All you need to know about that irritating and embarrassing itch in your groin area

Jock itch is an infection caused by a mold like fungus or yeast. The fungus thrives in warm and moist environments. People with increased risk for jock itch are those who sweat a lot due to exercise or their weight

All you need to know about that irritating and embarrassing itch in your groin areaJock itch is an annoying and itchy rash common in people who sweat a lot, such as athletes. The rash is often found in the genital, buttock, and thigh regions. Although uncomfortable, jock itch is not serious and can be treated and prevented very easily. Jock itch is an infection caused by a mold like […]

Soon: State govt to start a burns centre in Mumbai

The burns victims are treated in BMC hospitals or the government medical colleges. Or, they are admitted at the National Burns Centre, Airoli, as there is no special burns centre in Mumbai. Owing to which, the state government will start a new burns centre, consisting of 30 beds in Malad, Mumbai

Soon: State govt to start a burns centre in MumbaiRight in the beginning of the New Year, the health department takes an important decision. As per the information received by My Medical Mantra: The burns centre will be started at Malad, Mumbai It will consist of 30 beds The government will fund it Hospital will have a skin bank Awareness would be created regarding […]

Do you look older, than you are? Here’s probably why

An aging face is one of the most common insecurities men seek to correct cosmetically, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Think creams, peels, and even Botox injections. But your wallet will be a lot better off if you make an active effort to prevent premature aging in the first place. Nix these six habits from your routine, and watch the years slip off your mug

Do you look older, than you are? Here’s probably whyJust like death and taxes, growing older is inevitable. But ageing before your time? That’s something that can be under your control. Turns out, many of the habits you do every day—some you probably don’t even recognize you’re doing—might be making you look way older than your years. And that’s a big problem: An ageing […]

Not just diet, stress is also linked to high acne risk

Along with diet and hormones, stress levels have also been linked to acne risk. Those with "high" or "very high" stress levels faced three times the risk of acne compared to women who were less stressed

Not just diet, stress is also linked to high acne riskAcne is a common nuisance that plagued many of us during our teenage years. By the time we reached our 20s, our skin became clean and clear as pimple breakouts lessened. However, for some adults, specifically women, acne is still a very real problem, and a new study in the Journal of the American Academy […]

How vitamin D is crucial in dealing with psoriasis?

There is a complex relationship between vitamin D and psoriasis. Research suggests that if the body does not process vitamin D normally, psoriasis symptoms may become worse

How vitamin D is crucial in dealing with psoriasis?Psoriasis is a common, chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease that causes raised, scaly patches, known as plaques, to appear on the skin These scaly patches appear most often on the knees, scalp, and the outside of the elbows, and are the result of skin cells growing abnormally quickly. People with psoriasis often experience itchiness, and burning […]

Tattoo gone wrong? Here’s how you can deal with it

For tattoo removals, the options range from skin grafting to laser treatments. Laser treatments need to be done at three week intervals, with about five to six sittings which are generally safe

Tattoo gone wrong? Here’s how you can deal with itNowadays there is an increasing trend to get piercings and tattoos which are done in various areas of the body. Perceiving a certain body image for oneself has become a new trend. It is common to get requests for piercing to be done of the belly-button (navel), nipples, tongue, ear rims, and even private parts […]

Here’s how our skin helps us in regulating heart rate and blood pressure

The causes of most cases of high blood pressure are unknown, but it is often accompanied by the reduced flow of blood through small vessels in the skin and other parts of the body that are a long way from the heart. It is not clear why this change happens or why it tends to get worse over time in people with high blood pressure that has not been treated

Here’s how our skin helps us in regulating heart rate and blood pressureDiseases of the heart and blood vessels are linked with high blood pressure. The causes of most cases of high blood pressure are unknown, but it is often accompanied by the reduced flow of blood through small vessels in the skin and other parts of the body that are a long way from the heart. […]

Scientist save ‘butterfly’ boy with life-threatening disease by using experimental gene therapy  

During the pioneering surgery doctors took a sample of skin just four centimetres square from the child and corrected a disease-causing gene defect within its cells. The tissue was then grown into grafts that were used to replace 80 per cent of the boy’s skin over three operations

Scientist save ‘butterfly’ boy with life-threatening disease by using experimental gene therapy  In an induced coma after losing 80 per cent of his skin to a rare genetic condition, seven-year-old Hassan was close to death. But now doctors have saved him after growing an almost completely new skin for him in the laboratory. Hassan, whose family’s full name has not been released, suffered from ‘butterfly disease’, which […]

Winter: Banish your skin and hair woes

Winter weather is not fun for skin. Cold weather and low humidity levels result in dry air, which then steals moisture away from the skin every second of every day. Without immediate care, dry skin can lead to cracking and bleeding, and harsh winter wind makes the problem worse. Also, you can’t ignore the fact that the dry and dreary weather can wreak havoc on your hair if the right precautions aren’t taken. To tackle this, experts list out essential skin and hair care tips

Winter: Banish your skin and hair woesJust as you would ‘winterise’ your wardrobe, you should also ‘winterise’ your skin and hair. As the cold and dry air can really play havoc with your skin and hair, say experts. Dr Abhay Talathi, dermatologist, SkinSpace clinic, Mumbai said, “Use right quality and quantity of moisturiser depending upon your skin type and dryness the […]

Fake cosmetic sellers to face the music

Various companies that manufacture beauty products are registered with the Maharashtra State Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Still, incidents of buying and selling of fake cosmetic products are on rise. Owing to which, Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration is set to take an important step

Fake cosmetic sellers to face the musicThe FDA has the right to keep a hold on the cosmetics companies only. Accordingly licensed companies are registered with the FDA. But there is no restriction on cosmetics vendors. In this regard, the FDA administration is planning to take an important step by registering the license holder vendors. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Arjun […]
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