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Dr. Ganga Ravikumar

Dermatologist, Chennai

Dr. Ganga Ravikumar Dermatologist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Ganga Ravikumar is one of the best Dermatologists in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can visit her at Dermis Skin and Hair Clinic in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ganga Ravikumar on Lybrate.com.

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I have black spots on face I use johanson baby soap and glycerine but still no improvements.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Thane
I have black spots on face I use johanson baby soap and glycerine but still no improvements.
Johnsons baby soap and glycerine will not help you in decreasing the black spots. You would require chemical peels or skin lightening creams to decrease the spots. Have fruits rich in Vit C.
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Hey there myself mamta patel and I need the solutions fir hairfall I have tried many hair products but it doesn't work. Please help me out.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hey there myself mamta patel and I need the solutions fir hairfall I have tried many hair products but it doesn't wor...
Hello, first of all you should start taking a healthy and balanced diet. Hair fall is a result of any deficiency of any essential nutrient. *eat colourful fruits and green leafy vegetables. *include more protien rich supplements to your diet. *take phosphorus 200, 5 drops, morning empty stomach, once in week. *wiesbaden 200, 5 drops, daily morning empty stomach. *apply arnica hair growth oil (b &t) on your hair and scalp, thrice in a week. *wash hair with arnica montana herbal shampoo (sbl) *drink minimum 10 glasses of water per day. *take 10 ml amla juice mixed with half cup of water, daily morning. Use this home remedy also to prevent hair loss:- *triphala is the boon for dead cells of the scalp; it works to recover all the problem related to damaged and graying of hair. Take a teaspoon of triphala powder with water before sleeping. You will get rid from white hair as well as hair fall. *onion is also an effective home treatment for hair loss and premature graying. The juice of onion helps in preventing premature graying, hair loss and baldness. Apply or massage the onion juice on you scalp to get rid from gray hair. You can use it every night before go to bed and leave overnight. It is also helps to hair growth.
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Dr. My hair are come white and my age is 18 so can I do please give me a right choice please.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Dr. My hair are come white and my age is 18 so can I do please give me a right choice please.
These are the causes of white hair: • Stress • Due to medicines • Due to malnutrition • Use of chemical products • Due to pollution For prevention from whitening of hairs follow these instructions: • Do not take stress and take proper sleep of 6 - 7 hours. Do meditation or long breathing pranayams for 10 minutes daily to destress yourself. • You can apply amla powder, Make the paste of amla powder with water and apply it for 15 minutes once in week in afternoon and rinse it. • Avoid use of excess hair products such as hair colours and try to use mild shampoo. • Add protein containing items in your foods such as take a bowl of cereal daily, and a glass of milk also. You can eat cheese or soya protein. • Eat healthy fruits and green leafy vegetables daily. • you can use mahabhringraj oil and apply it 3 times in a week massage your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes daily. You can massage daily with oil it increase blood circulation and prevent hair from greying. • Avoid the use of products such as hair colours or excessive shampoo. •In a bowl, mix two eggs, honey and some coconut oil. You can also use olive oil instead of coconut oil. Apply it on your scalp and leave it for 20 minutes, then rinse with a mild shampoo. • Practice SARVANGASAN and BHRAMARI PRANAYAM daily for atleast 3-4 months.
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Benefits of Green Coffee Beans for Health

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Benefits of Green Coffee Beans for Health

Benefits of green coffee beans for health:

 

1. Rich in anti-oxidants:

Green coffee beans are rich in antioxidants, which reduce the damaging effects of free radicals in our body and take care of our overall health. A number of studies have confirmed that raw and unprocessed green coffee beans possess 100% pure chlorogenic acid (cga), which is basically an ester of caffeic acid having strong antioxidant properties. It can put a check on the levels of glucose in our bloodstream and prevent our skin cells from getting dented.


 

2. Boosts metabolism:

The chlorogenic acid present in green coffee beans is also known as a metabolism booster. It increases the basal metabolic rate (bmr) of our body to a great extent, which minimizes excessive release of glucose from the liver into blood. Due to the lack of glucose, our body starts burning the stored fat cells in order to fulfill its glucose requirement. Thus, pure green coffee beans raise our fat burning capability and eventually help us shed off excess weight.


 

3. Helps burn extra fat:

These beans also contain large amount of kelp. It is a certain type of seaweed loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. Therefore, it helps in maintaining the levels of nutrients in our body. In unison, it perks up the burning metabolism of our body so that we can burn out unwanted fat and calories fast.


