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Dr. Aftab Matheen

MBBS, DDVL

Dermatologist, Chennai

25 Years Experience  ·  0 - 450 at clinic
Dr. Aftab Matheen MBBS, DDVL Dermatologist, Chennai
25 Years Experience  ·  0 - 450 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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Dr. Aftab Matheen is one of the best Dermatologists in Chintadripet, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 25 years of journey as a Dermatologist. He is a qualified MBBS, DDVL. He is currently associated with K M Speciality Hospital in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Aftab Matheen on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - M S Ramiah Institute Of Advanced Studies - 1991
DDVL - Sri ramachandra medical college and research institute - 2005
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Sir I have a skin problem in my face I have found lots of pimple so I want what kind of therapy I have need. Thank you.

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Sir I have a skin problem in my face I have found lots of pimple so I want what kind of therapy I have need. Thank you.
Dear, These are the causes of pimples: • excessive sebum production (sebum is oily secretion from the gland). • Due to hormonal imbalance. These are the methods & instructions to avoid pimples: • To control the sebum secretion you should maintain your hormonal level. Because imbalance in hormone level causes excessive sebum production and causes acne. 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. * Take cucumber and papaya pulp. Mix it well and add 1 tablespoon Turmeric. Make a paste and apply it on face and leave it for 15 minutes. • 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. * Take 2 teaspoon of RAKTASHODAK SYRUP of BAIDYANATH company once a day. • Steam your face to open the pores, which in turn clear the skin. Steam your face for a couple of minutes. • use a mild moisturiser for your skin.
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I have hair fall problem since 1 month? wt can I do. please suggest me.

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I have hair fall problem since 1 month? wt can I do. please suggest me.
? Hair fall ? Development of bald patches ? Thinning of hair in women Causes: ? Stress ? Weakness ? Anaemia ? Lack of proper nutrition ? Vitamin B6 and folic acid deficiency ? Unclean scalp, which blocks and weakens the hair pores ? Hereditary factors ? One can suffer from hair loss at any age ? The condition generally results in a receding hair line Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and lemon juice: 1. Cut and de-seed an Indian gooseberry 2. Crush the cut gooseberry to paste 3. Press this paste on a sieve and extract its juice 4. Add 3 tbsp lemon juice to this juice 5. Mix well 6. Apply this on the scalp 7. Leave it for 30 min 8. Wash off with normal water

Good evening My age is 24 but I don't get mustached correct still This is any hormone effect are any thing else?

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My age is 24 but I don't get mustached correct still This is any hormone effect are any thing else?
Yes it is hormonal problem. HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE LYCOPODIUM 30 Dr.Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water at night every week ACID PHOSPHORICUM Q ( Dr.Reckeweg) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily TESTIES 3X ( BIOFORCE) Chew 2 tabs twice daily SELENIUM 30 ( DR Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water daily night
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My age is 24 yrs, very recently a serious hair fall happened. Wht should I do now?

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Ayurveda
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My age is 24 yrs, very recently a serious hair fall happened. Wht should I do now?
Follow these best tips for treatment of hair fall • Add protein containing items in your foods for healthy hair growth such as take a bowl of cereal daily and a glass of milk or 100 gm cheese or 1-2 eggs.. • To reduce hairfall, Practice Yogasana like SHIRSHASANA and SARWANGASANA only under the guidance of Expert. • you can use MAHABHRINGRAJ TEL of BAIDYANATH COMPANY and apply it 3 times in a week massage your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes daily. It increases blood circulation in your scalp and enhances hair growth. • Avoid the excess use of products such as hair colours or shampoo. * Take Vitamin-E rich foods like dry fruits (Almonds, Pista etc) daily. * Apply the egg yolk to the scalp atleast once a week. It gives nourishment to hair root and enhances hair growth.
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I have hair related problem. My hair is very thin and it has some dandruff. because of this I am continuously losing my hair. What should I have to do now?

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I have hair related problem. My hair is very thin and it has some dandruff. because of this I am continuously losing ...
Is your hair loss accompanied with greying of hair and have they become very thin? your hair needs a very high protein well-rounded diet. Hair and nails are the last organs to get nutrition in the body, hence only if all the organs get sufficient nutrition and proteins, only then the remaining nutrition would be used for hairs. A strand of hair is composed of mostly protein, which means your hair needs protein to grow. Hence a therapeutic diet prescribed by a registered dietitian can help a lot in hair growth. Besides diet excessive stress, current/past dandruff and some medication are conclusively known to retard hair growth and promote hair loss. - cut down on the use of hair spray, hair gels, and styling creams that contain harsh chemical ingredients, which can dry out the scalp and cause the formation of flakes. Also harsh treatments such as perms, colours, relaxers etc take a toll on the health of your hair. - avoid changing your shampoo and conditioner constantly. Stick to one good mild cleansing shampoo for six months before changing. - excessive exposure to the sun, pollution, rain water and dust without proper protection makes the hair dry, brittle and limp. Use a live in conditioner during the rains to protect it from the humidity and wash and oil it regularly to maintain a healthy scalp. I may also prescribe medications like biotin or minox.

