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Dr. K.J Raghunath

General Surgeon, Chennai

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
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Treating Skin Cancer with Photodynamic Therapy

BHMS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Greater Noida
Treating Skin Cancer with Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy or PDT is a relatively new and non-invasive treatment for non melanomaskin cancer. It is mostly used in cases where the cancer is superficial and has not spread too deep. PDT is used mostly to treat Actinic Keratoses on the face and scalp, Basal cell carcinomas, Bowen’s disease, as well as other conditions such as head and neck, mouth, lung and gullet cancer.

How does it work?
This treatment involves the use of a drug known as photosensitize or a photosensitizing agent with a specific type of light. When the photosensitizing agents get exposed to a light of a specific wavelength, a form of oxygen is produced, which eliminates nearby cancer cells. Every photosensitizer gets activated by the special light. The wavelength of the light determines how much it can penetrate into the body.

Process of Photodynamic therapy
Skin cancer is cured by PDT in several steps. The first step involves the injection of a photosensitizer into the patient’s bloodstream. The blood cells absorb the agent all over the body, but in the cancer cells, it stays for a longer duration. Within 72 hours after the injection is given, the skin is exposed to light. The photosensitizer agent present in the cancer affected cells absorbs the light. An active oxygen form gets produced, which kills the cancer cells.

Other than killing the cancer cells directly, PDT uses two other ways to destroy cancerous tumors. The blood vessels in the tumor are affected, which leads to its death. The immune system also gets charged up and activated for fighting the cancer cells.

The light used for PDT is usually in the form of a laser. LEDs are also used to treat tumors present on the surface of the skin. The primary photosensitizing agent used in PDT is called porfimer sodium or Photofrin.

PDT can be undertaken in the outpatient department in a hospital. After taking the treatment, you have to keep the cancer affected area of the skin dry and covered for 36 hours. The area should be treated with care while showering. In case of thick skin lesions, repeat treatments are required within 4 weeks.

When is PDT used for skin cancer
PDT can be undertaken instead of surgery for treating basal cell cancer, Bowen’s disease and actinic keratosis. PDT is used in cases where surgeries are required. It is used to treat large skin cancers, which are not very deep and in the case when several cancers develop in an area. For many skin conditions, PDT is a better remedy than undergoing a surgery.

Advantages of PDT

  1. There are no long term side effects.
  2. The process is less invasive compared to surgery.
  3. A very short time is taken for this therapy to be undertaken.
  4. The process can be repeated several times in the same area.
  5. Very less scarring takes place in the affected area.
    1. The cost of this procedure is lesser than surgery. 

      If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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I am 20 years old. So I need some suggestion for my face. I have few black marks on my forehead.

