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Dr. Sandeep Alva

MBBS, DDVL

Dermatologist, Bangalore

16 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
Dr. Sandeep Alva MBBS, DDVL Dermatologist, Bangalore
16 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Sandeep Alva is one of the best Dermatologists in HSR Layout, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Dermatologist for 16 years. He has completed MBBS, DDVL . He is currently associated with Green View Medical Center in HSR Layout, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sandeep Alva on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - JJM Medical College - 2001
DDVL - Father Muller Medical College - 2007
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Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
Bangalore Dermatological Society

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Am 19 year's old and more than half my hair turned to white. So is their any rapid process for this solution likewise any surgery type. So please experts help me out. I would be so pleased for this. Thanks.

BHMS, Certified in Aesthetic Skin Treatments, Certified in Applied Behaviour Analysis
Homeopath, Mumbai
Am 19 year's old and more than half my hair turned to white. So is their any rapid process for this solution likewise...
Premature greying of hair is characterized by circumscribed or general lack or loss of normal pigment. Greying of hair is due to the gradual loss of the melanocytes pigment – melanin. Causes of Greying are: Genes play a major role. Vitamin B-12 deficiency or Problems with your pituitary or thyroid gland can cause premature graying that’s reversible if the problem is corrected. A faulty diet is the two primary causes of premature greying of hair. It is mainly due to the lack of iron, copper and iodine in the daily diet that this hair disorder is caused at a young age these days. Mental worries, stress produce an extraordinary tension in the skin of the scalp which interferes with the supply of vital nutrition necessary for the health of the hair. Similarly, anxieties, fear, and failures have adverse effects on the hair. They dry out the scapular marrow, the vital part at the root of the hair. Unclean conditions of the hair weaken the roots of the hair as the pores are blocked by the dirt. Washing the hair with hot water and drying them in electric dryers which emit a blast of hot air. Use of hair dyes in earlier stages also increases the problem. Homeopathy can be a boon for those suffering from grey hair. Its is a holistic system of medicine. Detailed case history is taken and depending on the cause, the medicines are prescribed. Homeopathic medicines are natural and completely safe without any side-effects. Homeopathic medicines are prescribed after in-depth analysis of symptoms. You can consult me online via Lybrate for medicines. Your feedback matters. Thank-you.
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Hello from few day I am facing hair problem. Can suggest me what to do in this situation pls help sir as early as possible.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
Hello from few day I am facing hair problem. Can suggest me what to do in this situation pls help sir as early as pos...
Hair fall caused by stress lack of proper nutrition use of hair cosmetics dyeing of hair any scalp diseases after acute illness androgenic alopecia certain medications take nutritious food reduce your stress by taking rest, meditation, playing outdoor games use good conditioning shampoo wash your hair properly at least twice a week use mild shampoos use anti dandruff shampoo to clear dandruff take preventable therapy for for baldness in androgenic alopecia.
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I use a face whitening cream last time when I use it at morning and after use I go to the park after playing my face skin is going to crack and red in colour.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I use a face whitening cream last time when I use it at morning and after use I go to the park after playing my face ...
I will suggest you to stop skin whitening creams because it reduces the natural melanin pigment and hence you get redness when exposed to sunlight
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How to get rid of pimples? I reduced taking oily diet but still getting pimples what should be done.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
How to get rid of pimples? I reduced taking oily diet but still getting pimples what should be done.
