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Dr. Archana

Dermatologist, Chennai

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Dr. Archana is a popular Dermatologist in Shenoy Nagar, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Archana at Gremaltes Hospital in Shenoy Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Archana on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from a Harmful rashes, I 've tried many things ,but nothing is changed, please suggest something.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am suffering from a Harmful rashes, I 've tried many things ,but nothing is changed, please suggest something.
Hello,skin rashes can be treated with the following medication:- 1. Take rhus tox 30, 3 drops in the morning , empty stomach. 2. Take arsenic 30, 3 drops in the night at bed time. 3. take azadirachta 1x, 2 tablets twice a day. 4. apply topi azadirachta ointment on the rashes.
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Sir is there any possibility to get back to black hairs. My age is 22. N my hairs are turning white each day.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Sir is there any possibility to get back to black hairs. My age is 22. N my hairs are turning white each day.
Gooseberry is a really famous fruit in India which treats almost every ailment in this world. If you want to fight obesity, stomach problems skin infection, hair problems, etc. then you should definitely go for Indian gooseberry.Gooseberry is known as ‘amla’ in Hindi and you can easily find it in a vegetable shop or in the form of juices and pickles. You would need to buy powdered gooseberries for treating white hair. Mix powdered gooseberry with lemon juice and apply it on your hair. Apply it on your scalp as well. Massaging the scalp with this mixture will make your hair black in few days. Do this on a daily basis for best results.
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I am having pimples how to have a cure from pimples and blackspot as well tell me some medicines for these purposes.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am having pimples how to have a cure from pimples and blackspot as well tell me some medicines for these purposes.
These are the methods to treat pimples fastly - • Do not take stress and do exercise daily such as running, jogging and long breathing exercises. • Do YOGASANA daily. Especially do SINHASANA & SARVANGASANA daily. • 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. • Steam your face to open the pores, which in turn clear the skin. Steam your face for a couple of minutes. • Take 2 teaspoon of RAKTASHODAK SYRUP of BAIDYANATH company once a day. You can consult me privately for more medicine treatment & doubts. Be healthy.
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I am 31years old my hair of head & beard turn in to grey also hair fall continues for stopping this hair fall I am used different types of shampoos, soaps & hair oils but nothing my problem is still unsolved. So please give some suggestions about it.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 31years old my hair of head & beard turn in to grey also hair fall continues for stopping this hair fall I am us...
Homoeopathic treatment REPL No.49 ( R.E.P.L.)Drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily LYCOPODIUM 30 ( Dr.Reckeweg) 5 drop direct on tongue daily at night A-1 Black oil ( Wellmans lab) Apply twice weekly at night,leave overnight nd wash in morning A-1 Black shampoo ( Wellman lab) for wasshing hairs ANTOXID-hc ( Dr.Reddy) 1 cap daily>this you can buy from allopathic drug store Drink lots of water daily Take nutritious diet esp rich in Vit-C Avoid,Junk,Fried and oily food,cold drinks Exercise regularily NOTE- Knowledge of Management part will be given only after knowing the reason for your white hairs.Consult me with all the details regarding your white hairs.
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I am of 21 years old and suffering with hair loss. How can I stop my hair fall and regain my hair.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am of 21 years old and suffering with hair loss. How can I stop my hair fall and regain my hair.
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. That are proven to help in hair growth and repair.
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I am a 23 old female. I have hair growth issue. I don't have either hair fall or dandruff. But my hair is very thin and scalp is seen.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am a 23 old female. I have hair growth issue. I don't have either hair fall or dandruff. But my hair is very thin a...
Hello, first of all you should start taking a healthy and balanced diet. Hair thining is a result of any deficiency of any essential nutrient. *Eat colourful fruits and green leafy vegetables. *Include more protien rich supplements to your diet. *Apply Arnica hair growth oil (B &T) on your hair and scalp, thrice in a week. *Wash hair with Arnica montana herbal shampoo (SBL) *Drink minimum 10 glasses of water per day. *Take 10 ml amla juice mixed with half cup of water, daily morning. Use this home remedy also to prevent hair loss:- *Triphala is the boon for dead cells of the scalp; it works to recover all the problem related to damaged and graying of hair. Take a teaspoon of triphala powder with water before sleeping. You will get rid from white hair as well as hair fall. *Onion is also an effective home treatment for hair loss and premature graying. The juice of onion helps in preventing premature graying, hair loss and baldness. Apply or massage the onion juice on you scalp to get rid from gray hair. You can use it every night before go to bed and leave overnight. It is also helps to hair growth.
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Hello Doctor, I'm 21 years old and still unable to get complete mustache and beard. Please suggest me what to do to grow my beard completely and fast.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hello Doctor, I'm 21 years old and still unable to get complete mustache and beard. Please suggest me what to do to g...
Start Exercising. The first thing you can do to improve the quality of your beard is exercising on a regular basis. Reducing Stress. When you are stressing about everything in your life, you increase the cortisol in your body. Improve Your Diet. Taking Supplements.
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My face is so oily and I want oil free skin and glow on my face so what can I do for it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My face is so oily and I want oil free skin and glow on my face so what can I do for it.
Hi. There are four main factors which causes acne: Oil production Dead skin cells Clogged pores Bacteria Factors that may worsen the acne: Androgen hormones, certain medications (drugs containing corticosteroids, androgens or lithium can worsen acne), dietary factors, including dairy products and carbohydrate-rich foods — such as bread, bagels and chips — may trigger acne and Stress can make acne worse. Management: Wash your face with Bakson's Facewash (wash your face with warm water only) and followed by CTMP, i.e., cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally Sunscreen Gel with SPF-30) after washing your face daily. Home-made remedies: - Take 1 tbsp of fuller's earth (multani mitti) + a dash of lime + bit of rosewater – apply this on your face till it gets dried up, then rinse it off. - Take 1 tsp of Alum (or fitkari), make it slightly wet with water and apply this on your wet face, spread it well; let it dry and rinse it off. Alum remove your excessive moisture or oil and it also tightens the skin's tonicity. Medication: You can take homoeopathic medicines – Berberis Aquefolium Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice a day (and for local application as well) and Kali Brom. 200/ thrice a day – for 20 days. Use Bakson's Apricot scrub at least once a week.
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I am suffering from bed sore from ten days. I need any good advice for relief from before. Any cream, medicines which will be support to curable for before.

