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Dr. Nagalakshmi S

General Surgeon, Bangalore

Dr. Nagalakshmi S General Surgeon, Bangalore
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Nagalakshmi S is a popular General Surgeon in Bellary Road, Bangalore. You can visit her at Cauvery Medical Centre and Hospital in Bellary Road, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Nagalakshmi S on Lybrate.com.

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Blackheads Home Treatment

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Remove blackheads with one simple and effective trick!

Everyone wants a clear and problem-free skin, but blackheads and acne constantly get in our way. Blackheads are actually small pimples without skin that are exposed to air and moisture. This way, they oxidize and turn into brown-colored particles called blackheads.

You have probably heard about million ways to remove them. If they're soft enough, they can be removed easily. However, some blackheads are difficult to remove. If you're looking for a quick solution for this problem, you have come to the right place. Here's an effective way for removing blackheads:

Ingredients

Mint toothpaste

Salt

2-3 ice cubes

Preparation

Mix a tablespoon of salt with two tablespoons of mint toothpaste in a bowl until they form a paste. Apply the paste on your nose and leave it on for five minutes. Afterwards, massage the nose in a circular motion with some water, and when it's clean, rub an ice cube on it. This will close the pores quickly without trapping dirt inside.

How does it work?

Salt is a powerful antibacterial agent that can exfoliate the skin. It doesn't dissolve in the toothpaste, so it's a perfect choice for the blackhead-removing paste.

The mint toothpaste opens the pores and eliminates all bacteria inside. It will clean the pores deeply and pluck out the blackheads.

Note: At first, your nose may become red, but the redness will clear up quickly. People with dry skin must use a moisturizer.
Blackheads Home Treatment

I'm 21 years old. I'm having to dark circles around my eyes. What I do remove it.

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I'm 21 years old. I'm having to dark circles around my eyes. What I do remove it.
Dark discoloration of the skin under the eye is mainly referred to as dark circles. It is also known as dark rings or shadows. Some of the main causes behind the formation of dark circles are heredity, aging, dry skin, prolonged crying, working for long hours in front of a computer, mental or physical stress, lack of sleep and an unhealthy diet. Both men and women of different age groups can have dark circles rub your skin with citrus. Citrus fruits contain abundant amounts of vitamin c, also known as ascorbic acid. Vitamin c helps slough off the top layer of skin without causing damage. Here are some ways to use it. O squeeze some juice and dab it on your skin. Women have used straight lemon juice to lighten their skin for centuries, but you can use an orange, grapefruit or lime if you prefer. Slice the fruit in half and squeeze the juice into a cup or bowl. Using a cotton ball, dab it onto your dark spots. Leave it on for 20 minutes, then rinse off. Repeat once or twice a day. O make a lemon and honey face mask. Combine the juice of half a lemon with 2 teaspoons of honey. Mix well, and apply to your face. Leave it on for 30 minutes, then rinse well. O make a citrus and powdered milk scrub. Combine 1 teaspoon each of water, powdered milk and the juice of your favorite citrus fruit. Mix into a soft paste and massage into your skin. Rinse well.

I am doing itchy beside the testis. what should I do? Please advise.

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I am doing itchy beside the testis. what should I do? Please advise.
Apply pratap malham add dettol in your bath water (1spoon in 15 litre water). Feed back me after month.

My little baby is 4 years old. She is facing cough, and from 1 week there are so many bumps on her body like rashes. What is it? She not having fever at all.

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My little baby is 4 years old. She is facing cough, and from 1 week there are so many bumps on her body like rashes. ...
Hello, Lybrate user, this is a condition due to change of climate. Give your baby the under noted homoeo medicine/ @ Ruhs tox 30-4 pills, thrice a wk. @ Bryonia alb 4 pills, thrice. Maintain hygiene. Her diet be liquid, preferably. Report, after 3 days. Your feedback is solicited, please. Tk care.
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I have very much dandruff, and problem in skull skin. Now a days, I have found that there are some white spots or may be nettle rash. What can I do now?

