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Dr. D. Balakumar

General Surgeon, Chennai

Dr. D. Balakumar General Surgeon, Chennai
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Dr. D. Balakumar is a popular General Surgeon in R A Puram, Chennai. You can visit him at Nova Ivi Fertility in R A Puram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. D. Balakumar on Lybrate.com.

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I hv very bad skin type. Dark dirty and oily. Tried patanjali aloe Vera no changes. Pliz help.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
I hv very bad skin type. Dark dirty and oily. Tried patanjali aloe Vera no changes. Pliz help.
Cleanse your skin every night before sleeping and then wash with an oil control face wash. Use toner in the day after every four hours. Eat healthy fruits and veggies, esp. Citrus fruits. You should give steam to your skin once a week and then cleanse.(not if you have open pores.)
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Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
HOME REMEDIES TO AVOID FUNGAL INFECTIONS


Symptoms Of Skin Fungus

While skin fungus may be caused by different environments and different types of fungi the signs or the symptoms of such infections are common:
• The skin of the feet peels, cracks or scales off
• Redness occurs on the skin as well as blister formation
• The skin tends to soften and breakdown
• There could be itching and burning
It is to be noted that skin fungus causes infections that are highly contagious. Thus, it can easily be transmitted from one person to another. The infected area needs to be treated or else it will spread to other areas of the body and cause complications. The different kinds of skin fungal infections like Jock itch, ringworm, athlete’s foot can be cured or prevented by taking note of the effective home remedies available.

Home Remedies For Skin Fungus

1. Proper Cleaning Routine

We often do not give adequate attention to the feet or clean it properly. It is necessary to:
• Wash feet thoroughly with soap
• It should be scrubbed or exfoliated from time to time to remove the dead skin cells.
Such regular cleaning rituals will keep the skin on the feet healthy and not allow bacteria to develop on it.

2. Keep The Feet And Shoes Dry

It is imperative that one maintains cleanliness and dryness of the feet and shoes:
• One should not wear shoes with wet feet
• The feet should be dried thoroughly after bath or washing
• If shoes are wet, they should be dried out properly before they are worn

3. Use Of Apple Cider Vinegar

If one has ringworm they can make use of apple cider vinegar and its antiseptic properties:
• The affected area should be cleansed with antiseptic soap first
• Apple cider vinegar should be applied on the affected area with a soft cotton ball
• The affected area should be massaged gently

4. Use Of Nail Polish

A common home remedy to get rid of skin fungus is to use nail polish remover or nail polish on it:
• If the fungus has affected the nails putting nail polish on it will kill the fungus and dry out the area
• The acetylene content in the nail polish does the trick

5. Do Not Wear Footwear For Long

If you tend to sweat or are active all day long, you need to remove the footwear often:
• It will help to dry out the seat
• It will reduce chances of fungal infection coming on

6. Apply Powder

If one is repeating the same pair of socks and shoes they need to:
• Apply baby powder in the shoes and the socks
• That will keep the moisture out and reduce chances of infection

7. Keep An Eye Out For Telltale Signs

It is hard to recognize the symptoms of fungal infection. One needs to keep an eye out for the first signs as the skin infection caused by fungi is contagious:
• Crusty skin layer forms on the top of feet
• Small rashes might develop which might itch

8. Do Not Wear Tight Fitting Clothes Or Shoes

When one has fungal infection they should resort to:
• Loose clothing that allow the air movement
• Comfortable fitted shoes should be worn to prevent aggravation of the infected areas

9. Tea Tree Oil

This is known to be an effective cure for fungal infections. It can be used in the form of:
• Ointment on the affected area
• The oil can be mixed with a carrier oil and then applied on the affected area

10. Preventing Skin Fungus On The Back

If you tend to sweat a lot you need to:
• Change the sweaty clothes
• Scrub the skin thoroughly when taking bath

11. Use Of Essential Oil

One can use the following essential oils to prevent fungus from growing on the skin:
• Garlic oil
• Tea tree oil
• Oregano oil