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Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
I am suffering from bed sore from ten days. I need any good advice for relief from before. Any cream, medicines which...
Silvers ionic cream very helpful. Wash the area. Change the sleeping sides time to time. Use tyre support so that air can pass easily.
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Question for respected dermatologists. I have lost lots of my hair due to dandruff. But after using ketoconazole 2% my dandruff is under control. Now I am taking omega tablets which also includes biotin 5mg per capsule to gain my lost hair. Is it harmful to use omega tablets without prescription? These tablets are multi vitamins tablets too.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Question for respected dermatologists. I have lost lots of my hair due to dandruff. But after using ketoconazole 2% m...
Hi apply ketoconazole lotion on your scalp...Apply maha bhringraj oil on your scalp and massage then give hot water fomentation..1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep....take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day...take lots of proteins like soyabean...egg white.....etc...avoid tea...coffee...spicy food...fermented food...junk food....apply only ayurvedic shampoo on your scalp....do pranayama early morning......
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Nail Fungus - Understanding the Causes and Symptoms

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Dermatologist, Nashik
Nail Fungus - Understanding the Causes and Symptoms

Nail fungus is a fungal infection that develops under the tip of the toenail or the fingernail. It has a whitish or yellowish appearance and as the condition progresses, it causes the affected area of the nail to thicken, discolor and crumble at the edges. Usually this condition does not require any treatment, but if it turns severe, then you may require treatment to limit it from spreading.

The symptoms of this disorder are:
1. The affected nail thickens
2. There can be distortion in the shape of the nail
3. The nail can become crumbly and ragged
4. Discolored nails that lose its natural shine
5. Accumulation of debris on the nail
The infected nail may also be separated from the nail bed, causing pain and a foul odor.

