A mole, the medical term is ‘nevi’, the most common pigmented skin growth, appear as small raised dark brown spot, though the skin color can range from pink to black.
Milia are multiple tiny pearly white bumps, usually seen on cheeks, nose, eyes, forehead, neck, and chest areas. A milium (single milia) is a small cyst containing protein keratin.
Keloid scars are thick clusters of scar tissue that and extend beyond the edges of an original wound or trauma. Most keloids are raised, round, or oval with regular margins and some with irregular margins have a crab claw-like look.
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra (DPN) commonly known as DPN; predominantly found in darker skin. They are smooth round black or dark brown, flat or papular lesion, occur prominently on the cheek and around eyes; also found over the lower part of the face, neck, chest, abdomen, and back.
Acne or pimple is one of the common skin problems in pregnancy. Pregnancy is associated with bitter problems such as morning sickness, breathlessness, and even acne breakouts in some women.
Skin tags are small growths of soft, hanging skin supported by a thin stalk. They can appear anywhere on the body, commonly found in skin folds, in areas like the neck, armpits, groin, and eyelids.
Molluscum contagiosum is a common contagious skin infection caused by a virus, and appears as non-itchy or painless, raised papules or nodules on the skin.
Warts are caused by infection of skin or mucosa by human papillomaviruses (HPV) and appear as small, fleshy growth or bumps, involving anywhere part of the body. The medical term called Verruca.
Xanthelasma is a soft, yellowish cholesterol-rich material deposited under the skin in various parts of the body. These deposited lesions are fat-rich or lipids, accumulated in the immune cells in the skin called macrophages and sometime in the fat beneath the skin.
Chicken Pox is called varicella in medical terms, a highly contagious viral infection, and is characterized by itchy red bumps with mild fever, tiredness, and headaches.
Myth: There is a misconception that it is Mata or Devi in India and tradition not to go out of home for three weeks or visit a doctor and use medicines.
Eczema is a common skin condition that causes the skin to become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked, or rough, and sometimes blisters can occur. It can appear on any part of the body and often called Dermatitis. It usually affects people with dry and sensitive skin.
Psoriasis is a chronic (long-lasting) skin disease characterized by patches of abnormal skin that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick, white, silvery, or red patches of skin. They most often appear on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet, or lower back.