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Dr. R. Shankar

Dermatologist, Bangalore

250 at clinic
Dr. R. Shankar Dermatologist, Bangalore
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Dr. R. Shankar is a renowned Dermatologist in Marathahalli, Bangalore. You can visit him at Rishita Medical Centre in Marathahalli, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. R. Shankar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I am a 25 year old male. I have lost a lot of hair in the area around the ciwlick. I used to have quite thick hair but now its reduced substantially. What to do? Please suggest.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am a 25 year old male. I have lost a lot of hair in the area around the ciwlick. I used to have quite thick hair bu...
Hi. Let me tell you about hairfall. In layman's language, hairfall can be divided into 2 types - temporary hairfall and permanent (which is called as 'Hairloss' rather). In temporary hairfall, hair grows back again from the same hair root, but in case of permanent hairloss, may be because of formation of DHT (Di- Hydro -Testosterone) around hair root it gets choked up, subsequently affects the blood supply to the hair and thus hair root is lost forever. (There are different pattern and types of hairloss, because of different reasons like Alopecia Areata, Telogen Effluvium, Scarring Alopecia, Traction Alopecia, etc.) Causes of hairloss: Many factors are responsible formation of this DHT or male/ female pattern baldness - hereditary, post-illness/ ailment, post-delivery, post- chemotherapy, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, insufficient sleep, sudden loss of weight, stress/ tensions/ excessive anger, use of bore water, any other underlying diseases, etc. Management: Take diet rich in protein like non-veg., eggs, pulses, legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. walnut and almonds), iron-rich food like green vegetables, also take flaxseeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. 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! 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 Rx - Schwabe's Wiesbaden 200 & Alfalfa Tonic twice a day for 1 month and revert. Also, 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. Apart from thistake Follihair tablets (multivitamin) - 1 tab. daily once for 1 month. (N.B.: With the help of homoeopathic medicines, we can only prevent further progress of the hairloss, means it will get arrests in the present condition in case of progressive baldness. But, in case there are areas of baldness which has gone smooth and shiny, you will have to choose an option of Hair Transplant along with theses medications!).
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Hello doctor, We have 3 children's age 9, 7 and 2.5 yrs. Since last 2 months app 8 purple patches appeared in my wife skin mainly on hands, legs and below stomach. She also reported that some blood also comes from her mouth sometime during splitting cough.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
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  We have 3 children's age 9, 7 and 2.5 yrs. Since last 2 months app 8 purple patches appeared in my wi...
Please do complete hemogram if there is any gum related problem that needs to be treated if there is any allergy to any food/cosmetic products that needs to be identified and completely avoided. Take calcarea sulph 6x - twice daily.
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What is the cause of ring worm disease, and what is it prevent method to avoid such diseases? How it can be prevent?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
The cause of ringworm diseases is fungal infection. It can be prevented by keeping the skin dry. Wipe the sweat. Wear loose cotton clothes for proper ventilation. Fungal infection increases in the presence of moisture.
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Hello sir/mam, I am 24 years old. From last 1 to 2 years I suffering from hair fall. Can you suggest me what should I take any medicine or any special tips to stop my hair fall. I have never taken any tips or any medicine or any oil from any doctors. So please suggest. Thanking you.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
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I am 24 years old. From last 1 to 2 years I suffering from hair fall. Can you suggest me what should I...
Hello, there can be many reasons behind it like *physical or emotional stress, inadequate protein intake, genetics, anemia, aging, hormonal changes, prolonged illness, deficiency of vitamin b6 and folic acid, thyroid diseases. *hair fall can also result when one indulges in too much dying, blow drying or use of hot curlers. *dandruff can also be great cause behind hair fall. Take homoeopathic medicine weisbaden 30 (4 drops in little water) twice a day for 15 days and update. Apply jobarandi hair oil. Follow the tips *make a habit of 8-10 glasses of water daily. *eat healthy and balanced food like pulses, green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits and nuts etc. *eggs as it is loaded with essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamin b12, iron, zinc and omega 6 fatty acids in large amount. *add more vitamin rich food to your diet. *avoid stress and anger. *cut down the use of hair spray, hair gel. *take a sound sleep. *avoid too much exposure of your hair to sunlight. *avoid hot hair styling tools, as they damage hair and cause split ends. *it is best not to comb the hair while it is wet as this leads to greater chances of hair breakage.
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I am 24 year old. I am having extreme dryness on the front side of both hands.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I am 24 year old. I am having extreme dryness on the front side of both hands.
Use glycerine and honey mixed to smear dry hands. Keep for sometime. Wash. Alternatively, white butter may be smeared, massaged, kept for some time and washed. These are as effective as any braded, costly creams hope it helps you.
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I m a 22 year old female. In winters I get extremely dry scalp even after applying oil before wash. I m currently using these me shampoo. What could I possibly do?

