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I Don’t Take My Hair for Granted Now

There was a point in my life where I got very depressed because of my hair. That may sound pretty silly, but it was still valid for me. My hair was gorgeous at one point, very thick and long. I took such good care of it, but then it started thinning. I did not even know that was possible. I thought that since I had thick hair, it would stay thick for the rest of my life. That is not true though. I finally saw an aesthetic doctor in Singapore when I started seeing my scalp, which is something that I never thought I would see.

I had done my research on thinning hair, which is how I knew what type of doctor I needed to see. Continue reading “I Don’t Take My Hair for Granted Now”

Make the Diagnosis: We’re Glad She Went to the Dermatologist

(MedPage Today) — A 48-year-old woman went to her dermatologist with concerns about a single skin lesion on her face– an irregular, umbilicated black papule. She spent a lot of time outside because of her job as a postal worker with a walking route, so she checked regularly for unusual blemishes.

Can you diagnose the patient?
Source: Dermatology

Make the Diagnosis: These Lesions: Dry Skin or Something Else?

(MedPage Today) — A 25-year-old man went to the doctor after noticing multiple round, fine scaly plaques on his trunk. When the first lesion appeared, he thought it might just be dry skin. But nearly a week later, he noticed that multiple new lesions varying in size had appeared. Some of the lesions were just red, but many of the annular lesions had scale around the edges. The lesions didn’t itch, and he wasn’t feeling sick otherwise.

Can you diagnose the patient?
Source: Dermatology

Make the Diagnosis: Pigmentation Changes in a Young Woman with T1D

(MedPage Today) — A 17-year-old woman with a history of type 1 diabetes went to her dermatologist after she noticed that the skin on the back of her hands was changing color. Her normally dark-skinned hands now had hypopigmented patches. It seemed to happen slowly over several months, but now there was no mistaking the change. The lesions were not accompanied by any other physical symptoms.

Can you diagnose the patient?
Source: Dermatology

Make the Diagnosis: Difficulty Walking, Petechiae, & Other Issues in a Boy with Autism

(MedPage Today) — A 5-year-old boy previously diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder was brought to the pediatrician after he started limping and sometimes refused to walk at all. He seemed to bruise easily, and his parents noted petechiae on his legs. They reported that sometimes his gums bleed when he brushes his teeth. Over the past three months, he had only been interested in eating a very small variety of foods. His parents were concerned that due to his autism spectrum disorder he was losing developmental milestones.

Can you diagnose the patient?
Source: Dermatology