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Dr. B Saravanan

General Surgeon, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. B Saravanan General Surgeon, Chennai
300 at clinic
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Dr. B Saravanan is an experienced General Surgeon in Alwarpet, Chennai. You can consult Dr. B Saravanan at Dr. B Saravanan@Girishwari Hospital in Alwarpet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. B Saravanan on Lybrate.com.

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How to become fare I have fair skin but when I go out in sun I become full dark can I apply sun screen on face or would the chemicals in it affect me.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
How to become fare I have fair skin but when I go out in sun I become full dark can I apply sun screen on face or wou...
Soak 4-5 almonds in milk overnight. In the morning make a paste of them and apply it on your face and rinse it off after an hour or two. You will definitely feel the glow on your face in less then 15 days. (you can add honey, oats and yogurt for quicker results)
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Can Pigmentation be treated with in few month & also to get even skin tone suggest.

M.D, MBBS
Cosmetic Physician, Mumbai
Can Pigmentation be treated with in few month & also to get even skin tone suggest.
Hyperpigmentation is darkening of an area of skin due to overproduction of pigment called melanin in skin. Overexposure to sun, hereditary, hormonal changes, certain medications such as antibiotics, hormonal treatment etc. Are some of the causes. Use of sunscreen with atleast spf of 30 is must. A customized skin regime with the products having ingredients vitamin c, kojic acid as well as peels, laser and radio frequency available at our clinic will help you to reduce the pigmentation and also get an even skin tone. And yes itz gone to take some months depending upon the chronicity.
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Do You Know Excessive Hair Growth in Women is Hirsutism

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Do You Know Excessive Hair Growth in Women is Hirsutism

There are women who feel their looks are spoilt because of the presence of excessive body hair. While hair on women's body is common, excessive body hair isn't a normal condition and must be taken seriously. Women are generally unaware that the condition is known as Hirsutism.

What is Hirsutism?

Hirsutism can be defined as growth of excessive facial and body hair in women. With the world obsessed with flawless skin, such changes from feminine hair pattern (soft, fine, vellus hair) to masculine hair pattern (hard, dark, terminal hair) in a woman is generally unwelcoming and, hence, very distressing for the woman.

Why do some women develop Hirsutism?

In order to understand the reasons for such excessive growth in some women, it is important to understand the differences in the physiology of men and women. The male or female appearance of one's body is dependent on a delicate balance between male and female sex hormones. There is a predominance of the hormone estrogen in a woman's body, whereas androgens (testosterone) are the predominant sex hormones among men. However, some amount of androgens is secreted by the ovaries and adrenal glands (located next to kidneys) in women also. But, an excessive production of these hormones results in Hirsutism. Hormonal imbalance is by far the most common cause of Hirsutism.

Causes of Hirsutism

The common causes of hirsutism include:

1. Endocrine causes

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) - PCOS is a condition of hormonal imbalance in the body, which can result in an irregular menstrual cycle, enlarged ovaries with a cystic appearance on USG, infertility, obesity and hirsutism. For more information on the causes and management of PCOS.
  • Cushing's syndrome - Excessive production of hormone Cortisol by the adrenal glands can lead to symptoms such as high blood pressure, abdominal obesity, skin discoloration, muscle weakness, irregular menstruation, and hirsutism etc. This syndrome is known as Cushing's syndrome.
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) - CAH is a condition of excessive production of hormones Androgens and Cortisol by the adrenal glands and generally manifests in childhood in the form of virilization. In such cases, CAH can present with symptoms such as ambiguous genitals, obesity, hypertension etc. However, sometimes the manifestation of CAH is deferred to early adulthood and results in milder symptoms, hirsutism being one of them.

2. Tumors - Tumors in ovary or adrenal glands can again cause hirsutism due to excessive production of androgens

3. Medications

  • Long term steroid consumption (commonly used for immunosuppression, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis)
  • Performance enhancing drugs (often used by athletes)

4. Idiopathic - the woman may be having hirsutism despite normal hormone levels

Treatments

There are essentially two lines of treatment for hirsutism - one is medical management and the other is a cosmetic treatment.

Medical treatments for hirsutism -

A. Birth control pills - It's possible to reduce the severity and intensity of hair growth using birth control pills- the most commonly prescribed medical intervention! The birth control pills help by decreasing the production of androgens by ovaries. Besides this, estrogen present in the pills also helps the liver to produce more of sex hormone binding protein- these proteins bind to circulating androgens, thereby reducing their action on the body. Both these actions help in reducing the growth of hair on the body.