Causes
The condition is usually caused by the dermatophyte fungus. In some cases, molds and yeasts can also cause fungal infections. Fungi are microscopic organisms that have certain characteristics such as:
1. They can cause complications if your nails are often exposed to moist and warm conditions
2. They usually thrive in moist and warm conditions such as showers and swimming pools
3. These fungi get into the skin through small cuts on your skin

The fungus usually affects toenails because, when you wear shoes, a warm and moist environment is created which is the perfect breeding spot for the fungus. The factors that can increase your chances of getting affected by this fungal infection are

1. Heavy perspiration
2. Athlete’s foot (a condition which is characterized by rashes between the toenails)
3. Older people are affected more as blood circulation is reduced
4. Wearing socks for extended periods of time creates warm and a humid condition for the fungi to grow
5. Certain medical conditions such as diabetes

Treatments
There are certain medications that are used to treat fungal infections:

  1. Oral anti fungal drugs: These medications help in getting rid of fungal infections.
  2. Nail creams: There are certain anti fungal nail creams available that you can apply on your nails to get rid of this condition.
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I am a 11th class student. Due to vast syllabus I do night study to complete my syllabus. But doing night study gives me a lot of headache and I feel tired whole day and have got blackheads too. Suggest me some tips to overcome my blackheads n that tired feeling.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am a 11th class student. Due to vast syllabus I do night study to complete my syllabus. But doing night study gives...
Hi, Take homoeopathic medicines - Alfaalfa Tonic and Five Phos. - both thrice daily, and let me know about your condition after a month. Management: Daily intake more of healthy, nutritious and balanced food which includes green vegetables, seasonal fruits, salads, legumes, pulses, eggs, milk & milk products, oats, cornflakes, muesli, nuts, lean meat (chicken & few seafood), etc. Keep yourself well-hydrated by taking at least 10-12 glasses of water in a day, also increase intake of other fluids like coconut water, shikanji, jaljeera, gulkand, rooh-afza, lassi, curd, etc. Which has got cooling effect on the body during this hot summer weather. Sleep for 6-9 hrs at night and 1-2 hrs. During daytime. Avoid going out or playing under the sun, best time is after sunset. Wear a hat with broad brim, wear sunglasses whenever you are out in the sun. Don't awake late nights, follow motto of 'early to bed, early to rise' Avoid unnecessary exertion or stress. For blackheads: Blackheads are initial stage of acne. Wash your face with Schwabe's Akne Sor soap, use cleanser, toner and moisturizer on your skin. Apply Bakson's Sunscreen before going out. Use Bakson's Apricot scrub on the areas, followed by Papaya or Apple pack on it. Medication: You can take homoeopathic medicines – Berberis Aquefolium Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice a day (and for local application as well) and Kali Brom. 200/ thrice a day – for 30 days. Home Remedy: Mix fuller's earth, almond powder and glycerin , then apply this face pack on your face affected with blackheads and whiteheads. Keep this face mask on for 30 minutes and do mild scrubbing while removing this mask to eradicate blackheads effectively.
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My name is rohit, I am 19, I have pimples with dark spots very badly since 14 so please tell me the end of this pimples and dark spots I have used many lots of creams but there is no use. And I had a question" which is the more use full medicine for pimples and dark spots either ayurvedic or English medicine" please tell me the end of this pimples and dark spots.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My name is rohit, I am 19, I have pimples with dark spots very badly since 14 so please tell me the end of this pimpl...
Homoeopathic treatment GLOW CARE CREAM ( LORDS) Apply during daytime REPL No 11 ( REPL ) 20 drops in 1 spoon water 3 timess daily AQUIPLUS CREAM ( HAPDCO ) apply thick coat on face at night CLEANO FACE WASH ( LORDS ) Wash face with this face wash before applying creams 6-8 glass water daily 2 glasss milk daily Avoid fast food,Junk food,Fried food,Chocklates,Dry fruits,Ketchups,Cold drinks Take nutritious diet nd exercise regularily 1.Take a medium sized tomato and squeeze the juice from it, add one tablespoon of lemon juice to the tomato juice and stir the mixture well. Apply on the face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Rinse the face with warm water. 2.Take pulp from Aloe Vera leaves and let it dry in the sun for 5 minutes and then add few drops of lemon juice to the dried pulp. Apply this mixture on the face and wash it off after 15 minutes. The results are quite good.
