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Dr. Durai Raj

MD - Dermatology

Dermatologist, Chennai

17 Years Experience  ·  450 at clinic
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Dr. Durai Raj MD - Dermatology Dermatologist, Chennai
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Dr. Durai Raj is an experienced Dermatologist in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 17 years of journey as a Dermatologist. He studied and completed MD - Dermatology . You can consult Dr. Durai Raj at Saraswathy Hospital in Thiruvottiyur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Durai Raj on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Dermatology - Harichand Medical College - 2000
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Iam 21 year old boy, my hairs are falling at a rapid rate for 3 months, so how can I prevent this.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Indore
Iam 21 year old boy, my hairs are falling at a rapid rate for 3 months, so how can I prevent this.
Dear check your thyroid profile blood test & revert with reports meanwhile please take homoeopathic medicine phosphorus 200 and lycopodium 200 one dose as alternnate days pattern in morning & homoeopathic mothertincture alfalfa q 30 drops at night with water on regular basis till 15 days. Then report with progress. Also apply arnica hair oil of any standard homoeopathic company & take high protein diet e. G. Sprouts.
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I'm just 23 years old and most of my hair turns white. Everyone think that i'm 32 years old. Please help me out this problem.

B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
I'm just 23 years old and most of my hair turns white. Everyone think that i'm 32 years old. Please help me out this ...
Hair fall can occur due to many reasons like stress, chemical damage, nutritional deficiency, enviornmental factors etc. We need to access the exact reason to start treatment. Home remedy. Take 100 ml coconut oil boil 2-4 pcs of amla fruit n 8-10 curry leaves in that oil till fruit n leaves turn black. Filter and strain. Massage it on scalp with finger tips gently. Wash hair next morning with curd mixed with besan. In ready to use you can start using rishi grow hair oil at bed time wash with robin plus herbal shampoo. Use clean oil if dandruff is the reason as this oil treats it in just two applications along with reducing itching. Internal ayurvedic medicines if required will be provided after studying your bodily constitution as per ayurveda. Do it for two months and your hair fall & greying will reduce to normal. As it's a very slow process so you can't see results in a week. Eat more of green leafy vegies and fresh seasonal fruits. Take amla powder or amla murabba/ carrot murabba twice daily. Use neem wood comb for managing hair and this should be changed regularly. Reduce your stress by yoga and meditation. Add some coconut daily in your diet. Keep water in copper vessel overnight and drink in the morning empty stomach. Avoid chinese foods and food stuffs packed in plastics. Avoid white flour (maida), excessive salt and spices. Let me know after it and I will advise accordingly.
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I have black spots and pimples on my back l should some it can't be change what should I do.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I have black spots and pimples on my back l should some it can't be change what should I do.
Use tea tree face wash and toner twice daily. Use sunscreen with spf 30 daily. Use natural face pack of multani mitti and lemon 2 times a week. You can also use apple cider vinegar for 5 minutes after washing your face and splash it clean with water. Most important is diet- do not eat junk, eat more vegetables and fruits especially with vitamin c.
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Home remedies to get fair skin. My skin colour is very dark. I am using besan health and milk face pack.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Home remedies to get fair skin. My skin colour is very dark. I am using besan health and milk face pack.
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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Hi sir this is raja I am student from andhra doing ca living in chennai I had scar on face which was happened when I am at age of 3 years I am feeling shy wid dat want laser treatment for dat is dis facility available wid u.please kindly help me.

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General Physician, Mumbai
Hi sir this is raja I am student from andhra doing ca living in chennai I had scar on face which was happened when I ...
I will suggest you to apply aloevera gel twice a day for six months over the lesion and follow up on completion and than plan for laser treatment if necessary.
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My hair is no more growing. Before wen I did straighten my hair would fall a lot but now it has stopped growing? What is the reason? What should I do?

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
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My hair is no more growing. Before wen I did straighten my hair would fall a lot but now it has stopped growing? What...
Straigtening can result in damage to the cuticle of the hair and hence most people suffer from hair damage post such procedures. The medicines can help in repairing the hair and hence one should consult a dermatologist for examination and treatment.
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I am 45 year old male working in chemical pharma company my skin become very dark need your expert advise for fairness and skin tone treatment from Vadodara Gujarat I have Oily skin pls suggest me what treatment or cream should I use.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
I am 45 year old male working in chemical pharma company my skin become very dark need your expert advise for fairnes...
Hi, Hi, avoid oily, spicy foods drink lots of water wash your face frequently with mild face wash apply the paste of oats and honey weekly once apply kumkumadi lepa cream daily after face wash.
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Sir, I am suffering from acne. I have oily skin. This acne are very small and mainly puss filled. It occurs mainly on my cheeks. I have good diet but still it comes. Due to this scars appeared. I have consulted with homeopathic, dermatologist too. But in both I got small time benefit. Im 24 years old. Im in this problem from last 3 years .i have already tried all stuffs even piss on my face. Please advice something good.

