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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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D.D.V.L - STANLEY MEDICAL COLLEGE, CHENNAI - 2008
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I am 20 years old boy. I have dark circle under eye, approx 2 lines. How to get rid of it easily & if possible naturally.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
I am 20 years old boy. I have dark circle under eye, approx 2 lines. How to get rid of it easily & if possible natura...
First if all start applying raw milk cream mixed with saffron powder around circles and massage gently in circular motions. Do for two weeks.
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I am suffering from psoriasis. Since 2 months. What are the precautions, medicines, care to be taken. What I should avoid for eating. Mainly involved scalp psoriasis. Presently i am using c. Oxitard od, propysalic nf 6% oint, salytar scalp solution, derma dew cream.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am suffering from psoriasis. Since 2 months. What are the precautions, medicines, care to be taken. What I should a...
Psoriasis is manageable, the traditional approach is to start with the mildest treatments topical creams and ultraviolet light therapy (phototherapy) and then progress to stronger ones only if necessary. The goal is to find the most effective way to slow cell turnover with the fewest possible side effects coupled with a dietary therapy specially designed to manage psoriasis. Researchers found several studies linking obesity to an increased risk for psoriatic disease. These studies indicate that a higher body mass index (bmi) is associated with an elevated risk for developing psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, as well as increased disease severity. Obesity may provide the nudge that triggers psoriasis in people who are already predisposed to it, researchers also found that in overweight individuals, losing weight may improve the effectiveness of treatments. So if you lose weight, you may be reducing fuel for the fire. 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.
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Doctor my hairs are falling continuously, and I'm feeling some itch on my skull. Please guide me what to do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Doctor my hairs are falling continuously, and I'm feeling some itch on my skull. Please guide me what to do.
Male-pattern hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia.Men typically present with hairline recession at the temples and vertex balding. So they can try Homoeopathic medication that is based on constitution and work wonders. 1. Take Acid phos. 200, 5 drops , morning empty stomach, once in week. 2.wiesbaden 200, 5 drops , daily morning empty stomach. 3.Natrum mur 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 4.Kali phos 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 5.Apply Arnica hair growth oil (B &T) on your hair and scalp, thrice in a week. 6.Wash hair with Arnica montana herbal shampoo (SBL) 7.Drink minimum 10 glasses of water per day. 8.Take 10 ml amla juice mixed with half cup of water, at daily night.
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Sir I got scabies due to this private part is itching and some little pimple like on the private part.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. It is common all over the world, and can affect anyone. Scabies spreads quickly in crowded conditions where there is frequent skin-to-skin contact between people. Hospitals, child-care centers, and nursing homes are examples. Scabies can easily infect sex partners and other household members. Sharing clothes, towels, and bedding can sometimes spread scabies. This can happen much more easily when the infested person has crusted scabies. You cannot get scabies from a pet. Pets get a different mite infection called mange. Symptoms are Pimple-like irritations or a rash Intense itching, especially at night Sores caused by scratching The infected person's clothes, bedding and towels should be washed in hot water and dried in a hot dryer. Treatment is also recommended for household members and sexual partners.Several lotions are available to treat scabies. lotion scab apply at night and bath with warm water in morning.
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My age is 26 years and i am suffering with severe dandruff , hair fall problem and I also have very thin hair. How can I overcome this problems? Please help me.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
Dandruff is a form of dermatitis in which the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp flake and fall off at faster than normal rate. Dandruff can manifest as either very dry and flaky scalp or very oily scalp with flakes. It is important to note that dry scalp and dandruff are not the same condition. Alopecia usually occurs on the scalp; hair loss elsewhere on the body is less common. In the non scarring form of this disorder (noncicatricial alopecia), the hair follicle can generally regrow hair
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He has black spot at both ankle since 3 years. An slightly increasing every year, Please advise.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
He has black spot at both ankle since 3 years. An slightly increasing every year, Please advise.
Please take following medicine:- bovin. Album 200 / 5 drops in little water twice a day for two weeks. Revert back after two weeks with feedback.
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I have black spots and pimples in my face, I try so many creams. But these creams failed. Can you suggest me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have black spots and pimples in my face, I try so many creams.
But these creams failed.
Can you suggest me.
Homoeopathic treatment------------------ topi berberis cream (wilmar schwabe india) apply during daytime---------------- berberis aquifolium 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 2 drops in 1 spoon water /direct on tongue, 3 times daily------------------------------- aquiplus cream (hapdco) apply thick coat on face at night------------------- cleano face wash (lords) wash face with this face wash before applying creams---------------- 6-8 glass water daily 2 glasss milk daily avoid fast food, junk food, fried food, chocklates, dry fruits, ketchups, cold drinks take nutritious diet nd exercise regularily natural method to treat acne- take 10 leaves each of mint (pudina, holy basil (tulsi) and chinchona off (neem. Now make the passte of all 3 in a chopper. Add a desirable amount of white multani powder (it is different from multani mitti, ask from any good, pansari shop, they have it) 1-2 spoons, and at lat add 10-20 drops of lime (nimdu) such that the consistenccy of this paste is semisolid and can be easily applicable on skin. Now apply on the acne prone skin until it is dry and wah it with cleano soap after 10-20 minutes. Do this procedure every alternate day.
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I am using minoxidil for beard growth Should I want to use any other oils for faster hair growth.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I am using minoxidil for beard growth Should I want to use any other oils for faster hair growth.
It happens because of hormonal imbalances and the lack of nutrition or exercises with suppress hormones production. So no changes will happen if you apply externally any cream and all. It needs to be corrected internally from its centre. You need to take Pituitarinum 6C one dose daily for 5 days and start taking naturamore male powder 1 spoon daily in morning and evening for 1 month. This will definitely give you results. As the Powder is just a supplement containing proteins, vitamins, minerals and all which also helps to increase your weight. You will get result 110%. And try to go for walking and yoga in early morning before 8 AM. Just inform me if you are not getting the powder. Take care. :)
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For e. G. 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?

