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Fungal skin infections are common. Sometimes, they are not easy to get rid of completely. Prevention is the key! These are the 6 ways to prevent fungal skin infections: 1. Appropriate clothing Wear clothes that fit loosely and made of breathable materials when you go out into a warm and humid environment. Fungi flourish in hot and humid weather. Wearing appropriate clothing keeps your body cool and dry, therefore preventing fungal skin infections.
Fungal skin infections are extremely common in Singapore due to the warm and humid climate. They are easily misdiagnosed and mistreated. They can cause a lot of frustrations and embarrassment due to their appearance. The truth is that fungal skin infections are not difficult to treat. These are the common fungal skin infections we see in Singapore.
Genital warts are small lumps that develop around the genital region and/or around the anus (back passage). They look like solid blisters or small cauliflowers. They can appear in hands and feet too but these are different types of warts and they are usually harmless. The culprit is a virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). Although there are over 100 types of this virus, most genital warts are caused by types 6 or 11. Warts that appear on hands and feet are caused by different types of HPV.
If you notice these growths on your penis, do not panic. They are called pearly penile papules (PPP). Pearly penile papules are common, benign growths on the head and neck of the penis. They appear in up to 15-20% of men. They appear as flesh-coloured, smooth rounded bumps, often arranged in parallel row or concentric rings. Sometimes, they may be mistaken for STD warts. The fact is, they are not due to an STD. They are simply prominent glands and they are generally harmless.
Keloids are scars that continue to grow even after the skin has healed. They are not easy to get rid of. Although not harmful, they may present cosmetic concerns. These are the top 10 remedies you can try at home while waiting for your medical keloid treatment to take effect.
You may know someone who has a growth that looks like this. This is a keloid. Keloid is an overgrowth scar tissue that develops around a wound usually after a wound has healed. It is more common than you think. When skin is injured, scar tissue forms over the wound to repair and protect the injury. In some cases, it grows excessively and forms a keloid. The cause is not known. Are keloids dangerous?
Skin pigmentation is a widespread problem in Singapore regardless of age and sex, and is especially a beauty concern among women. It manifests itself as dark or light patches of skin. To make things worse, they usually appears on the face.
Let’s face it. Your sweaty underarm is unsightly during a meeting. Your sweaty forehead and your body odor are really not very attractive on your first date. Your sweaty palms constantly smear your own handwriting and cause a big mess. Thankfully, you can do something about it. You can try these 7 steps before you seek help, or while you are trying out medical treatment! (Click here to learn more about medical treatment for hyperhidrosis)
Most of you notice that your look changes gradually as you age. Do not be alarmed. It is a natural aging process. As we age, our faces naturally lose fat and collagen. They start to loose and sag. Smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent. Dermal fillers are materials (Hyaluronic acid) injected into the areas of the skin to enhance these skin changes, therefore reduce the effects of age on the face. You do not have to undergo a surgery to achieve a younger look.*
A lot has been said about having a wrinkle free face. People have tried all sort of commercial facial wash, cream, ointment and so on. The truth is, all these products are really not very effective. Some suffer from facial irritation, rashes, allergies and dry skin, ending up having a worse facial skin. Why the fuss? It is really not hard to have a wrinkle free face!
Beauty is about being comfortable in one’s own skin. Everyone wants a flawless skin. The truth is, it is not hard to have a pigmentation free skin.
Acne is common in Singapore. It affects everyone. It tends to appear on face, back, chest, shoulders and neck. It is not dangerous, but can lead to scarring if not properly treated. Why do I get it? When you turn adolescent, change in your hormone level may cause excessive oil production in your skin and predispose your skin to infection by bacteria.
Everyone has moles on their skin. Some are born with them, some appear later in life. Most of the time, we ignore them because they do not give problems. Concerns arise when they appear on our face, especially when the moles are big or protruding, because they are unsightly. After all, face is the first thing we are drawn to when we see a person.
Is your face drenched in sweat after a short walk to nearby Starbucks to get a coffee regardless of the weather? How about having a wet patch at your underarm during an important office presentation?
Excessive uncontrollable sweating on the underarm or palms may cause severe social, psychological and professional distress. Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is very common. In fact, most of you know someone who constantly has sweaty underarms or palms.