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Hello thank you for your question and photo about a common skin condition known as ichthyosis vulgaris. Individuals develop a “fish scale” like appearance on their arms and legs. This condition sometimes run in families and is due to a defect in an important protein i...
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Hello sorry to hear about your recent fall. If you have stitches it is best to get exemption from any strenuous activity. Scars on the leg will typically take 2 weeks to heal. During that time, the wound should be kept clean and dry to prevent infection. Also strenuous activity may put your wound a...
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Hello! Sorry to hear that you have a scar on your face from an accident. It is not easy to suggest what treatment options would be most suitable for you without seeing your scar. In general, scars should be treated early for optimal improvement. Depending on your scar, different combination treatme...
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Hello and thank you for your question. Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition that is due to a patient’s own immune system attacking their own pigment producing cells, resulting in white patches forming. Vitiligo is usually asymptomatic but can sometimes by itchy. Also it exhibits an interesting phen...
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In the context of private hospitals, the situation in Singapore is as follows: Medisave can be used for surgeries/procedures performed for medical reasons and classified under the Ministry of Health's Table of Surgical Procedures. As such, Medisave can be used ...
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This Dental Specialist Shares A Few Ways To Replace Missing Or Damaged Teeth

It is common for people in Singapore to experience issues related to their chompers.

Whether you have a gap in between your teeth, a chipped tooth, or imminent decay, there are plenty of things that can go wrong if you leave such problems to fester.

Fortunately, the world we live in today offers many solutions that you can choose from.

Dr Steven Soo is a specialist in prosthodontics (tooth replacement and cosmetic dentistry). He was featured on DxD Sessions where he answered questions from curious readers on crowns, bridges, veneers, and the best ways to maintain them.

Here are some things that you might want to pay attention to if you are looking to replace missing teeth, and keep them looking well even into old age.

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Types of Cataracts, Prevention, and What Happens After Surgery

You could call them one of the defining traits of the ‘getting old’ process. Cataracts are the clouding that occurs in the lens of the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. It’s a common condition among Singaporeans (as well as people around the world).

Cataracts often develop slowly with symptoms such as blurry vision with halos around light or seeing faded colours.

Dr Jimmy Lim Wei Kheong is the Medical Director and a Senior Consultant at JL Eye Specialists. He is an eye surgeon who specialises in cataract, refractive surgery (LASIK), cornea, and general ophthalmology. On DxD Sessions, he answered questions related to cataracts, from prevention measures to solutions. Here's what the doctor had to share.

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Facial Numbness After Jaw Surgery, Explained By This Dental Specialist

Jaw surgery can seem pretty daunting. However, if you’re looking for a solution to correct an overbite or underbite related to jaw alignment, you may be considering it. 

It can be a scary, albeit effective treatment that aims to improve jaw and dental function and appearance. A DxD reader, who has been considering surgery, has parents that are against his decision due to the possible risk of permanent facial numbness.

Is there a solid basis for such claims? Can jaw surgery really carry this risk and if so, how can this risk be minimised? Dental specialist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr Ho Kok Sen, responded. Here is what he had to say.

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INFINI Acne Scar Treatment In Singapore - A Patient's Journey

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Mr Luke Lee is an actor and lawyer who has suffered from acne since childhood. He underwent INFINI acne scar treatment to resolve his skin concern.

Watch to learn about Mr Lee's story in this exclusive feature.

Meet The Patient is a new DxD series that shares patient journeys and stories. If you have a story that you’d like to share, give our editorial team a shout: editor@dxd.com.sg

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This Singaporean Dentist Explains The Hidden Risks Of Swollen Gums

Swollen gums are often not noticed but are an underlying cause of infection. Left unchecked, severe (even life-threatening) consequences could follow. This prosthodontist (specialist in dental restorations) explains.

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