• Brief Profile

    Prof. Jayakar Thomas is a Senior Consultant Dermatologist in Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital and Mehta Hospitals, Chennai. He is an alumnus of Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India, with under-graduate, post-graduate diploma, Masters and Doctorate from the same college. With about 25 years of post-graduate teaching experience he has published over 240 original scientific papers in National and International Journals and authored and edited several textbooks of Dermatology.


    Dr Thomas was the National President of the Indian Association of Dermatology Venereology and Leprology in 1998. He is the recipient of several awards, notably the Mother Teresa International Award for academic excellence and achievements in the field of Dermatology. His special interests include Atopic Dermatitis, Pediatric Dermatology, Acne vulgaris, Hair Disorders, Bacterial Dermatoses and Teledermatology.

Questions Answered by me

Ffrom your description, it appears that you have dermatitis called frictional dermatitis.
There are many factors that cause this.

Answered on : 18 May 2011

You probably have a condition called Tinea cruris. It is also known as

  • Jock itch
  • ringworm of the groin
  • ...
Answered on : 06 Nov 2009

Please read below some points pertaining to your elbows and knees developing dark patches.

Some causes of dark knees and elbows:...

Answered on : 27 Aug 2009

Your problem seems to be foul-smelling sweat or what is called 'bromhidrosis'.
Bromhidrosis is a condition of abnormal or offensive body...

Answered on : 06 Aug 2009

You have been rightly informed that Isoniazid can cause acne-like lesions. But you should not stop Isoniazid.
It is suggested that you use a...

Answered on : 30 Apr 2009

The whole description of yours appears to be of hormonal origin - the acne, facial hair, and pigmentation.

  • Please wash your face...
Answered on : 24 Apr 2009

What you have is a 'cutaneous horn'.
A cutaneous horn, also known as cornu cutaneum, refers to a specific appearance of a skin lesion in...

Answered on : 17 Apr 2009

Cracked heels are a common foot problem that is often referred to as heel fissures. Cracked heels are commonly caused by dry skin (xerosis), and...

Answered on : 14 Apr 2009

Sebaceous naevi are also called organoid naevi because they may include components of the entire skin organ. They consist of overgrown epidermis (...

Answered on : 14 Apr 2009

The symptoms are vaginal discharge with vulvar itching and burning which occurs 4 or more times a year. These symptoms can also be a sign of...

Answered on : 01 Apr 2009
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