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Dr. Kanchana

D.D.V.L

Dermatologist, Royapettah, Chennai

9 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
Dr. Kanchana D.D.V.L Dermatologist, Royapettah, Chennai
9 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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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 9 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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PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
How To Prevent Grey Hair and Loss Of Hair

1. Take treatment for cold: Don’t let kapha accumulate in your head. People who suffer perpetually from cold are more susceptible to get grey hair at an early age. Do not take a persisting common cold lightly. Seek treatment.

2. Take treatment for sinusitis: Do not neglect sinusitis.. It has adverse effect on hair.

3. Good Digestion: Make sure that your digestive system functions well, your liver is healthy and you do not suffer from other gastric troubles. A sluggish liver and other digestive problems promote hair loss and turn the hair grey.

4. Head Massage: Regular care and an ayurvedic massage of the head is essential to revitalize the scalp.

5. Apply Essential Oils: Bhringaraaja referred to askeshraja or ‘king of the hair’ is an excellent rejuvenator. It also promotes hair growth and makes it black and lustrous. It is the best known herb to effectively stop and reverse balding and premature graying. It cools the brain and helps calm the mind from excessive activity, thus promoting sound sleep. Bhringaraaja is taken internally and used externally as Bhringraj oil.

6. Eat Copper Rich Foods: Sometimes grey hair begins to appear due to lack of copper in your diet. Take a multi-vitamin daily as most of them contain copper. Foods that are rich in copper are turnip greens, lima beans, yams, spinach, and most meats. Copper is also found in blackberries.pineapple. pomegranates, almonds and pumpkin seeds.

Yoga To Prevent Hair Loss And Gray Hair

According to yoga, nerve endings below the fingernails are directly connected to the roots of a person’s hair. Rubbing the nails against one another improves the blood circulation in the scalp, which in turn reduces grey hair. Yoga Asana and Kapalbhati is also said to help in arresting the greying process.

1. Prasana Mudra:

Method: Keep hand near the chest. Rub the nails of the eight fingers against each other for 5 to 10 minutes for 30 days. The thumbs should be straight.

Benefits: This slows down hair loss, with reduction of gray hair and split ends. It makes hair lustrous and strong.

2. Mandukasana

Mandukasana is very good for premature greying hair and help to stop further graying of hair. It is also useful for some other illness like constipation, diabetes and digestive disorders, effectively reduce weight of thighs, hips and the abdomen. This asana strengthens the lower parts of the loins.

Diet

1. Avoid Pitta-aggravating foods like spicy, heavy, and oily foods, as well as tea and coffee.
2. Avoid refined foods, refined sugar, junk food, and alcoholic and carbonated drinks.
3. Increase intake of fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, and vegetable juice prepared from lettuce, carrot, capsicum, and alfalfa.

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Iam a 27 years old male and have hairfall problem for last 3months. What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Iam a 27 years old male and have hairfall problem for last 3months. What should I do?
Homoeopathic treatment hair growth oil (wilmar schwabe india) apply twice weekly at night. Leave overnight a. C. 9 (bakson) chew 1 tab twice daily adel 9 (adel) 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times a day 6-8 glasss extra water daily 2 glas milk daily take nutritious diet avoid junk nd spicy food, fast food, cold drinks.
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NOW I losses my 50%hair. How to get back my all hair with medicine. please Only homeopathic doctor say solution. Pls say medicine name for homeopathic.

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
NOW I losses my 50%hair. How to get back my all hair with medicine. please Only homeopathic doctor say solution. Pls ...
There is no specific remedy we individualise person you can apply arnica hair oil in castor oil but you require homeopathic remedy.
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Vitiligo

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Kolhapur

Avoid vitamin C containing foods like oranges, tomatoes in diet. Gajar and chukander (beat root) are good for vitiligo.

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Hello sir/mam I am 19 year girl, since last 7 years I m having a big black spots on my body some are on my face also. I have consulted about it in very reputed doctors of delhi, bhopal, gwalior. They all told me that. Due to any wrong medicine consumed by me. I am having a drug reaction on my body. And it will recover naturally. But it doesnot shows any effect till now. Please suggest me what to do. If you want.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
We cover it naturally by herbs. Pls send your latest blood reports n images of body part having black spots. Will give you 100% result in just 45 days.
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I am 30 years old, I suffer from skin rashes since last three months. What should I do?

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
I am 30 years old, I suffer from skin rashes since last three months. What should I do?
Due to its anti-inflammatory, emollient, antibacterial and antifungal properties, aloe vera is excellent for treating a number of skin ailments including rashes. Apart from healing, it also soothes the skin, relieves itching and reduces redness. 1. Extract fresh aloe vera gel from an aloe leaf. 2. Apply it on the affected area. 3. Leave it on for at least 20 minutes, and then rinse it off. 4. Do this at least three times a day until the rash clears.
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I am loosing my hair and my weight also too high how can loose it kindly help me for this.