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Homeopath, Faridabad
I m a 22 year old female. In winters I get extremely dry scalp even after applying oil before wash. I m currently usi...
Hello, Here are the directions for hair care during winter season: -Make sure you are eating at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day. -Try wearing a stylish hat or scarf when you go out. -Keep some frizz serum in your bag in case of wet weather ruining your hair. -Always use hair conditioner on your hair shafts after each shampooing. -Try wearing your hair up rather than straightening it, or even try wearing it natural. Using a flat iron damages and dries out your hair anyway, so try to avoid this in the winter. -Look for shampoos and conditioners which aim to protect and heal your hair, making sure it's slightly more moisturizing than what you use normally, but still good for your hair type. -Stay hydrated. -Avoid excessive alcohol consumption and smoking as these are both dehydrating. -Try not to wash your hair every day because it strips away the natural oils produced by your scalp which would help to keep your scalp and hair healthy. Medication: 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. Apart from this, you can take one tablet of multivitamin Folli Hair once daily for 1 month.
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I am having acne on my face quickly even I don't eat any fast food or oily stuff. And my skin is also very dry what to do now ? Please help me with this.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
I am having acne on my face quickly even I don't eat any fast food or oily stuff. And my skin is also very dry what t...
Dear lybrate user, you may apply lemon juice on the acne area daily twice for 20 minutes. After that wash your face. Take sulf. 30 three drops in water empty stomach for three days only. Report back after one week.
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त्वचा की रंगत को निखारने के तरीके-

M.Sc - Psychology, PGDEMS, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
त्वचा की रंगत को निखारने के तरीके-


1. हल्दी:
त्वचा की रंगत को निखारने के लिए हल्दी का प्रयोग सबसे उत्तम तरीका है। पेस्ट बनाने के लिए हल्दी और बेसन या फिर आंटे का प्रयोग करें। हमेशा ध्यान रखें कि आप खड़ी हल्दी का ही प्रयोग करें न कि बाजार में मिलने वाली पैकेट हल्दी। एक मिक्सर में खड़ी हल्दी और थोड़ी सी ताज़ी मलाई डाल कर ब्लेंड करें। जब पेस्ट तैयार हो जाए तब उसमें दूध और आंटा मिलाएं और गाढ़ा पेस्ट बनाएं। इस पेस्ट को अपने चेहरे पर 10 मिनट लगाएं और ठंडे पानी से धो लें।
2. हनी आल्मंड स्क्रब:
बादाम में वह शक्ति है जो आपकी त्वचा का रंग गोरा कर सकती है। रात में 10 बादाम एक पानी भरे कटोरे में डाल कर रख दें और सुबह उठते ही उसे छील कर पेस्ट बना लें। अब इस पेस्ट के साथ थोडा सा शहद मिलाएं और अब इस स्क्रब को अपनी त्वचा पर लगाएं और स्क्रब करें।
3. चंदन:
गोरी रंगत देने के अलावा यह एलर्जी और पिंपल को भी दूर करता है। पेस्ट बनाने के लिए चंदन पाउडर में 1 चम्मच नींबू और टमाटर का रस मिलाएं और पेस्ट को अपने चेहरे और गदर्न में अच्छी तरह से लगा लें।
4. केसर:
यह पेस्ट बनाने के लिए आपको दही और क्रीम में थोड़ा सा केसर मिलाने की जरुरत है। इस पेस्ट को अपने चेहरे पर सूखने तक लगाएं और उसके बाद गरम पानी में सोखे हुए कपड़े से चेहरे को पोंछ लें।

