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Dr. A Jacob Navaneethan

MD - Dermatology

Dermatologist, Chennai

39 Years Experience  ·  250 at clinic
Dr. A Jacob Navaneethan MD - Dermatology Dermatologist, Chennai
39 Years Experience  ·  250 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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Dr. A Jacob Navaneethan is one of the best Dermatologists in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Dermatologist for 39 years. Doctor is a MD - Dermatology. You can meet Dr. A Jacob Navaneethan personally at Dr.Jacob Navaneethan's Clinic in Anna Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. A Jacob Navaneethan on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Dermatology - Madras Medical College, Chennai, - 1977
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I have a combination skin. But I often get painful pimples on my forehead. N moreover I am left with some light marks of pimples on my cheeks which I had during my pregnancies. Kindly suggest me some home remedies n prescribe an ointment if required.

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I have a combination skin. But I often get painful pimples on my forehead. N moreover I am left with some light marks...
You may apply listerin on the forehead and acne area for one hour daily for five days. Drink plenty of liquids. Do not rub or scratch the acne.

I am 25 year old male, my hair starting whitening, how can I back to normal black hair, am a smoker, I have cough, any medicine for this, for blacking of hair.

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I am 25 year old male, my hair starting whitening, how can I back to normal black hair, am a smoker, I have cough, an...
Hi , you have not given full details, let me know- 1. Since how long you have this hair fall 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

Which is the best face cream to use daily. My skin is oily.

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Please take berberis aq? q / put 10 to 15 drops on cotton and apply on the affected area twice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.

I have an very highly hair falling because of due to dandruff and how to solve the dandruff?

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I have an very highly hair falling because of due to dandruff and how to solve the dandruff?
Hello,Dandruff causes hair loss so its necessary to treat dandruff first. Take Thuja 200, 5 drops in the morning, once in a week. Take Arnica Q and Cochleria arom. Q in equal amount, mix with equal amount of coconut oil, and apply this on your scalp, thrice a day. Wash your hair with B&T Anti- Dandruff Shampoo. Revert me after 1 month. Home remedies are as follows:- Coconut oil helps eliminate dandruff due to its antifungal properties. It also moisturizes dry scalp and provides relief from itching. Take some coconut oil and mix half the amount of lemon juice in it. 1. Rub it on your scalp and massage for a few minutes. 2. Wash your hair after at least 20 minutes. 3. Follow this remedy two to three times a week.

I am 22 years male , How to grow New hair ? My hair fall taken but I use each every product in market as like shampoo, oil ,gel etc but my hair follicles are done every time , So what should I do ?

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I am 22 years male ,
How to grow New hair ?
My hair fall taken but I use each every product in market as like shampoo...
1. Sulphur may help you grow new hair take garlic. 2. Keep scalp clean 3. Do dry massage of scalp for 10 mts 4. Apply coconut oil to the scalp at night and wash in the morning 5. Treat dandruff with ketoconazole shampoo twice a week 6. If no dandruff use vatika shampoo 7. Take good healthy nutritious diet including fruits and vegetables- eggs, cheese, cauliflower, whole grain atta, berries, mushrooms (good source of biotin vit b7) 8. Curry leaves extract (boiling in water and taking that water) 9. Do not apply any gel/lotion /any other chemical on scalp for medicine contact on private chat.

I am 29 year old I have problem of hair fall so can I control my hair fall. Please give me some suggestion with medicine name.

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Homeopath
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I am 29 year old I have problem of hair fall so can I control my hair fall. Please give me some suggestion with medic...
Precautions for care of your hair *take nutritious healthy food *have regular vigorous physical exercise so that blood circulation reaches hair follicles and nourishes the hair. *avoid mental stress and smoking and such unhealthy habits. *use warm or cold water for bath and not very hot water. * hard water is harmful. Boiling will reduce hardness. * when the hair is wet, it is weaker and don't rub too much with towel. * use wide toothed comb so that there is no pulling pressure on the hair. *your usual hair dye has large doses of ammonia, which changes hair texture, dries out the scalp and almost leads to hair fall. Natural products like shikakai and amla are better than chemical compositions of manufactured shampoos. *hair fall, dandruff and tendency for gray hair are dependent on several factors. We have good treatment in homoeopathy without causing adverse effects. These medicines are given internally, promote healthy growth of hair and prevent hair fall. Take homoeopathic medicine acid phos 30 twice daily and give feedback after 20 days.

