Vitiligo or Leukoderma as it is often known is characterized by white patches all over the body and scalp. It is caused by loss of melanin pigments (melanocytes) that is responsible for the skin colour. It usually begins in the form of a small white patch but over a period of time may spread to the entire body.
It is a chronic skin disease that is characterized by dry skin, red and scaly patches. It is considered to be an autoimmune disease meaning that the immune system of the body works against its own body tissues.
Scabies is a skin condition that is caused by a small mite (Sarcoptes scabiei). It is contagious. It is caused when the mite associates itself with the human skin and lays eggs which hatch to form adult mites.
Dermatitis is a common terminology used to address various types of skin inflammations. In the early stages it is characterized by red, itchy skin but may also result in crusty scales or blisters that ooze liquid in the advanced stages.
Eczema is a type of dermatitis that affects the upper layers of the skin. The terms dermatitis and eczema are often used interchangeably. Vicharchika is the terminology used to describe this condition in Ayurveda.
Acne is the most common skin disease that affects almost 60% teenagers. Without proper treatment, it leaves behind scars and dark spots as it clears. It affects mostly the face and is produced due to the blockage...