About Our Dermatology Department
Our Dermatology provides comprehensive in-house patient and outpatient facilities and is run by a highly qualified and experienced team of doctors. It also covers cosmetic care and enhancement.
St Theresa Hospital Dermatology Department provides comprehensive care for conditions and diseases of skin, hair and nails. Our dermatologists diagnose and treat conditions which ranges from basic skin conditions to complex problems.
Our Dermatology Specialty
Our Hospital skin specialists have expertise in various skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, ichthyosis and vitiligo and many more diseases and conditions. People with complex and rare skin disorders and conditions may benefit from one of several specialty services offered by the our hospital Department of Dermatology, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, dermatitis, genetic skin conditions, hair loss, melanoma, skin cancer, transplant, varicose veins and many other conditions.
The department of dermatology at St Theresa Hospital known as focal point for many people with skin and hair care solutions and we provide advance care and services to each patient.
Dr. P.J Raju
MBBS, DNB, DDVL
MBBS, DNB, DDVL
Diseases & Conditions
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages.
The pimples and bumps heal slowly, and when one begins to go away, others seem to crop up
Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and scar the skin. The earlier you start treatment, the lower your risk of such problems.
Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disorder that often results in unpredictable hair loss. In the majority of cases, hair falls out in small patches around the size of a quarter. For most people, the hair loss is nothing more than a few patches
Sometimes, it can lead to the complete loss of hair on the scalp (alopecia totalis) or, in extreme cases, the entire body (alopecia universalis).
Alopecia areata does not directly make people sick, nor is it contagious.
Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It’s common in children but can occur at any age
No cure has been found for atopic dermatitis. But treatments and self-care measures can relieve itching and prevent new outbreaks. For example, it helps to avoid harsh soaps, moisturize your skin regularly, and apply medicated creams or ointments.
Symptoms – Itching, which may be severe, especially at night. Red to brownish-gray patches, especially on the hands, feet, ankles, wrists, neck, upper chest, eyelids, inside the bend of the elbows and knees, and in infants, the face and scalp
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is the name for a group of rare inherited skin disorders that cause the skin to become very fragile. Any trauma or friction to the skin can cause painful blisters.
Common symptoms in all types of EB include – skin that blisters easily, blisters on the hands and soles of the feet, thickened skin that may be scarred or change colour over time, thickening of the skin and nails
Types of epidermolysis bullosa –
- epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS)
- dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB)
- junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB)
Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a condition that causes small, painful lumps to form under the skin. The lumps usually develop in areas where your skin rubs together, such as the armpits, groin, buttocks and breasts. The lumps heal slowly, recur, and can lead to tunnels under the skin and scarring.
Symptoms – Blackheads, Painful pea-sized lumps, Leaking bumps or sores, Tunnels
Some people with this condition experience only mild symptoms. The course of the disease is highly variable. Excess weight and being a smoker are associated with worse symptoms, but even people who are thin and don’t smoke can experience severe disease.
Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Shingles (herpes zoster) is a viral infection that causes an outbreak of a painful rash or blisters on the skin. It’s caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. The rash most often appears as a band of rashes or blisters in one area of your body.
Where does shingles come from?
When you have chickenpox as a child, your body fights off the varicella-zoster virus and the physical signs of chickenpox fade away, but the virus always remains in your body. In adulthood, sometimes the virus becomes active again. This time, the varicella-zoster virus makes its second appearance in the form of shingles
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Advance Dermatology Treatments
The experienced team of dermatologists at St Theresas Hospital has expertise in treating the full spectrum of conditions and diseases affecting the skin. From routine care to more serious conditions that require complex care, we provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and advanced treatment options for all of your family dermatology needs.
- Adolescents and adults
- Aging skin
- Birth marks
- Fat reduction
- Hair transplant
- Laser surgery
- Pigmentation disorders
- Vitiligo (patchy loss of skin color)
- Multiple moles
- Rhinophyma (red, bumpy nose)
- Skin peels
- Tattoo removal
- Vascular lesions
- Blistering diseases
- Bullous pemphigoid
- Epidermolysis bullosa
- Atopic dermatitis
- Atopic eczema
- Contact dermatitis
- Medication allergies
- Occupational dermatitis
- Stasis dermatitis
- Alopecias (hair loss)
- Fungal nails
- Hirsutism (male pattern hair growth in women)
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Lymphomas and related disorders
- Mycosis fungoides
- Sezary syndrome
- Merkel cell carcinoma
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans