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Dr. Archana

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Good morning sir/ madam, I have dark spot below my eyes and I want to remove it completely can you suggest me regarding this.

BAMS, MD - Medicine
Ayurveda, Bareilly
Good morning sir/ madam, I have dark spot below my eyes and I want to remove it completely can you suggest me regardi...
Use jaiphal with milk (paste apply over affected area), cream even shade (charak pharma), cucumber slices over eyes.
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I have white hair problem please help me to solve and some pimples also but I care for them they can be solved but again after some time this happened again.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I have white hair problem please help me to solve and some pimples also but I care for them they can be solved but ag...
Pimples/ acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease which develops due to blocking of the hair follicles in skin. For pimples and to remove scars take following med. BERBERIS AQUIFOLIUM Q.x 14 days 20 DROPS TWICE IN WATER. Use berberis aquifolium oin any company ALSO DRINK PLENTY WATER. HAVE GREEN VEGETABLES. STOP OILY FOOD. Avoid night watching. Wash face with medimix soap 2/3 times per day. Contact me after 2 weeks.
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I am loosing my hair quickly and I can not stop it I can also use gel and shampoo but not effect it you can help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am loosing my hair  quickly and I can not stop it I can also use gel and shampoo  but not effect it you can help me.
You can also use keva alovera shampoo twice a week. Eat green veg., dry fruits, vit. B 12 , vit. C fruits. coconuts oil also apply on hair . Avoid stress. Checkup testosterone , thyroid profile. vit. B 12, .. and reply
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Hi Sir. Gud Evng. I have a skin issues like psoriasis. Kindly suggest me the best medicine for that. Thank you.

B.H.M.S., Post graduate certificate in Nutrition, Obesity and Health
Homeopath, Indore
Hi Sir. Gud Evng.
I have a skin issues like psoriasis. Kindly suggest me the best medicine for that. Thank you.
Hello lybrate-user psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder which means that something goes wrong with your body's immune system and normal functions of the body work in an abnormal manner. In psoriasis, the normal function of producing fresh skin and shedding of dead cells on injury increases to such an extent that you have scabs or scales of dead skin on the affected area. I'm not sue since how long you have the disease and what treatment you have taken for it but the best way to control it is to boost your body's immune system and set it straight. This can be done very well with long term homeopathic treatment which can go on for upto a year or more. This I'd because psoriasis runs in cycles so we need to compare two worse cycles to gauge progress. Until you decide what treatment to take .please use a mild soap like pears, DO NOT pull put scales as it will only worsen the situation, keeps yourself moisturised and hydrated, and please get enough sleep. In case you wish to take homeopathic treatment please get back to me.
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From last month I am noticing that skin of my face below the Eye is turning a little lighter. What should I do?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
From last month I am noticing that skin of my face below the Eye is turning a little lighter. What should I do?
Please take following medicine:- Satno. Phili. / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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What are the best foods and natural ways to get back the lost hair due to dht and also the scalp is oily but the hair are dry so what shampoo and conditioners should one use and how many times should one shampoo the hair and what remedy should one apply to hair to make the scalp and hair healthy and make the hair thick and strong.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jammu
What are the best foods and natural ways to get back the lost hair due to dht and also the scalp is oily but the hair...
Your body requires many vital nutrients to create new hair, from ample protein to a slew of essential minerals. So take a look at your diet — because while eating a balanced diet helps, you may not be getting the proper amount of all the hair-building nutrients needed to create healthy hair that can grow super-long and withstand damage. Before starting to take supplements, it's best to check in with your doctor to make sure not only that you take the right amounts and that they won't interact with any medications you're currently taking.
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There is sudden rise of pimples on my face. I always like to use face wash ,but? Give me the solution sir.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
There is sudden rise of pimples on my face. I always like to use face wash ,but? Give me the solution sir.
To get rid of pimples do not pop out your pimples as it will spread infection, keep youself hydrated, avoid fatty, oily food, use a good antibacterial face wash twice a day. You can use topical ointment retiono-A apply for 13 min and was it off.
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She have a problem of dull hair what should she do to make them Smooth? Please tell me what should i do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
She have a problem of dull hair what should she do to make them Smooth? Please tell me what should i do?
Hi. 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.
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Home Remedies for Oily Skin

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Home Remedies for Oily Skin

Home Remedies for Oily Skin

Oily skin can be a pain to deal. The accumulation of excess oil on the outer skin layer often leads to whiteheads, blackheads, blind pimples and other skin irritations. But there is one big advantage. Oily skin tends to age better and develop fewer wrinkles than dry or normal skin. So, it's not all bad.