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I have very much dandruff, and problem in skull skin. Now a days, I have found that there are some white spots or may...
Please note the following in respect to your queries: hibiscus flowers and leaves can be very helpful in preventing hair loss and to promote hair growth. Hibiscus flowers are used as an effective cure for split ends and dandruff as well. - heat 12-15 hibiscus flowers in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. - strain the solution and collect the oil. Apply this concoction to the scalp and hairs, leave overnight and wash in the morning. To use the hibiscus leaves, grind them into fine paste and apply the paste to the scalp and hairs. Leave it on for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Rinse off with plenty of water. This controls the hair loss automatically and promotes hair growth.
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My skin type. Is wet. So I face lots of problems in this summers. There are many pimples in my face. What will I do?

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My skin type. Is wet. So I face lots of problems in this summers. There are many pimples in my face. What will I do?
Frequent face wash, use water only wash face. Do not use soaps or face washes more than once or twice in a day. Use mild cream to avoid dryness after soap. Have more fruits and green vegetables, cucumber salad etc id diet. Drink more water.

I am having dark circles in my face. How to get a clear face. Please give some tips.

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I am having dark circles in my face. How to get a clear face. Please give some tips.
Hello, Common reasons for dark circle are aging, genetics, nutritional deficiency (of vitamin A, C, K, E) , sleep deprivation, worm-infestation, anemia, smoking & drinking, dehydration, sun exposure, allergies, stress/ tension and hormonal changes. Research also suggests that dark circles are linked to anemia, and liver diseases. So, in case of dark circles which are there due to some underlying cause can be get rid rid of once the causative factor is rectified. But the dark circles which are inherited from our genes can't be removed completely, to some extent can make slightly better. Diet and Management: Thus, always take a balanced diet rich in green leafy vegetable, dairy products and all types of fruits to keep your body healthy. It is advisable to have at least 10-12 glasses of water and include fresh fruit daily. It is also advisable to restrict the intake of caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee, alcohol and other caffeinated drinks as it aggravates dehydration. Take enough of 6-8hrs. Of sleep. Avoid taking stress/ tension. Do daily exercising regularly as it increases oxygen carrying capacity of the cells and tissues. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines – Schwabe's Cina 1M/ one dose at night for 10 days; Alfaalfa Tonic and Five Phos. - both twice daily for 20 days. For clear face: follow CTMP, i.e., cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally sunscreen with SPF-30 – a thick layer of Bakson's Suncare cream may be, 20-30 minutes before going out daily and repeat it's application after every 3-4hrs.) after washing your face daily; use the products as per your skin type. This will change the skin texture and skin tone. In case you do have tanning, apply honey with a dash of lime on your face. Eat right and healthy that too on time, relieve your stress/ tensions, sleep well, stop smoking, as this restricts blood flow to your face and leaves you with a greyish complexion. lead a healthy lifestyle! Apart from this, avoid anger, anxiety, fear which increases stress hormone in the body and subsequently makes your complexion darker! (Hormonal imbalances also plays a major role). If the dull and dark skin tone is due to any underlying ailment or diseases, need to look into the matter. Diet: -Increase your Vitamin C intake (lemon,orange,gooseberry,etc.Fruits/juices, strawberries, sweet peppers, tomatoes, cantaloupe, and green peas). - Eat more Vitamin A (nonfat milk, oysters, and egg yolks, carrots, watermelon, papaya, tomatoes, or other dark colored produce) . If you feel your skin is weak or not tight enough, that usually suggests a lack of Vitamin A. Medicine: You can also use homoeopathic cream - Medicynth's Whitch Hazel daily at night. Revert me back there after.

I find lot of Tan on my body ? So is there any soap that solves this problem? For daily usage !

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I find lot of Tan on my body ? So is there any soap that solves this problem? For daily usage !
The contact of soap and skin is minimal. To remove tan any medication used should be in contact with skin for optimum time.