Black pigmentation on lips. what to do? Please help me.

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Black pigmentation on lips. what to do? Please help me.
You can take biol. 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.

Oily Skin and Acne

DNB (Dermatology), Fellowship in Skin & Lasers, MBBS, Masters of Dermatology (M.Derm)
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Most girls and boys on attaining puberty face the problems of oily skin almost indiscriminately. Oil with all its undertones of nourishment and care might accost you positively yet an excess is never good. An oily skin can result in problems like pimples, acne or skin pigmentation. The greasiness of a frying pan is surely not desirable on your tender, soft skin. To remedy the case, one should seek professional medical guidance. Visiting the dermatologist can control excess oil secretions while preventing you from acne or acne scars.

Reasons behind an oily skin and subsequent acne formations:-

Seborrhea- oily skin is a condition that is prevalently referred to as seborrhea. Puberty may or may not lead to seborrhea; it is usually known to accelerate the effect of androgen on your oil glands thus making your skin sticky.
Lifestyle problems- the kind of lifestyle you lead plays a major role in deciding the texture of your skin. Having junk food or processed sugar in excess could contribute to an oily skin.
Hair oil habits- oiling one's hair very frequently and leaving the oil to settle for more than an hour could be a causal factor as well. An oily scalp may lead to the development of acne on your forehead and on the rest of your face.
Bacterial build-up on oily skin- an oily surface tends to attract dirt and grime. Therefore, a skin with excess oil will have a higher concentration of bacteria that further cause pimples and acne.
Blocked pores- overactive oil glands are capable of blocking the pores on your skin. This prevents the skin from breathing. Chances of acne or other skin disorders are higher in such a situation.
Ways to deal with oily skin and acne:-

Go by the doctor's directions- if you have already seen a dermatologist you should follow his instructions and make necessary adjustments.
Clean your face at least twice daily to rid yourself of unnecessary oil.
Use skin care products which specifically suit your requirements and don't buy into the hoax of marketing.
If you are confused about what to use, talk to your dermatologist and get a specific set of products or ingredients that should be in those products. Use these as a guide in determining your future purchases as well.
Oily Skin and Acne

I am suffering from excess hair fall and dandruff. This has resulted in clear visibility of my scalp. Maximum hair have fallen off from the front part of my head. What should I do to stop it? please suggest.

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I am suffering from excess hair fall and dandruff. This has resulted in clear visibility of my scalp. Maximum hair ha...
Take following oil 1. Vata-jatadi tail apply it on hair alternate days take following remedies 1 asthi poshak vati 1 tab before lunch and dinner 2. Amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach 3. Laghu malini vasant ras vati 2 tab after lunch and dinner.

I am 27 years old and I take birth control pill twice a month. I have noticed recently that I am gaining weight and i am having too much hair fall is it because of birth control pills or what should I do?

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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I am 27 years old and I take birth control pill twice a month. I have noticed recently that I am gaining weight and i...
Yes contraceptive pills are actually hormones and they r known to cause these side effects. That is why barrier methods like condom are preferred.

How to control Psoriasis.

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How to control Psoriasis.
Psoriasis is manageable, the traditional approach is to start with the mildest treatments topical creams and ultraviolet light therapy (phototherapy) and then progress to stronger ones only if necessary. The goal is to find the most effective way to slow cell turnover with the fewest possible side effects coupled with a dietary therapy specially designed to manage psoriasis. Researchers found several studies linking obesity to an increased risk for psoriatic disease. These studies indicate that a higher body mass index (bmi) is associated with an elevated risk for developing psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, as well as increased disease severity. Obesity may provide the nudge that triggers psoriasis in people who are already predisposed to it, researchers also found that in overweight individuals, losing weight may improve the effectiveness of treatments. So if you lose weight, you may be reducing fuel for the fire.

I have a very big problem I use severals shampoo or oils but my hair still falling what should I do.

