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Dr. Ambika Kumar

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy

Dermatologist, Bangalore

12 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
Dr. Ambika Kumar MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy Dermatologist, Bangalore
12 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Ambika Kumar is a renowned Dermatologist in Domlur, Bangalore. She has helped numerous patients in her 12 years of experience as a Dermatologist. She studied and completed MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy. She is currently practising at New Look Laser Clinic in Domlur, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ambika Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, - 2004
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy - BLDEA Shri B M Patil Medical College Bijapur, - 2008
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Indian Association of Dermatologists
Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)

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I have rashes on my skin please give me suggestion.

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I have rashes on my skin please give me suggestion.
Hello, Take Schwabe's Rhus Tox. 200 and Urtica Urens 200, both thrice daily for 10 days. Revert me back.

I am male 44 years old. I am suffering with itching all over the body. I have used allegra tablets on doctor's advise. But problem is not solved totally. After some time the itching is back. Doctor says it is scabies. Pls suggest me the right and permanent cure.

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I am male 44 years old. I am suffering with itching all over the body. I have used allegra tablets on doctor's advise...
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I am loosing hair n I tried so many oils n creams n tablets but no use. Even I went for hair transplantation also, but when I stopped medication again started loosing hair. So please help me to get my hair back.

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Use antidandruff shampoo daily. Use keshkanti oil from ramdev at bedtime it is really effective do pranayam daily for ten minutes. Take tablet keralego men daily for six months.

Hair problem. My hair is light thickness and my father has no bowlhead . From 2 years my hair becoming too light how can I control this problem. And my mother also have light thickness of hair. Can I get a chance of bowl head. Plze give me suggestions.

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Hair problem. My hair is light thickness and my father has no bowlhead . From 2 years my hair becoming too light how ...
Dear lybrate user, apply curry leaves paste on your scalp daily for one hour for one week and after that wash it. You may drink coconut water daily for one month without gap. Let me know the results after one month.

My skin colour is black what I have to do for make it fair in very short time period.

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My skin colour is black what I have to do for make it fair in very short time period.
Apple is a miracle fruit for the skin.The alpha hydroxy acids or AHA’s present in apples improves skin color and elasticity of the skin.Soak peeled apple slices in milk for 20 minutes and then blend to form a creamy paste.Place in the freezer for 10 minutes, and then mix a tsp of lemon juice, apply all over your face and neck.Rinse off after 15 minutes with cool water and massage an ice cube.The skin looks baby soft, smooth with a rosy white glow.Follow this for a week to get fair skin naturally. or All the natural ingredients (Tretinoin, Hydroquinone and Cortisone) inlcuded in Melamet have only one goal: to improve your skin tone. Tretinoin helps prevent and treat acne and wrinkles by peeling off dead skin cells. Hydroquinone is the skin lightener agent in this equation that improves the overall tone of your skin. Cortisone is an anti-allergy ingredient that reduces inflammation and/or itching.' How to Use: Use the Melamet Cream just before bedtime. Wash it off in the morning, and apply some sunscreen if you intend to go outdoors. Failure to do so will cause significant damage and even result in your skin turning black.

I am suffering from white spots on hands and face so what I should do to reduce this?

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I am suffering from white spots on hands and face so what I should do to reduce this?
take tab neurbion forte 1 tab daily for 2-3 months along with protein diet, green vegetable diet, dal, paneer, cheese, fruits, eggs etc, drink 3-4 litre of water daily, take cap autrin 1 cap od 1 hr walk daily, it will help you,thanks.

I am kritika (19) I am having pimples at my face from last few weeks. I have used many soaps nd creams but all in vain. So what should I do?

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I am kritika (19) I am having pimples at my face from last few weeks. I have used many soaps nd creams but all in vai...
keep your face dry, wash 4-5 time a day, apply retino-a cream at night and wash your face before sun rise as sun rays can darken your face. Welcome

What are the causes of hair fall. How we get back on full hair. And what we have to eat which is beneficiary for hair.

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What are the causes of hair fall. How we get back on full hair. And what we have to eat which is beneficiary for hair.
lack of vitamin. Medicine German reckeweg lycopodium 200, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) morning. buy medicine from good homoeopathic shop. food mixed fruit juice daily evening. please continue treatment.

