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Fungal Infections of skin

fungal infection

Fungal infections are one of the most common infections of skin.  It is more common in summer and humid conditions in susceptible individuals like diabetes, thyroid and pregnancy.

Fungi are immune suppressed commensals of skin (reside on skin surface) which become pathogenic (cause infection) in certain conditions.

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Sun rays reach us as electromagnetic waves.

Sunscreens are drugs which are applied with intention of preventing sunlight harmful rays from reaching skin.

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It is a common acquired cosmetic disorder characterised by dark brown patches on sun exposed areas of face like cheeks, nose, forehead, upper lips, chin, rarely neck and forearms. It is common in females.

It is multi factorial like sun exposure, familial, cosmetics, pregnancy, oral contraceptive pills or thyroid disorders.

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Dry skin is a skin condition which is commonly seen in all age groups.  It presents as scaling (white) mainly on extremeties (hands, legs, back and buttocks) with occasional itching. There can be different causes for dry skin.

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atopic eczema

Atopic eczema is a type of eczema which is inflammation of the skin. It is very common with children of 3 months of age and persists till 5-7 years of age. It aggravates every winter/ during any illness.

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Psoriasis is a chronic (disease which subsides, aggregates and persists for long duration) skin condition usually affecting scalp, elbow, knee, lower back and nails. Psoriasis can affect joints of hands and lower spine.

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