These are the best methods to cure pimples fast -: • To control the sebum (oily) secretion you should maintain your hormonal level. Because imbalance in hormone level causes excessive sebum (oil) production and causes pimples. So do not take stress and do exercise daily such as running, jogging and long breathing exercises. • Use oil free face wash and drink 7 -8 glass of water daily. • Do not touch your pimple because your finger transfer bacteria to it and make it worse. If you touch it then clean your face with water. Touch your face very less. • you can use a face pack of fuller's earth (multani mitti) with rose water one time in a day for seven days. It removes toxins from skin and remove pimples.,• • Give Steam your face to open the pores, which in turn clear the skin. Steam your face for 3-5 minutes daily. • You can take 2 teaspoon of SAAFI SYRUP daily for 1 month for clear face. • Take 20 gm powder of Black pepper and 50 gm of Amla powder. Mix it and take 1/2 tea spoon of this mixed powder daily with luke warm water for 15 days for pimple free skin. • Take Vitamin-A rich diet & you can take Vitamin-A capsule of 25, 000 I. U. Only under the supervision of a doctor. • use a mild moisturiser for your skin only in winters.
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From past 1 week my palm get wrinkled just by touching water. Earlier it use to happen (only fingers top) while washing cloths for long, but now just washing hand ordinarily it get wrinkled. It stays that way for a minute or 2, then it dries out completely and turn normal.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
From past 1 week my palm get wrinkled just by touching water. Earlier it use to happen (only fingers top) while washi...
Hi, It's normal to get withered skin if one puts hand for a long time in water. And adding to it, the weather also aggravates the problem. If you're looking to maintain hydrated skin, there are steps you can take, including: Avoid exposure to dry air Avoid prolonged contact with hot or chlorinated water Use a gentle cleanser instead of soap Avoid using skin care products that contain alcohol Moisturize immediately after a bath or shower and regularly throughout the day Use a humidifier Wear a scarf and gloves when going out in cold weather If you're concerned about dry skin, contact your health care provider or a dermatologist. You can improve your dry skin by good and healthy intake of food which should includes vitamin A, C, E and protein, lots of water, application of good sunscreen before going out. Drink 10-12 glasses of water, take more of fruits, vegetables, salads, almonds in diet. Sleep for 7-9hrs. daily. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines – Schwabe's Alfaalfa Tonic, Psorinum 200/ once daily and Petroleum 200/ twice daily, take them for 1 month. Use Schwabe's Skin care bathing bar, Calendula & Aloe vera all purpose cream, Bakson's Body oil to be applied.
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My Face complexion is very dark as compared to my skin. There is approximate 2-3 shade difference between my body and skin. What should I do to equal the equation.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Thane
My Face complexion is very dark as compared to my skin. There is approximate 2-3 shade difference between my body and...
You have got tanned most probably. You should use a sunscreen very regularly min SPF 30 atleast 30mins before going out in the sun.
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How to use beard oil? Please give me instructions for use this. To growing beards well on my face.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
How to use beard oil? Please give me instructions for use this. To growing beards well on my face.
You can also apply homeopathic hair tonic of mixture of Arnica, Jaborandi, Weisbaden and Brahmi to increase your hair growth.
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I am ravi teja iam18 years old I am suffering from pimples A lot plzz recommend me anything on natural way I can cure my pimple and I could get back my clean face.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
I am ravi teja iam18 years old I am suffering from pimples A lot plzz recommend me anything on natural way I can cure...
Hello lybrate-user pimple are some times common with the age due to hormonal imbalances. But I am giving you some tips, follow it. * eat turmeric 1 tsp before meal * eat ajvayan 1 tsp & jeera 1 tsp after each meal * avoid sour salty spice food * avoid curd, but take butter milk * use only cow milk & ghee * avoid stress, late sleep, day sleep, oily food, cold water * for local application you can use triphala, yastimadhu, lodhra, nimb powder mix with buttermilk or ointment aclrear or acnowin for local application for better suggestions & medicine, I need detait history like appetite, bowel habits, diet, lifestyle, acidity or gastric trouble? etc. You should take herbal face treatment in nearer ayurveda centre. It will help to remove marks. You can use kumkumadi lepam of nagarjun pharma.
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Hello sir. My problem​ is fungal skin. I am very problem. Any medicine are not work. Please suggested any medicine.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hello sir. My problem​ is fungal skin. I am very problem. Any medicine are not work. Please suggested any medicine.
Take following remedies 1.triphala kadha 4 tsp before lunch and dinner 2.amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach.
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Getting rashes on fungal part. What should be done & any antibiotics to be applied or taken?

