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.

 

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

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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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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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DO’S FOR LONG AND HEALTHY HAIR

Tips for long and healthy hair:

1.Trim your hair regularly

2.Deep conditioning with hot oil massages.

3.Drink plenty of water.

4.Brush your hair regularly

5.Avoid blow dry.

6.Space out hair washes.

7.Sleep well to maintain healthy hair.

8.Say no to stress to avoid hair fall

9.Eat healthy protein rich food.

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WHAT CAUSES SUNTAN AND SUN BURN?

Any time your skin is not protected by sunscreen or clothes and gets too much sun, it can burn or tan. But why do some people get a sunburn and others get a suntan?

You have something called melanin in your skin. It’s the stuff that gives your skin its color. People who have dark skin have more melanin. People who have light skin have less.

Here’s how melanin makes your skin burn or tan:

  • Your body normally makes melanin to try to protect the deeper layers of your skin from damage.
  • When your skin gets damaged by the sun’s rays, it makes even more melanin to try to protect your skin from being damaged even more. That causes the skin to change color:
    • Dark-skinned people usually turn darker brown, or tan, when they go in the sun.
    • Light-skinned people usually turn more red, or burn, when they go in the sun.

Besides tanning or burning, a lot of people also get uneven patches of color, or freckles.

Even if you have naturally dark skin or never burn and always tan, that still means the sun is damaging your skin. And you can still get skin cancer and wrinkles some day.For all skin,hair and nail solutions visit our clinics at Malad,Juhu and Bandra in Mumbai.Call 9004839333 for appointments.