FAQs - Dermatology

  • How do you treat a superficial burn?
    How do you treat a superficial burn?
    Shiv Chopra
    In this video, Dr. Shiv Chopra, General Surgery Senior Consultant, Mool Chand Hospital, New Delhi, will discuss about the treatment of superficial burn. Immediately clean the area and apply silver X which is a moisturizer and avoids infections which are caused due to burns. The superficial skin is be shed off and a new layer will come within 10-14 days.
  • Can vitiligo go for a spontaneous remission?
    Can vitiligo go for a spontaneous remission?
    KK Aggarwal

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about spontaneous remission in vitiligo. He says that vitiligo has a spontaneous remission. In almost 70 – 80% of vitiligo patients, the disease starts before the age of 30 and it is a chronic relapsing disease. In 20% of cases there is a spontaneous remission.

  • What is Acne?
    What is Acne?
    J S Pasricha

    In this video, Dr. J S Pasricha, Retired Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, AIIMS, New Delhi will discuss about acne. Acne mostly develops in adolescent period and are generally due to blockage of oil glands. The major treatment for preventing acne is avoiding blockage of oil glands. Wash and clean face properly. Take treatment for inflamed acne and once treated try to maintain it. He will further explain the different types of treating acne.

  • What is pemphigus?
    What is pemphigus?
    J S Pasricha

    Dr. J S Pasricha, Retired Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, AIIMS, will talk about pemphigus in this video. It is a serious disorder which can be fatal. It can produce ulcers in the mouth and can also lead to ulcers in the skin, blisters on the skin etc. These ulcers generally do not heal. These ulcers are very painful and can become infected. The treatment for pemphigus is corticosteroids which has to be taken for long time. Long time treatment of corticosteroids also has side effects.

  • What is systemic sclerosis?
    What is systemic sclerosis?
    J S Pasricha

    In this video, Dr. J S Pasricha, Retired Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, AIIMS, New Delhi will explain systemic sclerosis. It is a group of diseases having a varied manifestations. The skin becomes very thick and hard, joints are affected and painful, fibrosis of lungs are the major symptoms of systemic sclerosis. It is a slowly progressing disease.

  • What are collagen vascular diseases?
    What are collagen vascular diseases?
    J S Pasricha

    Dr. J S Pasricha, Retired Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, AIIMS, New Delhi will talk about collagen vascular diseases. He will explain the different types of collagen vascular diseases and how common they are. These diseases are treatable with pulse therapy regimen. Dermatomyositis is one more form of these diseases. The patients cannot use the muscles properly. He will further explain the treatment given to these patients.

  • What is vitiligo?
    What is vitiligo?
    J S Pasricha

    In this video, Dr. J S Pasricha, Retired Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, AIIMS, New Delhi will discuss about vitiligo. Vitiligo is commonly known as leucoderma or white spots. It is not a serious disease as it doesn’t affect the health of the person but it is more of a cosmetic problem. Dr. Pasricha will explain the different types of treatment to regain pigmentation on white patches. There is no treatment available to stop the activity of the disease.

  • What is the treatment of vitiligo?
    What is the treatment of vitiligo?
    J S Pasricha

    The video will talk about the treatment of vitiligo by Dr. J S Pasricha, Retired Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, AIIMS, New Delhi. He will explain the different types of treatment which is used to stimulate the pigment in the white patches but they have no effect in controlling the disease process. He will also explain about a short course of steroids to control the disease. The treatment is useful if the pigment cells are not lost and then can be regenerated.

  • What is the cure for Psoriasis?
    What is the cure for Psoriasis?
    J S Pasricha

    Dr. J S Pasricha, Retired Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, AIIMS, New Delhi will talk about the treatment of psoriasis in this video. Psoriasis is an uncomfortable disease and has remission sometimes. He will explain the regimen for managing psoriasis such as there should be proper cleaning of the patches and application of the ointment should be donw a few times during the day. Along with external application, internal medications is also given. He will further explain the course of medicines in managing psoriasis.

  • What is the reason for hair fall?
    What is the reason for hair fall?
    J S Pasricha

    In this video, Dr. J S Pasricha, Retired Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, AIIMS, New Delhi will discuss the causes of hair fall. The reasons for hair fall are typhoid, viral fever, stress and problems in life, etc. He will explain the physiology of hair and its fall and how hair also regrows. The amount of hair falls will also regrows the same number of hair.

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