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
For e. G. I am losing hair quickly and have tried all shampoos but no effect yet. I am not sure what else can I do. C...
Most of the people wash off shampoo immediately after its application or keep the shampoo in the hair for very long. They think prolonged application of shampoo in hair will benefit hair. But the fact is that the contact time of shampoo to hair should be around five minutes, neither less nor more. This allows appropriate time for cleaning of dirt in the hair.
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I have pimples as well as hairfall problem due to dandruff. Plss advise me medicine for both. My age is 25 male delhi.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I have pimples as well as hairfall problem due to dandruff. Plss advise me medicine for both. My age is 25 male delhi.
For pimples: Use Tea Tree face wash and Toner twice daily. Use Sunscreen with spf 30 daily. Use natural face pack of Multani Mitti and lemon 2 times a week. You can also use apple cider vinegar with Mother for 5 mins after washing your face and splash it clean with water. Most important is diet- Do not eat Junk, Eat more Vegetables and fruits especially with Vitamin C. For dandruff: 1. Use amla (gooseberry) juice on scalp and also to drink. 2. Mix curry leaves with coconut oil and heat up and let it cool. Massage scalp with this oil. 3. Apply hair packs like Egg with Yogurt, Banana. 4. Have lots of green leafy vegetables and fruits rich in Vitamin C. 5. Protein is the most important element for maintaining hair health. Make sure your diet in protein rich sources like eggs, fish, chicken, soyabean, sprouts, pulses and grains 6. Zinc, iron & copper promote healthy hair. Some sources of this are – eggs, whole grains, all types of seeds like flaxseed, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, Dry fruits and nuts etc.
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Hi doctor, I am a boy my age is 16, Doc my many hairs are white, I consulted homeopathy but did not got any solution I request to suggest me something as I am very worried. please help. Many people told that the white hairs will not turn black again so I thought of hair transplant, please help me doc and guide and suggest me for hair transplant.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Hi doctor, I am a boy my age is 16, Doc my many hairs are white, I consulted homeopathy but did not got any solution ...
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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Hi I just want to know the hairfall solution.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Hi
I just want to know the hairfall solution.
Male-pattern hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia.Men typically present with hairline recession at the temples and vertex balding. So they can try Homoeopathic medication that is based on constitution and work wonders. 1. Take Acid phos. 200, 5 drops , morning empty stomach, once in week. 2.wiesbaden 200, 5 drops , daily morning empty stomach. 3.Natrum mur 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 4. Apply Arnica hair growth oil (B &T) on your hair and scalp, thrice in a week. 5.Wash hair with Arnica montana herbal shampoo (SBL) 6.Drink minimum 10 glasses of water per day. 7.Take 10 ml amla juice mixed with half cup of water, at daily night . 8.Add more proteins to your daily diet and eat walnuts for good hair.
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I am losing hair quickly. And just under went surgery of pilonidal sinus how to prevent from occurring it again?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I am losing hair quickly. And just under went surgery of pilonidal sinus
how to prevent from occurring it again?
Hair fall is common now a days. Due to stress and eating habits. And some illness, like anemia, thyroid and hereditary problems. Take following homoeo medicine. Acid hydroflouric 30 (30 ml sbl company). 1 drop 3 times per day x 14 days on tongue. Do not take anything 15 min before after medicine. ALSO use arnica montana Q 30 ml + 100 ml pure coconut oil mix and use before wash twice weekly. Use arnica homoeopathic shampoo take plenty water 3 to 4 liters per day. Eat proper food, carbohydrate, protein, minerals, fruits. Avoid outer food.
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I am a 25 years old male, I have pimple holes in my face. I want to know does vitamin e oil or vitamin e capsules help to recover pimple holes?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I am a 25 years old male, I have pimple holes in my face. I want to know does vitamin e oil or vitamin e capsules hel...
Pimples/ acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease which develops due to blocking of the hair follicles in skin. For pimples and to remove scars take following med. Berberis aquifolium q. X 14 days 20 drops twice in water. Use berberis aquifolium oin any company also drink plenty water. Have green vegetables. Stop oily food. Avoid night watching. Wash face with medimix soap 2/3 times per day. Contact me after 2 weeks.
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Iam suffering from hair baldness. Iam loosing my hair day by day and I went for blood test too but nothing wrong was there in my blood then why iam nt understanding. IAM trying livon hair gain and himalaya shampoo. But they are also not affecting.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Iam suffering from hair baldness. Iam loosing my hair day by day and I went for blood test too but nothing wrong was ...
Hello, there can be many reasons behind it like mental worries, nutritional deficiency, hereditary and anaemia. Take homoeopathic medicines 1. Acid phos 30 (4 drops in little water) every morning empty stomach only one dose in a day for 15 days. 2. Weisbaden 30 (4 drops in little water) twice a day for 15 days and revert. Apply jobarandi hair oil. *make a habit of 8-10 glasses of water daily. *eat healthy and balanced food like pulses, green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits and nuts etc. *eggs as it is loaded with essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamin b12, iron, zinc and omega 6 fatty acids in large amount. *add more vitamin rich food to your diet. *avoid stress and anger. *cut down the use of hair spray, hair gel. *take a sound sleep. *avoid too much exposure of your hair to sunlight. *avoid hot hair styling tools, as they damage hair and cause split ends.
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I am can not able to sleep since 4 days because of my bad health these days from that I have get dark circles around my eyes how can I get rid of it what to do? Please help me!