B. Anti-androgen medications - There are three categories of anti-androgen medications, which are commonly used for the treatment of hirsutism.

  • I. Spironolactone - Spironolactone is a diuretic medicine, which blocks the effects of androgens on the hair follicles, thus controlling hair growth.
  • II. Finasteride - Finasteride works by blocking the conversion of body testosterone into its more potent chemical entity, thereby limiting the effect of testosterone on hair growth.
  • III. Flutamide - Flutamide is a potent anti-androgen, which blocks the actions of androgens and helps in controlling the hair growth.

However, we have to ensure that the woman is not pregnant when taking any of these three medications. These medicines are often combined with oral contraceptives, which also have a synergistic effect in reducing the severity of hirsutism. One should also seek an expert opinion before starting these medications as there can be serious side effects, especially on liver.

C. Steroids - Low dose dexamethasone can be used to control the overactive adrenal glands when used carefully. However, long-term steroid therapy has got its own side effects and this therapy should only be considered under expert care and guidance.

D. Insulin sensitizing medicines - Medicines such as Metformin and Pioglitazone (Basically these are anti-diabetic medications) help in reducing insulin resistance in the body, which, in turn, helps in controlling the effects of excessive circulating androgens.

Cosmetic treatment for hirsutism -

One very important aspect of cosmetic management of hirsutism is self-care. This can include shaving, waxing, use of depilators and bleaching creams. All these measures help to reduce the amount of visible hair in undesired parts of the body. But, this needs to be done very frequently for a sustained visible effect.

Permanent hair removal is also possible using electrolysis or LASER treatment. In electrolysis treatment, electric current is passed into the hair follicle using a needle, which damages the root of the hair permanently. Similarly, LASER treatment uses LASER to destroy the hair follicle. Both these are effective methods to get rid of the undesired hair. However, we do not yet know if there are any long-term complications or side effects of these methods and these methods are not yet approved by the US FDA.

Related Tip: How Safe is Laser Surgery for Facial Hair Removal??

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Sweat potato nutrition facts and skin benefits

BHMS
Homeopath,
Sweat potato nutrition facts and skin benefits

Nutrition facts (for one medium sized sweet potato)

  • Calories - 130
  • Fat - 0.39 g
  • Protein - 2.15 g
  • Net carbohydrates - 31.56 g
  • Dietary fiber - 3.9 g
  • Calcium - 28.6 mg
  • Sodium - 16.9 mg
  • Potassium - 265.2 mg
  • Folate - 18.2 mcg
  • Vitamin c - 29.51 mg
  • Vitamin a - 26081.9 iu
  • Thiamine - 0.05mg
  • Riboflavin - 0.3mg 
  • Niacin - 1.4mg
  • Folic acid - 8.4mcg
  • Vitamin b6 1 mg

Sweet potato is a skin saviour. Apart from the many health benefits this age old vegetable stocks in itself, it also has following skin benefits-

1. For a glow: the intensity of the sweet potato's yellow or orange flesh color that is directly correlated to its beta-carotene content which helps our bodies to produce vitamin a. When eating such sweet potatoes, include a small helping of fat such as ghee to maximize the beta-carotene.

2. Sun protection: it contains a compound called lycopene which contains large amounts of vitamins that help the skin from ultra violet damage. Consuming sweet potatoes leads to healthier skin and glowing face.

3. Wrinkle free skin: the presence of high levels of vitamin c in sweet potatoes speeds not only repairs the skin it also produces collagen to maintain our skin's elasticity. It particularly helps the skin during stress and has anti ageing properties.

4. Moisture locking: sweet potatoes add to our requirement of vitamin d, which helps in locking moisture and keeps your skin soft and supple.

5. Iron dosage: sweet potatoes also contain iron which we need in adequate amounts for metabolizing protein, energy, blood cell production, which in turn makes the cheeks red and skin healthy looking.

