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I m 20 years old and my edges are having roots but they are not growing big it looks that there is no hair in my edges they still remains small as it was before. What to do to get thicker hair only in my edges.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I m 20 years old and my edges are having roots but they are not growing big it looks that there is no hair in my edge...
use tab follihair 1 tab daily for 3-4 month, Protein is important to strengthen hair and promote growth. The recommended daily amount is about two to three 3-ounce servings of meat or a combination of four to five servings of dairy and beans. nuts and seeds, eggs, and fish in their diets. All are important sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which help lower inflammation and create a healthier scalp. eat a variety of foods every day. two to four fruits, and an assortment of grains and legumes and lean meat products.“Iron, vitamin E, vitamins B (particularly biotin), vitamin D, selenium, copper, magnesium and zinc” — all play a crucial role in hair growth. Vitamin and mineral deficiency can even cause hair loss.
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My face seen nowadays dull and black so please tell me how to solve this problem within 1 week

M. sc Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My face seen nowadays dull and black
so please tell me how to solve this problem within 1 week
If its due to Sun tan,u can avoid by following few health tips.U can view for all those information,U try to view in this website,Health tips under my profile.
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M 32 years female suffering from pimples and sometimes weight gain due to PCOD since 3years.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
M 32 years female suffering from pimples and sometimes weight gain due to PCOD since 3years.
Acne / Pimples Most common skin disease due to wrong feeding habit such as Irregular hours of eating, improper food, excess of starches sugar food n bakery products. Excess of fatty foods, chronic constipation and menstruation disorder in Female are some of common cause in this Also it’s found in cases of excessive use of tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco and hence only depend on ointment’s / OTC Products n medicine’s does not serve your any purpose, but suppressed a symptom n same re-appear after some time with brutal symptoms particularly in skin diseases issue So find out where you have to correct? Fresh Juicy fruits, such as apple, pears, grapes, pineapple, lemon, or plan water either hot or cold should be Drink. Vitamin A, E, nutrition and zinc to be consider part of treatment. Treatment: 1.A teaspoonful of coriander juice mixed with pinch of turmeric powder is effective home remedy for Pimples / Acne. Mixture should be applied to the face at night after thoroughly wash every day. 2.If you have constipation or menstruation in case of Female, then remove a same, or go for treatment 3.Cap. Neem Guard - 1 daily in morning after breakfast 4.Cap Garlic Pearls - 1 daily after breakfast 5.Steam on face buy using Neem Patti / leaves thrice in a week 6.Avoid cosmetic cream available at OTC and use pure chandan and other herbs made paste along with non side effect face wash 7.Stress Management 8.Steam bath twice a week Diet: 1.In morning: A glass of lukewarm water with half a freshly –squeezed lime and Honey 2.Breakfast: Any fresh fruit and fresh milk. 3.Lunch: A bowl of freshly-prepared steamed vegetable, one or two whole wheat chapattis, and glass of butter milk or curd. 4.Afternoon: A fresh fruit or juice 5.Dinner: A large bowl of raw vegetable salad, with lime juice dressing, sprouted mung beans 6.Bedtime: A glass of fresh milk or fresh fruit 7.Avoid cosmetic cream available at OTC and use pure chandan and other herbs made paste along with non side effect face wash 8.Stress Management 9.Steam bath twice a week We have a ready to use kit, on request we send you details.
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I have a small white patch on my face most people said its vitamin deficiency because I go less out in sun.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have a small white patch on my face most people said its vitamin deficiency because I go less out in sun.
White patches on face can occur due to a number of reasons, of which conditions can be mild or severe. The condition can be mild or severe, and generally covers the majority of the skin on a particular area of the body. They may also cause irritation or itching. The occurrence of whites on the face can be extremely distressing. People affected with this problem should obtain medical advice to diagnose what is causing the condition and the suitable treatment. Causes of White Spots White spots on the face occur for various reasons. Understanding some of these reasons may be beneficial in treating the condition. Furthermore, understanding the cause can also help people avoid certain circumstances that increase the risk. 1. Tinea Versicolor This is a chronic fungal infection of the skin. Also known as pityriasisversicolor, this fungus causes discolored patches on the skin as it interferes with the normal pigmentation. The color of the patches may be darker or lighter than the surrounding skin and most often, affects the back and trunk of adolescent males. Exposure to sunlight, hot, humid weather, oily skin and excessive sweating may aggravate the condition. 2. Vitiligo This is a skin condition that results in the loss of melanocyte pigmentation of the skin. This results in white patches that feel as if it is part of the skin. The cause of vitiligo is unclear although it is believed to be an autoimmune disease. However, mild trauma to any area of the skin including the face can also result in the development of vitiligo. Vitiligo can affect the face, hands and feet, elbows and genital area. 3. Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis White spots on the face may also be due to Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis, a skin condition resulting in 2 to 5 mm flat, white spots commonly found on the shins and forearms. This skin condition mostly affects fair skinned people, although it may occur in dark skinned individuals too. The white spots may occur more commonly in people over the age of 40. 4. Pityriasis Alba This skin condition is common in children aged 6 to 12. It is a rash that appears on the face, neck and arms, and is not easily differentiated between normal skin. The rash may be covered with skin flakes resembling light dust. The cause of Pityriasis Alba is not known and is often considered as a form of eczema. This condition is often mistaken with vitiligo. However, while vitiligo has a distinct border, Pityriasis Alba does not. Treatments for White Spots on Face The medical treatment for white spots depends entirely on the root cause that underlies the condition. There are certain things that you can try to accelerate the process of treatment . Some of these mentioned treatments are professional while others are home remedies. Home Remedies .  For treating vitiligo, consumption of ginger juice is recommended as it promotes blood flow. neem seed oil applied to the affected area will also bring beneficial results.  Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis may not require treatment as it is harmless. However, topical steroids and retinoids may help treat the condition.  Treatment for Pityriasis Alba may not be necessary although the application of a moisturizer or hydrocortisone creams may help the disappearance of these patches.  Washing the face with mild soaps and exfoliating the skin at least twice a week with a honey, rice, turmeric and sandalwood powder paste can treat Tinea Versicolor. So identify your problem of white spots with the help of your local doctor so that appropriate treatment is given or send me your picture depicting those white spot along with the complete hitory of your spots,so that I am clear in making a diagnosis.
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I am 27 years old man. I am suffering from extreme hair loss for last few years. What should I do.?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 27 years old man. I am suffering from extreme hair loss for last few years. What should I do.?
Hello, you can take the homoeopathic medicine weisbaden 200 (4drops in little water) twice a day for a week and update with the feedback. Apply jaborandi hair oil.
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Hi sir, I am naveen, my age-24 yrs. M-pharmacy completed. Last 2 months suffering from hairloss,

