Dermatology

The skin is the largest organ of the body and is the most accessible structure. Skin disease constitutes one of the leading health problems in the community and include genetic conditions, dermatitis due to internal causes and secondary to environmental and external contactants, chronic dermatoses like Psoariasis, blistering diseases, various diseases due to harmful organisms like bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic diseases, pigmentary conditions like Hypermelanosis/ Hypomelanosis and Vitiligo to name a few.

Skin is aptly called as the 'mirror' which reflects internal diseases and quite often a skin examination can detect a serious systemic illness.

There is an increasing trend of taking various medicines be it allopathic, homeopathic or other alternatives medicines and quite often, undesirable effects of the drugs are first manifested on the skin.

Services offered:

  • There is an active back up of microbiology to identify the responsible organism and pathology to study the blood samples.
  • Chronic skin diseases are always evaluated by a skin biopsy for histopathologist as it helps to clinch the diagnosis and guide treatment.
  • Various benign conditions like skin tags, warts, etc are treated by physical modalities like electrodessication using current or my cryotherapy i.e freezing the lesion by spraying liquid N 2.
  • Facial Melanosis like Melasma and Riehl´s Melanosis secondary to use of cosmetics are managed by serial chemical facial peels using various strengths of glycolic acid.
  • Prominent blood vessels on the skin called as Telangiectasias are dealt with laser and helps to clear the lesion.
  • Leucoderma or Vitiligo is a socially embarrassing problem with poor response to medical treatment can be surgically dealt using a ´mini-punch grafting´ technique. This is a very simple, safe OPD procedure and patient can go home after the surgery.
  • Facilities for admission especially in chronic severe blistering diseases like Pemphigus Vulgaris and Pemphigoid which are treated with steroid pulse therapy. Generalized dermatitis like Erythderma are admitted, appropriately investigated and treated.

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