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), Diplomate of National Board (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Getting rashes on fungal part. What should be done & any antibiotics to be applied or taken?
Body parts where skin touches each other, body folds where sweat accumulates gives a chance for fungus to multiply. This gives rise to itching and rash, commonly seen in groin areas, under arms and belt area. Antibiotics are used against bacterial infection. In this case, keeping good body hygiene is most important. Have bath twice a day, wipe body dry, maximum cotton wear, do not repeat unwashed clothes. This will prevent further infection.
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I have numerous pimples and acne. I've consulted many doctors but it was of no use. Please help me through this.

PhD in Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist,
I have numerous pimples and acne. I've consulted many doctors but it was of no use. Please help me through this.
It takes time to clear but you can prevent by further. Eat green vegetables n fruits. Drink lot of water. Reduce spicy n oil in your food. Don't squeeze or touch pimples.
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From last few months I am having a problem of hair fall. The density of my hair is becoming very thin. What should I do? Please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
From last few months I am having a problem of hair fall. The density of my hair is becoming very thin. What should I ...
Causes:: Genetic factors, family history, overall aging process, normal life variations including temporary severe stress, illness, nutritional changes, hormonal changes like those in pregnancy, puberty, and menopause may cause a reversible hair loss. 1. Chop some onions (pyaz) into fine pieces and squeeze out the juice. Apply this to hair and scalp and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse it with shampoo. 2. Crush a few cloves of garlic (lehsun), add in a little coconut oil and boil for a few minutes. Cool it till it becomes warm and apply it on the scalp with a little massaging action. Repeat two to three times a week for best results. 3. Take coconut milk and add a little water to it. Apply this to the scalp and allow it to stay overnight. Rinse this the next morning. 4. Add two teaspoons of amla juice/ powder and mix with equal quantity of freshly squeezed lime juice. Mix well, apply to the scalp and leave it to dry; then rinse using warm water. 5. Take some flowers of rose (gulab) add some water to it and make a paste. Apply it on hair and keep it for an hour and then wash the hair.
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I am 17 years old. My face is full of acne and red rashes. Skin is very oily. It become dark. I have the nightfall problem. So does it effect in my face. Please help me how can I solve it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 17 years old. My face is full of acne and red rashes. Skin is very oily. It become dark. I have the nightfall pr...
Follow the tips 1. Cleanse your face twice a day using lukewarm water to dissolve oil. 2. Avoid touching your face with your hands as this germs to your facial skin, making it to breakouts. 3. Ensure that you drink10-12 glasses of water daily 4. Avoid fried and spicy food. Take homoeopathic medicine Nat Mur 30 (4 drops in little water) twice a day for a week and revert.
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Benefits of Shirodhara

BAMS, Diploma in Skin Aesthetics, Cosmetology and Trichology, Diploma in skin aesthetics, Diploma in cosmetology, Diploma in Trichology, Diploma in Nutrition & Diet Planning, MDscholar
Trichologist, Mumbai
Benefits of Shirodhara

Ayurveda is a proven ancient life science that has been curing long term and often, debilitating diseases with a focus on methods like Panchakarma (comprising of pre-Panchakarma treatments like snehan oiling of the body with medicated preparations and swedan medicated steam), oral herbal medications and other tweaks in one's lifestyle that can help in combating the symptoms and advent of diseases. 

Shirodhara is one of the methods followed by Ayurveda, which is said to stimulate the pituitary gland or 'third eye' that focuses on pouring warm medicated oil or medicinal decoctions on a certain point on one's forehead for a focused form of therapy followed by a relaxing head massage. 

Let us find out the various benefits of Shirodhara:

  1. Awakening: With this method of oil flow, it is said that the 'third eye' or the pituitary gland gets activated to a degree where awakening of the senses takes place in the true form of the term. Hormones secreted from the pituitary gland the master gland of the body, help control growth, blood pressure, certain functions of the sex organs, thyroid glands and metabolism as well as some aspects of pregnancy, childbirth, nursing, water and salt concentration and the kidneys, temperature regulation and pain relief. This encourages overall better health as the organs also respond and function in a better manner. 
  2. Good for Nervous System: This treatment also helps in stimulating and relaxing the right nerves in the right way which restores the balance the Praan Vaayu . So, the cerebral system also works in a better manner and cognition thrives, leading to a good and healthy state of the nervous system. 
  3. Mental Clarity: When there is clear headedness and a proper balance and flow of chemicals within the brain and the various parts of the body, then there is a better state of mental clarity that the patient can achieve. This can be done with the help of shirodhara as it activates the requisite glands which can produce a more favourable and balanced state of mind. As a consequence, the patient will find that the quality of concentration and productivity as far as various tasks are concerned, will also go up by leaps and bounds. 
  4. Treats Hair Loss: This focussed treatment takes on the hair follicles as well, thanks to the concoction of herbs and oils which is allowed to flow on to the scalp. This can help in preventing and repairing hair loss and hair damage to a great extent due to the nourishment and prolonged treatment method with which the oil is allowed to penetrate deep into the scalp and provide good health to the roots. 
  5. Improves Sleep: This form of oilation therapy is also known to help a person sleep better because the mental faculties work better during the day and this restores the natural rhythm of the body by night, when the right amount of fatigue is achieved thanks to the healing properties of this procedure. 

Thus, Shirodhara is a wholesome treatment for the body, mind and soul. Practice Shirodhara on a regular basis for good overall health.