As I have a regular driving in afternoon, it has made my hands turn darker than my remaining body. Is there any way to make them fair again.

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As I have a regular driving in afternoon, it has made my hands turn darker than my remaining body. Is there any way t...
Wear cotton clothes and fully cover your body including hands while going in direct sunlight and drink a minimum of three litres of water per day and if necessary apply aloevera lotion over the lesion.
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Which nutrient is imp for avoiding dark circles and what r the specific fruits n veggies that may reduce dark circles.

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Which nutrient is imp for avoiding dark circles and what r the specific fruits n veggies that may reduce dark circles.
Dark circles are because of lack of nutrients. Sleep and weakness. So take proper nutrients and drink plenty of juices and sleep for atleast 7 hours a day. Drink 7-8 glasses of water every day.

My face is so oily and I want oil free skin and glow on my face so what can I do for it.

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My face is so oily and I want oil free skin and glow on my face so what can I do for 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. Also, use Bakson’s Apricot scrub 1-2times a week on the area.

I have dark circles under eyes for over last 1 year. I take a sleep around 6-7 hours and drink 8-10 glasses of water per day but it didn't work at all. What should I do now?

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I have dark circles under eyes for over last 1 year. I take a sleep around 6-7 hours and drink 8-10 glasses of water ...
Hi …. You have to follow some basic things, so that you get better results in a short period of time …. 1) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals… 2) don’t drink water before meal for one hour and one hour after meal… 3) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods…. 4) try to sleep upto 10-11 pm. 5) avoid coffee and tea…. A) apply paste of nutmeg and milk on dark circles with gentle massage. Leave it for 10-20 minutes. After it wash face with lukewarm water. Do this two times in a day. B) take 200 ml of fresh buttermilk after meals. C) take 30 ml juice of Indian gooseberry along with 15 ml of honey in morning on empty stomach. D) take 30-40 black currants and 1 tsf of jaggery during meals …. Do all these things for 21 days…it gives you good result. THANKS.

I have wheatish complexion with uneven tone, also the skin around lips is more tanned and dark, I want to improve my color tone and gt rid of uneven skin, please suggest what should I do.

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I have wheatish complexion with uneven tone, also the skin around lips is more tanned and dark, I want to improve my ...
You need to institute a couple of changes to see a lot of results. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen both indoors as well as before going out. It shud b both uva and uvb protective. Always use your umbrella whether its raining or not. Use a scarf or your dupatta to cover your head. Protect your eyes with a sunshade. Avoid scrubbing your face. Do not steam or sauna. If you swim, use a sunscreen prior to it and after. Don't directly spray perfumes on your body. Spray them on your clothes and wear them. Don't use deodorants or roll ons. Avoid face cosmetics for the time being. You can press powder onto your sunscreen if at all you want to use a cosmetic. Drink two litres of water everyday. Pick up carrots, papaya, pumpkin, black grapes to have everyday. These contain important antioxidants and phytonutrients which vil soften your skin. Do not stress over anything. Pray-itll distract you off your stress. You can use this do it yourself mask at home which vil give you an instant glow. Mix 1 tbsp puree each of papaya and carrot with 1 tbsp of curd and 1 tbsp of aloe vera. Apply it across your face or dull body part for ten to fifteen minutes and wash it off without soap.

I suffer from facial hair problem please suggest me permanent remedy

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Hello, this issue is due to hormonal imbalance. You need ayurvedic tablets to restore the balance of hormones. Regards
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My grand father is having difficulty in urination and doctors said he is having enlarged prostate gland. Is this dangerous? Is there a need of surgery?

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My grand father is having difficulty in urination and doctors said he is having enlarged prostate gland. Is this dang...
Get PSA test done. For medicine contact on private chat. If problems persists with medicine surgery will help.
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How should I get fairness in my skin? I have working on directly sun rays daily and then How to protect my skin to you v rays can you help me please.

