Allergy Care

Dermatitis and Skin Disorders. Skin allergy patch testing.

With the ongoing cold and dry weather, skin disorders are coming up. With uncontrolled use of cosmetics, allergies to cosmetic products are on the rise too. Patch testing is done for cosmetic products such as  PPD and  metals like nickel, chromium and various other chemicals. TYPES OF DERMATITIS: Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is when an… Continue reading Dermatitis and Skin Disorders. Skin allergy patch testing.

Allergy Care

Allergic plants in metros

The above is a plant growing in a divider in Mumbai city. It is a weed. Along with the ornamental plants due to lack of proper care this plant has grown unhindered. It is called Amaranthus spinosus or Chawli bhaji. It is a strong aeroallergen. Other plants spotted in Mumbai are castor oil or ricinus… Continue reading Allergic plants in metros

Allergy Care

Firecrackers in Diwali: Is restricting them a good thing ?

I remember Diwali when we were kids, sprucing the house, endless preparation of traditional sweets, lighting of Diyas and lanterns, Preparing of Rangolis, etc Bursting of firecrackers too! Nowadays Diwali celebrations have changed with the times. Rangoli designs have progressed,  people dress up in westerns, too and chocolates, dry fruits and different sweets have replaced… Continue reading Firecrackers in Diwali: Is restricting them a good thing ?