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How to treat split ends with home remedies? What is the reason behind split ends? What are the do's and don'ts for having a split end free healthy hair?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
How to treat split ends with home remedies? What is the reason behind split ends? What are the do's and don'ts for ha...
1.Use amla (gooseberry) juice on scalp and also to drink. 2.Mix curry leaves with coconut oil and heat up and let it cool. Wheat Germ oil to massage your head at night. You can also put some fenugreek powder in the oil, heat the oil a bit and apply it on scalp for hairfall, whitening and dandruff. 3.Apply hair packs like Egg with Yogurt, Banana. 4.Have lots of green leafy vegetables and fruits rich in Vitamin C. 5.Protein is the most important element for maintaining hair health. Make sure your diet in protein rich sources like eggs, fish, chicken, soyabean, sprouts, pulses and grains 6.Zinc, iron & copper promote healthy hair. Some sources of this are – eggs, whole grains, all types of seeds like flaxseed, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, Dry fruits and nuts etc.
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I have pimples on face and back, but with time these pimples disappears but leaves back marks. What should I do so that marks will not leave behind? Are there any issues regarding diet that I need to look after?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have pimples on face and back, but with time these pimples disappears but leaves back marks. What should I do so th...
The best tips to lightens and remove the mark. 1. Take fuller, s earth (multani mitti) and sandalwood powder (chandan powder) mixed in same quantity mixed in water and apply on the mark in night and wash it after 1 hour. It will slowly removes the dark spot. 2. Take a piece of aloe vera. Apply gel of leaves on mark daily. Wash it after 30 minutes. 3. Crush one tomato and apply the paste on mark. It will lightens the mark definitly. 4. Soak cotton gauze in rose water and clean the dark spots 2-3 times daily. 4. Take carotene rich vegetable suchas carrots, beetroot and fruits- mango, pineapple, strawberry regularly. 5. Avoid oily food and high salt contained foods like chips, chinese food and non veg. * take proper sleep. Minimum 6-8 hours sleep for glowing of skin. 6. Try to reduce your stess level by doing meditation like pranayam in morning, or take long breathing on closed eyes while listening soft music.
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I am having hair fall problems. Tried many shampoos. But still loosing hairs. Any suggestions? Which can cure it?

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am having hair fall problems. Tried many shampoos. But still loosing hairs. Any suggestions? Which can cure it?
The hair falls and dandruff occur due to internal functional change and external pollution. Loss of sleep. To much tension, meat diet and improper food. Lack of vitamin. Changing hair oil and shampoo frequently etc First you follow the above advice and use the following hair oil and shampoo, for 30 days, after that consult for correction of internal imbalance of the body by medicine B&T HAIR GROWTH OIL ARNICA SHAMPOO. B&T akne sor soap
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I am not getting beard under the nose What r the measures to grow thick beard and the beard under nose Some guys said that I have low level of testosterone Will taking biotin helps as per he said? Is there any medicine to grow hair follicles in those parts. Thanks in advance.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I am not getting beard under the nose What r the measures to grow thick beard and the beard under nose Some guys said...
'Keshya'herbs extract processed in gomutra and deep penetrating oils and onion juice to be applied regularly after cleaning face, under nose skin. Food with vit a b c e proteins and calcium and rich greens are important for u. If blends are not available, pl contact.
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Sir how can I get rid of my premature white hairs. I am 26 years old only. please suggest me some remedies.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir how can I get rid of my premature white hairs. I am 26 years old only. please suggest me some remedies.
Hello,These are the causes of premature graying hair includes- "A hormonal imbalance, Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism, malnutrition, pernicious anemia, nutritional deficiency, using electric dryers and concentrated hair dyes, as well as genetic disorders, chemotherapy and radiation, are all factors. At times, a few gray hairs can develop in children as young as 8 years and then it is generally progressive with increasing age." *First of all you should correct our diet because what we are eating , that is reflecting on our body, so we should take Foods that are rich in iron and zinc help our body to fight against white hairs. Eat these following foods; like mushrooms, corns, green leafy vegetables, almonds etc. Avoid too much oily foods. Drink adequate water. Our Homoeopathy also helps to reduce and prevent the hair fall. 1. you should take lycopodium 200 , 5 drops once in 15 days, morning empty stomach. 2. Take wiesbaden 200, 5 drops , once a day. 3. Apply jaborandi Hair Oil (SBL) on your hair and scalp thrice in a week. 4. Wash the hair with Montana herbal shampoo(SBL). 5. Take amla powder +Seasame seed powder, 1-1 tsp both with water once daily.
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