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I was asked in 2012 to give a talk at the Nigerian Network of enterpreneurial women(NNEW) meet in Abuja concerning keeping skin healthy. I tried to make it as concise, lay and straight forward as possible. Below is a summary from that talk which many at that forum found interesting and very informative. Happy reading!…

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I get that question every other day as i see quite a number of patients with these growths at my place of practice daily. These black colored, fleshy, small multiple growths are called “DERMATOSIS PAPULOSA NIGRA (DPN)”.  It is a big, long name for a relatively harmless condition, with mostly cosmetic concern for those that…

(Photo courtesy gidifab.com) Showing non-inflammed acne with several blackheads and fewer whiteheads.

…that is exactly how i exclaim each time I see another pimple pop up, considering I never had them in my 30+ years until now.  Acne a k a pimples a k a zits are an enigma to many. No matter what some of us seem to do they just never stop popping up. Unfortunately…

4. A patient of mine with keloids that developed following psuedofolliculitis barbae.

Pseudofolliculitis (PF), also known as shave bumps, razor bumps, the shave itch, ingrown hair and barber’s devil is a very common skin condition peculiar to males and females who have curly and coarse hair. These are mainly people of Ethnic descent. It can occur on any hair bearing area where the hair grows very curly…

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If the pictures above is what you have or have had in the past then you have/had is PITYRIASIS VESICOLOR not ECZEMA. ECZEMA is a term used to describe a family of skin conditions that cause skin to become irritated, swollen and many times itchy. Another name for eczema is “dermatitis”. Types of eczema include allergic…

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Sometimes we feel older than we look! All that stress, bad food, lack of exercise and other poor lifestye choices leave us looking not so…fresh! If you fall into that category, talk to an aesthetic and anti-aging physician today at Nigermed skincare limited, Gwarimpa, Abuja. And ask any questions below, I am always delighted to receive…

I received the email below yesterday and thought this would be the right time to address the damage acne leaves behind. Good morning! I just subscribed to your blog. I have had acne for years, since I was about 14 and have the occasional pimple now and again at my ripe age of 46. This…

The write-up below is said to be from the American embassy. Not sure if that is true but it sure contains some very useful information. Please read and share. In order to help our Embassy Community better understand some of the key points about the Ebola virus we have consulted with our medical specialists at…

Ethnic skin is simply non-Caucasian skin characterized by varying amounts of melanin. Skin classification is widely done using the Fitzpatrick Phototype System and this system classifies skin based on its response to ultraviolet radiation depending on ability to tan or burn. This ranges from skin phototype I, white caucasian skin which never tans and always burns, to skin phototype VI which is dark…

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