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Sir I have been facing a problem of hair fall for last 1-2 years and hair are falling mainly in winter season. Is there any particular reason for this. Please provide necessary guidance.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir I have been facing a problem of hair fall for last 1-2 years and hair are falling mainly in winter season. Is the...
Hi. Let me you about hairfall. In layman's language, hairfall can be divided into 2 types - temporary hairfall and permanent which is called 'Hairloss' rather and leads to bald areas of smooth and shiny surface. In temporary hairfall, hair grows back again from the same hair root, but in case of permanent hairloss, because of formation of DHT (Di- Hydro -Testosterone) around hair root it gets choked up which subsequently affects the blood supply to the hair and thus hair root is lost forever. Many factors are responsible formation of this DHT or hairloss- hereditary, post-illness/ ailment, post-delivery, post- chemotherapy, nutritional deficiencies, hormaonal imbalance, insufficient sleep, sudden loss of weight, stress/ tensions/ excessive anger any other underlying diseases, etc. Take diet rich in protein like non-veg., eggs, pulses, legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. walnut and almonds), iron-rich food like green vegetables, also take flaxseeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. Take proper 6-9hrs of sound sleep. Give up the habit of smooking 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 vigorous exercises or any supplements provided by the gym! 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!! Take homoeopathic Rx - Schwabe's Wiesbaden 200/ twice a day for 1 month and revert. Also, 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. Apart from this, take Follihair tablets (multivitamin) - 1 tab. daily once for 1 month. (N.B.: With the help of homoeopathic medicines, we can only prevent further progress of the hairloss, means it will get arrests in the present condition in case of progressive baldness).
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Sir My skin is little dark and I want to get little fair permanently. Please sir suggest me something by which I can become no much but at least little fair but it should be permanent.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
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My skin is little dark and I want to get little fair permanently. Please sir suggest me something by which I can ...
Permanent r temporary depends on ur maintainance of ur face Use sunscreen daily along with depigmenting cream to get fairness
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I am 22 years old. I have lot of pimples on my face. What should I do to remove them?

DNB (Dermatology), Fellowship in Dermatological Laser Surgery, Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I am 22 years old. I have lot of pimples on my face. What should I do to remove them?
Hi, I would like to enlighten you about pimples [acne] in brief. What is acne? acne is a chronic inflammatory disease of the pilo sebaceous follicles [i. E. Hair with oil producing glands attached to hair] characterized by comedones (blackheads and whiteheads), papules, pustules, nodules and ultimately leading to scars. Who gets acne? close to 100% of people between the ages of twelve and seventeen have at least an occasional whitehead, blackhead or pimple regardless of race or ethnicity. Acne starts between the ages of ten and fifteen years of age and usually lasts till twenty years of age; however, acne can persist into the late twenties or thirties or even beyond. Some people get acne for the first time as adults and this is known as adult acne. What are the causes of acne? bacteria bacteria that normally live on the skin play a role in acne development. The bacteria are known as propionibacterium acnes (p. Acnes). The bacteria content can increase in people whose faces are not clean. Hormones during the teen years increased levels of sex hormones cause the oil glands of the skin to produce increased amount of oil. These excess skin oils tend to bind with cellular debris causing a blockage and producing a fertile environment for the bacteria to grow. The bacteria cause inflammation, pus, swelling and redness. In adult acne, excessive hormones produced due to polycystic ovaries and other hormonal imbalances cause excess oil production and inflammation, which lead to acne. What are the factors that precipitate or aggravate acne? stress- stress is frequently implicated in aggravation of acne while acne itself induces stress. Sweat- sweating in a hot and humid environment causes deterioration in 15% of acne patients. Menstruation- pre menstrual flare of acne occurs in 70% of female acne patients. Friction and pressure- friction and pressure from helmets, backpacks and tight collars can induce blackheads and papules. Pressure from face massages or facials can aggravate acne. Pregnancy- pregnancy has an unpredictable effect on acne. Pre-existing acne may aggravate or remit during pregnancy. Diet- high glycemic load foods (sugar loaded and starchy foods), oily foods may aggravate acne. Drugs- oral contraceptives, anti tuberculosis medication, oral steroids, anti depressants may aggravate acne. Treatment: treatment for acne needs to be individualized as per the type of acne and type of your skin. For comedones, we recommend comedone extraction procedure. For red papules, we recommend topical creams, chemical peels and oral antibiotics as per severity. For nodules [big swelling], intralesional steroid injections works fastest and are safe. For scars, there are various procedures like dermaroller[microneedling], subscision, deep chemical peels and lasers. Total duration of treatment for acne varies from 2 to 4 months for complete cure and for acne scars varies from 8 to 12 months. I recommend you to consult qualified dermatologist to prescribe you correct treatment that suits you the best after examining your skin. You can send your pics and consult online too in case you are not able to see the doctor personally. Hope you can use the above information for your benefit. All the best.
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I am suffering from a lot of dandruff. From past 1 month I am suffering from a lot of hair fall too. I can see the dandruff on the tip of the hair which has fallen. What should I do?

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am suffering from a lot of dandruff. From past 1 month I am suffering from a lot of hair fall too. I can see the da...
. ANTI DANDRUFF OIL (B&T) ANTI DANDRUF SHAMPOO (B&T) B&T akne sor soap If not available locally, BUY ON LINE from Dr. Willmar schabe india.
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Acne: Causes & Ayurvedic Treatment

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Acne: Causes & Ayurvedic Treatment

Acne is bothersome. It not just is painful, but can also ruin your looks. No matter what hairstyle you make or how much make-up you apply, acne on face will leave its mark all over to bring your confidence down.

