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Dr. Kanchana

D.D.V.L

Dermatologist, Royapettah, Chennai

8 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. Kanchana D.D.V.L Dermatologist, Royapettah, Chennai
8 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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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
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.
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She has over 8 years of experience as a Dermatologist. She has completed D.D.V.L. Book an appointment online with Dr. Kanchana and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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D.D.V.L - STANLEY MEDICAL COLLEGE, CHENNAI - 2008
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I am 21 yrs old female I have many unwanted facial hairs in my face. Please suggest me effective measures to get rid off this problem.

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I am 21 yrs old female I have many unwanted facial hairs in my face. Please suggest me effective measures to get rid ...
Facial and body hair is due to hirsutism.This doesnt improve with home remedies,medicines or creams,but definitely improves with laser treatment.This is the only permanent solution for it.It's very effective,safe and economical.It gives u your money's worth.

What should I do to reduce hairfall, it mainly started whenever I stays in punjab at other placed I don't face such problems.

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What should I do to reduce hairfall, it mainly started whenever I stays in punjab at other placed I don't face such p...
You can use amalaki rasayana tabs, 3 tabs, twice a day with warm water after meals. And omit any synthetic shampoos. Use herbal shampoos. And boil the water before washing your hairs. Use capsules hairtonz of dr, vasistha pharma. 1 capsule thrice a day. Apply bhringamalakyadi oil for gentle massage over the scalp. And use nasal drops of badam rogan, 2 drops on each nostril, twice a day, empty stomach. Continue the regime for 90 days. Good luck. Take 1 tsp of triphala with hot water at bed time.

I am facing very much problem with hair fall, I consulted many doctors but not solved from the problem, even I go for ayurvedic medicines also but not solved so please help me. Give me some useful suggestions.

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I am facing very much problem with hair fall, I consulted many doctors but not solved from the problem, even I go for...
Regular massaging of the scalp with lukewarm oil helps to stimulate the hair follicles. This is also an easy way to cure hair growth deterrents like dandruff and fungal infections. Regular massaging increases the blood circulation in the scalp. It is also useful for lowering anxiety or stress that is often the underlying reason for thinning of hair. Recommended oils for 3 to 4 times-a-week massaging schedule includes coconut oil. You can alternate this with mustard oil. Keep the oil on for at least six hours before washing it off with a mild shampoo. Other oils that can be mixed with coconut oil in trace amounts for faster results include almond oil.

I have acne in skin so what I should do?

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I have acne in skin so what I should do?
do let me know if you also have blackheads with pimples? and what current medications and remedies you already tried to treat acne? acne is a common problem in teen. Almost everybody will get pimples during their teen years. First, don't try to self treat acne. Some popular nonprescription acne lotions, cleansers and other skin products can cause a serious reaction (rare), mostly it is normal to have acne in teenage. For pimples it's important to wash your face twice daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and extra oil from your skin's surface, avoid touching your face or propping your cheek or chin on your hands. Not only can you spread bacteria, you can also irritate the already inflamed facial skin. Never pick or pop pimples with your fingers, as it can lead to infection and scarring. A dietary therapy with the right medications for pimples can also help a lot. Kojic acid (a natural skin lightener derived from mushroom extract), arbutin (also called bearberry extract), and vitamin c (ascorbic acid) are great alternative ingredients to lighten scars left by acne. Don't use vitamin e or any self prescribed preparations on scars or pimples. Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids through a diet significantly rich in fish and seafood results in lower rates of an inflammatory disease like acne. A low-glycemic-index diet also reduces acne risk. I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.

Skin Care Tip

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Face pack for dry skin

Make almond powder paste by mixing it with milk and apply it on face for about 20-25 minutes. Wash it with lukewarm water after it dries. It will make the dry skin glowing and healthy. Use this face pack daily or on alternate days.

How to get rid of acne problem? Why does acne occurs? Does it depends ipon our age?

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How to get rid of acne problem? Why does acne occurs? Does it depends ipon our age?
Use lemon juice on your face daily at night for an hour. After that wash your face with Luke warm water. Take plenty of liquids. Avoid junk oily food. Avoid constipation. Do not scratch or rub the acne.

Hives - What You Should Know?

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Hives is also known as urticaria, which is a sudden outbreak of swollen, red bumps on the skin. These occur due to an allergic reaction to an allergen or some unknown reasons. These bumps are usually accompanied by a few common symptoms like redness, burning sensation, itchiness, inflammation and swelling. They can be of varied shapes and most often the larger ones are very painful. Your skin gets badly affected by hives and the itchiness is quite irritating.