I am 23 years old. I have a few dark spots on my face which grow in number over years. The capillaries on my face especially around the nose area are always visible and vivid. A light exposure to light or heat make my face go red. I have sparse hair on my faec (including cheeks, chin,neck, nose,fore-head)

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It could be acne rosacea. U should get a prompt treatment. It will take some time to resolve. Absolute sun protection and anti inflammatory drugs. Visit your derm and get it confirmed.

Why Is Sugar Bad For Your Skin - From Acne To Wrinkles

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Almost every person salivates over desserts and sweets. One does not need a special occasion to get their sweet tooth going. While the lip smacking sugary delight might impress the taste buds, it is sure to affect the health in a big way. If you thought that sugar was only bad for your waistline and general health, then you need to know that it is equally harmful for your skin. In fact, it can lead to serious dermatological conditions.

Harmful effects of sugar on the skin

A lot of what we eat reflects on our body externally. A number of internal changes can influence the external appearance of the body. Excessive intake of carbohydrates, starch and sugar can have an adverse effect on the skin. It can also accelerate the ageing process. But what triggers these complications needs to be understood and discussed in detail.

Carbohydrates can be simple or complex. Simple carbohydrates (cake, bread; to name a few) break down and convert to glucose rapidly. Increased glucose level implies increased insulin level, and causes inflammation, which affects the whole body. The enzymes produced during inflammation breaks down important proteins, namely elastin and collagen, leading to wrinkles and saggy skin.

Acne problems mainly arise from Glycation (the process through which digested sugar attaches permanently to the collagen). Glycation plays a significant role in accelerating the ageing process.

Complex carbohydrates, on the other hand, is good for health. When ingested, complex carbohydrates break down at a much slower rate. As a result, there is no abnormal increase in the insulin level.

Corrective measures to check the harmful effects of sugar on the skin:

With a little care and preventive measures, the deleterious effects of sugar on the skin can be minimised.

Supplement your diet with foods rich in antioxidants. Lean proteins, fibrous foods and diets rich in good fats are highly recommended. Include beans and nuts that have low glycemic value in your diet. Drink plenty of water.
Food items containing high amount of saturated fats (cheese, ice creams, fried foods; to name a few), and with high glycemic value should be strictly avoided.
Do not compromise with your sleep. A sound sleep and a stress-free life is the mantra to a glowing and youthful skin.
Practice meditation and yoga diligently. The rewarding and positive outcomes will leave you in awe.
Do not skip your meals or indulge in overeating. Have small servings at regular intervals.
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Hi doctor, I just wanted to ask that after pregnancy my hair falling more. I am very upset with this problem. Please solve my problem. could you tell me that allopathic medicines are good for me because my baby is just 3 months. My problem is just common problem or I need to take care of my hairs more than a common person.

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Hi doctor, I just wanted to ask that after pregnancy my hair falling more. I am very upset with this problem. Please ...
Dear . May be you do not take balance diet. Take fruits maximum. One multivitamin a-z tab daily at night.

How do I reduce my strech marks made because of the gym exercise.

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Both men and women are susceptible to stretch marks, particularly on the thighs, hips, arms, buttocks, abdominal area, and lower back. There are several causes of stretch marks, including: genetics: women are more likely to get belly stretch marks if their mother, for instance, had stretch marks after pregnancy. Significant weight gain and loss: your skin stretches as your weight fluctuates, sometimes resulting in stretch marks. Puberty: growth spurts during puberty often result in stretch marks as the skin is unable to keep up with the body's rate of growth. Bodybuilding: rapid development of muscle mass may stretch the skin beyond its limits. Laser stretch mark removal during a laser stretch mark removal procedure, a beam of light removes thin layers of skin around the stretch marks. The excimer laser is uniquely effective for this procedure. Surgical stretch mark removal surgical stretch mark removal is the only effective option for the complete and permanent elimination of stretch marks. Other stretch mark removal treatments cosmetic dermatologists offer a variety of non-surgical alternatives for treating stretch marks. Popular and effective options include chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and blue light therapy. These are good options for patients who want to avoid surgery, home remedies stretch marks can make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable about your appearance. Fortunately, there are several natural ways to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. 1. Castor oil castor oil, which is used in the treatment of a number of skin problems such as wrinkles, age spots, moles, dark spots, fine lines and pimples, can also be used to get rid of stretch marks. 1. Apply some castor oil to the stretch marks and gently massage the area in circular motions for 5 to 10 minutes. 2. Wrap the area with a thin, cotton cloth. Using a hot water bottle or a heating pad, apply some heat to the affected area for at least a half an hour. 3. Repeat this process daily for a minimum of one month to notice positive results. 2. Aloe vera aloe vera is effective in the treatment of many skin problems. Its healing and soothing properties can be used to get rid of stretch marks. There are a couple of ways to apply it? you can directly rub aloe vera gel on the affected skin area, leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse the skin with lukewarm water? another option is to make a mixture with one-fourth cup of aloe vera gel, oil from 10 vitamin e capsules and oil from five vitamin a capsules. Rub this mixture onto the skin until fully absorbed. Repeat this process daily. For treatment ask privately.