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Ayurveda, Ambala
I am 20 years old. So I need some suggestion for my face. I have few black marks on my forehead.
Follow these tips to lightens and remove the dark marks -. 1. Take fuller, s earth (multani mitti) and sandalwood powder (chandan powder) mixed in same quantity mixed in water and apply on the mark in night and wash it after 1 hour. It will slowly removes the marks. 2. Take a piece of aloe vera. Apply gel of leaves on mark daily. Wash it after 30 minutes. 3. Crush one tomato and apply the paste on mark. It will lightens the mark definitly. 4. Soak cotton gauze in rose water and clean the dark marks 2-3 times daily. 4. Take carotene rich vegetable suchas carrots, beetroot and fruits- mango, pineapple, strawberry regularly.
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I am having dark circles and due to sun my skin colour got dark so suggest something homemade nuskhe how to get rid from this problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am having dark circles and due to sun my skin colour got dark so suggest something homemade nuskhe how to get rid f...
Take healthy balanced diet including whole grains, green leafy vegetables, fruits and nuts. Drink 10 to 12 glasses of water daily. Take a sound sleep of 8 hours minimum. Apply bakson's under eye cream on the dark circles. Apply Ramdev's aloe vera gel on the whole face at night. Home remedy:-- to remove sun tan Orange and Curd Face Pack: Orange and curd mixture works well on dark damaged tanned skin. Orange has skin lightening properties and works well as a face mask. Curd works as the cleansing component on the skin and gives brightening glow to the skin. Mix dry orange peels with curd and make a fine paste. Gently apply this pack on your face and wash it with chilled rose water after 10-15 minutes. It makes your skin look fairer naturally.
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I am having scars on my legs that are 10 years old. Please help and tell me what to do soo I can remove dark black spots that are actually mosquitoes bites I had till now in the scars look.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am having scars on my legs that are 10 years old. Please help and tell me what to do soo I can remove dark black sp...
Homoeopathic medicine----------- anti-marks cream (biovalley) massage cream twice daily for 2-3 months----------------------
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I have very black butts than my others parts of body. This is because dirt is placed in the inner part of my skin of butts. Pls tell how to remove this dIrt from my pores of hips skin. I am very depressed by this prblm. Pls suggest me what should I do.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
I have very black butts than my others parts of body. This is because dirt is placed in the inner part of my skin of ...
You may go for chemical combination peels, treatment done at skin clinic by dermatologist. One session in 3 weeks complete treatment 5-6 sessions.
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I am 37 years old, I have a small pimple like bulging on my right ear's back, it does not have any pain, but sometimes there is puss on it, so many time I squeesed the puss out, but the pimple come back.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 37 years old, I have a small pimple like bulging on my right ear's back, it does not have any pain, but sometime...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine silicea 30 (4 drops in little water) every morning for a week and revert.
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I am 25 years old and my weight is 69 kg for losing some weight I have joined gym from last 45 days for burning fat I am taking whey pro protein powder for this from last week my night falls are more 4 to 5 times in week My penis also getting small it is 3 inches when erected And also I am suffering from fungal infection under thighs and underarms my penis around have got black marks so pls suggest me what is the solution for all this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Chennai
I am 25 years old and my weight is 69 kg for losing some weight I have joined gym from last 45 days for burning fat I...
You have three problems 1 nightfall its normal and increase when you go on a high protein diet 2 small 3 inches penis massage with himcolin cream daily 3 fungal infection needs at least three months of treatment see adermatologist.
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I am men. My face skin is very oily and in summer my face color beings black. What I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am men. My face skin is very oily and in summer my face color beings black. What I do?
Homoeopathic treatment whitening cream (biovalley) apply in circular fashion in morning and at night whitening soap (biovalley) wash face with this face wash before applying whitening cream suncare cream (bakson) apply 30 minutes before going outside and again reapply after 3-4 hrs after washing with whitening soap.
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I have dark circles under my eyes. For 3 years. May I know how to get rid of this. And also I am getting small folds under the eyes. May I know what was the reason. And how can I overcome this.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have dark circles under my eyes. For 3 years. May I know how to get rid of this. And also I am getting small folds ...
Dark circles are because of lack of nutrients. Sleep and weakness. So take proper nutrients and drink plenty of juices and sleep for atleast 7 hours a day. Drink 7-8 glasses of water every day.
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Sir I have one black mark at my nose and I have sines problem how could I over come it.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
Sir I have one black mark at my nose and I have sines problem how could I over come it.
Looks like u have freckles,it can also be lentigenes. This can arise in association with some other systems involvement too. Most commonly, intestinal associations can be seen. So, it's important that you consult a specialist physically. Apart from this, you can use a sunscreen with physical block and chemical agents, this vil protect your skin from harmful uv rays which vil increase these tiny black spots. Make sure your diet is rich in lycopene, this is present in plenty in tomatoes.u may also need laser treatment.
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Hello doc. My sister met with an accident in 2011. She burnt her hand with oil during frying sumthng. Her right hand got burnt.in these years she had 2 operations on her that hand called grafting. But still there seems to be some lumps n dark patches on her hand. With itchy sensation .by which she gets irritated. She uses pressure garments while outing .can you please suggest anything to cure scars .and prevent the itching.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello doc. My sister met with an accident in 2011. She burnt her hand with oil during frying sumthng. Her right hand ...
Hello, it will be advisable to view the image of her affected area to begin homoeo medication, please. Till, your image reaches me, privately, give her the under lying homoeo medicines:@ Causticum 30_-6 pills, thrice avoid, junk food, caffeine, pizazz, burger. Alcohilic intake. Report, wkly with your image, please. Your feedback matters for further followup. TK, care.
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I have a small boil like thing on my butt. At times it pains suddenly. It's been there since 2 years. Should I consult a doctor?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have a small boil like thing on my butt. At times it pains suddenly. It's been there since 2 years. Should I consul...
Hi, yes you should consult your doctor because physical examination is needed to reach on the diagnosis and treatment.Thanks.
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I am recently diagnosed with ulcerative colite (left sided), now my doctor prescribed me mesacol-od, normaxin, omnacortil-40 drugs. Little bit frequency of stool with bleeding improved. I am taking this medicine from 15 days. Please suggest best expert to treat ulcerative colite permanently. Please guide.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
take tab. meftal spas twice a day. tab. metrogyl 400 mg thrice a day. tab. oflox-oz. for 5 days. syp. ulgel-a 10 ml twice a day .
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Sir I have black circles under an eye. What remedies should I need to follow sir to avoid black circles. Wht medicines can I take,.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Sir I have black circles under an eye. What remedies should I need to follow sir to avoid black circles. Wht medicine...
Some causes behind the dark circles are hereditary, aging, dry skin, prolonged crying, working for long hours in front of a computer, mental or physical stress, lack of sleep and an unhealthy diet. Take homoeopathic medicine Ferrum Phos 6X (3 tabs) twice a day for 15 days and revert. Follow the tips: *Get an adequate amount of sleep. *Drink at least 8 -10 glasses of water everyday. *Eat vegetables and fruits rich in vitamin A to prevent dark circles around eyes. *Avoid stress. *Gently massaging almond oil or olive oil around the eyes during nights can give great results in reducing the dark circles.
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Sir mere niche vale hisse mey dono side ki aur daag ho gaye hai ,bahot baar khujli bhi aati hai to mai aab kya karu?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Sir mere niche vale hisse mey dono side ki aur daag ho gaye hai ,bahot baar khujli bhi aati hai to mai aab kya karu?
Probable fungal infection . Ideal to consult directly as it can be easily diagnosed and treated . Creams alone will not help
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Hello doctor, am getting pus blisters on my hand and they are forming like dark spots after. How to avoid them? How to cleanse my blood and make it healthy? Thank you.

