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Dr. K R Balakrishnan

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery

General Surgeon, Chennai

41 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. K R Balakrishnan MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery General Surgeon, Chennai
41 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. K R Balakrishnan is an experienced General Surgeon in Adyar, Chennai. He has been a practicing General Surgeon for 41 years. He has done MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery . You can visit him at Dr. K R Balakrishnan@Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. K R Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - JIPMER, Pondicherry - 1976
MS - General Surgery - AIIMS, New Delhi - 1980
MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery - KEM Hospital, University of Bombay - 1982
Awards and Recognitions
Awarded a distinction in M.Ch which was first ever awarded by Bombay University in Cardio Thoracic Speciality
Hiralal gold medal in surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi, 1980
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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M 22 yr, is there any side effect of using berberis aquifolium for skin completion. If no, then tell me briefly about it. Which potency should I use n how?

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
M 22 yr, is there any side effect of using berberis aquifolium for skin completion. If no, then tell me briefly about...
Heller sensitivity reactions (burning, itching, redness) can occur in some patients using topical dosage forms. It can cause uneasiness in stomach, nausea etc. Can also be caused. Start with 2-3 drops a day, if there are no side effects, increase the dosage to 5-6. When effect is visible, slowly decrease the dosage.
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I'm working in security department in need to shave regularly. Because of this my skin is getting rough? Need help.

Dermatologist, Sonipat
I'm working in security department in need to shave regularly. Because of this my skin is getting rough? Need help.
Hi. Do not use soap very often and use soaps which can maintain ph balance of your skin. Moreover do not wash face with very warm water. Apply moisturizers liberally atleast thrice a day.
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I have problem while going to toilet I feel pain and blood is coming while going to motion from two weeks.

MD, BAMS
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Hello you can start wid following medicines 1. Triphala guggul 2 tablets twice a day with warm water 2 abhayarishta 2 tsp twice a day with warm if stools r uncleared or hard start 3. Triphala powder 1 teaspoon at night with warm water take fresh buttermilk in your lunch.
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My friend has got problem to oily skin. After wash face with water, facing same problem on face. So how can reduce it. Advise pls.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My friend has got problem to oily skin. After wash face with water, facing same problem on face. So how can reduce it...
I will suggest him to eat nutritious home made food with adequate fluid intake and use Nivea soap for washing the face
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Small blood bubble surrounded by an angry looking red area appeared on my shin.please help