I have so many pimples and acnes on face so how to remove these and get a scar free face.

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I have so many pimples and acnes on face so how to remove these and get a scar free face.
Hi. There are four main factors which causes acne: Oil production Dead skin cells Clogged pores Bacteria Factors that may worsen the acne: Androgen hormones, certain medications (drugs containing corticosteroids, androgens or lithium tcan worsen acne), dietary factors, including dairy products and carbohydrate-rich foods — such as bread, bagels and chips — may trigger acne and Stress can make acne worse. Management: Wash your face with Bakson's Facewash (wash your face with warm water only) and followed by CTMP, i.e., cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally Sunscreen Gel with SPF-30) after washing your face daily. Prevention: -Take healthy food only and avoid unhealthy ones (although sebaceous glands are not excretory glands then as well!) as what you eat is reflected on your face! -Avoid taking unnecessary stress/ tension as it encourages secretion of stress hormone in the body as thus affects skin or any other tissue of the body. -Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water in a day. -Take 6-8hrs. of sound sleep everyday. -Don't use others towels, handkerchief on your face as well as never share yours. -Never ever rub your face as it damages the skin (even towel should be dab on skin softly) and break outs of acne get worsened! -Maintain hygiene, wash your face 2-3times in a day, changes the pillow covers, bed sheet daily, use cotton bed sheet only (try to sleep on your back). Home-made remedies: - Take 1 tbsp of fuller's earth (multani mitti) + a dash of lime + bit of rosewater – apply this on your face till it gets dried up, then rinse it off. - Take 1 tsp of Alum (or fitkari), make it slightly wet with water and apply this on your wet face, spread it well; let it dry and rinse it off. Alum remove your excessive moisture or oil and it also tightens the skin's tonicity. Medication: You can take homoeopathic medicines – Berberis Aquefolium Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice a day (and for local application as well) and Kali Brom. 200/ thrice a day – for 30 days.

I have acne all over my cheeks and chin, what should I do? Also had undergone a fistulectomy.

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I have acne all over my cheeks and chin, what should I do? Also had undergone a fistulectomy.
Homoeopathic treatment SKIN AID PLUS ( BAKSON) This pack of skin aid plus contains SKIN AID DROPS nd DERM AID TABLETS SKIN AID DROPS-10 drops in 1 spoon water twice daily DERM AIDTABS-Chew 1 tab twice daily SEAFOLIUM CREAM Apply twice daily 6-8 glass water daily 2 glasss milk daily Take nutritious diet nd exercise regularily

I have lots of hairs in my whole body. In many places. I want to remove all hairs except my hairs of my head. Tell me a homemade way.

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I have lots of hairs in my whole body. In many places. I want to remove all hairs except my hairs of my head. Tell me...
Unwanted hair:- treatment is laser hair reduction by using diode technology. Multiple sessions are needed i. E (6-8) depending upon growth.

I m 23 year old and i have very oily skin so how can i remove it ?

