Facial Pain – A number of conditions are involved in the pain localized to the face. These may range from pain arising from diseases of teeth, gums, sinuses, tempro mandibular joint to vascular causes. Common causes of facial pain are: 1. Neuritis of the cutaneous nerves of the face and… Continue Reading Facial Pain – causes, diagnosis and treatment

Hereditary angioedema (Quincke edema) is an urticarial reaction which affects the submucosa occurring as diffuse non-tender swelling. Hereditary angioedema appears suddenly and is inherited as an autosomal dominant disorder and many patients give positive family history. It is associated with C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency which may be qualitative or quantitative. Hereditary… Continue Reading Hereditary angioedema (Quincke edema)

Skin diseases – Skin is an important structure which protects the body from both internal and external influences. Basically skin consists of three layers—epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue consisting of fatty and fibrous tissue. Besides acting as a protective structure from harmful effects (Trauma, Heat, Cold, Microbes) it is also… Continue Reading Skin diseases and their diagnosis

Hives (urticaria) is a common, recurrent, hypersensitivity reaction of the skin characterized by formation of transient wheals which are extremely itchy, coming suddenly and causing lot of distress. Both sexes and all ages are effected. Its incidence ranges from 15-25% of the population. Hives (urticaria) may be acute or chronic,… Continue Reading Hives (urticaria) – types, causes, features and treatment

Tuberculosis of skin is not an uncommon entity and presents in varied forms ranging from mild forms (Lupus Vulgaris) moderate (tuberculosis verrucosa dutis) to extensive form of disease (tuberculosis orificalis). Development of cutaneous tuberculosis depends on invasion of skin by tubercle bacilli especially in a person who has not been previously… Continue Reading Tuberculosis of skin

Scabies is a contagious disease characterized by intense itching often generalized with formation of nonspecific papules, ill defined involving the interdigital, digital areas, palms, axillae and feet. The disease primarily involves the whole body except the face. It is caused by the mite sarcoptes scabiei, a member of the spider family.… Continue Reading Scabies – types, clinical features and treatment

Intertrigo is an inflammation of apposing skin surfaces caused by constant friction. It is characterized by shiny, pink lesion with scaling and erosions. Soon it may progress to more intense inflammation, with oozing maceration and crusting. Secondary infection with monilia and cocci is common giving rise to infective dermatitis. Intertrigo is facilitated… Continue Reading Intertrigo