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
Small blood bubble surrounded by an angry looking red area appeared on my shin.please help
Dear lybrate user. You have to follow some basic things so that you get better results in a short period of time. 1) take solid diet two times in a day and liquid diet two times in a day 2) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals. 3) dont drink water before meal for one hour and one hour after meal 4) avoid oily, spicy, junk, fermented and stale foods. 5) avoid late night sleeping habits 6) avoid coffee and tea. A) take 30ml of audumbaravleha and 10 ml of honey early in the morning on empty stomach and at night before sleep. B) take 10 gm of haridra khand after meals. C) take 2-2 tablets of sutshekhar rasa and chandraprabha vati after meals, d) take 30 ml of aloevera juice along with 30ml of lukewarm water. Do all things for 15 days. This formulation is 100% effective.
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How to get fairer and markless skin? Remove scars from face and some pimples marks from face in winters.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
How to get fairer and markless skin? Remove scars from face and some pimples marks from face in winters.
Soak 4-5 almonds in milk overnight. In the morning make a paste of them and apply it on your face and rinse it off after an hour or two. You will definitely feel the glow on your face in less then 15 days.
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I am a 24 old male and my face is oily. I need natural remedy for this. So what should I do to get rid of oily face. Thanks.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
I am a 24 old male and my face is oily. I need natural remedy for this. So what should I do to get rid of oily face. ...
Change food habites. Avoid too oily end ghee prepretions, spacy, fast, junck foods. Take simpal veg home made food with salad. Wash face with neem face wash than dry than apply neem face pack dry for 30 minuties wash with water dry than apply aloe vera end vit. E cream for one month than report to me for further advice. (all products mfg. By sri sri ayurveda company)
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My mother suffering with a leukoderma (safe dag) please suggest me best medicine in homeopathic. That prevent and regenerate the original skin faster and safer. Please help me I am worried about my mom.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My mother suffering with a leukoderma (safe dag) please suggest me best medicine in homeopathic. That prevent and reg...
Hi, give your mother homoeopathic medicines - cina 1m/ one dose daily at night and ars. Sulph. Flavum. 200/ twice daily for 20 days (it is safe). Apply a good brand's sunscreen with spf 40 on the skin (specially on the white patches/ spots) 20-30 minutes before going out under the sunscreen and reapply it after 3-4 hrs. Again. Report after 3 months.
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I was overweight 120 kgs. Started gym and cardio and lost about good 40 kgs in 5 months. I'm feeling healthy and fit again but the only problem is loose skin. How can get my body skin back to normal. Mostly arms, chest abd abdomen skin is loose. Suggest something plz.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I was overweight 120 kgs. Started gym and cardio and lost about good 40 kgs in 5 months. I'm feeling healthy and fit ...
You have lost enough weight with the help of cardio. Now to tighten your muscles, please limit your cardio for 5 minutes and lift weights for atleast half an hour daily.
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I have black spots in my face please recommend me some crane to cure it please give me some crane.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
I have black spots in my face please recommend me some crane to cure it please give me some crane.
Black spots is a symptom of udavarta (improper functions of all vaat). It's mainly due to 1) dharniya vega (urges, should b controlled, but you aren't) like chinta-stress, bhaya-fear, shoka-, krodha-short temper, maan- ego, lobha-greedy etc mental condition you should control yourself 2) adharniya vega (urges that should not be controlled, but you are controling) like sleep, urine, stool, hunger, thirst, yawn, sneeze, vomit etc. Think deeply. It's a very spiritual concept main treatment is to stop causative factor among this. So manage your sleep & time. Also there are some ayurveda medicine, lepa-cream, face treatment, or panchakarma (detoxification) will definitely help you you can use kumkumadi ointment of nagarjun pharma. It will lighten your circle.
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There are some white spots on my skin It gets dry and look weird what should I do? Can you suggest any medicine for that.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
There are some white spots on my skin
It gets dry and look weird what should I do? Can you suggest any medicine for t...
Hello,White patches on your skin are a common type of depigmented skin lesion associated with an infection, allergy, or autoimmune disorder. One common cause of white spots, or hypopigmentation, is a fungal infection of the skin known as tinea versicolor (associated with other symptoms, such as itching or dryness on or around the white patches). This fungal infection is not contagious and can be treated easily with over-the-counter medications. Please tell me other symptoms like about sensation on the area, since how long do you have this patch, any family history of white patch, etc. In the mean time you can take cal phos 6x, 4 tabs twice daily. Do send me a clear photo of the affected area.
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I am 17 yrs old. I had dark spots on my face to get rid of it I used melamex cream and due to this cream the dark spots have become red how to get rid of it.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
Apply kishukadi tail on dark marks. khadirarist 3 spoon add 3 spoon lukewarm water mor/eve for 3 month. Monthly report to me.
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I'm 26 years old. I have pimple marks on my face so What should I do for clear and glowing skin.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I'm 26 years old. I have pimple marks on my face so What should I do for clear and glowing skin.
Only thing is that herbal exfoliation should be done which will remove outer layer and grow fresh layers fast. Pimple marks are scars. Depth of scars will determine how long will it take to cure or will not cure (but will lighten at least). Scars are fibrous tissues and are not easy to remove.
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Hi doctor, my problem is that I feel cuts on the outer area of anus while passing the stool especially if I get constipated stool. Even with the feel of water that area becomes itchy. But after 5 min there is no problem. Please suggest any remedy and why does it happen?

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Urology, MBBS
Urologist, Ahmedabad
Dear , this means you have anal fissure which is due to constipation with passage of hard faeces. This is not a disease but lifestyle problem and it would need changing. Here are few suggestions: 1. Increase fluid intake till urine is watery white. 2. Take high fiber diet like salads, leafy vegetable and fruits especially papita, banana, mango, 3. Take emoliant laxative like cremaffin plus 1 tsf at night 4. Isabgol powder 3-4 tsf in 2oo ml of water at night 5. Zincal ointment to applied inside anus twice a day especially before toilet. 6. Get away from sedentary lifestyle and start walking or exercises. 7 if needed take sitz' bath- sitting in tubful of warm water for 15-20 minutes. 8. Avoid taking pain killers and antispasmodic drugs
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Tips for a Healthier Skin

Diploma in Acupuncture, BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Tips for a Healthier Skin

6 common skin problems you suffer from in the hot weather and tips to deal with them

Summer season is a hard time for not just the body but even your skin. As the temperature soars, the heat becomes unbearable, for both--body and skin. While you've trained your body to fight the heat, and keep cool; the same is needed for your delicate skin too.

The answer lies in keeping yourself well-hydrated, protecting your skin from sun exposure and reducing conditions open to infection

Multiple factors combine to make your skin irritable during summers. Along with the heat that puts a lot of pressure, is sweating. However, sometimes dirt and dust clog the sweat ducts of the skin, trapping the perspiration. This can result in itchy rashes, blisters or minibumps. Clothes can make them irritable all the more due to friction.

Prevent this condition by keeping yourself squeaky clean, if you sweat. Bath twice a day, particularly so, when you end your day. Use an anti-bacterial soap or bath gel. Keep yourself dry as much as possible. Rubbing the affected skin with ice cubes can help soothe the irritation. If the condition persists, meet a dermatologist.

It is not just your body but also your skin that bears the brunt of dehydration. As we sweat, we continuously lose hydration from the skin. If not sufficiently replenished, this can leave the skin dry, irritated and more prone to sunburn. Your lips may start cracking and dry patches may appear all over it.

The most logical answer is to drink as much water as you can. Carry a water bottle with you all the time, do not go without sipping once every half an hour. Also add a lot of juices and summer fruits to your intake. Fruits like watermelon which are full of water content are particularly good for the body and skin during summers. You can also seek deep hydrating treatments like hydrating electroporation therapy, oxygen therapy or juvederm refine to pamper your skin.