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Sir, I am suffering from acne. I have oily skin. This acne are very small and mainly puss filled. It occurs mainly on...
1.No alcohol 2.Reduce body wt 3.No smoking/ tobacco 4.Diet - no ghee/ butter, have mix of vegetable oils - mustard, til, ground nut, olive oil, have more green vegetables and fruits, have whole grain atta, no fried. Fast. Spicy / processed/ junk food. Less sugar, potato, rice, no milk for one month 5.30 mts brisk walk daily 6.Deep breathing exercise for 10 mts daily 7.6-8 hrs of sleep at night 8.Expose your body to sun for 15-20 mts daily after some oil massage to get vit d. 9.Take more water- proper hydration. 10.Keep the area clean 11.No irritants – soap, oil, creams to be applied 12.No rubbing for medicine contact on private chat.
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Lybrate | Dr. Bidisha Guhanyogi speaks on IMPORTANCE OF TREATING ACNE EARLY

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I had a minor injury on the face which resulted a light scar patch on the skin just below the left eye socket, will it cover up naturally or do I need to apply any ointment. Pls suggest.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
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I had a minor injury on the face which resulted a light scar patch on the skin just below the left eye socket, will i...
Although it will heal but it may leave a permanent scar. To avoid this there is very effective homoeopathic cream. Antimarks cream (biovalley) apply twice daily.
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I am viteligo patient have fingers edge, lip, foot, and nose side please send the details

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Homeopath, Rudrapur
Homeopathy has a complete cure for vitiligo. You can start treatment with us. We have reaults in vitiligo 80%
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Why my hair is falling during rainy season? what I should do to stop this hair falling.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hyderabad
Why my hair is falling during rainy season?
what I should do to stop this hair falling.
Seasonal hairfall is very common at this time use mild shampoo and try to use natural products. Try to apply almond oil before taking bath and conditioners like aloe after bath.
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I'm having a scar for past 6 years on ma shoulder. I got that when I fall on road. Can you tell me how to remove.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I'm having a scar for past 6 years on ma shoulder.  I got that when I fall on road.  Can you tell me how to remove.
There are powerful homemade treatments used to remove accident scars naturally without causing any side effects to the skin. 1. mix curd or frozen milk and turmeric. Frozen milk is a good exfoliating agent and it nourishes your skin and leaves your skin glowing once you wash off the paste. If you have a sensitive skin then you can add a few drops of lemon juice and rose water. Facial scars from accidents can be easily removed by using the above mentioned natural home remedies. 2. you can also use the one part of baking soda with two part of water to create a paste. Baking soda is a natural exfoliator and helps in the gentle scraping of the scar tissue layer by layer. Scrub (avoid vigorous rubbing) this paste on your scars for a minute or two and after that you can rinse it off with cold water. 3. Mint juice is also effective to remove old accident scars. You can use the juice of mint on your face leave it for 5 minutes and wash that off. If you are doing the same procedure for a month then you can see visible results. The old accident scars will become lighter in color on regular usage. It is a good practice to apply vitamin E oil on car accident facial scars to fade out spots and scars. Use it before going to sleep every day.
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I am 26 years old male. I am suffering from dry & cracked skin problem on my hand & foot fingers. I am facing this problem since my childhood.

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Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi, as per your description it seems like eczema or psoriasis, kindly share the pictures of your skin if you want to take the homeopathic medicines. Whatever the condition concluded after examining your skin, your problem is completely curable with homeopathic treatment. Meanwhile take following care 1. Do not use detergents or harsh soaps 2. Moisturise your skin with creams and foot care creams and use cotton socks at night after applying the cream 3. Drink plenty of water, eat all seasonal fruits, veggies and salads 4. Take proper night's sleep 5. Avoid stress or discuss at length during your case taking so that I can help you handle it better.
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Doctor I have pores on my face and nose. Is there any diagnose? Please suggest me.