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
Hi sir, I am naveen, my age-24 yrs. M-pharmacy completed.
Last 2 months suffering from hairloss,
Hello. Hair problem is common now a days. Due to stress and busy life. Take full sleep. Drink planty water. Have fruits. Take. Acid hydrofluoric 30.2 tds x 30 days. And revert. Use arnica mon q 30 ml + your oil 100 ml mix. Twice a week at night and wash.
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I am 21 years old sir I am suffering in lipoma problem, sir please best way to cure in homeradim.

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
Do surgical this is basic advice that is given without seeing your actual conditionbut i tried my level best,before using medicine on your body its my sincere advice to take advantage of lybrate low cost treatment of private consultation on your application
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I am facing acne and pimples for last one year. Now it is leaving scrubs. Spreading day by day. I have applied sfrodex cream but it could not help anything. I don't have problems like constipation or other. I drink 3-3.5 Ltr of water in a day. Please help me out.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am facing acne and pimples for last one year. Now it is leaving scrubs. Spreading day by day. I have applied sfrode...
These are the methods to treat fastly pimples: • Imbalance in hormone level causes excessive sebum production and causes acne. So 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.
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I am 23 years old and m suffering from pimples scars dark or rigid spots acne problem since 1 year. I am also using many type of cream but that is not working. What can I do to remove face spots clearly.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am 23 years old and m suffering from pimples scars dark or rigid spots acne problem since 1 year. I am also using m...
Home Remedy- Make a paste of neem leaves and apply on the targeted pimples. If you cannot get fresh neem leaves, try to get some dried bottled neem leaves, steep for 10 minutes in warm water and use as a paste. Treatment- 1-Apply pranacharya chandrakanta lep on your face for 15 minutes then wash it with warm water. 2-Take pranacharya b clean syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. 3-Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. Wash your face with any good ayurvedic soap containing neem etc. Diet-avoid taking tea and coffee. Spicy food and junk food. Drink lots of water and fruit juices.
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My pimple and skin scene does not reduce. I tried many steps to reduce my problems but anything could not help me. So please give ma a workable solution.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
My pimple and skin scene does not reduce. I tried many steps to reduce my problems but anything could not help me. So...
Use Tea Tree face wash and Toner twice daily. Use AHA Glow face wash once in a day. 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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Can you please suggest me any anti dandruff shampoo or oil that I can use. Also what kind of food I should eat to avoid dandruff.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Can you please suggest me any anti dandruff shampoo or oil that I can use. Also what kind of food I should eat to avo...
Hi, Dandruff is most common cause of having hairfall. And the use of anti dandruff shampoos worsens the problem. So the work of antidandruff shampoos is worsening the problem. Avoid spicy and oily food •Hairfall occurs mostly when our dietary changes (eating junkfood in excess, eating too much spicy and oily /fried food), Due to stress Due to Dandruff Using hair gels and harsh shampoos which dry the scalp fast Avoiding regular oiling of hair Hormonal imbalance Take following homoeopathic medicines * Tab Scalptone (SBL) 4 tabs to be chewed twice a day 1/2 an hour after meals *Arnica 30 4pills to be sucked thrice a day *Arnica Hair'N' Scalp Shampoo (Wheezal) Dilute required amount of shampoo in water and massage gently into wet hair and scalp and rinse thoroughly. (twice a week) *Arnica hair treatment oil Apply required amount and gently massage previous day of washing hair or 2 hours before washing hair. Twice a week.
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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.
1. take natrum mur 200,3 drops morning empty stomach, single dose. 2. Use this home remedy:- Tomatoes are great for oily skin due to their cooling, clarifying and astringent properties. The high vitamin C content in tomatoes is very helpful for acne prone skin Plus, the natural oil-absorbing acids in tomatoes help get rid of excess oil. Cut a tomato in half and rub it on your skin. Cut a tomato in half and rub it on your skin. low the juice to soak into your skin for at least 15 minutes. 1. Rinse your skin with cold water, pat it dry and apply a light oil-free moisturizer. Note: You can also make a face mask by combining three tablespoons of tomato juice with one tablespoon of honey.
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I want to loos some weight from my middle body and want some glow on my face so what should I do?

Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS), M.Sc. - Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
I want to loos some weight from my middle body and want some glow on my face so what should I do?
In order to have a sustainable weight loss you need to what to eat how much to eat and when to eat. Small frequent meals low in carbs and fat and high in protein is needed. You also need to increase your bmr which help you in easy and sustainable weight loss. I am a weight loss expert having 11 years of experience in this field and have helped innumerable people to manage their weight. I also suggest exercises which are effective in losing weight. For glow in face you need adequate vitamins and minerals in your diet. Consult me privately through lybrate to get answers of all your problems.
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Winter SKIN Tips

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Do not use very hot water for bathing, as it makes your skin very dry. Use lukewarm water, is beneficial. You may even compromise on your skin protective function, if excessive hot water is used.
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How To Prevent Hair Fall?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Delhi
How To Prevent Hair Fall?

Ways To Prevent Hair Fall:

1) Say no to junk food:-
Your first step towards healthy hair is to switch to a healthy diet and exercise regime. Include protein rich food like wheat, oats, barley, maize and brown rice in your palette. Kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas and green peas are another great source of protein. Also, drink a lot of water as it not just keeps your skin healthy but also makes hair roots strong. Another important tip is not to indulge in crash dieting or starving yourself to reduce weight as it has a very harmful effect on your hair.

2) Get a hair massage:-
A good hot oil massage is the best treat that you can give to your hair. Rub hot oil into your scalp for at least one or two hours to restore the moisture of your tresses as this will replenish the hair roots and provide them intense nourishment. You can use massage your scalp with coconut, almond, neem, amla or olive oil.

3) Beat stress:-
Stress is a major factor that leads to hair fall. So, try to control it with meditation, yoga and breathing exercises.

4) General hair care:-
Avoid taking hot water baths as hot water opens the pores, making your hair follicles brittle leading to hair fall. Another thing to be kept in mind is to use a thick hair brush and not to comb your hair roughly if you are facing hair fall. It is also suggested that if you have long hair, then avoid tying your tresses in a bun all the time as this can also lead to hair fall as well. And finally, if you really love your hair then please avoid indulging in a lot of hair styling as it damages your tresses.

Causes:

1) Lack of proper nutrition
2) Aging
3) Hormonal changes
4) Stress
5) Split ends
6) Heredity
7) Prolonged illness
8) Medication like steroids

Home Remedies For Hair Fall:

1. Coconut Milk:-
Coconut milk is among the richest sources of tissue-nourishing, plant derivatives. Grind the grated coconut and squeeze it to remove its juice. Massaging coconut milk (juice) on the scalp can also help in the management of hair fall.

2. Aloe vera:-
Aloe vera gel for hair loss treatmentAloe Vera juice is very effective to stop hair loss. Pure aloe gel can be applied directly to the scalp. This is helpful for preventing hair loss due to irritated, dry or infected scalp. Aloe Vera balances the pH level of scalp. After massaging the head with aloe gel, wait for few hours and then wash the hair with lukewarm water. You should do this twice a week for best results.