The summer sun is so harsh that it can scorch your skin, causing red patches, rashes that give a burning sensation. This happens more in people who have sensitive skin. In simple language, it is the sun burning up your soft and sensitive skin.

Logically, the only way to protect your skin against this condition is minimise sun exposure. At the same time equally important is to wear a sunscreen religiously. Apply a sunblock cream liberally all over your face, neck and arms 20 minutes before stepping out. Make sure you re-apply the same every four to five hours to ensure continuous protection. It is also advisable for people who have sensitive skin to wear clothes covering as much skin as possible during the day time. Ending your day with an aloe vera gel face pack will cool down the sunburnt skin.

The sweat makes our skin a magnet to the daily dose of dust, grime and pollution floating in the air, particularly if we spend some time outdoors. This combination of heat and dirt is a perfect recipe for acne and pimples to grow. The dust clogs the skin's pores while the heat gives bacteria a perfect environment to thrive.

To minimise acne, regular care should be taken to keep the skin clean. You should carry your facewash with you and give your face a quick wash at least thrice in a day or whenever you think it is needed to clean-up. Use a good facial cleanser every evening so that your skin pores are free of dirt; use anti-bacterial face wash; and end your day with a cooling application of multani mitti or sandalwood face pack to contain inflammation. Often acne might need medical attention. So, if your breakouts do not subside, do visit a dermatologist. You may need hormonal correction.

The hot temperature gives many bacteria and viruses a perfect thriving environment. The bacteria are everywhere, and you cannot even see them. People who use public transport, keep moving in crowded places and are much more prone to come in contact with multiple bacterial infections. Even the bus seat or window you touch with your hand may be carrying bacteria. These hands then touch our face, often resulting in skin infections.

Try to keep your hands clean and washed most of the times. Carry a handwash and keep washing every couple of hours. If this is not possible use a hand sanitiser. And give up the habit of touching your face with your fingers all the time. Folliculitis is a common condition when the damaged hair follicles get infected by bacteria, resulting in inflammation. To prevent this, wear lose clothes, avoid using swimming pools which are not properly disinfected, and prevent cuts while shaving.

When exposed to the sun's uv radiation, the skin's melanin reacts by forming a protective shield. The melanin results in dark pigmentation, either uniformly all over or in patches on the skin. The result is what we call skin darkening, tanning or hyper-pigmentation.

Using a sunscreen of at least 30 spf and reapplying is important, so is wearing sunglasses to prevent dark circles. To undo the effects of tanning, seek procedures like laser skin rejuvenation, chemical peels or microdermabrasion. Your dermatologist will suggest the right procedure for your needs.

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I have many deep pores on my face. And because of it I have whitehead and blackhead. Is there any home remedy to to close this deep pores? And can I get smooth skin again?

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
I have many deep pores on my face. And because of it I have whitehead and blackhead. Is there any home remedy to to c...
Avoid cosmetics and over the counter face products. Overwashing won't remove pimples or spots. You need to use cold water and wash face with a salicylic acid containing wash twice a day and not more. It vil help reduce the oiliness to a large degree. You can also use a natural face pack of orange, honey and curd for fifteen minutes once a week and wash it off. This vil decrease the the oil, whiten and moisturise your skin. Consuming milk and other dairy products enhance igf and increase pimples, so cut down on them. Avoid cosmetics since they clog pores and lead to more pimples. Stress enhances acne, so employ relaxation techniques. Yoga helps decrease negative acne forming chemicals. Soaps and scrubs won't help anyway, but a mild salicylic acid face wash can definitely help. Steam increases pores, so wash face with cold water twice daily. Eat plenty of carrots and spinach. Drink water. Understand that this problem will come and go till a certain age after which it'll attain control. You may also need peels, lasers, ermabrasion etc.
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Can you suggest me what I do for my skin Holes in my face I want to remove or less so what I do for naturally I also consult Dr. 5-7 times But disease increased not decreased with medicine So I want tips naturally remove or less Holes from face.

M.D (HOMEOPATHY), MBA (Healthcare)
Homeopath, Gulbarga
Can you suggest me what I do for my skin Holes in my face I want to remove or less so what I do for naturally
I also ...
Dear patient, scar marks are due to fibrosis of skin on a particular area which was injured previously. You can now consider taking homeopathic medicine" scargo" with" scargo" lotion which removes scars or any marks or discolored spots in 8weeks. Using homeopathic medicines is 100% safe and effective. Please keep a pic before using medications. You can see difference between before and after pics. Revert back one week after using scargo medicine and scargo lotion. Take care.
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I am having itching near my inner thighs and the vaginal area since a month and I hAve noticed that part has become dark black in color. And now it has turned up like a patch (rah like thing with change in skin) still there is itching.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I am having itching near my inner thighs and the vaginal area since a month and I hAve noticed that part has become d...
Take Arnica 0/4 daily one dose for 5 days. It will be gone. Still if you have any query, then please ask. Take care. :)
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