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I had fair skin which is affected by sun rays and now im little bit black please tell me some measures to cure my skin.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I had fair skin which is affected by sun rays and now im little bit black please tell me some measures to cure my skin.
there is in ayurveda mention pinda swed ..it is a type of swedan karma [phomentation] but it do some another manner .. 1.boiled a rice in milk then take this rice in one white cloth then tied it properly and warmly it rub on your face every morning for 15 days then stop it and do next month again 2.apply almond oil on your face and massage for 3-5 min at night .. by doing above thing you will get good result
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I have dark circles. What I should do to get rid of them?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist,
I have dark circles. What I should do to get rid of them?
This is only due to some weakness. Don't worry just take proper diet and simple medicines, please upload it's photo.
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I was a faired skinned guy in my childhood but after 9th standard I started becoming darker and darker year after year only my face is getting more darker I don't know why, rest of my body is of a fair skin. please help.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I was a faired skinned guy in my childhood but after 9th standard I started becoming darker and darker year after yea...
For fair skin : • Applying a mixture of cucumber and papaya with one teaspoon of each and with three teaspoon of oatmeal apply it for 5 to 10 minutes then rinse off with water . • Apply one teaspoon of honey for 30 minutes and wash it off . • Apply one teaspoon Besan with one teaspoon of curd and a pinch of haldi ( turmeric) mix it with water then apply for 15 minutes then rinse off it with water . • Apply one teaspoon orange juice or take a piece of orange open it then apply that area for 5 minutes then rinse off it. • Apply one teaspoon of fuller ' s earth ( multani mitti ) add one spoon of rose water mix it apply it for 10 minutes. • Eat fruits daily and drink a glass of milk daily . • Mash half bnana mix it with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice and half teaspoon of sandalwood powder mix it well and make smooth paste apply it for 10 minutes then rinse off with water. • Save yourself from sunlight by covering your face with cloth or by using sunscreen lotion .
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Kindly suggest me a best sunscreen in this summer which will keep my face clean and bright without getting dull, please sir/madam.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Kindly suggest me a best sunscreen in this summer which will keep my face clean and bright without getting dull, plea...
There is in ayurveda mention pinda swed. It is a type of swedan karma [phomentation] but it do some another manner. 1. Boiled a rice in milk then take this rice in one white cloth then tied it properly and warmly it rub on your face every morning for 15 days then stop it and do next month again 2. Apply almond oil on your face and massage for 3-5 min at night. By doing above thing you will get good result.
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How to remove pimples and black heads on face, I tired to all treatment but no result, please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath,
How to remove pimples and black heads on face, I tired to all treatment but no result, please help me.
Dear lybrate user, pimples/ acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease which develops due to blocking of the hair follicles in skin. These blockages occur due to 4 abnormal processes: 1) excess sebum production due to androgens 2) excessive deposition of the protein keratin leading to comedone formation 3) infection of propionibacterium acnes (p. Acnes) bacteria on the hair follicles 4) local release of pro-inflammatory chemicals in the skin. Neither can you stop the overproduction of androgen or keratin protein nor can you stop the release of pro-inflammatory chemicals because all these processes takes place internally in your skin. However you can stop the accumulation of p. Acnes bacteria on your skin by preventing your skin from getting oily. Always keep a handkerchief with you whenever you go outside. You should wipe off the slightest amount of sweat from your face as soon as you perspire on entering your room from outside wash your face with an oil-free, non-moisturizing face wash. Take a low carbohydrate diet. Do some exercise daily. Drink a lots of water to avoid constipation. Avoid pricking the pimples or popping the sebum as it may lead to black pigmentation & permanent scar formation. You can also take homoeopathic calcarea phos 200, 5 drops, thrice daily, in empty stomach also you can apply homoeopathic mother tincture berberis aquifolium q on the dark spots on your skin which are produced after the resolution of the pimples.
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How to remove black dots on my face? Please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath,
How to remove black dots on my face? Please help me.
Homoeopathic cream ANTIMARKS CREAM ( BIOVALLEY) Apply twice daily in circular fashion Lemon Juice A quick and easy solution is lemon juice. Lemons have vitamin C that can lighten dark spots on your face. It’s easy to apply. 1. Put some fresh lemon juice on a cotton ball and rub it directly on the affected skin area. 2. Allow it to dry and then wash it off with plain water. 3. Continue applying this dark spot removal home remedy for at least two weeks to get the desired result. If you have delicate or sensitive skin, you can dilute the lemon juice with plain water, rosewater, or honey. You can also use lime juice to get rid of black spots, applying it in the same manner as described above.
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What are precautions for tinea crucial and what are its causes and what are its medicine.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
What are precautions for tinea crucial and what are its causes and what are its medicine.
Avoid tight undergarments. Wear loose cotton underclothes. Keep the private parts dry. Remove any form of moisture that accumulates. Change underclothes regularly. Reduce weight. Tinea is due to a fungal infection which grows in hot, humid, wet environments. You need to use antifungals.
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Acne and Acne Scars

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
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I am 65 years male, facing urination problem. Frequent and no flow. Prostate's said to be enlarged. What precautions do i have to take to not undergo surgery.

