How hormones affect the skin

Fluctuating hormones during pregnancy can create complexion problems or a radiant glow, or both extremes at different times.

When body art goes bad

Tattoos have become an exceedingly common practice. Its increased prevalence has led to a rise in report of cutaneous reactions.

Xerosis: All you need to know

Xerosis, or dry skin, is a common presenting complaint in dermatology. It doesn’t usually have serious implications but can be uncomfortable and aesthetically displeasing to patients.

Hair loss: the root of the problem

Hair loss or baldness (technically known as alopecia) is a loss of hair from the head or body. Unfortunately, as

Doctoring impetigo

Methicillin and gentamicin-resistant S.aureus strains have been reported to cause Impetigo, however, this is unusual in non-hospitalised patients. S. aureus

Soothe that sunburn

The fact is that nobody plans to go out and get sunburnt, but it’s imperative that we plan not to

Psoriasis: Attention to lifestyle can make life better

The skin lesions of psoriasis often cause considerable pain and discomfort, itching and bleeding, impacting on sleep, work, and enjoyment

Atopic dermatitis: risk factors

Atopic individuals are predisposed to skin infections because of a compromised physical barrier, coupled with diminished immune recognition and impaired antimicrobial peptide production.