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Dr. Sandeep T Alva

MBBS, MD - Dermatology

Dermatologist, Bangalore

17 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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Dr. Sandeep T Alva MBBS, MD - Dermatology Dermatologist, Bangalore
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them. Doctor......more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them. Doctor is an active member of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL), Bangalore Dermatological Society, Bangalore Dermatological Society
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Dr. Sandeep T Alva is a popular Dermatologist in HSR Layout, Bangalore. He has over 15 years of experience as a Dermatologist. He is a qualified MBBS, MD - Dermatology. He is currently associated with Ravi Speciality Clinic in HSR Layout, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sandeep T Alva on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - JJM Medical College - 2001
MD - Dermatology - FATHER MULLER MEDICAL COLLEGE, Mangalore - 2007
Languages spoken
English
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Indian Association of Dermatologists
Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
Bangalore Dermatological Society

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My hair is loosing so lastly and where ever I comb the hair starts falling. What I have to do inorder to minimize the hair fall. please give me a suggestion.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My hair is loosing so lastly and where ever I comb the hair starts falling. What I have to do inorder to minimize the...
Hi. It's normal to loose up to 100 hair per day, and in most people, those hairs grow back. But many men -- and some women -- lose hair as they grow older. You can also lose your hair if you have certain diseases, such as thyroid problems, diabetes, or lupus. If you take certain medicines or have chemotherapy for cancer, you may also lose your hair. Other causes are stress, a low protein diet, a family history, use of bore water, or nutritional deficiencies. Need to rule out any causative factor or underlying medical condition. Management: Take diet rich in protein like non-veg., eggs (it's loaded with essential nutrients such as proteins, Vitamin B12, iron, zinc and Omega 6 fatty acids in large amounts and biotin) , different pulses & legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. walnuts and almonds); iron-rich food like green vegetables, dates, carrots, prunes, green peas; also oats, shrimp, take flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. Take low-fat dairy products (they also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources) Take proper 6-9hrs of sound sleep. Give up the habit of smoking and excessive alcohol intake. Avoid junk food and any kind of beverages (tea, coffee, aerated drinks, cold drinks, etc.) Avoid canned/ tinned food or food that contains preservatives (eat fresh ones). Avoid use of hard water to wash the head rather use boiled water for head wash. Avoid use of harsh hair colour, hair treatment like rebonding, straightening, perming, etc. Avoid vigorous exercises or any supplements provided by the gym! Cover your head with scarf or cap while stepping outside. Use Rose wood/ any wooden hair comb to brush your hair. Regular exercising is also one of the important point, but should be done under some good, qualified yoga teacher or instructor for proper guidance; it also releases the stress/ tension in the mind and the body and keeps you FIT and YOUNG!! Medication: Take homoeopathic 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 this, take Follihair tablets (multivitamin) - 1 tab. daily once for 1 month. Investigations advised: Get your blood tested for (empty stomach) - CBC, S. Iron, S. Folic acid, S. Ferritin, S. Calcium, S. Vitamin D3, S. Vitamin B12. If there is any family history of Thyroid dysfunction, get Thyroid function test done as well.
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I'm 32 year old. I'm suffering from severe itchiness in whole body. For the past 1 year. Please help.

DNB (Dermatology), Fellowship in Skin & Lasers, MBBS, Masters of Dermatology (M.Derm)
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
I'm 32 year old. I'm suffering from severe itchiness in whole body. For the past 1 year. Please help.
Itching needs to be evaluated there can be many many causes for itching, for the time being keep your skin well hydrated and moisturized use plenty of moisturizers and take bath with mild soaps like dove and see a dermatologist.
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My teenage girls want to use nail polish, but I have heard that many nail polishes contain formaldehyde and can cause cancer. Is it safe for my daughters to use it?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Buy good quality products they are comparatively safe and otherwise also so many things which we are using in our day to day life have good as well as bad effects we have to live with them we can't avoid everything.
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I have black holes like pimples on my face I have used many creams but there is no effect please consult me as soon as.