Trichologist
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I am loosing my hair and my weight also too high how can loose it kindly help me for this.
Hair is one of the important part of the body.It gets nutrition through blood.Eat food which is rich in minerals,protein and iron. Oil the scalp 3/week and wash it 3/week. Consult Trichologist if hair fall doesn't settle
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L am 21 years old I have little pigmentation on my face. Please suggest m. And I am worried about as my hair is thin.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
L am 21 years old I have little pigmentation on my face. Please suggest m. And I am worried about as my hair is thin.
Hi, nat mur 12x. & thin hair - cal flour- 6x silicia 12x. One week cal, flour & one week silicia. With warmwater 4 tab three times.
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Hi I am having grey hair and thin hair from past 10 years so may I know what is the reason for it how do I get reduce from premature grey hair n hair fall n thin hair? Kindly suggest me?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi I am having grey hair and thin hair from past 10 years so may I know what is the reason for it how do I get reduce...
Apply maha bhringraj oil on your scalp and massage then give hot water fomentation..1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep....take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day...take lots of proteins like soyabean...egg white.....etc...avoid tea...coffee...spicy food...fermented food...junk food....apply only ayurvedic shampoo on your scalp....do pranayama early morning...
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I have acne on my face and their marks for more than 3 years. Please suggest some medicine or home remedies to get rid of them ?

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Use multani matti paste on face in night take carrot juice in morning, green vegetable avoid milk, white products, bakery products, spicy food and report after 1 months.
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My hair falls continuously and my hair density becomes lesser, i am irritate with this problem, whats its solution? Can my hair density increase?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
My hair falls continuously and my hair density becomes lesser, i am irritate with this problem, whats its solution? C...
Causes:: Genetic factors, family history, overall aging process, normal life variations including temporary severe stress, illness, nutritional changes, hormonal changes like those in pregnancy, puberty, and menopause may cause a reversible hair loss. 1. Chop some onions (pyaz) into fine pieces and squeeze out the juice. Apply this to hair and scalp and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse it with shampoo. 2. Crush a few cloves of garlic (lehsun), add in a little coconut oil and boil for a few minutes. Cool it till it becomes warm and apply it on the scalp with a little massaging action. Repeat two to three times a week for best results. 3. 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. 4. Add two teaspoons of amla juice/ powder and mix with equal quantity of freshly squeezed lime juice. Mix well, apply to the scalp and leave it to dry; then rinse using warm water. 5. Take some flowers of rose (gulab) add some water to it and make a paste. Apply it on hair and keep it for an hour and then wash the hair.
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Hi, I have black spot on face since last few months, before it was light but now little darker also on back too. My age is 35.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi, I have black spot on face since last few months, before it was light but now little darker also on back too. My a...
1-Apply pranacharya face glow 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.
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All About Athlete's Foot

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
All About Athlete's Foot

Athlete's foot is a common form of a fungal infection. It most commonly occurs between the toes and is medically known as tinea pedis. The most common cause are sweaty feet which when enclosed inside a tight-fitting shoe for a prolong time leads to this condition. The most common symptom of athlete's foot is a scaly rash which causes itching and burning on your foot. It is a contagious disease and is most commonly spread through towels or clothing of people who have that disease. It can also be spread through the floors which people with athlete's foot walk on. Here is everything you need to know about athlete's foot.

Causes:

  1. Dirty wet socks inside covered shoes: As mentioned earlier, athlete's foot is a contagious disease which originates from wearing dirty wet socks inside covered shoes. 
  2. Infection: You may also get it by coming into contact with an infected person or their towels and/or clothing. Even walking on the same floor as they walk on may cause an infection.

Symptoms:

  1. Scaly red rash: There is usually a scaly red rash in between the toes when you have athlete's foot.
  2. Itching: There will be severe itching throughout the persistence of this disease especially when you first take off your shoes.
  3. Blisters and ulcers: This is not a very common symptom of athlete's foot. However, blisters and ulcers do occur on certain types of athlete's foot.
  4. Chronic dryness and scaling: This occurs on the soles of the feet and then slowly starts spreading upwards. These symptoms only occur on the type of athlete's foot known as moccasin. Due to this, athlete's foot is often mistaken for eczema and sometimes even dry skin.
  5. Spreading to the hand: Athlete's foot always starts in your legs and in some cases spread to your hands as well. The likelihood of athlete's foot spreading to your hand is increased if you scratch or pick at the areas of the foot infected.

Treatment:
There are three stages of treatment and these depend on the severity of the infection.

  1. Over-the-counter medicines: In the first stage of treatment, the doctor will simply prescribe over-the-counter antifungal ointments, sprays or powders.
  2. Prescription medications: In the next stage of treatment, prescription medications need to be applied to your feet.
  3. Antifungal pills: If nothing else works, only then should antifungal pills be prescribed.
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Hi already told that I have dark circles and eye allergy like Small pimples under eyes but already I take homeopathy treatment from last 8 months but dark circles increasing day to day my face appear to every one very dull and very suggest me be in active I am suffering this pblm very bad.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi already told that I have dark circles and eye allergy like Small pimples under eyes but already I take homeopathy ...
Hello, Lybrate user, since your case is complicated and chronic one, needs a proper observation, send an image of yours to assess the exact condition of yours, please. Till, your image reaches me (not openly, tk, under noted homoeo medicine:@ kali brome 30-6 pills, thrice. Tk, plenty of water free from contaminants to eliminate toxins &'regulate your metabolism to absorb protein, vitamins, minerals, energy & other important substance, essential to upkeep ,repair & energise the body, hydrating your skin. * Go, for meditation to reduce your stress and to nourish your cells, tissues and whole body to allow your skin to b fresh, non oily & glowing. * Tk your meal easily digestible, non-oily, non-irritant, simple,on time. *Tk, apples,cheese, carrots,papaya, rajama,soyabeen, spinach,almond, walnuts to enjoy wellness.* ensure sound sleep at least for 7/8 hrs in d night. * Avoid, junk food, caffiene,dust, scorching sun, fried,spicy intake, cookies, pizza & burger. Your feedback will highly b appreciated for further, follow up. Tk,care.
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I am a 21 years old male. I have been facing increased hair loss for more than 4 years now. Can it be due to dandruff? If so suggest me a home remedy to get rid of dandruff.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
I am a 21 years old male. I have been facing increased hair loss for more than 4 years now. Can it be due to dandruff...
Simple carbohydrates that have high amount of sugar and less fiber and nutrients like cakes, biscuits and white flour often redirect the nutrients consumed through other sources to the process of digestion of their own. They could indirectly lead to hair loss since sugar is known for slowing down the ability of the body to handle stress – and stress is a major factor for hair fall. Eating complex carbohydrates and fibrous food like wholemeal flour, bananas and beans, on the other hand, help digestion and body’s ability to carry nutrients to blood stream and effectively, to hair follicles.
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I have problem regarding my skin. I have acne, scar and oily skin problem. I use acne star soap also bt nt getting rid of it pls suggest me wat to do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have problem regarding my skin. I have acne, scar and oily skin problem. I use acne star soap also bt nt getting ri...
Hi,Acne is the most common teenage problem.Acne is a result of a blockage in the follicles or the pores on the skin. It includes whiteheads, pimples, blackheads and rashes, and occurs usually on the face, chest. Homoeopathy cures acne conditions like blackheads, whiteheads, skin rashes and oily skin very effectively. *Treatment part for the acne -- 1. Take kali brom 30 ch , (wsi) 3 drops daily morning empty stomach. 2. Take Berberis Aquafolium Q 10 drops with water twice a day.* Management part for the acne-- 1.drink 10 to 12 glasses of water daily. 2. Eat healthy and balanced diet including whole grain meals , green leafy vegetables and fruits. 3. avoid oily , junk and spicy food. *Home remedy for acne-- Crush coriander leaves and take out its juice, then mix it with a pinch of turmeric powder , now apply on acne at night.
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I want to lighten my skin tone upto 2-3 tone lighter from now. So tell me the best and quick remedies for that ?

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
I want to lighten my skin tone upto 2-3 tone lighter from now. So tell me the best and quick remedies for that ?
To lighten your skin tone avoid sun exposure especially between 10 am to 4 pm. Use broad spectrum sunscreen. Consume 3 portions of fruits everyday. Include amla or indian gooseberry in your diet. Contact dermatologist who can align your expectations and prescribe medicines which can help you.
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I have hair fall from past 3 months, my hair goes white from both sides and l have itchy scalp, please suggest what are the shampoo or medicine would l take?

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I have hair fall from past 3 months, my hair goes white from both sides and l have itchy scalp, please suggest what a...
Hello. Take hair vitamin TabCurlzvit or Tab Follihair after dinner for 3 months to prevent further greying. Please use Salisia KT or Scalpe shampoo for head bath thrice a week for a month and then as maintenance at least once a week for 2 months to treat itchy scalp. Avoid oiling as fungus thrives in oily scalp. You could 1 hr prior to head bath.
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I have problem on my head I have no hairs in some portion from birth and now that portion is swelling day by day so please give me solution for this.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Thane
I have problem on my head I have no hairs in some portion from birth and now that portion is swelling day by day so p...
You will need to show this to a dermatologist who will see the lesion and advise you accordingly. It could be birthmark like nevus sebaceous or comedonicus etc.
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My eyebrows are thinning very badly, in fact it's almost gone. I'm 45 years old and have no diseases. I weigh 70 KGS.what to do

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
My eyebrows are thinning very badly, in fact it's almost gone.
I'm 45 years old and have no diseases. I weigh 70 KGS....
Take following remedies 1. Triphala kadha 4 tsp before lunch and dinner 2. Amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach.
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