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Homeopath
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How should I get fairness in my skin? I have working on directly sun rays daily and then How to protect my skin to yo...
Homoeopathic treatment aucare complexion drops (wolfe dietri) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. Glow-aid fairness cream (adven) apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night bloome-203 soap (bioforce) wassh face with this soap before applying glow-aid cream suncare cream (bakson) apply 30 minutes before going outsside nd again reapply after 3-4 hrss after washing with bloome-203 soap-----------------------
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Hi Dr. Iam 32 years lady. On between my mouth and my nose place is very blackly appeared. What is reason and give me a solution to clear that mark. And also my skin is dry in the winter season.

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Hi Dr. Iam 32 years lady. On between my mouth and my nose place is very blackly appeared. What is reason and give me ...
Homoeopathic cream ANTIMARKS CREAM ( BIOVALLEY) Apply twice daily in circular fashion Lemon Juice A quick and easy solution is lemon juice. Lemons have vitamin C that can lighten dark spots on your face. It’s easy to apply. 1. Put some fresh lemon juice on a cotton ball and rub it directly on the affected skin area. 2. Allow it to dry and then wash it off with plain water. 3. Continue applying this dark spot removal home remedy for at least two weeks to get the desired result. If you have delicate or sensitive skin, you can dilute the lemon juice with plain water, rosewater, or honey. You can also use lime juice to get rid of black spots, applying it in the same manner as described above. 2. Buttermilk Buttermilk is also beneficial in getting rid of dark spots. Like lemon juice, it also helps fade blemishes and black spots but without causing burning sensation. 1. Take four teaspoons of buttermilk. 2. Add two teaspoons of fresh tomato juice. 3. Mix the two ingredients (both have excellent bleaching properties) and then apply. 4. Wash it off after 15 minutes. The lactic acid in milk too, will gradually reduce skin pigmentation, and brighten and tone your overall skin complexion. So, if you do not have buttermilk, simply apply soak a cotton ball in milk and dab it directly on your spots. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then wash it off Put milk on a cotton ball and dab it directly on your spots. Repeat this procedure twice daily for four to five weeks. You can also prepare a solution by mixing milk and honey and apply the solution to your dark spots, leaving it on for 10 minutes.

Sweat potato nutrition facts and skin benefits

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Nutrition facts (for one medium sized sweet potato)
Calories - 130
Fat - 0.39 g
Protein - 2.15 g
Net carbohydrates - 31.56 g
Dietary fiber - 3.9 g
Calcium - 28.6 mg
Sodium - 16.9 mg
Potassium - 265.2 mg
Folate - 18.2 mcg
Vitamin c - 29.51 mg
Vitamin a - 26081.9 iu
Thiamine - 0.05mg
Riboflavin - 0.3mg
Niacin - 1.4mg
Folic acid - 8.4mcg
Vitamin b6 1 mg

Sweet potato is a skin saviour. Apart from the many health benefits this age old vegetable stocks in itself, it also has following skin benefits-

1. For a glow: the intensity of the sweet potato's yellow or orange flesh color that is directly correlated to its beta-carotene content which helps our bodies to produce vitamin a. When eating such sweet potatoes, include a small helping of fat such as ghee to maximize the beta-carotene.

2. Sun protection: it contains a compound called lycopene which contains large amounts of vitamins that help the skin from ultra violet damage. Consuming sweet potatoes leads to healthier skin and glowing face.

3. Wrinkle free skin: the presence of high levels of vitamin c in sweet potatoes speeds not only repairs the skin it also produces collagen to maintain our skin's elasticity. It particularly helps the skin during stress and has anti ageing properties.

4. Moisture locking: sweet potatoes add to our requirement of vitamin d, which helps in locking moisture and keeps your skin soft and supple.