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I am looking a lot of hairs from past two years. How can I stop that and increase the density of the hairs once again as before. I had been to advance hair studio and they preferred me to go for laser therapy which will cost me more then a lakh of rupees. Do we have some ways to completely stop the loosing of hairs.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I am looking a lot of hairs from past two years. How can I stop that and increase the density of the hairs once again...
It is normal to lose about 30-80 strands of hair in a day. The common reasons behind hair fall are lack of essential nutrients in the body, improper and unhealthy dietary habits, hormonal imbalance, certain medications, dandruff, alopecia and other scalp disorders, stress and tension etc. Natural oils such as coconut, olive, jojoba, almond etc. Can be used to massage the scalp for countering hair fall. Gently massage the scalp prior to head bath twice a week. Also check hemoglobin for anaemia and thyroid status with serum tsh. Have more proteins and trace minerals like copper, zinc, selenium in diet. Start taking a hair nutrition supplement. Keep stress away with regular exercise, yoga, meditation. Get the underlying scalp condition like dandruff treated.
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Suffering from left side paralysis since 1/08/2011 movement of fingers are coming, done lots of treatment in all field.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Suffering from left side paralysis since 1/08/2011 movement of fingers are coming, done lots of treatment in all field.
Good. but do continue Active assisted exercises and gait training from Neuro Physiotherapist Best Wishes
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I'm having black marks on cheeks, forehead looking weird, how to get rid off them.... please suggest an efficient way and in how many I can see them gone, please tell faster one. Other than homeopathy! which gives faster results.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bhubaneswar
I'm having black marks on cheeks, forehead looking weird, how to get rid off them.... please suggest an efficient way...
Hello lybrate-user kindly use 1. Ahaglow face wash twice daily 2. Kojivit cream twice daily after using the face wash over those darker areas @night only 3. Photostable lotion full face in the morning after washing with face wash. Take care.
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Mere ling ki agle bhag ki skin dry ho gayi hai aur usme khujli hoti hai aur usme thodi si sujan hai please suggest me cream.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Mere ling ki agle bhag ki skin dry ho gayi hai aur usme khujli hoti hai aur usme thodi si sujan hai please suggest me...
This could be due to fungal infection or merely lack of moisture. First of all do not use soap on the area. Secondly, use clotrimazole twice a day.
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1 month before my skin is fairer. But now-a-days it turning into brown colour. I want to whiten all my body parts again. What should I do? Please help. Thanking you.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
1 month before my skin is fairer. But now-a-days it turning into brown colour. I want to whiten all my body parts aga...
Take 1 tablespoon of milk powder and mix it with one tablespoon of honey, one tablespoon of lemon juice and half tablespoon of almond oil. Mix all the items well, make it a paste and apply it on your face and neck daily and wash after an hour. It will give you a perfect glowing skin.
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I am suffering from the problem of hair fall due to this my hair getting thinner and thinner. Can you please suggest me a medicine to getting my hair back.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I am suffering from the problem of hair fall due to this my hair getting thinner and thinner. Can you please suggest ...
Hair fall is due to many reasons now a day it is common due to stress and busy life check your haemoglobin level if less then take hamatinic any multinational company take proper diet (dal vegetables sprouts fruits) and do exercise minimum 15 min if possibles do yoga for 10 min increase water intake minimum 3 to 4 litres per day also take homoeo medicines homoeo medicines are known for to stop hair fall and it actually happens phosphrus 30 (30 no glouble) 2 tds x 2 weeks and reply also comb your hair gently and 2/3 time per day wash with homoeopathic shampoo (sbl or any company) twice a week preaper oil by mixing arnica montana q 30 ml + any regular hair oil and apply before wash
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