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Dr. Madhu Shankar

General Surgeon, Bangalore

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Dr. Madhu Shankar is a trusted General Surgeon in Kumaraswamy Layout, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Madhu Shankar personally at Swathi Nursing Home in Kumaraswamy Layout, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Madhu Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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I am a 35 year old male. I have been suffering from boils in my anus for the past one year. It will heal itself or on medication after one week or so but keeps coming back after two months or so, a few centimeters away from the first one. It is very painful. The local doctor prescribed an antibiotics for it fixime *0. I have discontinued after taking six tablets. What should I do?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Nagpur
Recurrent anal boils is to be investigated further. I advise you to take medicated sitz bath (sitting in lukewarm tub of water for 10-15 min three-four times daily) please consult a doctor for thorough investigation.
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What should I do to get fairer skin. As I have a wheatish colour with scars nd a holes on my skin.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
What should I do to get fairer skin. As I have a wheatish colour with scars nd a holes on my skin.
There is in ayurveda mention pinda swed. It is a type of swedan karma [phomentation] but it do some another manner. 1. Boiled a rice in milk then take this rice in one white cloth then tied it properly and warmly it rub on your face every morning for 15 days then stop it and do next month again 2. Apply almond oil on your face and massage for 3-5 min at night. By doing above thing you will get good result.
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Age 52 years ,on face some blackish spots have developed. Its age related can they be removed by laser or other method.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Age 52 years ,on face some blackish spots have developed. Its age related can they be removed by laser or other method.
I will suggest you to apply aloevera gel twice a day for six months over the lesion and follow up on completion
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I am 69 years of age, and suffer from osteo-arthritis of the knee and enlarged prostate. Please advise line of treatment. I had a spinal implant 2 years ago, am undergoing treatment for mild hypertension, but all other physical and bio-chemical parameters are normal.

M.S in Orthopedic, Fellowship in arthroplasty & reconstructive surgery , D.N.B in Orthopedic, Fellowship in Joint Replacement
Orthopedist, Ahmedabad
What is character of pain n your daily activities. Are they suffered? Treatment depends on grading of disease clinically n radiologically.
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I am 65 years male from Kolkata suffering from DM type 2 from past 35 years, HTN, psychiatric problem from last 30 years, diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma oral in 2011 undergone surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, at present carcinoma is in remission no abnormal uptake detected, having enlarged prostate from 2014 as per USG lower abdomen done it transpired as under: -urinary bladder normal in shape- walls are smooth and regular, lumen clear, pre void vol of urine- 330.2 ml post void vol of urine 295 approx of residual urine ,prostate gland measured 3.3×3.8×3.6 cm approx prostate wt 23.2 gms: -impression mildly enlarged prostate gland significant residual urine post void bladder (nearly same as pre void state) -PSA 1.3 ng/ml. On 17th instant repeated USG- whole abdomen: -all parameters normal, kidney right- 10. 9 cm left kidney 10.3.6 cm normal a cyst measure about 36 mm seen in left kidney (cyst was present before 2014 but those reports not found now unable to say the measurement of cyst) findings normal, post void residual urine vol 112 cc approx, prostate measures 35.8×30.9×32. 5 mm in size wt 20. 5mgm contour &ecotexer homogenous: -impression cortical seen in left kidney (present from long time, prostate gland size on higher side of the normal, post void residual urine 112 cc approx- PSA 6.16 ng/ml. Kindly give your opinion.

MBBS, M S General Surgery ,
General Surgeon, Chandigarh
I am 65 years male from Kolkata suffering from DM type 2 from past 35 years, HTN, psychiatric problem from last 30 ye...
Hi basically you are suffering from enlarged prostate if you have any symptoms relating to pass urine or increased in frequency or any other complaint let me know you have to visit a urologist for proper management plan.
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Because of dandruff I am facing lot of problems. Which are creating pimples and leaving black marks on my face. please suggest me something to get rid of it.