The excess oil results from the sebaceous glands in the skin producing excess sebum. Those who have this condition usually have shiny skin and large pores.

Oily skin can be caused by genetics, dietary choices, too much stress or hormone changes in the body due to puberty. Women also are more prone to oily skin during menstrual cycles, pregnancy, or menopause and while taking birth control pills.
Oily skin can be difficult to manage, but there are many things you can do to solve this common problem. There is no need to use expensive, chemical-based skin care products. Many people have found simple home remedies to be equally effective.

Home remedies for oily skin.

1. Egg Whites

High in vitamin A, egg whites can effectively dry out skin blemishes as well as tone and tighten up oily skin.

Whip one egg white until stiff and spread it on your skin. Allow it to dry and then wash it off with warm water. Do this twice a week.
Whip one egg white, add the juice from half a lemon and mix it well. Apply the mixture on your face, leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. This will tighten the skin and soak up excess OIL.

2. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is a good source of citric acid that works like an astringent. It also has antiseptic properties that can lighten skin discolorations and restore the skin's pH balance.

Mix one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice with one-half teaspoon of distilled water. Apply it on your skin using a cotton ball. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash your face with warm water. Lemon juice can dry out your skin, so apply some oil-free moisturizer afterward. Do this once daily.
Mix one tablespoon of lemon juice, one-half tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of milk. Apply this paste on your face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off with cold water. If done once daily, this remedy will give you positive results within a wee Juice

3. Yogurt

Yogurt contains lactic acid that helps gently exfoliate the skin and absorbs excess oil from the face.

Apply one tablespoon of plain yogurt thoroughly over your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then rinse it off with cool water. Do this once daily.
Alternatively, mix one tablespoon each of organic yogurt and finely ground oatmeal. Then stir in one teaspoon of warm honey. Apply the mixture on your face. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

4. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are great for oily skin due to their cooling, clarifying and astringent properties. The high vitamin C content in tomatoes is very helpful for acne-prone skin. Plus, the natural oil-absorbing acids in tomatoes help get rid of excess oil.

Cut a tomato in half and rub it on your skin.
Allow the juice to soak into your skin for at least 15 minutes.
Rinse your skin with cold water, pat it dry and apply a light oil-free moisturizer.
Note: You can also make a face mask by combining three tablespoons of tomato juice with one tablespoon of honey.

5. Apples

Apple's work as a great exfoliating agent and they have mild antiseptic, astringent, and soothing properties that make them a great home remedy for oily skin. The malic acid in apples helps exfoliate dead skin cells and absorbs excess oil from the skin's surface.

Grate half an apple and place the shreds on your skin. Leave it on the skin for 15 minutes and then wash it off with tepid water.
Mix one teaspoon each of grated apple, yogurt and lemon juice to form a smooth paste. Apply it all over your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then rinse your face with cool water.

6. Cucumbers

Cucumbers are also very beneficial for oily skin due to their cooling, astringent, and soothing properties. Also, the high vitamin and mineral content, including vitamins A and E, magnesium, and potassium, are good for oily skin.

Cut a fresh organic cucumber into thick slices, and rub them thoroughly on your face. Leave it on overnight and rinse with warm water in the morning. Do this daily before going to bed.
Alternatively, mix one-half teaspoon each of cucumber juice and lime juice. Apply this mixture to your skin, let it dry, and then wash it off with warm water. Do this daily. This remedy can also be used to lighten freckles and reduce sunburn.

7. Apple Cider Vinegar

It has antibacterial action, and is good for acne caused by a combination of oily skin and bacteria. Also, it is a rich source of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) that help tone and moisturize oily skin.

You can make a homemade toner by diluting one-fourth cup of apple cider vinegar with three-fourths cup of distilled water. Apply this toner on your skin using a cotton ball. Leave it on for five to 10 minutes. Then rinse it off with cool water. Do this several times a week to see positive results.
Mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink it every night before going to bed. This will help balance hormones, which in turn will control the production of excess oil in the skin.
Note: If you do not have apple cider vinegar, you can use white vinegar.

