air can play havoc with your beautiful tresses.

Skin allergies: It is extremely common in cities where pollution levels are sky-high. Commonly affected areas include upper back, hands and feet. Most often cause cannot be ascertained as allergies can have multiple sources.

Visit our clinics at Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai  for all skin,hair and nail ailments.Call 9004839333 for appointments.