Few facts about hives
- prominent symptoms: hives occur due to allergic reactions and some of the most highlighting symptoms are trouble in breathing, swelling, stomach cramps, dizziness and other related ones. People facing these kinds of symptoms are mainly kept in an emergency room so that proper care can be taken.

- lasting period of hives: in general, the symptoms of hives fade away within a few hours and just few scratches are left behind. Though in some cases hives return either for few weeks or days. Some people experience the symptoms after specific intervals and thus you got to have proper medical care.

- causes of hives: some of the commonest causes of hives are medicines, excessive exercises, serious or rare diseases, cold, heat or pressure, insect bites or stings, different kinds of allergies especially food allergies, bladder or other infections and others. Sometimes, hives might occur all of a sudden without any specific reason.

- who gets hives: both adults and kids of different ages can have hives at any time. Thus, you should be aware fully of the same in order to prevent this kind of skin disease. Though the symptoms last maximum for six months but still the sufferings are unbearable at times.

- diagnosis of hives: hives can now be easily detected by doctors just by looking at the available symptoms and thus no special kind of diagnosis is required. Physical examination is conducted and the doctor often asks a few questions from the patients. If the symptoms continue for a long time then in that case blood tests are also recommended by the doctor. The doctor might recommend any other medical test in this regard in accordance with the patient's condition.

- treating hives: the doctors often prescribe antihistamines to the patients who suffer from hives. The sources causing hives are asked to be avoided so that the chances of getting attacked by this kind of skin trouble can be reduced. Doctors keep the patients under supervision and then accordingly prescribe medicines for a speedy recovery.
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I am seriously suffering with huge hair fall I'm turned in to bold head please help me.

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I am seriously suffering with huge hair fall I'm turned in to bold head please help me.
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

Sir I am 17 years old my face full off black heads and pimples I am used many face creams and I don't seen any results please tell me to cure.

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Sir I am 17 years old my face full off black heads and pimples I am used many face creams and I don't seen any result...
If you suffer from acne, pimples, blackheads & dark spots it means that the pitta dosha (heat in body) is increased. For that you need proper ayurvedic medicine along with following diet & lifestyle changes. 1) avoid eating salty, spicy & sour foods 2) have milk & ghee twice daily 3) green tea has antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds that can help fight acne. To get its effects, use a cooled cup of green tea as a face wash or lay the bag over the affected area. 4) apply a teaspoon of honey to affected areas, or make a mask by mixing 1/2 cup of honey with 1 cup of plain oatmeal and leaving it on for 30 minutes.

What is sulphur30 and it uses? Any side effects of using it. If not please suggest me how to buy in medical shops means the exact name of medicine.

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What is sulphur30 and it uses? Any side effects of using it. If not please suggest me how to buy in medical shops mea...
SULPHUR 30 is a homoeopathic medicine prepared after potentisation of SULPHUR through various processes.Sulphur is King of ANTIPSORIC medicines according to Homoeopathy.So without an expert homoeopathic advise using Sulphur is like giving a sharp edged knife in a childs hand.You can buy Homoeoapthic medicines from a Homoeopathic drug store in or around your area.You can take the help of net in searching Homoeopathic drug stores.

Good evening sir, I am 25 year old 2 month I m trouble by hair fall problem. I used so many hair oil product but result none. So please suggest what can I do for that. What medicine for relieve that problem. Thank you.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Good evening sir,

I am  25 year old  2 month I m trouble by hair fall problem. I used so many hair oil product but r...
?Take coconut milk and add a little water to it. Apply this to the scalp and allow it to stay overnight. Rinse this the next morning.

I have so many problem on my face so many pimple on my face per day very big problem on per day please help me.

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I have so many problem on my face so many pimple on my face per day very big problem on per day please help me.
Take following homoeo medicines berberus aquifolium q 30 ml sbl or any company 10 drops 3 times per day in water also apply berberis aq oin. Both avaliable in homoeo medical or online. Take full sleep no late night drink planty water eat vegetables fruits wash face with himilaya face wash.

My weight is46 and height is 5 foot I am suffering from headache today and dark spots on my body what can I do?

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My weight is46 and height is 5 foot I am suffering from headache today and dark spots on my body what can I do?
Medicine german reckeweg natrum mur 200, 4-5 drops orally, single dose morn, empty stomach mixed fruit juice daily evening.

