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Dr. A. Ravi

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

General Surgeon, Chennai

39 Years Experience  ·  250 at clinic
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Dr. A. Ravi MBBS, MS - General Surgery General Surgeon, Chennai
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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....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.
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Dr. A. Ravi is a trusted General Surgeon in Peravallur, Chennai. He has been a practicing General Surgeon for 39 years. He is a qualified MBBS, MS - General Surgery . You can visit him at Dr. A. Ravi@Abhijay Hospital Pvt Ltd in Peravallur, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. A. Ravi on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1979
MS - General Surgery - Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai - 1985

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I have black heads on my face. I tried many creams but it didn't work. What should I do?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
I have black heads on my face. I tried many creams but it didn't work. What should I do?
Medicine German reckeweg natrum mur 200, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) morning. buy medicine from good homoeopathic shop. food mixed fruit juice daily evening. please continue treatment.
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I am 27 years old. I have open pores on my face. What should I do to fill them and make smooth skin.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 27 years old. I have open pores on my face. What should I do to fill them and make smooth skin.
Hello,you can take homoeopathic medicine Berberis Aquifolium Q (10 drops in half cup of water) thrice a day for a week and revert,
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How treat tinea skin disease. I use itraconazole 200 two times for one month but not satisfactory result.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
How treat tinea skin disease. I use itraconazole 200 two times for one month but not satisfactory result.
If it is tinea infection it will be cured by Itraconazole .it might be different infection or you might have applied any steroid or moisturizer. Its better to consult Dermatologist near you for elaborated check up.
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I have under eye dark circles problem. So mention me good result medicine to cure my under eye dark circles problem.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have under eye dark circles problem. So mention me good result medicine to cure my under eye dark circles problem.
Follow these methods to clear dark circles fastly : • Take 6 to 8 hrs sleep regularly . • Do yogasana specially SINHASANA & Bhramari Pranayam . • Apply piece of cucumber on your both eyes . • Apply almond oil or you can apply capsule of vitamin E mix it in mosturiser or cream you have daily around the eye in night and massage it lightly daily . • Take a piece of potato and make it's juice by crush it apply its juice for 15 min daily . • • Take 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric ( haldi ) with one teaspoon of besan mix it with water and make paste apply it around eyes for 10 minutes and make it dry remove it . • Eat green leafy vegetables daily and fruits daily . Drink a glass of milk daily . You can consult me privately for your doubts & detailed treatment.
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Hi, Please suggest me Can I use betnovate c for my dark patch on the face and forehead.

MBBS
Dermatologist, Pune
Hi, Please suggest me Can I use betnovate c for my dark patch on the face and forehead.
NO NEVER. Plsease never use it on the face or any body part without doctors advice. It contains steroid which has its own side effects if not used appropriately. It contains a very strong steroid which is inappropriate for skin of the face. Long use of such creams can cause permanent white patches, excessive hair growth, thining of the skin, sun sensitivity, acne etc.
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My bumps going to reduce day by day. Any jeans not look good back side. Have you any suggestion for me how to build up the same.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
My bumps going to reduce day by day. Any jeans not look good back side. Have you any suggestion for me how to build u...
Weight lifting and squats help give a good shoe to the lower torso. Side leg lifts are also good. You may eat more calories if it does not make you very bulky on the other parts. If you have a slim body, eat more and do the mentioned exercises.
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I have spotted small dots around my ear and unfortunately its spreading all over my neck, I am very tensed, what should I do to get rid of it?

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
I have spotted small dots around my ear and unfortunately its spreading all over my neck, I am very tensed, what shou...
it it most likely to be s.keratosis so use daily sunscrean and apply reino a on that if problem persist than consult
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Colorectal Surgery: What Should You Know About It?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Guwahati
Colorectal Surgery: What Should You Know About It?

Colorectal surgery deals with the disorders of the rectum, anus and colon. Another name of colon is ‘large intestine’. These three body parts form the last stages of the digestive process. When the human waste passes through the colon, its salt and water are extracted before it exits the body as human excreta.

Colorectal disorders

  1. Swelling and inflammation of the veins in the anus (also called as Haemorrhoids)
  2. Anal fissures- unnatural cracks and fissures in the anal area
  3. Fistulas or the unnatural connections between the anus and other anorectal areas
  4. Conditions of constipation
  5. Incontinence in passing of faeces
  6. When the walls of the rectum protrude through the anus- also called as Rectal prolapse
  7. Birth defects such as imperforate anus
  8. Anal cancer- this condition is rare
  9. Colorectal cancer- cancer of colon and rectum
  10. Any injuries to the anus
  11. Removal of any objects inserted into the anus

Bowel habits after colorectal surgery
Many patients report cases of diarrhoea, leakage of stool or gas, urgency to use the toilet and a feeling of insufficient evacuation of faeces. Relax; these conditions are not going to last forever. Your rectum and anus are adjusting to new conditions after this surgery. These organs may take six to twelve months to adjust to new bowel habits.

