Herbal Remedies

A 13 year boy was brought to me by his mother today with this unilateral eczematous and infected lesion over the shin. I came to the following conclusion after a detailed history. He developed a minor asteatotic eczema patch which was entusiastically treated by his parents with a herbal paste which led to this. When I offered the diagnosis the mother promptly agreed though she blamed her husband for it :-). The boy said that he developed intense itching after applying the paste. Posted by Picasa

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Bell Eapen

AI, machine learning & digital health consultant at SkinHelpDesk
Techie Dermatologist, Information Systems PhD, Supporter of Open-Source Software, Machine Learning and AI geek,loves cricket, Canadian wine and beer. [Resume]
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Techie Dermatologist, Information Systems PhD, Supporter of Open-Source Software, Machine Learning and AI geek, loves cricket, Canadian wine and beer. [Resume]

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  1. Some individuals are sensitive and allergic to certain leaves and plants. If symptoms of allergy are observed during and after the treatment, STOP the treatment immediately, and wash with water thoroughly (for skin applications). Symptoms of allergy are: Increased itching and swelling, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, and headache. Consult a physician immediately if symptoms persist.

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