Department of Skin and Dermatology
Conditions & Treatments
The best way to treat acne is by taking proper care of skin by cleaning it with a mild, non-drying soap. This will remove all dirt and make-up. Some other treatment options are:
- Oral antibiotics: Patients with severe or moderate acne are prescribed antibiotics that control surface bacteria that aggravate and often foster acne.
- Oral contraceptives: If acne development in women is related to hormonal changes, then oral contraceptives might be suggested which suppress the overactive gland and are commonly used as long-term treatments.
- Interlesional Corticosteroid Injection: When an acne cyst becomes severely inflamed there is a high risk of rupturing, which often results in scarring. Corticosteroid can be injected to treat the condition.
- Superficial peel are also effective way to treat acne. Not only acne is controlled but it also gives a smoother clearer skin.
If a dermatologist thinks a mole needs to be assessed further or removed entirely, then a small tissue sample of the mole will be send for examination under a microscope for a biopsy. Lasers are also being used in some medical centres to remove some types of moles.
Some treatment options available for Blackheads:
- Gentle cleansing with water and mild soap/alpha hydroxyl acids based cleaner
- Comedone extraction
- Superficial face peel sessions
Below are the treatment options available to treat Hair Loss at QRG health City:
- PRP Therapy – This therapy is used to treat Androgenetic Alopecia/ Alopecia Areata.
- Hair transplant: A surgical technique that moves individual hair follicles from the body of ‘donor site’ to bald or balding part of the ‘recipient site’. The process of transplantation is done in sessions if the area to be covered is more.
- Scalp reduction: Scalp reduction involves removing pieces of bald scalp from the crown and the top of the head to move hairy parts of the scalp closer.
- Depending on cause various topical formation and oral medication are available to treat hair.
Shingles is treated with medicines. These are antiviral medicines and medicines for pain. Starting antiviral medicine right away can help the rash heal faster and make it less painful.
Good skin care is a key component in controlling eczema. For some people with mild eczema, modifying their skin care routine and making a few lifestyle changes may be all that is needed to treat eczema.
Non-drug treatments for eczema include:
- Avoid scratching the rash skin area
- Avoid using strong soaps, as well as chemicals and solvents
Medications and other treatments for eczema include:
- Antihistamines to help reduce itching or allergies
- Phototherapy, a medical treatment in which skin is carefully exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. People with very severe eczema may benefit from therapy using ultraviolet light.
Treatment of Xerosis is aimed at rehydrating the stratum corneum. Excessive bathing and the use of alkaline soaps must be avoided. Below are treatment options available to treat Xerosis:
- Emollients containing urea or alpha-hydroxy acids are particularly effective.
- Topical steroids – for areas that get very inflamed and itchy.