Is there a need to take a laxative or stool softener?
There is no need to take laxatives after a colorectal surgery. Drink lots of water to make your stool softer and easy to pass. If there is a water deficiency in your body, then it may lead to your faeces becoming hard. In that case, take milk of magnesium, colace etc.

Activities post surgery
You can continue with your normal schedule after this surgical procedure. Carry on running, jogging, exercising, climbing up the stairs etc. even after your surgery. Gastroenterologists recommend that patients should desist from lifting loads weighing more than 10 pounds so that there are no post surgery complications.

Diet after colorectal surgery
Avoid spicy and heavy to digest meals after your surgery. Once the intestines begin working normally, you can continue having your spicy food. Chew your food well to aid its digestion.

Returning to work after colorectal surgery
Most people are back to their work after taking a break of 2-5 days. If the surgery is pretty detailed, you may have to take a break of up to a month. Patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery may have to take a rest of 2- 4 weeks before they report back to work. Take it easy before slipping into your regular schedule. If working hurts after your surgery, don’t do it. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Surgeon.

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WHAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT ACNE

DNB (Dermatology), Fellowship in Dermatological Laser Surgery, Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
WHAT YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT ACNE
Hi lybrate-user, I would like to enlighten you about acne/pimples 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 for acne:
Treatment for acne needs to be individualized as per the type of acne and type of your skin.
For comedones (white and black heads), we recommend comedone extraction procedure.
For red papules (bumps), we recommend topical creams, chemical peels and oral antibiotics as per severity.
For nodules [big red swelling], intralesional steroid injections works fastest and are safe.
For acne 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.
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Doctor how much glass of water we should drink in a day ?& please tell what are its benefits for both skin &body.

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Noida
Doctor how much glass of water we should drink in a day ?& please tell what are its benefits for both skin &body.
4-5 GLASSES IN WINTER AND 8-10 GLASSES IN SUMMER. If you do physical activity, requirement may be more. Benefits 1. It restores body water loss due to perspiration and loss in urine. 2. It is essential to maintain water & electrolyte balance in body and to maintain normal osmalality of blood. 3. It increases your perspiration making you feel cold in summer. 4. It helps in reduction of fever by perspiration. 5. It helps in excretion of unwanted metabolites, chemical and drugs from blood in urine. 6. It boosts metabolism. 7. It fastens blood circulation. 8. It prevents stone formation in kidneys and bladder by making urine thin. 9. It prevents burning during urination. 10. It flushes your urinary tract and prevents urinary tract infections (UTIs) 11. It boosts your bowel movements and prevents constipation. Extreme of everything is bad. Excess water intake may cause water intoxication resulting into diminished blood osmolality with water entering more into cells making them to swell and get dead. Specially brain cells start swelling and dying. But this situation does not normally arise during oral water intake but during IV fluid infusions and in oral intake if there is high secretion of ADH (Anti-diuretic hormone = Vasopressin) and after heavy water intake with MDMA (Ecstasy) drug intake in rave parties & clubs due to release of vasopressin. If you are a patient of Congestive heart failure or left ventricular failure or have high ADH secretion, you should keep your oral water intake limited. 12. It improves digestion and absorption.
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I have a black spot on my left feet, I have used many creams but it doesn't go away. Can you suggest me any medicine to clear that.

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
I have a black spot on my left feet, I have used many creams but it doesn't go away. Can you suggest me any medicine ...
Its important for you to come for consultation so that we can examine it.it can be treated through creams or laser.
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I have marks in my whole body and face and I have kidney pains also alao I have leg oains and joint pains.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have marks in my whole body and face and I have kidney pains also alao I have leg oains and joint pains.
Kidney. Pain tk proper treatment and should drink the water 15 glasses ever day. For leg and joint pain tk calcium supplements in oral ya medicine form and do stretching exercise and do heat formation twice a day.
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Hi I'm a male I'm not good looking or handsome nor have a fairer looks thts y girls dnt look at me or I don't have any gf till now I'm 24 years now and I'm single no girls look at me bcoz I'm not fair looking nor good looking or handsome so I feel or get depressed by this and think alot I feel sad and depressed very much please help me or tel me wat should I do please help me with this please.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi I'm a male I'm not good looking or handsome nor have a fairer looks thts y girls dnt look at me or I don't have an...
Hi lybrate-user, everyone is beautiful, we all are, you are. This is not the right basis to make assumptions about yourself. Everything is not based in skin colour and appearance. The right people will realize your worth and stay. Why would you want to stay with people who don't respect you the way you are and see you superficially. You are handsome and no less compared to anyone. Chin up and face everyone. Do not stop looking the right girl will enter your life soon. But yes girls love confident guys. So I guess you need to be one- confident and successful. All the best.
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Quick Tips To Keep Your Skin Healthy In Winters!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS, PLAB
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Quick Tips To Keep Your Skin Healthy In Winters!