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Patna
Because of dandruff I am facing lot of problems. Which are creating pimples and leaving black marks on my face. pleas...
Berberis q take 5 drop twice daily in a cup of water 2 calcarea phos 6x take 4 pills 8 hourly for one month.
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I am suffering from black heads on face and darkness on besides of noise. Could please suggest me how to overcome this. I contacted few doctors but I didn't get any improvement from them.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am suffering from black heads on face and darkness on besides of noise. Could please suggest me how to overcome thi...
Hi make a paste of neem leaves and apply on the targeted pimples. If you cannot get fresh neem leaves, try to get some dried bottled neem leaves, steep for 10 minutes in warm water and use as a paste. Apply pranacharya face glow on your face for 15 minutes then wash it with warm water. Take pranacharya b clean syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. Wash your face with any good ayurvedic soap containing neem etc.
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I am very fair but my vagina is extremely dark. I don’t understand why it is so. I always keep it clean and dry it was not dark before but when I used hair remover product my vagina and around it the skin also has become black so is there any medicine to make it white and there is another way to remove hair.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bangalore
I am very fair but my vagina is extremely dark. I don’t understand why it is so. I always keep it clean and dry it wa...
Sometimes due to continuous waxing and shaving it tends to become dark. You can opt for laser hair reduction which can also help in reducing the dark areas
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Sir mere face pr pimple ho rhe the but ab pimple to thik ho gye but face pr nisan pd gye he or chehra kala bhi pdta ja rha he jiski vjah se face ka glow bhi khtm ho gya so please mujhe koi night cream btaye jisse mera face light& bright dikhe my skin is oily.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Sir mere face pr pimple ho rhe the but ab pimple to thik ho gye but face pr nisan pd gye he or chehra kala bhi pdta j...
you can apply Homoeopathic Mother Tincture BERBERIS AQUIFOLIUM Q on the dark spots on your skin which are produced after the resolution of the pimples
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Skin Allergy: Homeopathic Treatment To Get Rid Of It!

BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Skin Allergy: Homeopathic Treatment To Get Rid Of It!

The skin is the largest organ in the human body, which measures about 2 square metres, that is approximately 22 square feet. Skin is not just the longest organ alone in our body, but also has numerous amazing roles which most of us don’t realise actually. It not only protects our body from chemical, harmful radiations and sun. It also acts as a major storage area of energy, synthesizes vitamin D and the best indicator of any disorder in your digestive and immune system. But most of us don’t identify the warning signs that our skin shows from the initial stage unless it becomes more severe and start to show drastic skin changes or allergies.

Homeopathy is the system of medicine, which not only identifies the problem of skin from the root level but also understands the nature of skin of each individual and treats the skin allergies without causing any harmful side effects. As allergies are not common for everybody it is very much necessary to identify the skin nature of every individual and the type of allergen by which the person is affected. Thus, homeopathy way of treating is best for skin allergies. Here are few best remedies for skin allergies used in homeopathy

  1. Apis Mellifica: It is the best remedy for hives and utricarial rash. It can be used for any type of allergies with severe burning, itching sensation and rashes
  2. Natrum mur: Natrum mur is the commonly used homeopathy medicine for nasal and skin allergies
  3. Sulphur: It is the top most natural homeopathic medicine for treating the skin allergies. It shows wonder in relieving the excessive itching and burning sensations.
  4. Rhus toxicodendron: It is used for treating person with eczema in which the person develops numerous vesicular rashes along with itching, swelling and tingling sensation over the affected area of skin.
  5. Arsenicum: It is used for treating psoriasis, chronic uriticaria and chronic eczema.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a specilized homeopathy and ask a free question.

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I have lots of pimples and black heads on my face. They looks big in size. Suggest me natural medications or life style I need to imply. I want to get rid of them permanently. please help.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
I have lots of pimples and black heads on my face. They looks big in size. Suggest me natural medications or life sty...
Wash your face twice daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and extra oil from your skin's surface, avoid touching your face or picking up the pimples and blotches as it further spreads the bacteria. A dietary therapy with the right medications for pimples can also help a lot. Drink lots of water. Eat food rich in vitamin A, E, C.Add fruits and vegetables to your diet. Cut off any stress. ExeRcise daily. Consult a dermatologist for proper treatment.
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For sometime my skin goes darker than ever it impacts on my personality that I covered with negative thoughts, sometimes my friends call me 'काला भैंसा' that was very painful for me how I can prevent all of these problems by fairing my skin.