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I m 23 year old and i have very oily skin so how can i remove it ?
Hi. There are four main factors which causes acne: Oil production Dead skin cells Clogged pores Bacteria Factors that may worsen the acne: Androgen hormones, certain medications (drugs containing corticosteroids, androgens or lithium can worsen acne), dietary factors, including dairy products and carbohydrate-rich foods — such as bread, bagels and chips — may trigger acne and Stress can make acne worse. Management: Wash your face with Bakson's Facewash (wash your face with warm water only) and followed by CTMP, i.e., cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally Sunscreen Gel with SPF-30) after washing your face daily. Home-made remedies: - Take 1 tbsp of fuller's earth (multani mitti) + a dash of lime + bit of rosewater – apply this on your face till it gets dried up, then rinse it off. - Take 1 tsp of Alum (or fitkari), make it slightly wet with water and apply this on your wet face, spread it well; let it dry and rinse it off. Alum remove your excessive moisture or oil and it also tightens the skin's tonicity. Medication: You can take homoeopathic medicines – Berberis Aquefolium Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice a day (and for local application as well) and Kali Brom. 200/ thrice a day – for 20 days.

I am 29 years old and I am a working lady .i was a very fair person .but now my skin looks dark and dull and always remains oily .i want to regain my fairness back .please help me.

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I am 29 years old and I am a working lady .i was a very fair person .but now my skin looks dark and dull and always r...
It could be due to tanning that your skin has darkened. Use aha glow face wash daily and sunscreen in the morning. At bed time use cream based in retinol or kojic acid.

I am 19 years old and I am suffering from hives from last 2 years. What should i do?

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As of now take tablet cetrizine at night for ten days and get your blood checked for Allergy screening test and revert back with reports

I have hair loss regularly, to stop this hair loss what care should I take and also there was problem of slow breathing to me so to both what should I do?

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I have hair loss regularly, to stop this hair loss what care should I take and  also there was problem of slow breath...
Hi. It's normal to lose up to 100 hair per day, and in most people, those hairs grow back. But many men -- and some women -- lose hair as they grow older. You can also lose your hair if you have certain diseases, such as thyroid problems, diabetes, or lupus. If you take certain medicines or have chemotherapy for cancer, you may also lose your hair. Other causes are stress, a low protein diet, a family history, use of bore water, or nutritional deficiencies. Need to rule out any causative factor or underlying medical condition. Management: Take diet rich in protein like non-veg, eggs (it's loaded with essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamin b12, iron, zinc and omega 6 fatty acids in large amounts and biotin), different pulses & legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. Walnuts and almonds); iron-rich food like green vegetables, dates, carrots, prunes, green peas; also oats, shrimp, take flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. Take low-fat dairy products (they also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources) take proper 6-9hrs of sound sleep. Give up the habit of smoking and excessive alcohol intake. Avoid junk food and any kind of beverages (tea, coffee, aerated drinks, cold drinks, etc.) avoid canned/ tinned food or food that contains preservatives (eat fresh ones). Avoid use of hard water to wash the head rather use boiled water for head wash. Avoid use of harsh hair colour, hair treatment like rebonding, straightening, perming, etc. Avoid vigorous exercises or any supplements provided by the gym! cover your head with scarf or cap while stepping outside. Use rose wood/ any wooden hair comb to brush your hair. Regular exercising is also one of the important point, but should be done under some good, qualified yoga teacher or instructor for proper guidance; it also releases the stress/ tension in the mind and the body and keeps you fit and young! Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Schwabe's Wiesbaden 200 & Alfalfa tonic twice a day for 1 month and revert. Use Schwabe's Arnica shampoo and Hair Growth oil regularly as per the condition of your scalp (minimum 3 times a week). After shampooing, use Bakson's Arnica hair conditioner as well after every head wash. For breathing Problem: Send me more details related to it - is it due to asthma/ bronchitis/ involuntary sighing, anemia, stress, etc. Will have to rule out the possibilities.

I have lots of pimples and itchiness in my face what should I do for pimpleless face?

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I have lots of pimples and itchiness in my face what should I do for pimpleless face?
Homoeopathic treatment SEAFOLIUM CREAM( Hindustan Biosynth ltd) Apply during daytime REPL No 11 ( REPL ) 20 drops in 1 spoon water 3 timess daily AQUIPLUS CREAM ( HAPDCO ) apply thick coat on face at night CLEANO FACE WASH ( LORDS ) Wash face with this face wash before applying creams 6-8 glass water daily 2 glasss milk daily Avoid fast food,Junk food,Fried food,Chocklates,Dry fruits,Ketchups,Cold drinks Take nutritious diet nd exercise regularily
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