I am losing hair quickly and have tried all shampoos but no effect yet. I am not sure what else can I do Can you please help me with this.

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I am losing hair quickly and have tried all shampoos but no effect yet. I am not sure what else can I do Can you plea...
Hello lybrate-user thank you for posting on lybrate I appreciate your concern regarding hair fall. Hair fall is usually ascribed to multiple factors like diet and nutrition, hormones, stress, acute or chronic medical conditions, drugs, cosmetic products etc. Since you have not mentioned relevant history and description like pattern of hair loss (patchy/diffuse), family history etc, its difficult to put a definitive diagnosis. Still, it seems you are suffering from either androgenetic alopecia (due to hormones and genetically determined) or telogen effluvium (due to any recent stressful event or any other medical condition) if I were your dermatologist/trichologist, I would like to take through history including family history, history of recent major trauma /illness/ stress/ medications etc, and recommend some basic investigations like cbc, blood sugar, thyroid function test. Also some other special tests like trichogram and dermoscopy can aid in diagnosis and prognosis. I would suggest you a course of oral tablets containing biotin and other essential vitamins and minerals (tab. Follihair new) for minimum 6 months. Also, would put you on solution containing 5%/10% minoxidil once a day and a hair serum/gel containing peptides for hair growth at night.(q sera, grocapix etc). I would advise use of gentle shampoo and conditioner on regular basis and use of coconut oil twice a week. Also enquire from your dermatologist about upcoming treatment options like mesotherapy and platelet-rich plasma. Avoid combing in wet hair and let them dry by wrapping in towel. Avoid blow dryers and hair-color/dyes. Take plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet and try to de-stress your routine life. Hope your queries are resolved and wish you best of health. Thank you Dr. Hardik pitroda.

I regularly go to gym and I am getting good results on my body but getting lots of stretch marks on by body please tell me what to do for that.

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Cocoa butter is famous for its anti-wrinkling and anti-aging properties. It helps in enhancing the blood circulation, which reduces stretch marks. Massage the affected area with cocoa butter at least two times a day. Repeat the process for two months and notice the reduced scars. Else, mix half cup of cocoa butter with one tablespoon of wheat germ oil, one teaspoon of tea kernel oil, two teaspoons of grated beeswax, and vitamin E oil. Heat the mix until the beeswax melts. Apply it on the stretch marks twice or thrice a day. The mixture can be stored in a sealed box in the refrigerator.------------------------------ Useful Tips •Consume protein, zinc and Vitamin C rich foods in abundance. Green salad, milk, fish, nuts and citrus fruits help a lot in diminishing stretch marks. •Do yoga and other physical exercises on the regular basis. •Pregnant women should not use creams and solutions, prepared from chemicals. Instead of fading away stretch marks, they may result in skin damaging rashes. •Don’t scratch the affected area. •Keep your skin moisturized.---------------------- HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE--------------------- SILICEA 6X (Wilmar Schwabe India) Chew 4 tab 3 times daily for 3 months------------- COCOA BUTTER CREAM (BAKSON)

Hello. I'm aman singh rajput from lucknow. I want to know that how to bright my skin during summer seasons my sling becomes dark. please suggest.

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Hello. I'm aman singh rajput from lucknow. I want to know that how to bright my skin during summer seasons my sling b...
Boiled rice in milk and the apply it on face and rub it for 10 min. Do this procedure at morning apply almond oil on face at night and do massage for 5 min a.

Sir please tell me, what is the side effects of skin tight cream.

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Homeopath
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Sir please tell me,
what is the side effects of skin tight cream.
Please dont use it it! it suppresses the your body'd natural healing capacity and body secretions! try homeopathy and yoga to tighten your skin! blow balloons and fill your mouth with air and water and hold it for few seconds and then leave! do 8-20 rounds daily!

Psoriasis

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Here are the causes, symptoms, and treatment for psoriasis.
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My age is 28 and I am facing hair loss. This is not a small amount this all huge amount of hair am loosing. My question is how can I get rid from this hair fall?

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Homeopath
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My age is 28 and I am facing hair loss. This is not a small amount this all huge amount of hair am loosing. My questi...
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.

Psoriasis is reason to hair loss? My scalp fulfil dandruff nd very itching that area. Hair is become white also.

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Psoriasis is reason to hair loss? My scalp fulfil dandruff nd very itching that area. Hair is become white also.
Yes. Due to dandruff hair may loss, so for psoriasis you must take panchakarma treatment so Consult personally for treatment.
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