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Dr. Elangavan

Dermatologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Elangavan Dermatologist, Chennai
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Dr. Elangavan is one of the best Dermatologists in Ambikapuram, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Guru Raghavendra Hospitals in Ambikapuram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Elangavan on Lybrate.com.

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Hi sir I am 20 years old. In my face lot of blackheads since 4years. What can I do for that?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda
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Also referred to as open comedones, blackheads are small yellow or black bumps that form when a clog develops in the opening of hair follicles due to a combination of excess sebum and build-up of dirt and dead skin cells the combination of oatmeal and yogurt is great for keeping your skin free of blackheads. 1. Mix one teaspoon honey and the juice of four tomatoes in sufficient oatmeal to make a paste. 2. Scrub it on your skin. 3. Wash it off after 10 minutes. 4. Repeat regularly for clear skin. You can also make a paste by mixing together two tablespoons of oatmeal, three tablespoons of plain yogurt, and small amounts of lemon juice and olive oil. Apply the paste to your entire face, leave for a few minutes and then rinse your face with water any querries inform me.
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What is the main cause of hair fall?? Please tell the precautions to protect or minimize the hair loss?

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What is the main cause of hair fall??
Please tell the precautions to protect or minimize the hair loss?
Hi. Let me you about hairfall. We can divide hairfall into 2 types - temporary hairfall and permanent which is called 'Hairloss' rather and leads to bald areas of smooth and shiny surface. In temporary hairfall, hair grows back again from the same hair root, but in case of permanent hairloss, because of formation of DHT (Di- Hydro -Testosterone) around hair root it gets choked up which subsequently affects the blood supply to the hair and thus hair root is lost forever. Many factors are responsible formation of this DHT or hairloss- hereditary, post-illness/ ailment, post-delivery, post- chemotherapy, nutritional deficiencies, insufficient sleep, sudden loss of weight, stress/ tensions/ excessive anger any other underlying diseases, etc. Take diet rich in protein like non-veg., eggs, pulses, legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. walnut and almonds), iron-rich food like green vegetables, also take flaxseeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. Take proper 6-9hrs of sound sleep. Give up the habit of smooking 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). Regular exercising is also one of the important point, but should be done under some good, qualified yoga/ gym teacher or instructor for proper guidance; it also releases the stress/ tension in the mind and the body and keeps you FIT and YOUNG!! Also, take homoeopathic Rx - Schwabe's Wiesbaden 200/ twice a day for 1 month and revert me back.
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I have hairfall problem. So for reduce it I should apply egg white or whole egg with yellow. It will be very smelly how to do.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda
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I have hairfall problem. So for reduce it I should apply egg white or whole egg with yellow. It will be very smelly h...
Apply maha bhringraj oil on your scalp and massage then give hot water fomentation. 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.

I am suffering from scabies from last 4 weeks. I have used a lot of ointments for it. But still I didn't get rid from it. Please suggest me what should I do? Or should I go to any specific clinic. Please reply me. I am so disturbed about it.

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Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. It is common all over the world, and can affect anyone. Scabies spreads quickly in crowded conditions where there is frequent skin-to-skin contact between people. Hospitals, child-care centers, and nursing homes are examples. Scabies can easily infect sex partners and other household members. Sharing clothes, towels, and bedding can sometimes spread scabies. This can happen much more easily when the infested person has crusted scabies. You cannot get scabies from a pet. Pets get a different mite infection called mange. Symptoms are Pimple-like irritations or a rash Intense itching, especially at night Sores caused by scratching The infected person's clothes, bedding and towels should be washed in hot water and dried in a hot dryer. Treatment is also recommended for household members and sexual partners.Several lotions are available to treat scabies. Medicines that may be prescribed include: 5% permethrin cream: This is the most common treatment for scabies. It is safe for children as young as 1 month old and women who are pregnant.  25% benzyl benzoate lotion. 10% sulfur ointment.  10% crotamiton cream. 1% lindane lotion.

I use to have pimple on my face now I'm left with acne scars and I don't know why my skin tone keeps on changing sometime I look dark and sometime very fair is it because of the sun rays or pollution I even cover my fave while going out. What should I do?

PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), PG Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine & Hair Transplant, MBBS
Dermatologist
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I use to have pimple on my face now I'm left with acne scars and I don't know why my skin tone keeps on changing some...
Use a water based sun screen. For scars do nanofractional rf treatment. Then use cicatrix cream for scars.
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I have a severe hairfall these days and very dry scalp and dandruff too and split ends?

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Homeopath
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Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Graphites 30 ( 4 drops in little water) twice a day for a week and revert. Apply jobarandi hair oil.
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I have black Sport as well as pimples on my back are used car Removal Cream for 4 months but I did not see any chance what should I do.

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I have black Sport as well as pimples on my back are used car Removal Cream for 4 months but I did not see any chance...
Please use antidandruf shampoo. And clear motion early morning. And use khadirarist 4tsf bid with 4tsf water after food. And use alovera jell.
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I am 20 years old. I have suffering from last 6 month of hair falling. My hair scalp is very oily due to I have been lost minimum hair so please give me any suggestions.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I am 20 years old. I have suffering from last 6 month of hair falling. My hair scalp is very oily due to I have been ...
You need oil, oral medicine & external paste application in ayurveda. Start applying neelibhringadi tailam, orally take asthiposhak & sukuntalam capsules & apply paste of amla, bhringraj, mulethi mixed in buttermilk to your head before washing. Results start coming in 15 days.

I am suffering from allergies in my whole body I tried various medicines but got no result please suggest me good treatment.

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General Physician
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I am suffering from allergies in my whole body I tried various medicines but got no result please suggest me good tre...
Allergy is funny problem it needs your cooperation in balling it first you must try ffinding out what causes it its only you can isolste ite it by elimination process now lets us do that exercise come back to me when you have havew isolated it.

I am 25 years old male I have too much hair in my face. How can I remove facial hair permanently.

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Homeopath
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I am 25 years old male I have too much hair in my face. How can I remove facial hair permanently.
Hello,This is the home remedy for Unwanted Hair Removal:- 1. Raw Papaya Remedy for Unwanted Hair Removal Papain is one of the active enzymes in papaya. It is capable of breaking down hair follicle and prohibit the growth of hair. Not only this makes your fine hair less noticeable but it also naturally exfoliate your skin to give it an inproved texture. Papaya is most suitable for sensitive skin. Thus, use raw papaya to get rid of your unwanted hair permanently. way of using raw papaya for unwanted hair removal Get this: • Raw papaya paste- 1-2 tablespoons • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp Do this: • Make papaya paste by peeling and grinding raw papaya pieces. • Mix turmeric powder with this raw papaya paste. • Massage your face with this paste for about 15 minutes. • Wash off with water. • Do this once or twice a week. If you want permanent hair removal then go for skin laser treatment.

I am 28 years old male and I have acne and oily face I tired to use medicines and treatment but no results found, what can I do?

BHMS
Homeopath
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I am 28 years old male and I have acne and oily face I tired to use medicines and treatment but no results found, wha...
Hi, 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. Prevention: -Take healthy food only and avoid unhealthy ones (although sebaceous glands are not excretory glands then as well!) as what you eat is reflected on your face! -Avoid taking unnecessary stress/ tension as it encourages secretion of stress hormone in the body as thus affects skin or any other tissue of the body. -Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water in a day. -Take 6-8 hrs. Of sound sleep everyday. -Don't use others towels, handkerchief on your face as well as never share yours. -Never ever rub your face as it damages the skin (even towel should be dab on skin softly) and break outs of acne get worsened! -Maintain hygiene, wash your face 2-3 times in a day, changes the pillow covers, bed sheet daily, use cotton bed sheet only (try to sleep on your back). 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 30 days.
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I have rashes on my waist. What are the causes of it and solution?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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I have rashes on my waist. What are the causes of it and solution?
Skin rashes can occur from a variety of factors, including infections, heat, allergens, immune system disorders and medications. One of the most common skin disorders that causes a rash is atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema. Atopic dermatitis is an ongoing (chronic) condition that causes itchy, inflamed skin. Most often it appears as patches on the face, neck, trunk or limbs. Avoiding harsher soaps and detergents or other irritants, can lessen symptoms or reduce the risk of flare-ups. Medicated creams or ointments can also be prescribed by me after due recall of your medical history. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.

