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Skin Health

Head Lice: There can be bugs in hair too

Head Lice: There can be bugs in hair too

The head louse (scientific name: Pediculosis capitis) is a very small, wingless parasite that is found primarily in human hairs. Its main source of survival is the blood that it sucks through the human scalp. The louse egg is known as nit and looks like... Read More

Shingles: If you had chickenpox, beware of it

Shingles: If you had chickenpox, beware of it

Shingles (also called zoster or herpes zoster) is a skin condition caused by varicella-zoster virus, which is also the cause for chickenpox. After a person suffers from chickenpox, the virus remains inactive in the body. At a later stage in life, it may become active again to cause... Read More

Handling those nasty boils

Handling those nasty boils

Boils are skin infections in a hair follicle or oil gland resulting in the collection of pus in the skin. The frequent locations where boils appear include face, neck, shoulders, buttocks, armpits,... Read More

How to protect your skin this summer

How to protect your skin this summer

Ultraviolet (UV) rays constitute only a small portion of the sun’s rays, but most of the damaging effects of sunlight on the skin are mediated by them. UV rays are known to have damaging effects on the skin and is recognised as a known carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). Sun rays that hit our bodies contain ultraviolet (UV) radiation, mainly the ultraviolet... Read More