12. Use Of Hydrogen Peroxide

On can use a solution of
hydrogen peroxide and water in order to treat fungal infections. If one is suffering from such an infection:
• They can use such a solution to wash themselves or soak the affected area
• If the skin is sensitive, skin bleach can also be used to treat the affected areas
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My skin is very oily and hard. created any problems. Please give the solution of control my oil skin.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My skin is very oily and hard.  created any problems. Please give the solution of control my oil skin.
Homoeopathic medicine NATRUM MUR 6X ( Dr Reckeweg) Chew 4 tabs 3 time daily Apply Cucumber daily in evenings for 1 hour Apply Lime juice daily morning on face for 15 minutes HOME REMEDY Prepare a paste of Multani mitti + 1 spoon Turmeric powder +10 drops Lime nd add Raw milk to prepare a paste nd apply thi paste twice in a week
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Sir I am suffering from mouth infection - skin infection like white spots and white lines inside both cheeks and lips and tongue since 4 months. I can't eat any spicy food. And I don't have any stomach problem. The spots are increasing regularly in my mouth. Please help me.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Sir I am suffering from mouth infection - skin infection like white spots and white lines inside both cheeks and lips...
Quit habits strictly. Various treatment modalities for oral leukoplakia have been reported, but there is currently no consensus on the most appropriate treatment the treatment modalities include change of lifestyle factors such as tobacco and alcohol intake, medication with retinoids or antimycotics, 13-cis-retenoic acid, carotenoids, vitamin c, e, natural agents (green tea) & non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents surgical excision, cryosurgery, laser evaporation or laser excision.
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My back of the neck is turning dark. Is it a symptom of diabetes? What should be done to overcome this situation.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My back of the neck is turning dark. Is it a symptom of diabetes? What should be done to overcome this situation.
Mr. Lybrate-user, in case of increasing insulin resistance there is darkening of skin on the neck including back of neck, under arms and groin. It is call as acanthosis nigricans. It is also a major sign in t2 diabetes particularly in overweight and obese patients.
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Hello doctor. My age is 21. I have pain in my left breast since 7-8 days. Pehle bhi pain hua hai lekin wo bas 1 din he rahta tha. hamesha esa hota he rehta tha bas 1 din. Mujhe lagta tha ki heart me pain hai. Gastric problem hogi isliye jyada dhani ni diya par abhi feel ho raha h ki problem breast me hai. Thoda sa bhi left breast me pressure pad raha hai ya kuch touch ho raha hai toh pain ho raha hai. What should I do. Is this symptom of breast cancer. Should I consult a doctor. Please give some advice.

Fellow Breast Surgery (MUHS), DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Oncologist, Aurangabad
Hello lybrate-user. Pain in breast is a common phenomenon in ladies, especially young ladies in reproductive age group. That means the age in which ladies can become pregnant. Due to hormonal changes, there are certain changes that happen in breast also, leading to heaviness and dragging pain. Sometimes it is more on one side. The other cause of breast pain could be breast cancer. Usually it is associated with other breast complaints like a lump, discharge from nipple, skin ulcer etc. Although, in your age without any other complaints it is highly unlikely that it is breast cancer but cannot be ruled out 100%, only based on history. There are other rare causes of breast pain, which your surgeon will rule out on examination. So I would strongly suggest to go and visit a breast surgeon.
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Hi, I had gone through from chicken pox last 4 years ago at that my age was 15 yr. Now my age is 18 years but still Im having spots on my face. That to dark one from inside. Please help me to get rid of it.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hi, I had gone through from chicken pox last 4 years ago at that my age was 15 yr. Now my age is 18 years but still I...
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.
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I have developed dark circles under my eyes and its turning darker day by day. What should I do now?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have developed dark circles under my eyes and its turning darker day by day. What should I do now?
Hi. Dark circles can be temporary (means happens after any recent or chronic diseases or underlying medical condition, allergies, sinus infections and nasal congestions, lower eyelid laxity, fluid retention, hormonal imbalances, hyperpigmentation, aging, sun-exposure, insufficient sleep, worm-infestation, nutritional deificiency, working long hrs. on computer, lack of rest, stress/ tension, etc.) which can be improved by fixing the underlying cause or the problem or can be inherited from your parent's genes which can't be treated or cured! Management: Eat healthy and on time. Avoid junk. Drink plenty of water (as dehydration can cause dull or patchy skin). Sleep well. Wear anti-glare spectacles while working on computer. The area under your eyes has very sensitive skin, so never use chemical bleach. Reduce your stress/ tension through yoga, meditation or any other exercises (it not only improves your blood circulation, but also reduces the production of stress hormones by the body as well as increases happy hormones in the body). Use sunglasses regularly when you are in the sun and not to forget to apply a thick layer of Bakson's Suncare Sunscreen liberally, 20-30 minutes before stepping out in the sun and apply the same again after 3-4 hours if you have exposure to sunlight for long hours. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Cina 1M/ one dose daily at night for 10 days. Schwabe's Alfalafa Tonic/ 1 tsp thrice a day daily for 20 days and revert me back about the condition. Apply Bakson's Under Eye Cream twice daily (in morning and at night) and Medicynth's Whitch Hazel cream - in morning and at night daily.
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I have brown scars shallow on my face, I had chicken pox for about two weeks and now the pox is gone and this scar remains. It make me unconfident to go and talk to people. Help me with some medication or home remedies!