BHMS
Homeopath, Murshidabad
I have black holes like pimples on my face I have used many creams but there is no effect please consult me as soon as.
Dear lybrate user, pimples/ acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease which develops due to blocking of the hair follicles in skin. These blockages occur due to 4 abnormal processes: 1) excess sebum production due to androgens 2) excessive deposition of the protein keratin leading to comedone formation 3) infection of propionibacterium acnes (p. Acnes) bacteria on the hair follicles 4) local release of pro-inflammatory chemicals in the skin. Neither can you stop the overproduction of androgen or keratin protein nor can you stop the release of pro-inflammatory chemicals because all these processes takes place internally in your skin. However you can stop the accumulation of p. Acnes bacteria on your skin by preventing your skin from getting oily. Always keep a handkerchief with you wherever you go outside. You should wipe off the slightest amount of sweat from your face as soon as you perspire on entering your room from outside wash your face with an oil-free, non-moisturizing face wash. Take a low carbohydrate diet. Do some exercise daily. Drink a lots of water to avoid constipation. Avoid pricking the pimples or popping the sebum as it may lead to black pigmentation & permanent scar formation. You can also take homoeopathic calcarea phos 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach also you can apply homoeopathic mother tincture berberis aquifoium q on the dark spots on your skin which are produced after the resolution of the pimples.
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I am 17 years old male. I have many pimples marks and pimples on my face. I have tried many creams but didn't work for me so, please advice me to remove the marks of pimples.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I am 17 years old male. I have many pimples marks and pimples on my face. I have tried many creams but didn't work fo...
HI…A) apply mixture of honey and fresh juice of BASIL LEAVES on face, two times in a day B) take 200 ml of fresh buttermilk and 1 tsf of jaggery during meals C) take 30 ml juice of BASIL LEAVES and LEMON along with 10 ml of HONEY and 30 ml of water, early in the morning, on empty stomach. Do all these things for 15 days It gives you good result. THANKS.
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Skin Tags - Get Rid Of Unwanted Extensions

MBBS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Skin Tags - Get Rid Of Unwanted Extensions

A skin tag is a diminutive, harmless, extension of skin that is usually attached from beneath the skin by a tiny support stalk. These skin tags are seen in places which are exposed to frequent friction with clothes or areas that have more skin to skin friction. They hang out from the skin surface. They commonly occur in the neck, underarms, groin, and upper chest. Medically a skin tag is termed as an acrochordon. Often skin tags are also identified as soft warts, fibroma pendulum, pedunculated fibroma, or soft fibromas. 

Reasons why they happen
Skin tags comprise of blood vessels surrounded by skin and loose fibers of collagen. Collagen is a kind of protein located all through the body. Anybody can develop a skin tag irrespective of gender and age, but elder people are prone to skin tags especially those who have type 2 diabetes. 
Skin tags tend to evolve in the layers of the skin folds, where the skin rubs against itself as mentioned earlier, but it is also observed that few individuals get skin tags without any such reason. This is also a reason why skin tags occur more in overweight people as they have more skin folds that are susceptible to chafing. 

Why should you get them removed? 
Most skin tags don't need treatment as they are harmless, but at times people do tend to discard them for cosmetic purpose or may be out of discomfort when they rub against skin or clothing. Checking with your physician in case you doubt the shape of the skin tag and suspect a cancerous element. In such scenario, you will be recommended biopsy for further proceedings if any. 

How is a skin tag removed?
A skin tag is removed through few procedures. Your doctor can consider any of the procedures mentioned below: 

  1. Cryotherapy: Cryotherapy requires chilling the skin tag with nitrogen fluid. Your physician may spray or swab a little amount of liquid nitrogen onto the skin tag. After the treatment, you may have a small blister which will heal by itself. 
  2. Surgical removal: In the case of surgical removal, the skin tag is cut with a scalpel or scissors. The cut might sometimes be deeper in which case the cut will require stitches. Surgical removal has the advantage of obliterating the skin tag, but there is a risk of minor bleeding. Removal of skin tags doesn't require a full anesthesia. Local anesthesia is sufficient. 
  3. Electro SurgeryElectro Surgery is another remedy where the skin tag is burned with electrical energy in high-frequency. The heat is applied through the narrow stem that holds the skin tag to the skin. 
  4. Ligation: Ligation is yet another method where a surgical thread is tied up to remove the tag. 