B.A.M.S, MD (Ayu.) Kayachikitsa
Ayurveda,
For sometime my skin goes darker than ever it impacts on my personality that I covered with negative thoughts, someti...
Dear Thanks for contacting with your concern 1. Colour of skin is determined by the presence of pigment 'melanin' in that person so one cannot guarantee to make you fairer [advertisement seen on television are all gimmicks] or at maximum opinion of Dermatologist can be taken [from cosmetic point of view] 2. Turmeric can be used as face mask: Apply a paste of turmeric, before going to sleep, and wash after a few minutes. In the morning remove any remaining yellow tinge with a paste of chickpea flour and oil. Saariva,Manjishtha, Chandan,Turmeric, Daruharidra,Chopchini, Amalaki can be given as single or in compound form (ointment or Orally) .Kanak Oil, Manjishtha Oil, Kumkumadi Oil for massage. Start Gluten free diet: i. Take: old rice, geen gram, red gram, banana,java plum, butter milk, goat’s milk, clarified butter, soup,cumin seeds, mint. Ii. Avoid: Wheat, peas, garlic, betelnut, cow’s milk, sour and hot food, excess water drinking. 3. Regarding face wash/face pack. Wash your face with Besan and warm water soon after coming from outside as it is the best natural Bleaching Agent. Paste of Rakta Chandana Churnam, Haridra Churnam, Honey and Milk. Apply it as a face pack at least for 7 days, you will see good improvement.
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Hello doctors. I want you people to suggest me some cream for increasing my fairness and awesome home remedies. Im a boy 20 years old.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello doctors. I want you people to suggest me some cream for increasing my fairness and awesome home remedies. Im a ...
Hello Firstly start taking a full nutritious diet . A good diet is a nutritional lifestyle that promotes good health. A good diet must include several food groups because one single group cannot provide everything a human needs for good health.And what ever we are eating that reflects on our body and skin. 1. Homoeopathic medicine for fair skin is Berberis Aquafolium mother tincture.take 5 drops of it mix with water , twice a day. 2. Apply this tincture in diluted form on your face with cotton once a day . 3. wash your face with besan and curd , mix a pinch of turmeric also. 5. Apply rose water to your face at night. 6. Apply cucumber juice+ lemon juice+ tomato juice on your face. 7.Apply Multani mitti pack on the face,wash it off after it dries.
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Hello doctor! I got a scar on smoother part of my eyes skin, either sides, it happened during my childhood. I used mederma for 3 months but no results. How to get rid of those scars, any surgical methods!

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
Hello doctor! I got a scar on smoother part of my eyes skin, either sides, it happened during my childhood. I used me...
Yes. There is a treatment called laser scar removal. It needs to be done very carefully near the eyes.
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Lichen Planus - What You Should Know?

MBBS, DHMS-Harvard, Masters in Clinical Dermatology
Dermatologist, Chandigarh
Lichen Planus - What You Should Know?

The skin is the most exposed organ to irritants, and when the body recognizes something as foreign, the immune system kicks into action. It produces what is known as antibodies against the foreign bodies (antigens). However, in many situations, the body produces antibodies against its own cells or tissue or components, causing an autoimmune reaction. One such autoimmune reaction is lichen planus, which is a skin rash caused when the body produces antibodies against its own skin or mucous membranes.

Risk factors: While anyone with a weak immune system can develop lichen planus, the followings increase the chances of that happening:

  1. Presence of other autoimmune disorders
  2. Hyperactive immune system, causing the allergic reaction
  3. Genetic inheritance
  4. Increased stress levels
  5. Prior history of viral infections
  6. Middle aged women
  7. Exposure to allergens like gold, arsenic, iodine, and drugs like diuretics and antibiotics
  8. Prior history of hepatitis C

Symptoms: Diagnosis of lichen planus is quite easy, as it has a characteristic appearance.

  1. Basically, a skin rash that is purple in color with flat tops on the skin
  2. Rashes spread over the body in a matter of weeks
  3. They are itchy, painful, and produce a burning sensation
  4. Could have blisters which burst
  5. Have thin lacy margin
  6. Can be seen in the genital area, scalp, ankle, hands, mucous membranes, and nails

If required, a biopsy can be done in some cases to confirm the diagnosis. Allergy testing can also be done to confirm hyperactive immune system.

Treatments: This can depend on the severity of the condition. In people where it is not progressive or inflamed, it could be observed to run its natural course and subside.