I am losing hair quickly and tried have all shampoos but no effect yet. I am not sure what else can I do. Can you please help me with this?

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I am losing hair quickly and tried have all shampoos but no effect yet. I am not sure what else can I do. Can you ple...
Follow these best methods for treatment of hair fall • Add protein containing items in your foods for healthy hair growth such as take a bowl of cereal daily and a glass of milk or 100 gm cheese or 1-2 eggs.. • Stress is one of the main cause of hair fall. To reduce hairfall, Practice Yogasana like SHIRSHASANA and SARWANGASANA only under the guidance of Expert. • you can use MAHABHRINGRAJ TEL of BAIDYANATH COMPANY and apply it 3 times in a week massage your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes daily. It increases blood circulation in your scalp and enhances hair growth. • Avoid the excess use of products such as hair colours or shampoo as they cause destruction of hair follicles. * Take Vitamin-E rich foods like dry fruits (Almonds, Pista etc) daily. * Apply the egg yolk to the scalp atleast once a week. It gives nourishment to hair root and enhances hair growth.

Mera hair fall kafi jyda hota hai, pls do something and suggestions. Me what can I do for stop this.

MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDIP.IN GERIATRIC CARE, Post Graduate Diploma in Holistic Healthcare
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Mera hair fall kafi jyda hota hai, pls do something and suggestions. Me what can I do for stop this.
Madam excess hair is good sign to you. You should be proud of it. Try to maintain your lifestyle balanced and the time will come your hair problem with others would be solved. Restrain from excess intake of vitamins minerals and starch food. Ok.

Hi I am a 34 year old married women. I have grey hair problem and 60% of my hair has turned grey. The graying started around 12, 15 years back and I never paid attention. Can it be treated at this age. I am tired of applying hair color. Please help me.

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Hi I am a 34 year old married women. I have grey hair problem and 60% of my hair has turned grey. The graying started...
Hello. We can't make the grey hair turn black, but of course, prevent further greying! The causes of premature greying of hair are several. Here we have listed out a few common causes. Heredity is a major reason for hair greying Excessive use of tobacco and smoking Chronic emotional stress or psychological worries Lack of nutrients such as vitamins, iron, copper and iodine in the diet Medical conditions such as anemia, hypothyroidism, tuberous sclerosis or neurofibromatosis Home Remedies: 1. Add the curry leaves to the oil and boil it for 6 to 8 minutes, or till the leaves turn black. Remove from flame and let it cool. Strain the oil in a container and massage your scalp and hair with this oil 3 to 4 times per week before going to bed. Wash off with a mild herbal shampoo in the morning. 2. Turn the fenugreek seeds to a smooth powder and keep aside. Heat the oil and add the amla pieces to it, let it boil for 5 to 6 minutes, add the fenugreek powder to the oil, let it boil for another minute and remove from flame. Let it cool and strain the oil, apply on scalp and hair before going to bed. Wash off with a mild herbal shampoo in the morning. 3. Mix onion and lemon juice in a glass bowl and apply on scalp and hair evenly. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash off with a mild herbal shampoo. Repeat it 4 to 5 times a week for 2 weeks. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine – Schwabe's Acid Phos. 200/ once daily and Weisbaden 200/ twice daily – all of them for 1 month. And a multivitamin - A to Z/ 1 cap. daily once for 1 month (as deficiency of zinc, copper and selenium can also cause premature greying). Use Schwabe's Arnica Shampoo and Hair Growth Oil. Revert me back
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How can I remove hairs on arms permanently?

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How can I remove hairs on arms permanently?
Hello you can go for laser hair reduction by diode laser. It may take normally 6 to 8 sessions. One session per month.
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I am 22 years old and I have been having acne pimple problems from 5 to 6 years. The doctors are confused because the chin area has projections they don't hurt but are like pimples and they don't do. What should I do to get rid of it.

