In our image conscious society, everyday concerns like acne, pigmentation and scars; hair fall or unwanted hair; wrinkles, sagging and ageing skin warrant correct diagnosis and management. Acute infections like herpes and boils cause pain, fungus and allergies causes burning and itching. Chronic skin conditions like urticaria or psoriasis can be a cause of frustration, time and again interfering with quality of life. Drug reactions often present in the form of a skin rash. Warts, skin tags, moles, birthmarks and tattoos may need removal.

Here is a list of commonly encountered skin conditions.

Acne (Pimples)

a common condition affecting teenagers and adults


manifesting as weals or rashes

Alopecias (Balding)

patchy or generalised loss of hair

Dark spots or Pigmentation (Freckles, Melasma, Tan etc.)

on face and body

Dermatitis or Eczema

itching, redness and oozing on skin

Geriatric Dermatology

disorders affecting the elderly

Hair loss

increase in hair fall caused by disease, deficiency or hormones

Immunological disorders

vitiligo, psoriasis, pemphigus, SLE, scleroderma


Bacterial, Fungal, Viral or Parasitic


itchy scars that keep growing in size


birthmarks or growths on skin

Pediatric Dermatology

genetic and acquired skin disorders of children

Photosensitivity (Sunlight allergy)

redness, itching, whitish spots and rashes on exposure to sunlight

Premature graying of Hair

graying seen at an early age


causing scaly plaques on skin


localised or generalised change in colour or texture of skin

Rosacea or Redness on Face

flushing on exposure to heat, sunlight or alcohol and acne


caused by acne, chicken pox, injury or surgery

Skin Tags

benign growths often seen on the neck, underarms and chest

Stretch Marks

caused by pregnancy and changes in weight

Unwanted hair growth

on face (upper lip, lower lip, chin, cheeks), underarms, limbs, chest, abdomen and back in females and excessive facial and body hair in males


weals caused by allergy to food, drugs, contact, inhalants or infections


viral infections causing irregular bumps on skin

White spots (Vitiligo or Leucoderma)

depigmented patches on skin

Women’s issues

rashes on private parts, sexually transmitted diseases

Wrinkles and Lines

as part of ageing process

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