For those requiring symptomatic treatment, the following can be used:

  1. Steroids (topical or oral) to reduce inflammation
  2. Antihistamines to reduce the allergic response
  3. Retinoids (topical or oral) which can help overall skin health
  4. Nonsteroidal creams to clear up the rash
  5. Moisturizer to keep skin healthy and prevent dryness and itching
  6. Cool compresses on the rashes
  7. Loose clothing to prevent irritation and itching
  8. Anti-itch creams and powders and lotions
  9. Oatmeal bath to avoid itching and inflammation
  10. Ultraviolet radiation to the rash to reduce severity
  11. Avoid agents (drugs or chemicals) which can cause lichen planus
  12. If the lesions are in the mouth, mouthwash and/or rinse can be used for topical relief

Lichen planus often does not require any treatment. However, depending on each individual, it may require topical and/or systemic treatment to manage the symptoms. It usually runs its course over 6 to 10 weeks and subsides on its own. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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My age 23 and I have full of black spots and pores on my face. Is there any remedy to reduce them.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My age 23 and I have full of black spots and pores on my face. Is there any remedy to reduce them.
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.
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Hi i am 32 yr old . In summer white spot appears on my upper lips & forehead. Please solve this.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic treatment chionchona officianalis 30 (dr. Reckeweg) 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water 3 times a day for 2 months nd report drink 2 glass milk daily drink lots of water daily.
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From the last week muje motion main problem ho raha he ,motion bahut hard hota he aur bleeding ho raha he kya iske liye kya karu?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Sonipat
From the last week muje motion main problem ho raha he ,motion bahut hard hota he aur bleeding ho raha he kya iske li...
for bleeding use milk with lemon juice at morning 4-5 days & eat green leafy vegetables more for hard stool drink milk with castor oil or badam rogan 1tsf at night 5-7 days
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Easy Ways To Get Rid of Skin Pigmentation!!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Guwahati
Easy Ways To Get Rid of Skin Pigmentation!!

Hyperpigmentation is a relatively harmless condition, but can affect a person’s self-image and psyche. This skin condition is characterized by dark patches on the skin due to exposure to UV radiation or as a sign of aging. It is caused by an excessive production of melanin in the body. Hyperpigmentation affects people of all ages and with all skin types. However, fair-skinned people are at a higher risk of suffering from this condition than dark skinned people.

This condition can be treated in a number of ways including:

  1. LaserLaser treatment for hyperpigmentation improves skin tone and boosts collagen production. With advancement in laser technology, scarring is no longer a very big risk with this form of treatment. Depending on the degree of hyperpigmentation argon or carbon dioxide lasers may be used in with short pulses or long pulses. Treatment can take anywhere between 30 to 45 minutes and is relatively pain free. 
  2. Chemical peelsChemical peels rid the skin of its top most layer and bring new cells to the surface. This gives the skin an even tone and eliminates dark spots and patchiness. A light salicylic acid or glycolic acid peel is ideal for hyperpigmentation treatment. This is often used in cases where the patient’s skin is resistant to over the counter topical treatment. The concentration of active ingredients in the peel depends on the skin tone. Mild skin discolouration and blotchiness can be treated with a superficial peel while age spots and freckles require a medium peel. 
  3. Topical ointments: Topical ointments are usually the first form of treatment for hyperpigmentation. Hydroquinone or retinol are the most commonly prescribed ointments. Broad spectrum sunscreen that offers protection against UVA and UVB rays can also help prevent further sun damage and dark spots. Skin lightening creams with soy or niacinamide as active ingredients also help brighten skin tones. 

Apart from these forms of treatment, there are also a number of home remedies for this condition. Some of these home remedies are:

  1. Rubbing a freshly sliced or the juice of a grated potato on the skin
  2. Applying a combination of cucumber and lemon juice on the skin
  3. A grated papaya face mask
  4. Soak almonds in milk overnight and then skin them and puree with the milk. Apply this mixture on the affected areas. 
  5. A mask of guava and banana pulp
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Feeling of lump between throat and chest. Burps in the morning. What is it gerd or acidity?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.GERD(Gastro oesophageal reflux disease) is a gastric disorder 2.It affects lower oesophageal sphincter (ring of muscle between oesophagus and stomach) 3.It is one of the causes of non cardiac chest pain. 4.patient experience a sharp pain in chest like heart disease(heart pain remains unchanged after taking deep breath while in GERD, pain is more during deep breathing/coughing, cardiac pain is referred to arm, back, neck, shoulder, in GERD pain is localised to epigastrium/behind sternum. 5.GERD pain decreases on sitting/standing position and increases on bending/lying down/after eating. 6.GERD may be associated with difficulty in swallowing,burping or belching,burning sensation in throat,stomach.chest, soury taste in mouth due to acid regurgitation 7.Do upper GI endoscopy after consulting Gastro enterologist
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