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I am 22 years old and I have been having acne pimple problems from 5 to 6 years. The doctors are confused because the...
keep your face dry, wash 4-5 time a day, apply retino-a cream at night and wash your face before sun rise as sun rays can darken your face. Welcome Symptoms of fever

I have a lot hair fall and even pimples on face which has left scar of them on my face please help me with the treatment.

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Homeopath
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I have a lot hair fall and even pimples on face which has left scar of them on my face please help me with the treatm...
Hello. Hair problem is common now a days. Due to stress and busy life. Take full sleep. Drink planty water. Have fruits. Take. Acid hydrofluoric 30.2 tds x 30 days. And revert. Use arnica mon q 30 ml + your oil 100 ml mix. Twice a week at night and wash you may contact me privately on lybrate and check my echonomical packge take following homoeo medicines berberus aquifolium q 30 ml sbl or any company 10 drops 3 times per day in water also apply berberis aq oin. Both avaliable in homoeo medical or online. Take full sleep no late night drink planty water eat vegetables fruits wash face with himilaya face wash.

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Homemade skin whitening tips, fairness tips


A whitened skin tone is a desire of every women. Who don?t want to flaunt that white skin tone to gain attraction? A fairer skin is certainly an impossible task to achieve and so we are flowing in the breeze of market trends, where more you will spend, the more effective whitening cream you will get. But the chemical content in these fairness creams is way high which damages the skin natural glow after some time. A worthy effect is what we look for but not at the cost of any skin damage. Natural remedies are beyond any harm and the ingredients are often available at our home. In summer weather, when the harshness of sun damages skin tone and darken our skin color, then we are forced to adapt these expensive beauty creams to withstand the effect of sun. It has been found that people in the east are more attracted towards spending several bucks for the fairness creams to achieve that everlasting whitened skin tone. The products available in the market consists of bleach, aloe Vera and lemon extracts which leads to the reduced production of melanin in the body and induces fairness of the skin. But the products are quite expensive and so we can easily land up to homemade secrets.


Honey and almond

Honey and almond possess great results in lightening the skin and providing proper moisturizing. Honey and almond altogether are impactful skin lightening homemade assets. You can easily make this skin whitening mask by mixing a tablespoon of milk powder, 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of lemon juice along with 1/2 tsp of almond oil, then apply it gently on the skin to a good 10-15 minutes.

Tomato and oatmeal

Tomato is one of the renowned skin lightening agent. A mix of oatmeal, tomato and yoghurt when applied on the face can lighten up your skin and removes the tan. This is great when you have sunburns.
Milk and lemon juice

It is one of the effective skin lightening remedy which is competent in removing the tan on your skin and lighten darken skin tone to a great level. Mix a tsp of gram flour with 2 tsp of raw milk and 2-3 drops of lime juice. Apply the mixture for 15 minutes before washing.

Potato slices

Sliced potatoes or grated when applied helps in skin lightening. It is one of the great agent in whitening skin, and is highly beneficial in removing dark spots and blemishes. The clear face without any marks is the desire of any women and so the remedies in the natural way are more impactful.

Yogurt

This is a product that is made of milk and hence completely safe. Lactic acid in this food product has got ability to lighten the skin tone. Apply this on your skin and leave it for some time. Then rinse it with water. If you can use this for two times daily ? you will notice the change in your skin tone. You can also mix yogurt with honey and anoint your face and neck. This will improve your skin tone and moisturize your skin. Your skin will look fresh and young.

Oranges

Vitamin C is important for your skin. Oranges contain the vitamin C in it in good quantity. It is a citrus fruit and contains skin lightening properties too. Mix orange juice with a pinch of turmeric and make a paste. Apply this on your face and exposed part of neck. Leave it overnight and then in the morning rinse off. You can also use the peel of the fruit and powder it. Mix this powder with yogurt and apply on your body and face. Wait till this is dry. Rinse it off and take a shower. Regular use will show you the difference it makes.

Aloe Vera Gel

This has got properties for alleviating hyper pigmentation and can give you back the lighter tone of your skin. The gel also helps in repairing the damaged cells of the skin and improves the condition of your skin. Take the gel from the leaf and smear it on your body. Leave for 30 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. This will help in keeping your skin healthy and give you a lighter tone in natural way.