8. Milk

Milk is a great oil-free cleanser that can make oily skin soft and supple. Milk has alpha-hydroxy acids that gently exfoliate the skin and also help maintain the skin's natural pH balance.

Mix two or three drops of sandalwood or lavender oil with two tablespoons of milk.
Apply the mixture on your face using a cotton ball.
Gently massage the skin for a few minutes to improve blood circulation and then go to sleep.
In the morning, wash your face with cold water.
Do this daily.

9. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera has antimicrobial properties that make it ideal for treating acne-prone oily skin. Also, aloe vera can help absorb excess oil from your skin's surface.

Cut an aloe vera leaf in half and extract the fresh gel. Apply the gel on your face. Let it dry and then wash your face with clean water. Do this two or three times a day.
Alternatively, boil an aloe vera leaf in water for a few minutes. Grind the leaf along with some honey to make a paste. Apply it thoroughly to your oily skin. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. Do this once every week.

10. Honey

Honey can help reduce excess oil on the skin's surface, clear pores and even prevent wrinkles. Honey has moisturizing properties that nourish the skin and keep it sufficiently moisturized without making it oily. Also, the natural antiseptic property of honey is highly beneficial for acne-prone oily skin.

Apply a thin layer of honey over your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then wash your face. Do this twice daily.
You can also mix a small amount of ground almonds with honey. Gently massage the paste onto your oily skin to remove oil and dead skin cells. Then wipe your face with a warm cloth to open up the pores. Do this once a week.
Use these home remedies to lessen the oiliness on your skin's surface and refine the pores for a more pleasing look.

Natural tips for oily skin

Avoid using talcum powder on the face as it gets accumulated in the pores and causes more breakout.

Use water based cosmetics or look for 'oil free' products.

Keep yourself hydrated by drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day.

Soak neem leaves in water for 5 hours, then remove the leaves and have a bath in that water to prevent pimples and acne. Neem leaves have powerful antiseptic properties.

Use any clay mask once in a fortnight as it absorbs excess oil from the skin. (eg- multani mutti or fuller's earth)

Avoid heavy creams and moisturizers.

Avoid oily and greasy food.

These Homemade face packs will help you to treat oily skin effectively.

Red sandalwood paste mixed with rose water can also be used as a pack for oily skin. It is also an excellent home remedy for blackheads.

Gram pulse flour (besan) or green gram flour is best for oily skin as it removes excessive oil from the skin. A mixture of besan with rose water makes a good homemade pack.

Mix fuller's earth powder with a little orange peel powder and rose water and apply it on your face. Wash with warm water after 15 minutes. This natural treatment, if followed once in a week will help to get rid of oily skin. It also helps to cure acne.

Mixture of rose water, sandalwood paste and fuller's earth (a form of clay) can be used as a face pack for oily skin. Rose water cleanses and tones the skin. Sandalwood paste has cooling properties and fuller's earth removes the dirt and excess oil from the skin.

Mix equal quantity of oatmeal (powder it finely) and witch hazel and apply to the face. Remain for 20 minutes and wash it off with warm water. This is a natural toning and cleansing mask for oily skin.

Mix a little honey with few drops of fresh lemon juice and egg white and apply to the face.Wash off with cool water after 15 minutes. Egg white helps to tighten the pores.

Mix cucumber pulp with lemon juice and apply to the face. Cucumber is a natural toner. It works as an astringent and is used to cleanse the skin.

Curd (low fat) is an excellent cleanser. Apply it on the skin and wash it off after 15 minutes with lukewarm water.This refreshes dull, tired face and is also good for oily skin.

Rice flour mixed with rose water makes an excellent scrub for oily skin.

