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STI – Definition

Saturday, February 1st, 2014




Also called sexually transmitted infections or venereal diseases, these are infection which can be transmitted by sexual intercourse. Bacteria, Viruses, fungi and protozoa can cause these infections. What are the most frequent sexually transmitted diseases (STD) ?   Chlamydial Infections Genital Herpes Genital warts (Condlyloma Accuminata) Gonorrhea HIV Infection/AIDS Non specific Urehtiritis (Non Gonoccacal Urethritis) […]

STI – mode of transmission

Saturday, February 1st, 2014




How does one catch a sexually transmitted infection (STI)? Sexual intercourse with an individual having a STI. Transmission of body fluids (sperm, vaginal or cervical secretions): Gonorrhoea (Gonorrhea) Hepatitis B HIV (Virus of AIDS) Non Specific (Non Gonoccocal) Urethritis Close contact with an individual having a STI: Condyloma Accuminata (Genital warts) Genital Herpes Pediculosis Pubis […]

STI – Clinical Features

Saturday, February 1st, 2014




The prinicpal symptoms are local itching and pain when urinating (dysuria). The following signs can be present: blistering on the genital organs genital discharge genital erosions or ulcers (painful or not) growths in the genital areas lymph node swelling rashes in the genital areas and on the rest of the body Sometimes, the infection can […]

STI – Practical Recommendations

Saturday, February 1st, 2014




What is the most important practical recommendations ? Value a stable partner and/or use a condom during each sexual intercourse. What must I do if I think I have caught a sexually transmitted infection (STI) ? See a doctor (physician) immediately and avoid sexual intercourse until instructed to do otherwise. Do not self-medicate. When must […]

STI – Confirmation of Diagnosis and Treatment

Saturday, February 1st, 2014




How is a Sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnosed ? Blood and urine samples enable to detect common STIs (Chlamydial infections, HIV, Gonorrhoea (Gonorrhea), Syphilis). However, local sampling on the skin and mucous membranes and of discharge fluides according to the guidance of the doctor (physician) will confirm the diagnosis. Can all STIs be cured ? […]

Common Hair Balding in men and women (androgenetic alopecia or androgenic alopecia)

Sunday, December 1st, 2013




What is common hair balding ? It is the most common form of hair loss in both men and women. In men it is characterized with a hair loss extending backwards as well as thinning of hair in the vertex (classification according to Hamilton). In women, the hair loss is more diffuse and more located […]

What does a dermatologist do ?

Friday, March 29th, 2013




A dermatologist is qualified in the diagnosis, treatment and management (referral to other specialists if needed) of the following disorders: Acne, Actinic Keratosis, Alopecia Areata, Athlete’s Foot, Atopic Dermatitis Bed Bugs, Blepharoplasty (surgery of the eyelids), Boils, Bruises, Bug Bites and Stings Corns, Cysts Diaper Rash, Dry Skin Eczema, Erythema Nodosum Folliculitis, Freckles, Frostbite, Fungal […]

Preventing and Treating melasma (chloasma, pregnancy mask): Basics of Sunprotection, Practical Advice and Quick Fixes

Monday, September 3rd, 2012




Melasma (chloasma, pregnancy mask) is notoriously difficult to treat and relapses are the norm in those responding to treatment Sunprotection must be against visible light and not only UV light. We cannot stress the importance of using sunprotection by: adopting sun avoiding behaviour avoid going in the sun between 10 am and 4pm (11am and […]

Protected: Education – Table of Contents

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

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How to choose before undergoing an esthetic (Aesthetic) (Cosmetic) treatment: the esthetic clinic boom !

Thursday, August 5th, 2010




Esthetic (Aesthetic) clinics are trendy and the offer in esthetic treatments has all but exploded: lasers, plastic surgery and even non surgical treatments. As diverse as wine, good ones and less good ones are available, to not say more. On a global scale, new esthetic clinics have opened their doors. Existing clinics have expanded. How […]

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