These skin lightening packs are good for keeping your skin tone lighter. You can also use some tips that are good for bleaching your skin. This can make your skin look whiter naturally. You must use the proper sunscreen after using these bleaching agents. Avoid using these agents around the eye area. Never use the agents in higher concentration other than that is recommended. Misusing these will harm the skin tone for a longer time period. Some natural bleaching agents are:

Lemon juice and cucumber juice mixed with a small quantity of turmeric powder.
Sandal wood powder, cucumber juice, tomato juice and lemon juice. All in equal quantity.
Dried orange peel powder mixed with milk to form a paste.
Fresh milk of coconut and juice of pineapple mixed in equal quantity.
Almond soaked overnight becomes softer. Make a paste of this with equal quantity of honey.
Fuller?s earth ? 2 teaspoon, ammonia liquid ? 6 drops, 1 teaspoon peroxide 20 volumes.

These are some of the natural bleach that can be used on your skin. You must use them twice in a week. These will bring the desired effect on your skin but it will take more time than the chemical bleaches.The necessary steps to be undertaken to attain a glowing and a whitened skin is all through your efforts. The expensive products making a hold on your pocket need to be curbed by the powerful effect of natural remedies. Moreover the precautions at your end are striking to achieve that admirable skin tone. Avoid exposure in sunlight, such that you can protect your skin color from damaging. Drink plenty of water. Base your diet on various fruits and vegetables to get that extra glow and skin tone improvement.
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I do masturbation daily and I am overweight too and have pimples and marks on my face. Is doing masturbation is the reason behind these problems? How to stop these problem?

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Dermatologist
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I do masturbation daily and I am overweight too and have pimples and marks on my face. Is doing masturbation is the r...
Masturbation doesn't lead to any skin problems. Reduce your weight by exercise. & avoid oily foods totally!
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I have pimples on my face and even the pimples spots are there. And my skin is too much oily. I had not done any treatment for this. What should I do to get fare, clean, and oil free dry face.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath
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I have pimples on my face and even the pimples spots are there. And my skin is too much oily. I had not done any trea...
Take following homoeo medicines berberus aquifolium q 30 ml sbl or any company 10 drops 3 times per day in water also apply berberis aq oin. Both avaliable in homoeo medical or online. Take full sleep no late night drink planty water eat vegetables fruits wash face with himilaya face wash.
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I have very dull ski with dark circles, I have normal to dry skin. Ca you suggest me whats gud to use to get fair.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist
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I have very dull ski with dark circles, I have normal to dry skin. Ca you suggest me whats gud to use to get fair.
Hello, thanks for posting your concern. Your kind of problems are basically related to genetical tendency as well as poor nutrition and stress. I suggest you to improve your diet with lots of red fruits and green vegetables. Avoid fast food and do yoga or mediation to relax yourself. In your kind of station I generally prescribe a kojic acid based preparation to be applied at night time. All the best.
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I have black spot as well pimples. I use any product cream but I don't see good result. Please help me.

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I have black spot as well pimples. I use any product cream but I don't see good result. Please help me.
In home made, try to apply neem leaves paste with a pinch of water over face keep it for 20 minutes & wash it off with normal water daily once r twice regularly doing this will show good result. You can try applying mint[pudheena]leaves paste with few drops of lemon/alovera[fresh leaves pulp]with lemon juice drops will help equally. Take more water. Minimum 3-4 litres/day. Try to take atleast 1/2 litre in morning with empty stomach will act as good body cleanser. Try to wash often with gentle soap whenever you come back to your home. Take more fruits, veg, salads, avoid, alcohol, spicy/oily./junk/fast food/any black beverages is ideal for keeping health good in general.
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Hi since a last week am injuring with red rashes on skin. I did not work for any hard things. Any causes and please let me know the solutions for this.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda
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Hi since a last week am injuring with red rashes on skin. I did not work for any hard things. Any causes and please l...
There are many ayurvedic medicines for this purpose like ras manikya ras. Gandhak rasayan. Panchnimbadi churna. Panchtikta ghrit guggul. Arogya vardhini vati. Khadirarishta. Marichyadi oil. Pranacharya b clean syrup. Take these medicines by consulting with a good ayurvedic doctor.

Is aloe vera better to be applied on face everyday to remove chicken pox scars as I was having pox last three days.

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Is aloe vera better to be applied on face everyday to remove chicken pox scars as I was having pox last three days.
Hi lybrate-user. Yes it is good but use it along with lemon juice and milk gives you better results, thanks.

I had gone to village, 1years ago Actually there is some black marks arising on my face and it is still increasing I consult too many doctors they suggest me skintight, melalight, emosone and hh light but the problem is remain same on my face It looks very ugly please suggest me helpful treatment.

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I had gone to village, 1years ago Actually there is some black marks arising on my face and it is still increasing
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