Saturday, March 20, 2010

DR. PRANJAL SHAMSHER AT DR. HEALTH CLINIC, BANGALORE, SPEAKS ON ACNE AND BEING HAPPY



Manohar, 46 yrs asks Dr. Pranjal Shamsher at Dr. Health Clinic,
My wife is 43 years old and has recently been through a stressful phase.
I feel it may have led to the sudden breakout of acne on her face. She had quite a clear skin 6 months back. Her BP had also shot up. We have met a doctor and have started her on some anxiety tablets. Will these tablets bring down her acne as well?

Dr. Pranjal Shamsher at Dr. Health Clinic says,
Stress is one of the commonest acne triggers. When one is tensed, the body releases stress hormones including cortisol. This sets up a chain reaction causing excess skin oil production, leading to clogged pores and the perfect environment for bacteria to grow, thrive and cause acne breakouts. A recent study had infact shown that stress was one of the biggest factors of persistent acne. If the stress condition is short-lived, such as a college student getting an acne flare during finals, there is not much to do because these are episodic. But if the stressors are more chronic, such as bereavement, difficult marriage or unemployment etc then the patient may need to be put on a proper course of acne medication along with relaxation therapies.




Sheila, 27 yrs. asks Dr. Pranjal Shamsher at Dr. Health Clinic,
I have blackheads on my face. I tend to instinctively squeeze the skin around the blackhead so as to remove them. But they keep coming back. Where do they come from and how do I stop them?

Dr. Pranjal Shamsher at Dr. Health Clinic says,
Blackheads are forms of acne. They are caused due to excess accumulation of oil and dead skin cells in the oil glands. Squeezing blackheads might seem very tempting, but it can cause infections and even scarring of the skin with tiny pits. A regular cleansing routine prevents the blackheads from hardening and makes them glide out easily. Stubborn blackheads may need medication which works by increasing the cell turnover and reduces the stickiness of the clogged material. This helps to expel the blackhead returning the pore to normal.

Dr. Pranjal Shamsher is a Multi-Therapy Consultant and a pioneer in skin friendly acne treatments. Dr. Pranjal Shamsher can be contacted at Dr. Health Clinics located at R.T Nagar, Indiranagar, Jayanagar and Malleswaram. She can be contacted at 42067474/75 or 23568290/91.





Links to other articles by Dr. Pranjal Shamsher:

http://consumerexpress.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/dr-pranjal-shamsher-says-sweating-causes-acne/

http://consumernewsonline.blogspot.com/2010/03/middle-age-acne-by-dr-pranjal-shamsher.html

http://fortheconsumer-raghav.blogspot.com/2010/03/acne-triggers-says-dr-pranjal-shamsher.html

http://consumerexpress.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/stress-triggers-your-acne-says-dr-pranjal-shamsher/

http://consumerconnect.wordpress.com/2010/03/20/dr-pranjal-shamsher-speaks-about-the-causes-of-acne-acne-triggers/

7 comments:

  1. We are all exposed to extremely stressful situations at times. Stress is nothing but a feeling that we create amongst us when we are exposed to particular situation.

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  2. Hmmmmm..... so stress is one of the commonest acne triggers.

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  3. Yes I agree acne is curable so being happy will cure it faster. We should be always happy.

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  4. Be happy always and keep smiling always. A laughter a day keeps the doctor away.

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  5. Stress somewhat triggers acne. Mostly blame this whenever having breakouts. This is somewhat true, I have experienced it myself. I always have breakouts if I'm stressed or I lack sleep. But some won't believe that this also is one of the cause why people have acne.

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  6. my mom have her face full of light black it all spread not a black mark can u tell me any medicne

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