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Homeopath, Delhi
Doctor I have pores on my face and nose. Is there any diagnose? Please suggest me.
Medicine German reckeweg silicea 30, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) morning. buy medicine from good homoeopathic shop. food mixed fruit juice daily evening. please continue treatment.
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I am 21 year old and I have hair fall problem and in my back side skin there will become white small spot in many number. please give me idea to stop the hair fall.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 21 year old and I have hair fall problem and in my back side skin there will become white small spot in many num...
Apply ketoconazole shampoo twice a week while taking a head bath and also take tablet Faze 400 mg once a week for a month and take tablet evion 400 mg once a day and also we should rule out psoriasis after examination
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Sir I am 25 years old and I have lots of pores on my face so how can I remove pores plse advice me sir.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Sir I am 25 years old and I have lots of pores on my face so how can I remove pores plse advice me sir.
Hi, Wash your face twice daily. Shrink pores by applying ice cubes for a few seconds. Drench a washcloth in lemon and pineapple juice (Place the washcloth firmly on your face for one minute). Apply yogurt mask on face. You need to do this on regular basis to find difference.
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Chemical Peel and the Pathology Behind It

Diploma in Dermatology, MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Chemical Peel and the Pathology Behind It

Chemical peeling is a medical procedure which includes application of a chemical agent to the skin, causing controlled destruction of the epidermis, with or without the dermis, leading to exfoliation and removal of superficial lesions, followed by regeneration of new epidermal and dermal tissues. In simple words chemical peeling or chemical rejuvenation is procedure where a chemical agent or combination of agents of defined strength are applied the skin causing a controlled destruction of layers of the skin. This is followed by regeneration and remodeling leading to improvement of texture and surface abnormalities. It is a safe, effective and affordable option for improving skin ageing and imperfections.

Skin is considered the largest organ of the body and has many different functions. The skin is divided in two main regions, the epidermis and the dermis. The dermis is attached to an underlying hypodermis also called subcutaneous connective tissue.

Epidermis: It is the most superficial layer of the skin. The first barrier of protection from the invasion of foreign substances. The epidermis is divided into four layers – stratum corneum, stratum granulosum, stratum spinosum and stratum basalis(basal layer).

Dermis: It is composed of fibroblasts which are responsible for secreting collagen, elastin and ground substance that gives support and elasticity to skin. It supplies the epidermis with nutrients and has its role in thermoregulation. The dermis is subdivided into two zones, upper papillary and lower reticular layer.

Classification of peels according to histological depth

  1. Very superficial peel – Exfoliation of the stratum cormeum, without any epidermal necrosis.
  2. Superficial peel – Destruction of the full epidermis, up to the basal layer
  3. Medium peel – Destruction of the epidermis, papillary dermis and upto the upper one third of the reticular dermis.
  4. Deep peel – Necrosis of the entire epidermis and papillary dermis with inflammation extending to the mid reticular dermis.

Classification of chemical peeling agents

Very superficial Peel:

  • Glycolic Acid 30-50% applied for 1-2 minutes
  • TCA* 10% applied as one coat
  • Jessner’s solution 1-3 coats

Superficial Peel:

  • Glycolic acid 50-70% applied for 2-10 mins (depending on the type and thickness of the skin)
  • TCA 10-30%
  • Jessner’s solution 4-10 coats
  • Very superficial and superficial Peels are the mildest form and often called, “the lunchtime peel.” These peels break down corneocyte adhesion, causing dead skin cells to shed off to reveal the fresh, healthy underlying skin. These peels address minor skin irregularities like discoloration, acne, surface scarring, fine lines, and sun spots.

Medium Peel:

  • Glycolic acid 70% applied for 3-30 mins (depending on the type and thickness of the skin)
  • TCA 35-50%
  • Glycolic Acid 70% plus TCA 35%
  • Jessner’s solution plus TCA 35%

Deep Peel:

  • Phenol 88%
  • Baker Gordon phenol formula
  • Medium and deep peels increase the collagen and glycosaminoglycans content, cause collagen remodeling and increase dermal thickness to improve the clinical appearance of the skin with reduced wrinkles, skin tightening and pigmentary dyschromia.

Reason behind chemical peeling:

  • Wound healing process is an important reason for rejuvenation. The phases of wound healing after chemical exfoliation are apparent:
  • Inflammatory phase (1-5 days) – This phase is evident after peeling as erythma and swelling on the skin
  • Proliferative phase (2-21 days) – In superficial peels, the basement membrane is intact, hence normal epidermis is restored in 2 to 3 days. In medium to deep peels, wound is below basement membrane and re-epithelialization takes time.
  • Remodeling phase (3 weeks to 2 years) – collagen remodeling is the main reason that chemical peels cause rejuvenation and reduce wrinkles.