 

4. Suppresses appetite:

If you are suffering from frequent hunger pangs, green coffee beans can help you very much. Being a strong and effective appetite suppressant, it can control our cravings for food and averts us from overeating. So, our body starts burning the fat deposits and we get rid of additional weight.


 


 

5. Treatment of diabetes:

These green beans are also capable of treating type 2 diabetes successfully. Their extract is known to lower high levels of sugar in our bloodstream, while accelerating weight loss. Both of these are essential for curing diabetes mellitus type 2.


 

6. Reduces levels of bad cholesterol:

Our cholesterol levels can be checked considerably with green coffee beans. Low-density lipoprotein (ldl), also known as ‘bad cholesterol’, is the main culprit that makes us vulnerable to deadly cardiovascular disorders including cardiac arrest. Studies have shown that it can be prevented by consuming green coffee bean extract regularly.


 

7. Helps improving blood circulation:

High blood pressure can lead us to several fatal diseases like stroke, heart failure, chronic renal failure, etc. But researchers have found the presence of a very active and powerful aspirin-like ingredient in green coffee beans that imposes a positive impact on our blood vessels by preventing platelets from getting clustered. As a result, our arteries don’t get hardened and the circulation of blood throughout our body is improved to a great extent.


 

8. Used for natural detoxification:

Green coffee bean extract is a natural detox. It cleanses our liver to make it free from toxins, bad cholesterols, unnecessary fats, and so on. As the liver is detoxified, its functions improve a lot which eventually perks up our metabolism and improves our overall health.


 

9. Boosts energy:

Due to the presence of high amount of caffeine, green coffee beans can be used as excellent energy booster. They can raise our energy level and keep us active during the whole day.


 

10. Reduces effect of free radicals:

Chlorogenic acid present in green coffee beans can reduce the effects of free radicals in our body up to 10 times than regular green tea. As the beans are not roasted, there are some other antioxidative agents from the polyphenol family, ferulic acid, etc, which decelerate the ageing procedure and give us youthful skin.


 

11. Enhances immune system:

These coffee beans are highly effective in enhancing our immune system. Due to the occurrence of potent free-radical busters, they can help our body eliminate all types of toxic and damaging elements. Consequently, we can get rid of dull and acne-prone skin.


 

12. Helps slowing down the appearance of signs of ageing:

Green coffee beans are also known to retain high levels of volatile materials as they do not need to undergo the roasting procedure. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (gaba), theophylline, epigallocatechin gallate, etc. Are some of such ingredients that can help us maintain our skin health and avert the appearance of wrinkles.


 

13. Helps moisturize skin:

Apart from the antioxidant agents, green coffee beans are also rich in fatty acids and esters including arahidic acid, linoleic acid and oleic acid, which nourishes and moisturizes our skin to stop sagging, discoloration and other severe damages.


 

14. Removes substances that damage hair:

Antioxidant content of green coffee beans is equally beneficial for our hair. As it helps us fight against everything toxic and damaging, our hair remains strong, healthy and beautiful.


 

15. Fights baldness:

Androgenetic alopecia, also called ‘female pattern hair loss’ can also be cured with green coffee beans. The extract of these beans can boost the growth as well as thickness of our hair strands significantly.

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Sir. I'm 19 years old boy, I'm a fair guy but my face was oil face. I'm regularly having pimples & some other kind of face pimples on my face. So, sir please help me with your tips & advices to overcome keep my face clean & fresh without pimples etc.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Sir. I'm 19 years old boy, I'm a fair guy but my face was oil face. I'm regularly having pimples & some other kind of...
Deqr lybrate user your skin is too oily and this is the reason you have pimples. Have regular face wash and your fave wash should contain salicylic acid. Sometimes dead skin cells are left behind and get stuck together by the sticky oil (sebum) causing a blockage in pore. So wash thoroughly and pat dry. Eat dairy free diet. Diet having low glycemic index.
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I am 24 year old guy. But still I am not getting full beard. It makes me shameful. Only below the chin area I have beard. Some one suggested me to use oil but my skin is oily so I can not use it. Suggest me the best way to grow full beard so that I can look manly.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I am 24 year old guy. But still I am not getting full beard. It makes me shameful. Only below the chin area I have be...
Dear Lybrate user external applications will not help you since beard growth depends on various internal factors mainly androgen hormone thus you need an internal medicinal treatment for permanent results.
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I am 37 years and have black marks / patch on the inner thighs and is increasing slowly. Please advise..