5. Iron dosage: sweet potatoes also contain iron which we need in adequate amounts for metabolizing protein, energy, blood cell production, which in turn makes the cheeks red and skin healthy looking.
Sweat potato nutrition facts and skin benefits

Acne Scars: Causes & Treatments

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Quite strikingly, acne can become a persistent cause of your worries, if left untreated. Acne not only harms you physically, but also damages your psychological health. Persistent acne can result in a pockmarked face, making you feel sullen and unsure of yourself. Acne refers to a condition where the skin perpetually develops stinging, red bumps. Red pimples might show on your face, shoulders, back or neck. The bumps usually take a lot of time to heal and they leave behind deep scars. And, in order to treat, such scars one can go for cosmetic dermatology procedures.

Acne Scars: What are they?

When inflamed blemishes, result from crushing of excess oil, bacteria and dead cells in your skin pores, enlarge and swell up breaking the follicle wall, acne scarring is caused. One can get rid of acne scars through the natural healing process of your skin if the lesions are not very deep. Deep lesions will require medical assistance. New collagen formation can heal such scars, but it doesn't restore the radiance and tautness of your original skin. Acne scars can be divided into two broad types:

Hypertrophic and Keloid scarring: Raised tissue on the surface of the skin following excess collagen production causes such kind of scars.

Atrophic or depressed scarring: These scars are caused due to reduced tissue production. Small, but noticeable holes on your skin are called Ice picks. However, the boxcar is a scar, which is similar to a chicken pox mark.

Causes of Acne scars:

1. Malfunctioning of hormones even after the age of puberty can lead to acne formation in both males and females.

2. Food items rich in carbohydrates can trigger acne. Dairy products could also worsen the condition.

3. Any medicine that contains lithium, androgen or corticosteroids can worsen this skin condition.

4. Bacteria, excess oil, blocked pores, and dead skin cells are the primary reasons behind acne.

Treatments of Acne scars:

Cosmetic dermatology procedures can successfully help you do away with acne scars. Blue-light therapy, is a procedure in cosmetic dermatology, which can work wonders for acne scars. A narrow- band, but high - intensity Blue-light is used to counter Porphyrins released by bacteria causing acne. Porphyrins easily absorb Blue-light and the light leads to radical damage of Porphyrins when used in certain wavelengths.

There are certain topical creams available, which can improve mild scarring, most of the acne scars are either depressed or raised type and need a combination of surgical procedures and skin resurfacing. The therapeutic options that are currently available to treat acne scars include subcision, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, derma rollers, chemical peels, TCA cross, ablative lasers, fractional lasers and dermal fillers.

Fractional resurfacing laser is one of the most effective treatments for acne scars. It is a minimally-ablative technique that creates microscopic zones of dermal injury in a grid-like pattern. This helps in collagen remodelling, skin tightening, scar improvement, reduction in fine lines, improvement in texture, tone and colour of the skin. A series of 4 to 6 sittings are usually needed for optimal results. Each session lasts for one hour and is performed at monthly intervals.

Certain types of scars such as the ice pick and rolling scars, pixel laser are combined with subcision, dermal rollers and TCA cross. In addition, punch excision and softening of margins with laser can be done for box scars. All the mentioned procedures are well-tolerated with local application of anesthetic creams before procedure. With these procedures, improvement of scars is seen over several weeks.

Lately, injectable dermal fillers are being used for correction of acne scars, giving it a smoother appearance. This is semi-permanent and needs to be redone as and when required. Timely treatment of acne is necessary to keep, both unwanted pigmentation and scars at bay. So, get rid of your scars and make the dream of blemish free and smooth skin come true.

Acne Scars: Causes & Treatments
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I have darkspots on my face n I hve pores on my cheek. I hve used many facewash n other thing but nothing happened.

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I have darkspots on my face n I hve pores on my cheek. I hve used many facewash n other thing but nothing happened.
Start applying bleminor cream himalaya for blemishes during day time and aloevera gel at night.Drink plenty of water daily and do pranayam for atleast 1 hour.Take iron rich diet like spinach,beet root,apple, pomegranate. Etc
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