Winter in a tropical country like India is always something we all look forward to. Time to take out your sweatshirts and jackets! However, apart from the long nights and heart-warming conversations by your fireplace, winter can also be the time for a different set of skin problems. The cold and dry winds can take away all the moisture from the skin, making it dry and chapped. Thus, precaution is the word of the season, if you want to keep your skin healthy.

You can use these strategies to keep your skin healthy and supple throughout the winter:

  1. Apply lukewarm water on the face: Don't use very hot water to wash your face, as it can strip away the essential oils and make your skin dry. Rather, splash your face with lukewarm water as it helps in retaining the moisture.
  2. Use a moisturizer: Once you have finished washing, use a moisturizer to seal in the moisture content of the skin. This helps prevent the skin from drying, keeping it healthy.
  3. Pick your moisturizer carefully: If you are already prone to dry skin, these few winter months will surely aggravate the problem. Use a moisturizer that is oil based; pick moisturizers that have ingredients which nourish your skin.
  4. Never forgo the Sunscreen: Just because its winter does not give you the license to do away with the sunscreen; it can be as damaging as the summer sun. Use a sunscreen before venturing outdoors and make sure to pick a sunscreen that suits your skin.
  5. Use a humidifier: Winters mean dry minds, thus you may require a humidifier to prevent the skin from drying.
  6. Drink sufficient water: One tends to consume lesser water during the winter months, which is again not good for your body at all. Irrespective of the season, doctors always recommend 2-3 liters of water every day, even though it means more trips to the loo.
  7. Never forget to exfoliate: Winter can cause dead cells to accumulate in your skin and cause it to look dull. Periodic exfoliation can help with dead cell removal and keep your skin healthy.
  8. Avoid toxins: In case of disorders such as dermatitis or eczema, you should avoid coming in contact with allergens that can trigger these conditions.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!


 

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Hi I am 24 years girl and I never had pimples till 22 but after that my skin got spoiled complete pits, whiteheads, blackheads, pimples are like hell. I don't feel my skin. All over my face there are either holes or some thing small pimples inside skin which cannot come up, what shall I do? Please advise.

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Acupuncturist, Indore
Hi I am 24 years girl and I never had pimples till 22 but after that my skin got spoiled complete pits, whiteheads, b...
You can apply coconut oil n nycil powder at night you can also apply white toothpaste on pimple eat 2_3 raw garlic in morning acupressure will help you lot.
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I have a unprotected sex and bow I have little bit rashes on my body but its not reddish colour and I have a hand pain a week ago is this a symptoms of aid.

PG Dip(psycosexual diseases), MBBS
Sexologist, Delhi
I have a unprotected sex and bow I have little bit rashes on my body but its not reddish colour and I have a hand pai...
It does not look like any std disease symptoms if it persist you should have check up with dermarologist.
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I am suffering from fungal skin infection continuously over the bumb (blackish skin occur &spreading continuously) and it came back again again. Even taking complete treatment every time.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering from fungal skin infection continuously over the bumb (blackish skin occur &spreading continuously) an...
Hi, fungi are microscopic organisms that can live off the dead tissues of your skin, hair, and nails, much like a mushroom can grow on the bark of a tree. Medication: take schwabe's tellurium 30/ thrice daily for 2 weeks. Management: good personal hygiene helps prevent the spread of ringworm. Teach your child to practice good hygiene and generally not to share combs, brushes, or hats. Children also shouldn't share towels, clothes, or sports equipment that haven't been properly cleaned. Avoid wearing any wet clothes, prefer cotton clothes, keep the area dry and clean. Never use others towels or clothes as well as don't share yours with others.
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Every year my skin will cuttoff or removed by whether. I don't know. Wt is your suggestion.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Zirakpur
Every year my skin will cuttoff or removed by whether. I don't know. Wt is your suggestion.
Your skin should be protected from seasonal changes. It seems dry. Use honey + glycerine+ rise water packs and keep for an hr. Wash normally. Keep it hydrated.
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Hi When I stole. Inter layer of my anus pains /kinda ichyy. Help me. What it is happening. Sometimes it doesn't happen and some time it do?

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
Dear , I am sure you are suffering from anal fissure due to constipation with passage of hard faeces. So concentrate on treating constipation and drink more fluids.
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