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I have brown scars shallow on my face, I had chicken pox for about two weeks and now the pox is gone and this scar re...
Usually scars will go and chicken pox scars are not very deep or prominent. IF severe you can do laser therapy.
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Very small black dots on my face since my college life is there any cure. Please advice.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Very small black dots on my face since my college life is there any cure. Please advice.
Hi apply pranacharya face glow on your face for 15 minutes then wash it with warm water. Take pranacharya b clean syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. Wash your face with chandrika soap.......
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I have black spots n marks on my back I used scar removal cream from 4 months but I didn't saw any changes now what should I do?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have black spots n marks on my back I used scar removal cream from 4 months but I didn't saw any changes now what s...
Hello, * take, plenty of water. * take, proteinos diet. * take, apple, papaya, soybeen, cheese, milk, almonds, walnuts, spinach, pumpkins. *homoeo-medicine** @ kali brom 30-6 pills, thrice a day. Take, care.
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I am suffering with white mark on full of my body. I take homeopathic nd allopathic medicine bt can not remove marks.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am suffering with white mark on full of my body. I take homeopathic nd allopathic medicine bt can not remove marks.
Hello, white spots are the manifestations of intestinal worms, arise may be due to eating habits in the teenage, especially fast food and junk foods. Following ayurvedic medicines will help you, a) khadirarishta 2 tsp twice a day with equal amount of water b) mahanajisthadi kwath 2 tsp twice a day with equal water c) krimi mudgar ras 1 tab twice a day.
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Sir my face is covered with pimples. merely I get after the sperm is out in night dreams. Next day morning my face is get the more than previous. Please give remedy to my problem. Thank you sir.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Sir my face is covered with pimples. merely I get after the sperm is out in night dreams. Next day morning my face is...
Hello, Lybrate user, pimples are caused, due to irregular life style, insomnia.junk food, stress,anxiety but taking d natural recourse will ,carry away the tresses making your skin sebum free and soothing. No cream can moisturise nor repair your skin to get your complexion, fairer. * Tk, plenty of water free from contaminants to eliminate toxins &'regulate your metabolism to absorb protein, vitamins, minerals, energy & other important substance, essential to upkeep ,repair & energise the body, hydrating your skin to safeguard your present problem. * Go, for meditation to reduce your stress and to nourish your cells, tissues and whole body to allow your skin to b fresh, non oily & glowing. * Tk your meal easily digestible, non-oily, non-irritant, simple,on time. * Tk, apples,cheese, carrots,papaya, rajama,soyabeen, spinach,almond, walnuts to enjoy wellness. Tk homoe medicines: @ Berb. Aqua Q-10 drops, thrice with little water. * ensure sound sleep at least for 7/8 hrs in d night. * Avoid, junk food, caffiene,dust, scorching sun, fried,spicy intake, cookies, pizza & burger. Your feedback will highly b appreciated for further, follow up. Tk,care.
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I have a very sensitive and itchy skin and highly vulnerable to prickly heats and gets bumps on every part of my body, please suggest best way or medicines to get rid of this problem am facing.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have a very sensitive and itchy skin and highly vulnerable to prickly heats and gets bumps on every part of my body...
Homoeopathic treatment TAB. FORMULA -D ( BAKSON) Chew 1 tab twice daily for 3 monthss APIS MELLIFICA 30 ( Dr.Reckeweg) 1-2 drops directly on tongue during raised bumps nd itching BLOOME-201 SOAP ( BIOFORCE) Bath nd wash with this soap only DIET Exercise regularily Take nutritious diet Avoid usage of cosmetic creams nd lotionss,detergents nd ssoap Avoid dry fruit,nuts,chocklates,fried nd spicy food
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I am 20 years old and I have black spots on my face I am trying to remove them by applying several packs they are not going can you suggest me a cream or home remedy to get ride of that problem.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am 20 years old and I have black spots on my face I am trying to remove them by applying several packs they are not...
Hi apply pranacharya face glow on your face for 15 minutes then wash it with warm water. Take pranacharya b clean syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. Wash your face with chandrika soap.
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I have feeling not well from past 4 days. And also have some black spot below my eyes. What it means? Should I go for a check?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
I have feeling not well from past 4 days. And also have some black spot below my eyes. What it means? Should I go for...
Medicine german reckeweg china off 200, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) morning./ daily 1 dose / 3 days buy medicine from good homoeopathic shop. Food glucose water morning daily 4-5 spoonful mixed fruit juice daily evening. Please continue treatment.
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Colic Pain - How To Treat It