There are also natural remedies, such as using lotions or essential oils over a period or also over the counter medicines but then a doctor’s advice is always essential to prevent the scope of any scarring, to bleed or other such side effects.

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I have too much hair on my body I want to know remove it so please suggest me some medicines.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have too much hair on my body I want to know remove it so please suggest me some medicines.
Dear, apply these methods to get rid of lots of body hairs: * give to heavy massage to all the parts with lots of hairs. Massage loose down the hair roots and hairs fall progressively fast. *make a paste by adding 1 table spoon of gram wheat (besan) and 1 table spoon of turmeric powder in luke warm water. Rub the paste on the areas where the hair growth are high to ged rid of hairs. * take a bath with hot water added with 10-15 leaves of neem regularly. * you can take panchkarma therapy of ayurveda for permanent removal of body hairs.
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I am 52ys old. Facing some skin problems. Some brown dots in my face. Give me advise to clean up or any treatment.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 52ys old. Facing some skin problems. Some brown dots in my face. Give me advise to clean up or any treatment.
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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Hello Sir, My hair is falling and become very weak and white which very dangerous for me. Any idea? To solve this problem please kindly contact me as soon as possible.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Hello Sir, My hair is falling and become very weak and white which very dangerous for me. Any idea? To solve this pro...
Including essential fatty acids in your regular diet can be helpful to stop hair fall, promoting hair growth, naturally. Walnuts, nuts, flax seeds, almonds, fish and avocado are common natural sources of healthy fatty acids. So include these nuts and fruits along with fish in your daily diet. You can simply munch on walnuts and almonds. Use flax seeds in any of your diet; just ensure to chew them well. Fishes like salmon and tuna are the richest animal source of fatty acids.

I am 38 year olg Male, Due to More Exposure in SUN LIGHT, Skin Colour of my face & body too are continuously. Darken more Discolouration of Skin Colour along with Developed dark colour Patches on the both side of my forehead. For this already taken medical advice with doctor, Used SUNSCREEN {SPF >30-50} during day time, & "AVEMOM-HT Or Melabest cream during night .from this got relief within 8-10 days but when stopped such above treatment automatically develop dark patches & darken more same as earlier. Please Advice me can I am continue above treatment more then 2-3 month. Or Suggest me the best treatment option for getting Relief from our this skin discoloration Disease. Thanking you.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
I am 38 year olg Male, Due to More Exposure in SUN LIGHT, Skin Colour of my face & body too are continuously. Darken ...
Homeopathy medicines cure pigmentation from the root cause and assuring the patient of not facing the similar problem in future. Some of the common homeopathic medicines for treating pigmentation are: Medicines like Lycopodium Clavatum can be consumed if you experience grayish-yellow discolored face with blue circles around the eyes. It can also cure brown spots on the nose and face. Sepia offincinalis can treat chloasma (Yellow spots on the face and a yellow mark across the upper region of the nose and cheeks). This medicine also treats ailments during pregnancy and is best suited for patients who have dark hair. Thuja occidentalis should be consumed to treat dry skin with uneven brown spots. People who have waxy faces with dark under eyes should consume this medicine. Argenticum nitricum can also be consumed if your face looks pale, old and bluish. It is best suited for people who have tense, hard and brown skin with irregular brown blotches. Cadmium sulphuratum can treat yellow stains on the cheeks and nose. This usually worsens due to prolonged exposure to the wind and sun. Copaiva offincinalis reduces brown lenticular spots. These spots give a mottled appearance and can itch at times. ANY HOW BETTER YOU CONSULT HOMEOPATHIC DOCTOR.
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