Fellowship in Kidney Transplant & Reno Vascular Surgery, Diploma in Urology, M. Ch, MS, MBBS
Urologist,
You are suffering from significant urinary outlet obstruction please get s. Psa free& total, ultrasound kub with residual urine & uroflo meanwhile don't force the fliuds.
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When I wake up in morning I find a small lumb at the back of my neck. Its not hurting Should I go for a check up or can wait.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
When I wake up in morning I find a small lumb at the back of my neck. Its not hurting Should I go for a check up or c...
Your problem needs a physical examination and for the time being start using a thin pillow or avoid pillow while sleeping.See for any change in that lump as I think it can be a postural problem also.
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Hello I hav a skin problem my face is always been oily and I want to clean my skin and get rid off pimples. Plzz suggest me some medicine or cream etc.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Hello I hav a skin problem my face is always been oily and I want to clean my skin and get rid off pimples. Plzz sugg...
Hello, use: vadi - anti acne neem face wash & anti acne aloevera cleansing cream take steem on face 2 times a week we having ready to use kit for acne care, for details pl visit to my home page avoid spicy n bakery products stay healthy.
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My lips are pink! Now I want to make them more red! Is there Any cream? OR Give me some tips how to turn them red?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
My lips are pink! Now I want to make them more red! Is there Any cream? OR Give me some tips how to turn them red?
Follow these best tips to get red lips:- * moisturize your lips you must keep your lips moisturized if you want them to stay healthy and therefore pink. If you are going outside, try applying a bit of petroleum jelly or lip balm and if you are inside, use some milk fat (ghee). * use pomegranate seeds and milk. Crush up the pomegranate seeds and mix it with some milk cream. If you apply this home remedy to your lips regularly, you will start to see them becoming redder and fuller. * apply cucumber juice simply slice a cucumber, rubbing it against your lips to allow the juices to soak on. If you do this for five minutes each day, you can lighten dark lips to a beautiful pink color. * mix rose petals in milk. Soak some rose petals in milk for a little bit of time. Then use the petals to make a paste, adding a few drops of both glycerin and honey. Apply the paste on your lips and wait fifteen minutes before gently rubbing it off using milk.
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I am 21 years old and facing pimples problems and they are marking back spots on my face. I am facing this problem from last 7-8 months. I used 4 creams as per doctors prescription. please suggest me what should I go to avoid pimples and black spots on my face.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 21 years old and facing pimples problems and they are marking back spots on my face. I am facing this problem fr...
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-------------------------------- Egg white works well in order to lighten the pimple marks and the pimple scars. Take a fresh egg and break the egg, separate the egg white from the egg yolk. Apply this egg white on the pimple marks. After 10-15 minutes, wash with the cold water.---------------------- Baking Soda----------------------- Take some baking soda. Mix some water with the baking soda and apply this mixture on the pimple marks. Baking soda serves as an agent that carries out micro dermabrasion on the skin and helps to clear the pimple marks on the face and body.------------------------ Tomatoes------------------------ Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin A, which helps nourish the dead skin while rejuvenating it. Vitamin A helps by healing the skin and by helping facilitate quick growth of the skin while removing the scars. Using tomatoes to help heal the scars on the skin is not a lengthy process, but it is rather simple. Just take a tomato, slice it and make it into a pulp. Apply the pulp on the face and leave it on for twenty minutes’ time. Then, wash it off with some warm water. You could also mix cucumbers with it. Make a paste out of all of cucumbers and tomatoes and apply as a face mask. Leave it on for half an hour and wash it with some cool water. Follow this method two days at a time every week and observe the results.
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Sir, my skin getting dark day by day. It is actually tanning but I m not going in the sun. What to do for that ?

BHMS, MD - Alternate Medicine
Homeopath, Nagpur
It might be due to some nutritional deficiency. Please send your pics to under stand the real situation.
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