I have hair fall Each day lose.

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Homeopath
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I have hair fall 
Each day lose.
Male-pattern hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia.Men typically present with hairline recession at the temples and vertex balding. So they can try Homoeopathic medication that is based on constitution and work wonders. 1. Take Acid phos. 200, 5 drops , morning empty stomach, once in week. 2.wiesbaden 200, 5 drops , daily morning empty stomach. 3.Natrum mur 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 4. Apply Arnica hair growth oil (B &T) on your hair and scalp, thrice in a week. 5.Wash hair with Arnica montana herbal shampoo (SBL) 6.Drink minimum 10 glasses of water per day. 7.Take 10 ml amla juice mixed with half cup of water, at daily night . 8.Add more proteins to your daily diet and eat walnuts for good hair.
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I have allergy and have motions for 3days onwards want I do to stop motions and allergy.

MBBS
General Physician
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I have allergy and have motions for 3days onwards want I do to stop motions and allergy.
For allergy take tablet cetrizine and For loosemotions drink ors solution and to stop the frequency of motions take capsule roko and Avoid spicy food in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi and if necessary we should take prescribed antibiotics

My mother is 71 and years back she was diagnosed with sle disease. Any cure?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath
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Please give her following medicine:- cal. Carb. - 0/2 three times a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.

I have irritation in leg that's near the foot near small finger and also it's feeling like something is pulling what may be the reason.

MBBS
General Physician
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I have irritation in leg that's near the foot near small finger and also it's feeling like something is pulling what ...
It can be because of nerve irritation please change your footwear and don't stand for very long times keep your leg straight while sitting also.
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I am 26 years old female I have dandruff in my scarf and pimples on my cheeks and also black and white heads on my nose, how to remove that please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist
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I am 26 years old female I have dandruff in my scarf and pimples on my cheeks and also black and white heads on my no...
Hello lybrate user- hair fall and pimples both are associated with poor diet and daily schedule. Try this ayurvedic tips- a) avoid fast food and go to bed before 10 pm. B) increase dairy products in your meals. C) use nili bhringadi hair oil daily and decrease the usage of shampoo as minimum as you can. D) take tab arogya wardhini vati 1 tab twice daily. E) treat your menstrual problems if having.
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I have hair problems. I lose a lot of hairs while combing my hairs. I don't have dandruff or anything. Please till me how I can reduce it.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I have hair problems. I lose a lot of hairs while combing my hairs. I don't have dandruff or anything. Please till me...
Hello lybrate-user, To stop hair fall use triphla powder mixed with curd apply on your scalp, at least thrice a week. Second you can use either onion juice or fenugreek paste on your scalp, start taking saptamrit lauh 2 tab bd with water after meal. Mahabhringraj oil for local application, apply on your scalp with the help of finger tips, do it twice a day. Include at least 50 gm paneer daily in your diet drink plenty amount of water at least 10--12 glasses per day. Last but not the least check your thyroid profile as it may be the reason of hair fall. If you wants to know more contact me again.
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How can I stop hairfall?

BHMS
Homeopath
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How can I stop hairfall?
Hi. It's normal to loose up to 100 hair per day, and in most people, those hairs grow back. But many men -- and some women -- lose hair as they grow older. You can also lose your hair if you have certain diseases, such as thyroid problems, diabetes, or lupus. If you take certain medicines or have chemotherapy for cancer, you may also lose your hair. Other causes are stress, a low protein diet, a family history, use of bore water, or nutritional deficiencies. Need to rule out any causative factor or underlying medical condition. Management: 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. Investigations advised: Get your blood tested for (empty stomach) - CBC, S. Iron, S. Folic acid, S. Ferritin, S. Calcium, S. Vitamin D3, S. Vitamin B12. If there is any family history of Thyroid dysfunction, get Thyroid function test done as well.

Hello sir, Please help me with my skin problem, I am unable to remove the tan on my forehead.

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist
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Hello sir, Please help me with my skin problem, I am unable to remove the tan on my forehead.
Dear it is a kind of fungal infections are little difficult to remove bcz they are in skin where blood supply is very little. So it will take time to remove. If you want to cure you have to follow medicines for 2 -3 weeks. Please upload its photo.
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