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Hello doc! I have pimples issue. Got pimples spots which are not going. Pimples are increasing and the spots after pimples are not going. Can you suggest something to heal this spots.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello doc! I have pimples issue. Got pimples spots which are not going. Pimples are increasing and the spots after pi...
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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I have oily skin! As soon as I start sweating in sun my skin becomes sticky nd moreover I m suffering from arm tanning simultaneously. please help me what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have oily skin! As soon as I start sweating in sun my skin becomes sticky nd moreover I m suffering from arm tannin...
Apart from taking symptomatic treatment take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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When I travel outside under hot son. I get red patches on my skin. How can I avoid it?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
When I travel outside under hot son. I get red patches on my skin. How can I avoid it?
drink green coconut water. water 3-4 ltrs. Medicine German reckeweg carbo veg 200, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) morning. foood mixed fruit juice daily evening. come privately
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I have holes on my face. little little small holes. What should I do. Any home remedy.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Thane
I have holes on my face. little little small holes. What should I do. Any home remedy.
You will need dermaroller treatment or else fractional CO2 laser to decrease the holes in your face.
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I have acne on left corner forehead from last 5 month. Please help me how I remove this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have acne on left corner forehead from last 5 month. Please help me how I remove this.
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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I have dandruff in my hair and my scalp is so itchy why. please suggest me some good ideas to reduce it also hairloss.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
I have dandruff in my hair and my scalp is so itchy why. please suggest me some good ideas to reduce it also hairloss.
Rosemary And Sage • Mix rosemary and sage in coconut oil or even coconut milk and apply it in the affected areas of your head. • Leave it there for 15 to 20 minutes and wash it off. • Repeat this process four times a day for a few weeks to get rid of bald patches. Egg • Apply beaten egg on your scalp at least two to three times a week to help in promoting hair growth. • It works even better when mixed with olive oil. Lemon And Pepper Cons • Take 8 to 10 pepper cons and seeds of seven to eight lemons and crush them together. • Use this powder directly or you can also add little water to make it smooth paste and then apply it on your bald areas twice a day. • Repeat for a few weeks and this remedy will help in improving blood circulation and stimulate hair growth.
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Whenever I want to grow my nails it cracks or broke completely, even it gets pale and black and remove from skin as well, what should I do for this?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
The diseases that can affect your nails are eating disorders(taking less meals), deficiency of biotin, hypothyroidism, disease of the liver, lung or kidney, psoriasis, The body requires vital vitamins like vitamin A,B complex,C and D for nails; otherwise it could lead to brittle nails: Lack of zinc, iron, protein, and calcium could also result in weak and brittle nails. REMEDY: Soak a cotton ball with olive or castor oil and use it to gently swab your finger nails. You can also use the mixture of a few drops of olive oil and lemon juice with a table spoon of honey. Use the mixture on your nails before you go to sleep. Fill a tub with warm water and salt and soak your fingers in it for a while. Once you are finished wipe your hands and apply moisturizing cream on them. Massage the oil on your nails with a swab of cotton for 3 to 4 days; it should help with the brittleness and improve circulation as well. Apply normal moisturizing cream on your fingers and nails and cover your hand with cotton gloves when you sleep. This helps the nails retain moisture and keeps your hands soft. take good healthy protein rich diet like 2 boiled eggs with milk in breakfast -tablet A to Z taken twice daily with meals contains all necessary vitamins which will remove the deficiency
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Hello mam I am 29 years old and I am very much slim I want to become fat and want to look beautiful. Please help me out of this.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Hello mam I am 29 years old and I am very much slim I want to become fat and want to look beautiful. Please help me o...
Consume a nutritionally dense diet. Eat high protein meals that can help you build muscle. Do regular exercise. For further assistance and complete diet plan and treatment you can consult me privately.
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I am facing lips irritation burning and itching on lips edge .Did blood test and But B12 was 250 and D3 was 9. Taking tablets since 1 week but not feeling improvements.

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am facing lips irritation burning and itching on lips edge .Did blood test and But B12 was 250 and D3 was 9. Taking...
Take borax 30 4 pills thrice daily for 7 days. And dose of nitric acid 200. Consult after that thanks.
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M having severe hairfall since past few months. I have been using best shampoos conditioners n hairoil. Suggest something to cure dis problem.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
M having severe hairfall since past few
 months. I have been using best shampoos conditioners n hairoil.
Suggest some...
Include protein in your diet. Protein strengthens hair and controls hair falling. Eat a high protein diet filled with meat, fish, eggs, avocados, nuts, and beans, or add protein supplements to your drinks.
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