CAUSES OF NAIL INFECTION

Some of the causes of nail disorders include the following:

·         Infections such as paronychia warts and green nail syndrome

·         Injuries

·         Internal diseases such as certain lung diseases, which can cause yellow nail syndrome

·         Structural problems such as an ingrown toenail

·         Birth deformities such as pachyonychia congenital

·         Drugs

·         Tumors

With aging, nails become dry and brittle and flat or concave instead of convex. They may develop ridges along their length. Nail color may change to yellow or gray. Brittle nails may split.

Toenails require special attention in older people and in people with diabetes or peripheral vascular disease. Such people may have poor sensation in their feet, which increases the risk of injury when they try to trim their nails.For information and appointments call 9004839333.Clinics at Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai.

 

MONSOON AND INFECTION

One of the side-effects of monsoon, besides waterlogging, is the health hazard the rain brings with it – cases of vector-borne, fungal, allergies and parasitic infections. The worse hits are the children, who are susceptible to viral and skin infections after getting wet.

We should avoid getting drenched and should always carry an umbrella. Even when we are drenched, we must immediately follow preventive measures because if left untreated, it can leave permanent scars on the skin. In case of a skin infection, use an anti-fungal powder to avoid any further infection. Always keep your skin dry. Don’t wear wet clothes. Also, wet shoes should be changed instantly. These small precautions go a long way in having a healthy and infection-free skin.Visit  our clinics at Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai for all skin,hair and nail ailments.Call 9004839333 for appointments.

MOONSOON ALLERGIES

The Monsoon season is nothing short of a blessing in disguise as it helps us escape from the scorching heat of the summer every year. But a little carelessness can leave you with an infection, an allergy.There   is a  significant rise in people with allergies and other problems during Monsoon. One has to tread carefully during Monsoon as it is widely known as the ‘season of allergies’. It’s not just allergies which cause problems for everyone during monsoon. There are several skin and eye infections which can crop up during the rainy season. A lot of people catch the  infection,rashes and itching. Moist conditions, wet clothes, and other factors also contribute towards the spread of infections during Monsoon.For more  information  call9004839333.Clinics at Malad,Juhu  and  Bandra  in Mumbai.

 

WHAT ARE PIMPLES AND ACNES?

Some people get one or two spots once in a while, whereas some others get frequent breakouts with lots of pus-filled pimples. If the second sounds more like you, it may be acne – a chronic or long-term condition that affects many teens and adults. Acne is a broader term, and is a more serious condition that is persistent in nature. Also known as acne vulgaris, this skin disease occurs as hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. They manifest as blackheads or whiteheads, pimples, greasy skin, and sometimes even scarring.

Those red spots that you might see when you get out of bed and wash your face in front of the mirror are nothing but pimples! They are not really an outbreak, but a few spots that pop-up once a while, or during specific seasons. You most likely will experience some pain if you touch them, but try to keep your hands away from them as much as possible, to prevent them from spreading.For all skin,hair anndnail ailments visit our cclinics at Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai.Call 9004839333.

BABIES AND NAIL INFECTION

  • What are nail infections?
    Nails are at risk of fungal infections during the rainy season, especially if your baby sweats and continually scratches himself. Nails can become discoloured, brittle and rough. In severe cases, the nail can come away from the nail bed. You may also notice red, swollen and itchy skin around the nails.
  • How did your baby get a nail infection? 
    This fungal infection can result from overexposure to water, damage to the nail, or scratching sweaty or infected skin. Any moisture or debris trapped under the nails encourages the infection to grow. Ingrown nails may also be prone to infections.
  • What can you do about your baby’s nail infection?

Its best to take your baby to a board certified dermatologist.

For all skin,hair and nail ailments call 9004839333.Clinics at Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai.

SYMPTOMS OF SCABIES

The onset of symptoms of scabies varies depending on whether or not a person has previously been exposed to mites. The first time a person is exposed to the scabies mite, it can take upwards of 2-6weeks for symptoms to develop.

This timeframe is significantly shorter in subsequent infestations as the body’s immune system is quicker to react (typically in 1-4 days).

Signs and symptoms of scabies include:

  • Itching– this is often worse at night and can be severe and intense. Itching is one of the most common scabies symptoms.
  • Rash– when the mite burrows into the skin, it forms burrow tracks, or lines, which are most commonly found in skin folds, and resemble hives, bites, knots, pimples, or patches of scaly skin. Blisters may also be present.
  • Sores– these occur in infested areas where a person has scratched at the skin. Open sores can lead to impetigo, commonly caused by secondary infection with Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Thick crusts– crusted scabies, also known as Norwegian scabies, is a form of severe scabies in which hundreds to thousands of mites and mite eggs are harbored within skin crusts, causing severe skin symptoms.

Most often, those affected with crusted scabies exhibit widespread, gray, thick, crumbling crusts.Visit  our  clinics  at  Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai for all skin,hair and nail ailments.Call 9004839333 for appointments.

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.

For more  information  and  treatment   of  all  skin,hair  and  nail  ailments   visit  our  clinics at Malad,Juhu  and  Bandra  in Mumbai.Call 99004839333.