Fellowship in Andrology, DNB-Urology , MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Urologist, Hyderabad
Colic Pain - How To Treat It

The word colic directly refers to the colon. Colic pain is a sharp abdominal pain followed by bouts of crying usually occurring in infants below the age of one year. The pain only last for a short period of time ranging from a few weeks to a couple of months. Very few number of babies will cry endlessly indicating towards an underlying condition.

It is mainly characterized by sharp crying for supposedly no apparent reason, irregular sleep patterns, and restlessness or owing to deviation from normal postures. The apparent causes of colic pain include indigestion and negative reaction of the sensitive gut to the breast or formula milk, although no concrete cause of the state has been discovered.

Doctors often suggest home remedies such as swaddling, pacifiers, holding and comforting the baby and more frequent feedings to reduce the condition. Since it is so common among infants and relatively less harmful, no proper medication is usually given. Physicians suggest mothers to reduce the content of caffeine, alcohol or spice in their diet. Sometimes a warm bath, burping the baby or going on more frequent walks is useful. Background music draws the attention of the baby and hence drives their focus, away from the abdominal pains.

Colic pains are mainly treated by care rather than medicine. The baby is made to feel comfortable and the distress is reduced just by being around the infant. The primary care giver plays an important role in consoling the child and helping them get through the sudden pain which further plays a significant role in personality development. Colic pains are extremely short lived and probably one of the first few challenges of parenthood. They are primarily dealt with care and feeding except in extreme cases where medicinal cures such as lactase drops and simethicone drops are used to treat the abdominal pain. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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How to take care of my. Very very dry and scaly skin in this summer. And what type of moisturiser, scrub and face wash should I pick.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
How to take care of my. Very very dry and scaly skin in this summer. And what type of moisturiser, scrub and face was...
You bath with peares soap. Use neem face wash. For hairs use protein shampoo (both product mfg. By sri sri ayurveda company) change food habites. Use oily food in daily life. Take 2 to 3 litter water in summer.
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I'm 20years old male, I have oily skin, with acne scar and pore, please suggest me antibiotic tablet, and Sunscreen cream which can suit my face skin. please with complete dosage.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I'm 20years old male, I have oily skin, with acne scar and pore, please suggest me antibiotic tablet, and Sunscreen c...
For pimples take following med berberis aquifolium q 20 drops twice in water also drink plenty water have green vegetables stop oily food
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