3. Oil Massage:- 
Hair scalp treatment at homeRegular massaging the scalp for a few minutes every day with lukewarm oil will lead to stimulation of blood flow to the scalp. Coconut oil helps in controlling hail fall. Other recommended oils are: Jojoba oil, almond oil, mustard oil, lavender oil. Jojoba oil is especially good because it replaces the sebum in the scalp. It also helps to control dandruff.

4. Neem Treatment:-
Neem treatmentNeem is one of the most sort after herbs on the country! It has many benefits, both health and beauty. And when it comes to beauty, it has some very effective hair benefits too.
How to use:Boil neem leaves in water until the water level falls to half its initial quantity and then cool it.
Rinse out your hair with the mixture once a week.

5. Amla:
Hair growth with coconut oil Boil dried amla in coconut oil till the oil turns black in color. Massage your scalp with this oil. This is an effective and very easy home remedy to check hair loss.

6. Hair fall preventive packs:
When hair fall is really severe, then a preventive hair pack is the way to go. Here are a few packs, you can try at home.
Pack 1: Aloe Vera mixed with herbal Amla, shikakai and neem powder gives lustrous hair.
Pack 2: Henna, egg whites and curd when used together stops hair fall.
Pack 3: Honey, olive oil, cinnamon mixed together make for a soothing yet effective hair growth pack.

Useful Dietary Tips:-

1.  Aloe vera: Take 1/3rd cup of aloe vera juice. Instead of this, you can also take 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel with a pinch of cumin thrice a day for 3 months for hair fall control.

2. Drink fresh juices of carrot, alfalfa, lettuce and spinach for aiding in hair growth.

3. Sesame seeds: A spoonful of white sesame seeds each morning can be a great source of magnesium and calcium. They are very effective hair loss checkers.

3. Yoghurt: Consuming yoghurt everyday reduces hair fall to a large extent. It is a trusted remedy for hair related problems.

4. Green leafy vegetables and fruits: No one can underestimate vegetables and fruits for preserving hair fall, as they are rich in fiber which are an excellent in preventing hair fall.

5. Vitamin C, vitamin B-complex, zinc, sulphur and some important fatty acids are very important to make the roots of your hair strong. You can find these nutrients in sprouts, yeast, buttermilk, nuts, milk, soy beans and whole grains. Include these in your diet and you can expect to reduce your hair fall in a few months.

6. Drink plenty of water. You do need to flush out the toxins that have accumulated in your body and drinking water is the best of doing it.

7. Alcoholic drinks have animosity with good hair so you should better avoid it.

 

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I have pimples problem on my face not so much but some or clearly visible on my face so what I have to do for them.

BHMS
Homeopath, Agra
I have pimples problem on my face not so much but some or clearly visible on my face so what I have to do for them.
Take berberis aquifolium q, 10 drops 3 times daily, for 1 week then revert me. If you want permanent homoeopathic cure, then consult me.
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I am 29 years old I have black spot in my right cheek so please tell me what to do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I am 29 years old I have black spot in my right cheek so please tell me what to do?
Use haldi, besan, suji, milk and lemon juice paste and apply it on your face, keep it for 1/2 hour and then wash it away! drink 2 tsf of any raktashodhak twice daily! do it every alternate day! use aloe vera gel twice a day!
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Sir, white hair is growing continuously on my head. What are the ways to control not coming further or suggest me about how it comes.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Sir, white hair is growing continuously on my head. What are the ways to control not coming further or suggest me abo...
Take following oil 1. Vata-jatadi tail apply it on hair alternate days take following remedies 1 asthi poshak vati 1 tab before lunch and dinner 2. Amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach 3. Laghu malini vasant ras vati 2 tab after lunch and dinner for application 1. Neeli bhrungadi tail apply it on hair alternate days.
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When I eat something rashes are coming out from my skin and I have khujli throughout my body. When I take allergy tablets then rashes are not coming out for that day. So my question is it food allergy or not?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
When I eat something rashes are coming out from my skin and I have khujli throughout my body. When I take allergy tab...
It shows you are allergic to some food items you will have to check on your own which food items are giving you these rashes and then avoid them in your diet.
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I am having pimples on my face I have taken medicines but its not working so how can I make my face pimple free. And glow my face.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Thane
I am having pimples on my face I have taken medicines but its not working so how can I make my face pimple free. And ...
Acne is due to hormones and dandruff. You might need different course of medicines depending on the type of pimples you have. If one medicine is not working we need to change the medicine. It might require months to get acne under control. Also you need to use a good facewash and anti dandruff shampoo.
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