MBBS, M S General Surgery ,
General Surgeon, Chandigarh
Hello doctor, am getting pus blisters on my hand and they are forming like dark spots after. How to avoid them? How t...
Hi stop oily food avoid red chilly wash your hands and wherever it is with cold water drink plenty of fluid.
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I am. 27 years old. I have dark circle around my eyes. How can I get gid of these dark circles.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), D.Y.N.P.
Ayurveda,
I am. 27 years old. I have dark circle around my eyes. How can I get gid of these dark circles.
Use kukutandtavak bhasam 500 mg kashyar loh 500 mg maha ras100 mg twice a day with milk kumkumadi oil apply local continue for 6 months sure resilt.
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I have oily and porous skin. Which brand's soap and facewash should I use? And what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have oily and porous skin. Which brand's soap and facewash should I use? And what should I do?
Vinegar is a natural exfoliate and you can use either apple cider or white vinegar to exfoliate your skin. Using clean pad, apply some vinegar on the face and rinse it off after five to 10 minutes with cool water. If your skin is sensitive, you can dilute the vinegar with water. You can also freeze the vinegar into cubes or chill it for a cooling effect. This treatment can help control oily skin and acne but you will need to use the vinegar consistently before bed for about two to three weeks for best results. Aloe vera We all know that Aloe Vera has various healing powers. This miracle plant is great for the skin and you can grow it naturally and then slice it to get the gel or purchase the gel from your nearest department store. You can apply aloe gel on your face three times a day and you do not even need to rinse it off.
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My skin is getting wrinkled too much like as an old age people's are having. So what can shall I do for making as normal skin.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My skin is getting wrinkled too much like as an old age people's are having. So what can shall I do for making as nor...
Homoeopathic cream ANTIWRINKLE CREAM ( BAKSON) Apply in circular fashion twice a day 1. Avoid the sun and/or use a good sunscreen. Sun damage is well-known to wreak havoc upon the best of skin. All sun worshippers that do not take heed pay the price with lax, leathery skin before their time ~ not to mention the risk of many dangerous skin cancers. The sun screen should be o Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays). o Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 or greater. o Water resistance o Preferably Homoeopathic SUNCARE SUNSCREEN ( BAKSON). 2. Drink plenty of water. Water is what nourishes our cells…it is present in EVERY cell in our bodies. But, many people do not drink enough of this elixir! And, without proper hydration, skin will appear dull and listless ~ lacking the elasticity that gives us our youthful appearance. What is the proper amount of water to drink per day? This is a controversial subject, but I recommend 9 cups for women and 12.5 cups for men. 3. Do not bathe in hot water since this has a harmful effect on the skin integrity, damaging it and drying it out. 4. Use a good moisturizer! Preferably Homoeopathic ROSE MOISTURISER ( SBL) 5. Partaking in regular exercise can improve skin elasticity. It is recommended to have 30 minutes of aerobic exercise to improve circulation for the skin. This gives the benefit of feeding the skin and removing any waste products more effectively. Hence, you will have a more youthful skin. 6. Proteins make up the matrix of our cells and thus are very important for good collagen and elasticity. Eat these top proteins for good elasticity: almonds, peanut butter, salmon, sardines and eggs. 7. Luten an antioxidant found in egg yolks, spinach, and other leafy greens may improve skin elasticity by almost 20%. Lutein is also found in topical face products. 8. Fish oil capsules taken on a daily basis can do much for skin elasticity. This is very important if you are on a diet or have already lost a lot of weight…fish oil is one of your best weapons to combat laxity and looseness of the skin. But, be sure to follow the dosage directions on the label (and consult a physician before taking anything) since the wrong dose may be harmful or dangerous in bleeding disorders (or other medical conditions). 9. Also, it’s important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables for good skin elasticity. And, of these ~ the best ones to eat are as follows: • Red Peppers • Oranges • Grapefruits • Strawberries • Broccoli • Carrots • Mango • Apricots • Sweet Potato • Avocados So, if you have lost elasticity due to poor habits or weight loss ~ the above list should give you a guide on how you may improve your skin starting TODAY. Or, if you are needing a preventative treatment against aging…these habits can take you down the road to a much happier, youthful skin! We don’t have to give in to mother nature, there are always variables we can manipulate to fight back against what our mothers and grandmothers had to endure ~ loose, sagging skin.
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My daughter met a accident at the age of 3 years. Right leg amputated and left leg degloing injury and made skin grafting. Which is not growing and not like normal skin (some place hard some place too soft). She is now 19 years, is there any treatment please help us.

Fellowship in dermatosurgery, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
My daughter met a accident at the age of 3 years. Right leg amputated and left leg degloing injury and made skin graf...
Hi. Mostly there is keloidal scar which is common after grafting. Kindly consult for specific treatment after examination.
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