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
I am 37 years and have black marks / patch on the inner thighs and is increasing slowly. Please advise..
U have fungal infection It spreads to other areas also Have to use a course of tablets and creams for that to heal completely and permanently Improve personal hygiene Bath twice daily Wear fresh cloths after bath Reduce inner wear to increase ventilation to that area Change towel frequently Use seperate antifungal soap Use cotton pants rather than jeans
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I have some itching problem due to utilization of impure water. What is its solution or medicine?

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
I have some itching problem due to utilization of impure water. What is its solution or medicine?
Itching is a normal body response to protect us from harmful external substances or parasites such as insect bites. There are many possible causes but for some people with pruritus no obvious cause can be found. Pruritus may be localised to one area or generalised over the skin. Most common cause of itching is dry skin. It may also be caused by medicines or by internal diseases affecting the body. When pruritus occurs due to an internal disorder, we have to treat the disorder first as most of the time it will cure the itching as well. If the itching started after you started taking a particular drug, talk to your doctor for an alternative medicine. But if treatment is caused due to a skin condition, a skin biopsy may be necessary. Visit your nearest dermatologist as he may also suggest some blood tests to identify the underlying problem causing the itching. A cosmetologist can perform phototherapy and relieve you of the symptoms. The skin is exposed to an ultraviolet (UV) light for a set amount of time and it suppresses the immune cells which cause itching. A cosmetologists can help you further with this. Avoid scratching the affecting area, try patting instead. Avoid using any over the counter moisturizers for dry skin as they will provide temporary relief if they are not suitable to your skin type. Visit a dermatologist to know your skin types and suitable medications to get fast relief.
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Sir I am suffering from fungus infection on my skin which cream would you prefer?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
Sir I am suffering from fungus infection on my skin which cream would you prefer?
It's fungal infection it spreads to other areas also have to use a course of tablets and creams for that to heal completely and permanently improve personal hygiene bath twice daily wear fresh cloths after bath reduce inner wear to increase ventilation to that area change towel frequently use seperate antifungal soap use cotton pants rather than jeans.
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For those beautiful hands forever....

M.D. homoeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
For those beautiful hands forever....
Hands are the most used parts of our body but when it comes to care they are the last ones to receive it. So here are some tips to keep them happy, beautiful , young and healthy forever:

1. Olive oil : Massage your hands with some warm olive oil for 5 to 10 minutes twice daily to enjoy soft and smooth hands. Olive oil has anti - ageing effects also.

2. Oatmeal : It is a natural cleanser and an exfoliater. Also its protein content locks the skin moisture inside keeping them soft. Prepare a mixture with 2 tablespoons of ground oatmeal, ½ to 1 teaspoon of honey and a little water to make a paste. You can also add a little freshly squeezed lemon juice.Rub this mixture on your hands.Leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water.

3. Coconut oil:It is not only good for dry skin but also soothes the skin damaged by UV rays. Apply warm extra-virgin coconut oil on your hands.Massage for about 5 minutes using circular motions before going to bed everyday.

4. Milk cream : A natrural moisturizer, an exfoliater and the skin ph maintainer. So rub some fresh milk cream on your hands. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes, then rinse off your hands thoroughly with lukewarm water. You can use this remedy daily.

5. Honey : An antioxidant with anti ageing effects. Mix equal amounts of honey and glycerin. Apply it on your hands, wait 10 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Do this once daily.

6. Lemon juice: Its a cleanser and lightens any spots on skin. Add the juice of 1 lemon and some honey to a small tub filled with lukewarm water. Soak your hands in it for about 10 minutes. Pat dry, then apply a little bit of vitamin E oil or olive oil to maintain the moisture level of your skin. Use this remedy a few times a week.

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My mother has 2 moles in her face. How to remove them permanently? does homeopath is best way to remove them or surgical or any other way? what will be the cost of homeopath or other way as you suggest thanks.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
The moles can be permanently removed by homoeopathic medicines. The time period of removal of moles depends upon from how long these moles r on the face. The treatment I very cheap. Apprx rs 300 /month.
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I am 25 year old and I don t have beard and mustache. How can I grow them quickly or which doctor will be the best to concern about.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 25 year old and I don t have beard and mustache. How can I grow them quickly or which doctor will be the best to...
Beard is purely a genetic make up. It could be a pituitary issue, hair follicle or their lack of, or could possible even be genetics. To make hair grow you need to stimulate, moisturize, and cleanse. Use a soft bristle scrub brush for the face and use circular motions using a eucalyptus, menthol, and/or peppermint type cleanser or lotion. The invigoration of the brush and cleanser/moisturizer will wake up that hair follicles and gives them a signal to produce. Make a mixture of Argan oil, Jojoba oil, sesame oil and olive oil and massage your beard and moustache daily to grow and maintain black and smooth hair.
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Actually my hairs of head are going to white day by day so is there ang treatment for that. Now I am 30+, I want black. Please help me.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Actually my hairs of head are going to white day by day so is there ang treatment for that. Now I am 30+, I want blac...
Drink lots of water. Tab novophane plus daily. Apply tugain 5% lotion twice a day on scalp. Nizral shampoo. For 4 months.
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Hello sir I am 18 year old but from now only my hairs are turning white so please tell me what should I do.