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I have a very big problem I use severals shampoo or oils but my hair still falling what should I do.
Male-pattern hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia.Men typically present with hairline recession at the temples and vertex balding. So they can try Homoeopathic medication that is based on constitution and work wonders. 1. Take Acid phos. 200, 5 drops , morning empty stomach, once in week. 2.wiesbaden 200, 5 drops , daily morning empty stomach. 3.Natrum mur 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 4.Kali phos 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 5.Apply Arnica hair growth oil (B &T) on your hair and scalp, thrice in a week. 6.Wash hair with Arnica montana herbal shampoo (SBL) 7.Drink minimum 10 glasses of water per day. 8.Take 10 ml amla juice mixed with half cup of water, at daily night .

Sir/madam I am 20 years old and i'm suffering from hair loss from last 2 months and dandruff from last 2-3 years. Last 2 months hair was loosing especially while having head bath. So please give me advise and suggestions how to prevent hair loss and how to reduce dandruff?

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Sir/madam I am 20 years old and i'm suffering from hair loss from last 2 months and dandruff from last 2-3 years. Las...
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. Need to rule out any causative factor or underlying medical condition. 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, Badiaga 200 & Alfalfa Tonic twice a day for 1 month and revert. Also, use Schwabe's Anti-Dandruff shampoo and Anti-Dandruff 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!). 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.

I am 21 years old. My hairs are turning grey. Please suggest something to avoid early greying of hairs.

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I am 21 years old. My hairs are turning grey. Please suggest something to avoid early greying of hairs.
1. Take Acid phos. 200, 5 drops , morning empty stomach, once in week. 2.wiesbaden 200, 5 drops , daily morning empty stomach. 3.Natrum mur 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 4.Kali phos 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 5.Apply Arnica hair growth oil (B &T) on your hair and scalp, thrice in a week. 6.Wash hair with Arnica montana herbal shampoo (SBL) 7.Drink minimum 10 glasses of water per day. 8.Take 10 ml amla juice mixed with half cup of water, at daily night

Which type of hair rebounding is suitable for very sensitive hair? Herbal or any other?

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Which type of hair rebounding is suitable for very sensitive hair? Herbal or any other?
Theres nothing as herbal hair bonding. Hair rebonding is a purely chemical process. If you have hair fall problem, please don't get it done.

I have the marks of chicken pox. I used cream but it doesn't work. Can you recommend the proper medicine?

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I have the marks of chicken pox. I used cream but it doesn't work. Can you recommend the proper medicine?
Hello Sagarika If the chicken pox scars are within last few weeks... Kindly try using SCAREND SILICON CREAM twice daily. It won't be of much help to old scars. Hope this helps you. Take Care

I have black spots as well as pimples on my back I used scar removal cream for 4 months but didn't see any changes. What should I do?

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I have black spots as well as pimples on my back I used scar removal cream for 4 months but didn't see any changes. W...
For acne and black spots - 1. Use tea tree face wash with tea tree toner daily 2. Aha glow also works wonders for acne prone skin. You can rub your face with 1% concentration of salicylic acid in aha glow face wash daily. 3. Use sunscreen daily twice. 4. Eat a diet rich in vitamin c 5. Include green leafy vegetables in your diet.

I have been facing acne problem, pimples. What measure should I take to avoid it?

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Homeopath
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I have been facing acne problem, pimples. What measure should I take to avoid it?
Hello, * take, plenty of water.* go for meditation.* avoid, smoke, dust, sun polluted air, alcohol, smoking. * homoeo-medicine** @ berb aqua 200-6 pi; s, s twice a day. @ calendula q-10 drops with 1/4 cup of water, clean your face twice a day. All d best.

I am facing dandruff problem due to this I also facing hair loss problem wt I hv to do I used some solutions but I not get satisfied solution.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I am facing dandruff problem due to this I also facing hair loss problem wt I hv to do I used some solutions but I no...
First of all wash head with cetavlon 20% hair wash for three consecutive days, then once a week. After wash, when hairs dry, massage scalp with karanj oil. Report after a month. In case if lesser response, some other medicines would be advised.

I have hair losses?? Give me suggestions

BHMS
Homeopath
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I have hair losses?? Give me suggestions
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. 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, 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! 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. (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!). 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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