Indications for peels:

1. Pigmentary disorders

  • Resistant melasma
  • Pigmented cosmetic dermatitis
  • Freckles
  • Lentigines
  • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation

2. Acne

  • Comedonal acne
  • Post acne scars
  • Acne cosmetic
  • Acne excoriee

3. Cosmetic

  • Photoageing
  • Fine wrinkling
  • Skin glow and rejuvenation
  • Oily to rough skin
  • Actinic keratosis

4. Miscellaneous

  • Keratosis pilaris
  • Macular amyloidosis
  • Dilated pores
  • Seborrheic keratoses

Contraindications

  • Active bacterial, viral and fungal infection and open wounds
  • Oral isotretinoin use within the past three months
  • Pregnancy and breast feeding
  • History of keloid formation
  • History of taking oral contraceptive and photosensitive drugs
  • Unrealistic patient expectation
  • Uncooperative patient, eg. Patient is careless about sun exposure or application of medicine
  • For medium depth and deep peels, history of abnormal scarring, atrophic skin and isotretinoin use in the last six months.

How to choose a patient:

A patient should be chosen depending upon 4P’s:

P – Pathology

P – Point of depth required

P – Patients skin

P – Previous peeling agents

Newer peels:

Many peels like mandelic acid, kojic acid, lactic acid, citric acid and many more have been introduced in the market which are also available in combination. These peels are not only more skin friendly but also more patient friendly. They have buffering agents like licorice extract and willow bark extract to minimize irritation to skin and antioxidants to infuse the skin with restorative nutrients. The change in the skin often occurs at cellular level and are not apparent to the naked hence making it more popular amongst busy patients who are seeking effective treatments quickly with little or no downtime.

Benefits of chemical peels:

The skin becomes noticeably smoother and rejuvenated.

  • It reduces pigmentation, improves dull and uneven skin tone, reduces signs of photoagaeing, acne and enlarged pores.
  • Removes dead and damaged skin cells and improves skin texture
  • Helps in removal of tan
  • Skin becomes brighter and more vivid because chemical peels not only cause re-epithelialization of the epidermis but also collagen remodeling.

Pre peel and post peel precautions:

  • Patient has to be motivated enough to get multiple sittings of the peel ( 4-8, depending on the indication and type of peel) every 2-3 weekly to get the desired result.
  • Patient should not wax, bleach, scrub, shave(the same day) or get any other aesthetic procedure like microdermabrasion, ipl, derma-roller one day before the chemical peel procedure. A gap of at least 7 days before and after the peel should be maintained.
  • Patient should use a mild soap/ non soap cleanser after the peel
  • Broad spectrum sunscreen and moisturizer should be used liberally, at least 2-3 times a day and sun exposure should be avoided.
  • Patient should be strictly prohibited from scratching, picking or scrubbing the skin.

Take home message:

Chemical peeling is a simple office procedure for the treatment of acne, pigmentation, skin rejuvenation and photo ageing. These are not one time procedures but require 6-8 sessions and maintenance peels to achieve maximum improvement and prevent recurrences. The newer peels are safer and effective. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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I have hair fall problem at last 2 years. Now I shaw bold sports in my head. How to reduce hair fall.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I have hair fall problem at last 2 years. Now I shaw bold sports in my head. How to reduce hair fall.
Hair fall is common now a days. Due to stress and eating habits. And some illness, like anemia, thyroid and hereditary problems. Take following homoeo medicine. Acid hydroflouric 30 (30 ml sbl company). 1 drop 3 times per day x 14 days on tongue. Do not take anything 15 min before after medicine. ALSO use arnica montana Q 30 ml + 100 ml pure coconut oil mix and use before wash twice weekly. Use arnica homoeopathic shampoo take plenty water 3 to 4 liters per day. Eat proper food, carbohydrate, protein, minerals, fruits. Avoid outer food. you may contact me on this site. And check my package and get customized medicines.
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I have scars on my face after the pimple remove. I used some medicine but it's not work. Kindly help me.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I have scars on my face after the pimple remove. I used some medicine but it's not work. Kindly help me.
Following homoeopathic medicines available in homoeopathic shop. Use berberis aquifolium q sbl 20 drops in water x 1 month also apply berberis aq cream which is available in your city any company do exercise no night watching no outside food repeated (3 to 4 times) face wash with ayurvedic soap or face wash plenty fruits and vegetables.
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