Trichologist
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Hello sir I am 18 year old but from now only my hairs are turning white so please tell me what should I do.
Premature greying is greying before the age of 30 yr. There are various reasons involved in it. Genetic inheritance is the most important cause involved in it. Apart from that stress, nutritional deficiency, thyroid problem also contributes in it. It is very important to understand the condition of hair and scalp. It is must to check extent of grey hair. Food rich in protein such as sprouts, beans, nuts. Green leafy vegetables are good sources of iron. Drink 3 lit of water/day. Oil the scalp 3/week and wash it 3/week. Treatment for grey hair is available so consult trichologist.
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My son is 8 yes old. Few months back I have seen grey nd golden hairs. I am very stressed as I know dat grey hair cn not be reversed. Suggest some medication or prevention.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vellore
My son is 8 yes old. Few months back I have seen grey nd golden hairs. I am very stressed as I know dat grey hair cn ...
Dear lybrate user! the white hairs at your age is not common. It is due to the age process. But still you can keep your hairs dark by homoepathy medicines. 1. Avoid any type of stress and brooding on it. 2. Eat plenty of vegetables and green leaves 3. Take more foods 4. Eat more palak and soya beans, which contains the proteins for hair 5. Take more of vit. B12 content foods. 6. Apply curd and egg weekly once on your hairs. 7. Apply homeopathy hairoil - motana oil (sbl) you will get the nutrients for the hair. Thank you.
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I am 23 female ...I have hairfall problem...have tried Many shampoo and oils but no effect. what should I do

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 23 female ...I have hairfall  problem...have  tried Many shampoo and oils but no effect. what should I do
Hi. Let me tell you about hairfall. In layman's language, hairfall can be divided into 2 types - temporary hairfall and permanent (which is called as 'Hairloss' rather). In temporary hairfall, hair grows back again from the same hair root, but in case of permanent hairloss, may be because of formation of DHT (Di- Hydro -Testosterone) around hair root it gets choked up, subsequently affects the blood supply to the hair and thus hair root is lost forever. (There are different pattern and types of hairloss, because of different reasons like Alopecia Areata, Telogen Effluvium, Scarring Alopecia, Traction Alopecia, etc.) Causes of hairloss: Many factors are responsible formation of this DHT or male/ female pattern baldness - hereditary, post-illness/ ailment, post-delivery, post- chemotherapy, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, insufficient sleep, sudden loss of weight, stress/ tensions/ excessive anger, use of bore water, any other underlying diseases, etc. 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, 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.
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Hello My face is fu of dark spots it isn't going. Is there any homely measures to reduce them?

Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, MBBS
Cosmetic Physician, Delhi
Hello My face is fu of dark spots it isn't going. Is there any homely measures to reduce them?
Hi lybrate-user, For improving tone and texture of face, removal of dark spots and for glowing facial skin, I recommend skin lightening creams, Skin lightening capsules/tablets, Chemical peels and Microdermabrasion therapy. Advanced treatments like Glutathione injections are also available. You will need a skin lightening cream and good sunscreen initially. I can prescribe you that. For further improvement, advanced treatments can be initiated. I would be happy to help you. Please consult me privately so that I can understand your problem in detail and help you. You can book a private Text/Audio/Video appointment for further discussion and personalized advice.
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My health is normal , but I have very thinner face. I want a fuller and cheeky face. Is there any solution that can help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My health is normal , but I have very thinner face. I want a fuller and cheeky face. Is there any solution that can h...
I will suggest you to eat nutritious home made food with adequate fluid intake and concentrate more on fitness levels.
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ITCHING MAINLY I IN THE SCROLL /TESTES & LESS IN SURROUNDING AREAS SINCE LAST TWO MONTHS. PLEASE ADVISE MEDICINE FOR NEEDFULL

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Apply clotrimazole cream topically twice a day. Keep dry . Capsule benadryl in evening If you find any problem ask again. Thanks
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