It is a condition that affects many people including teenagers and women. It is characterized by red eruptions that are usually filled with oil, secreted by overactive oil glands in the hair follicles.

Causes of acne are:

  1. If one or both parents have acne, their children have high chance of suffering from it as well. Genes influence the sensitivity of your skin towards hormones, such as androgens and progesterone that trigger acne. They also influence the production of anti inflammatory chemicals in the skin and skin's response to bacteria.
  2. Cell phones gather all kinds of dirt and bacteria and are a big cause of acne on the chin and around the mouth. Wiping down the screen of your smartphones every day with alcohol or cleaning wipes will keep your phone and your face clean.
  3. Malfunctioning of hormones even after the age of puberty can lead to acne formation in both males and females.
  4. Food items rich in carbohydrates can trigger acne. Dairy products could also worsen the condition.

Ayurvedic treatment aims to eliminate the problem from its root.

  1. Herbs like lodhra (symplocos racemosa), manjishtha (rubia cordifolia) and kushta (saussurea lappa) are known for their properties to reduce acne.
  2. Turmeric (curcuma longa) and chandana (santalum album) are also effective in treating acne.
  3. The application of jaiphal (myristica fragrans) and khas-khas (vetiveria zizanioides) is believed to provide satisfactory results.
  4. Neem (azadirachta indica), guduchi (tinospora cordifolia) are known for their blood purifying properties, which can lessen the occurrence of acne and pimple in the long run.
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My hair is falling rapidly, what type of shampoo or medicine I should take. Please suggest.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
My hair is falling rapidly, what type of shampoo or medicine I should take.
Please suggest.
Many men who suffer from hair loss are found to have zinc deficiencies. Zinc plays a key role in many of the body’s functions, from cell reproduction to hormonal balance, and all these functions affect hair growth. Perhaps most importantly, zinc manages the glands that attach to your hair follicles. When you’re low on zinc, these follicles become weak, causing strands to break off or fall out. To combat this problem, eat zinc-heavy foods such as red meats, poultry, mussels, shrimp, nuts, and oysters. Excessive amounts of zinc can eventually lead to hair loss, so it’s best to stick to a zinc-heavy diet rather than eat these foods and take a zinc supplement.
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I have some black spots on my face what should I have to do to overcome this problem? Please solve.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have some black spots on my face what should I have to do to overcome this problem? Please solve.
hi please take following remedies 1.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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Sir I hve hair problem I washing then my lot of hair fal pl give me a suggested erly as possible thanks pl soon me.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Sir I hve hair problem I washing then my lot of hair fal pl give me a suggested erly as possible thanks pl soon me.
Hi To control hair fall, I would advice you to : 1. Do not wash your hair daily. 2. Give you head hot oil massage - mix of olive, almond, coconut and sesame oil. 3. Eat food rich in proteins 4. Apply some natural herbs like bringraj, amla and shikakai 5. You can apply raw amla juice daily 6. Use apple cider vinegar to maintain ph levels of scalp 7. Keep your head covered in sun and pollution.
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Hello I am just 21 years old but losing my hair in past 2 years I lose so much hair. Please help me what should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hello I am just 21 years old but losing my hair in past 2 years I lose so much hair. Please help me what should I do?
Hi , you have not given full details, let me know- 1. Since how long you have this problem? 2. Do you have dry skin? 3. Do you have dandruff? 4. Have you history of any serious illness. 5. Do you have anaemia? can be checked from report of blood test. 6. Is it hereditary in your family? we have good homoeo treatment-the treatment is very much dependent on your age and detailed description of your complaints- you may opt for private consultation giving detailed information. In the meanwhile, please start taking the following medicines-. 1. Natrum mur 6x----4 tabs twice daily 2. Kali sulph 6x---- 4 tabs twice daily 3. Acid phos 200----one dose (6 to 8 pills) in 2 days. (these medicines are easily available in any homoeopathic medical shop) report progress after 20 days with full details
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I'm a male 27 years. 5 ft 7in but only weigh 45kgs. Also experience rapid hair loss. Suggest suitable tests to diagnose the problem.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I'm a male 27 years. 5 ft 7in but only weigh 45kgs. Also experience rapid hair loss. Suggest suitable tests to diagno...
Please take following medicine:- selenium 30 / 5 drops in little water twice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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I have so many cut marks on my face and its loosing my beauty and confidence too.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have so many cut marks on my face and its loosing my beauty and confidence too.
Hi, are the cut marks very deep or superficial? What kind of cut marks are there? Can suggest you homoeopathic medicines as per the marks.
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