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White Patches On The Skin

What are the common causes of white skin patches? White patches on the skin are a common problem among adolescents. Common causes are: Antara sebab berlakunya tompok putih pada kulit ialah: Pityriasis alba: The cause is unknown Commonly seen in children and adolescents with dry skin Pityriasis versicolor (‘panau’) : …

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Acne/Pimples

1.      What is acne? Acne is what we commonly refer to as pimples. 2.      What causes acne? Acne occurs when: A hair follicle is clogged by thickening of the skin at the opening of hair follicles, oil from cosmetic products or tar There is increased oil excretion by the oil …

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Contact Lens

Do you have vision problem and not happy with your spectacles? If you feel spectacles limit your activity why don’t you use contact lenses? What are the benefits of using contact lenses? Benefits can be classified into: Occupational: They are safe and there are many types to suit your needs …

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Eye Care – Looking Good

Why is eye care important for you? Eyes are exposed to air pollutants, bacteria, dry air, wind, cosmetics and other factors continuously These factors may put your eyes at risk to: Infection Allergy reactions Injuries Eyestrain   How should you take care of your eyes? When watching TV: Keep a …

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Dandruff

1.      What is dandruff? Dandruff is a condition where there is excessive shedding of dead scalp skin Normal scalp skin renews itself about every 28 days In dandruff there is rapid turnover and renewal of the scalp skin that takes place about every 11 days Overgrowth of yeast-like fungus that …

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Hair Loss

What is normal hair growth? The scalp hair grows about one centimeter per month. It’s growth cycle is divided into 3 phases. Growing phase (Anagen) lasts for 2 to 6 years Stage of partial degeneration (Catagen) lasts for 10 to 14 days Resting phase (Telogen) lasts for 2 to 3 …

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