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COVID-19: how is it related to the skin?

In December 2019 unexplained pneumonia cases started arising in Wuhan, China due to a new pathogen called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and thus the disease was named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cases…
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The unexpected correlation between BMI index and acne vulgaris

  It’s common knowledge that a healthy diet can improve skin condition greatly as there are many products and food supplements that claim to refresh and nourish the skin while preventing acne, but exactly how much can a conscious diet a…
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A brief outline on the management of Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by well-defined, erythematous scaly plaques. Psoriasis can occur at any age, and is usually a lifelong disease with fluctuations in severity and extent. There…
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Probiotics and the skin

  Probiotics are live microorganisms administered for their beneficial effects. WHO (World Health Organization) defines them as live microorganisms that “when administered in adequate amounts, confer to a health benefit on the host”. Lac…
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Electronic cigarettes and dermatological manifestations

Electronic cigarette usage has become quite frequent in the last couple of years, mainly due to it being marketed as a substitute for traditional cigarettes. There’s a lot of controversy revolving around whether it is truly a safe substitute t…
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Pattern hair loss: What causes it? How can it be treated?

  Baldness or “Alopecia” is a common condition, it has many types and causes, but the most common type is pattern hair loss, which is what will be addressed here. Hair loss has a lot of psychological impact on affected individuals, esp…
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Eczema in a nutshell

     October is eczema awareness month, which is a month-long campaign directed at people and families of those who suffer from eczema all over the world. The main goals of the campaign are to raise awareness, reduce stigma and show t…