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WhatsApp chatbot will help people with fungal infection - The New Indian Express

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Express News Service BENGALURU: An Indian multinational pharmaceutical company has launched India's first Whatsapp-based chatbot to help patients suffering from fungal infections. The digital tool 'Hello Skin', in collaboration with the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (ADVL) is said to help patients suffering mainly from ringworm or tinea infection in India. It is caused by a fungus, not a worm, like the name suggests.  The chatbot helps patients in not only improving adherence to topical/systemic recommended therapy with daily pill reminders, but also creates disease awareness and provides skincare tips to patients suffering from ringworm infection. It provided assistance in six regional languages.  Alok Malik, Group Vice-President and Head, India Formulations, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd, said, "Digital patient inclusion for better disease management is the way forward in healthcare. This i

An Unusual Presentation of Heat Rash: Bullous Miliaria in a Middle-Aged Woman - Cureus

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Miliaria crystallina occurs when sweat ducts in the most superficial layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum, are obstructed. Miliaria rubra occurs when sweat ducts get blocked at the mid-epidermal level, and miliaria profunda is noted when the block occurs at the dermo-epidermal junction [1]. Risk factors include humid climates, occlusion, fever, and parasympathomimetic drugs, such as clonidine, neostigmine [2], and, rarely, doxorubicin [3], idarubicin, and oral tretinoin [4]. Miliaria is a condition that is typically diagnosed clinically, and laboratory investigations are usually not helpful. Bedside diagnostics such as dermoscopy and skin biopsy can help confirm the diagnosis in uncertain cases. The vesicular lesions are typically 1-3 mm in diameter and self-resolve after removal of the triggering factors. Typically, patients experience superficial desquamation, but post-inflammatory hyper or hypopigmentation can also occur. The most serious complications i

Pitted keratolysis: Causes, symptoms, and how to treat it - Medical News Today

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Pitted keratolysis is a bacterial infection of the skin that affects the soles of the feet or the palms of the hands. People with physical jobs that require them to wear enclosed footwear for extended periods, such as those working as farmers or soldiers, may be more likely to develop the infection because bacteria thrive in dark, moist conditions. In this article, learn more about pitted keratolysis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Share on Pinterest Pitted keratolysis can affect both the feet and hands. Image credit: Evan Saap, 2016 Pitted keratolysis is a bacterial infection of the skin. It can affect the palms of the hands and, more commonly, the soles of the feet, particularly the weight-bearing areas. This infection causes small depressions, or pits, in the top layer of the skin. It can also lead to a bad smell. Pitted keratolysis usually affects people who wear enclosed warm footwear for long periods, including soldiers, sailors, and athletes. It also tends to be

Sure Signs You Have a Fungus and How to Cure It, According to Dermatologist — Eat This Not That - Eat This, Not That

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Most people have a regular skincare routine for their face, but taking care of the rest of your skin is just as important otherwise fungal infections can happen. Anyone can get a fungal infection, especially people with weakened immune systems, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and sometimes they can be tricky to get rid of. While environmental factors do play a part in getting a fungal infection, there are preventive measures to take that include, keeping skin dry and clean, washing your hands often after touching animals, avoiding using other people's towels and personal products and wearing shoes in locker rooms and community showers, Eat This, Not That! Health spoke with experts who explain what a fungal infection, signs you have one and how to treat it. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . Shutterstock Dr. Jason Miller, board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger D

Sure Signs You Have a Fungus and How to Cure It, According to Dermatologist — Eat This Not That - Eat This, Not That

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Most people have a regular skincare routine for their face, but taking care of the rest of your skin is just as important otherwise fungal infections can happen. Anyone can get a fungal infection, especially people with weakened immune systems, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and sometimes they can be tricky to get rid of. While environmental factors do play a part in getting a fungal infection, there are preventive measures to take that include, keeping skin dry and clean, washing your hands often after touching animals, avoiding using other people's towels and personal products and wearing shoes in locker rooms and community showers, Eat This, Not That! Health spoke with experts who explain what a fungal infection, signs you have one and how to treat it. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID . Shutterstock Dr. Jason Miller, board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger D