Eczema

What is Eczema? Eczema is a general term encompassing various inflamed skin conditions. One of the most common forms of eczema is atopic dermatitis. Eczema is a group of skin conditions which can affect all age groups. The severity of the disease can vary. In mild forms the skin is dry, hot and itchy, while in more severe forms the […]

Dandruff

Dandruff

What is Dandruff? Dandruff is an itchy, annoying and persistent skin disorder of the scalp. It is a mysterious ailment. Mysterious, in that there is no commonly agreed upon theory about what actually causes the condition. Dandruff can happen at any age but is most commonly found in people between the ages of 12 and 80. (A form of dandruff […]

Conjunctivitis

What is Conjunctivitis ? Conjunctivitis, commonly known as “pink eye,” is an inflammation of the membrane (conjunctiva) that covers the eye and lines the inner surface of the eyelid.  It is a fairly common condition and usually causes no danger to the eye or your child’s vision . The inflammation can have many causes, the most common of which are […]

Black Water Fever

What is Black Water Fever ? Black water fever (BWF) is a severe clinical syndrome and complication of Falciparum malaria characterized by intra vascular haemolysis , haemoglobinuria and kidney failure . Black water fever is caused by heavy parasitization of red blood cells with Plasmodium falciparum . When the red blood cells burst, hemoglobin leaks into the blood plasma . This free hemoglobin […]

Baldness

Baldness

What is Baldness? Male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss in men. It usually follows a typical pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown, and is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition. the severity and nature of baldness can vary greatly; it ranges from male and female pattern alopecia ( androgenetic alopecia , […]

Asthma

Asthma

What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways. At its worst, asthma can be fatal. The airways are the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways are inflamed (swollen). The inflammation makes the airways very sensitive, and they tend to react strongly to […]

Acne

Acne

What is Acne? Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones and other substances on the skin’s oil glands (sebaceous glands) and hair follicles. Acne is the term for plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and even deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and even the upper arms. Acne affects […]