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
I am can not able to sleep since 4 days because of my bad health these days from that I have get dark circles around ...
First, get better and take care of your health, dark circles will also go. They are seen because of your stress, lack of sleep and illness, they will go when you get fine. Meanwhile, apply am under eye cream everyday before sleeping and eat properly, drink water.
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I have psoriasis what should I do. I have taken medicines from doctors but it regrows.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Valsad
I have psoriasis what should I do. I have taken medicines from doctors but it regrows.
Use winsoriya oil twice a day. Take panchtiktaghrut gugul 2+2+2 trifala tabs. 2+2+2 with warm water. Cap. Cutisora. 1+1+1.
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I have white hairs more than 50 on my head but I am just 15 years old. Please suggest me what should be done? And one more thing -I can use shampoo or not.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
I have white hairs more than 50 on my head but I am just 15 years old. Please suggest me what should be done?
And one...
Dear lybrate user, *do not take more stress. *practice yoga, breathing exercise, meditation to relax and detoxification. *do proper sleep of 6-7 hours. * add protein containing items in your foods for healthy hair growth such as take a bowl of cereal daily and a glass of milk or 100 gm cheese or 1-2 eggs. *apply and massage your scalp with mahabringaraj taila for 10-15 minutes/day, it increases blood circulation and enhance hair growth. *avoid hair colors. * take vitamin-e rich foods like dry fruits (almonds, pista etc) daily. * take 1/2 teaspoon of amla powder with water once a day. *avoid more salt, dry, maida related junk foods. *avoid more coffee, tea, alcohol, smoking.
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Best Fruits for Hair Growth

BHMS
Homeopath,
Best Fruits for Hair Growth

Hair growth is now a days a top most priority for everyone. Be it of any age group people, everyone wants to have a good volume of hair. Fruits are always been considered as a good source of vitamins and fibre. They help by making scalp and hair roots grow strong. This ensures a proper blood circulation in the scalp that in turn helps in hair growth! Below are few fruits name which are not only beneficial to our health but are also good for hair growth. 

  1. Gooseberry / Amala: Adding amla paste or oil in our hair packs conditions the hair to a great extent preventing them from split ends. Dried amla paste helps in opening of the pores helping the scalp to produce natural oils which not only encourages hair re-growth gives extra shine to the hairs.

  2. Coconut: Coconut is useful in many ways for our hair and skin. The fats found in coconut, give moisture in hair and condition our hair. Coconut oil is widely used for good hair and scalp massage as it gives relations and also opens up the pores. Even many people use coconut water to wash their hairs.

  3. Pomegranates: Drinking pomegranate juice helps in strengthening hair follicles. Hair loss can be also prevented by using pomegranate extract. Pomegranate seed oil is used in many spas for hair massage. It stimulates hair growth making hair stronger, thick and healthy. One of the other important benefits of pomogranates is that it helps in combating other hair loss problems such as dandruff, itching etc.

  4. Citrus fruits like oranges, lemon: One of the essential components for hair growth is Vitamin C. Having vitamin C deficiency can make our hairs weak, lustreless, and prone to breakage. It helps in preventing premature greying of the hairs. Juices of vitamin C-containing fruits help in controlling dandruff. We know how dried peel paste is useful for our skin but very few of us know that dries peel paste can be used in our hair pack too. It cleanses the scalp and works as an excellent conditioner giving the hairs volume and shine. Some fruits like passion fruit, guava, black currants, bread fruit and kiwi help in promoting hair thickness as well as growth.

  5. Bananas: Bananas contain potassium, so when banana paste is applied to the hairs it softens the hair. Banana paste is used in many hair packs for hair growth, give shine and manageability. Bananas contain natural oils that help in soften hairs and protect the natural elasticity of the hairs by preventing split ends and breakage.

  6. Strawberries: Strawberry is a good source of important minerals such as copper, manganese and magnesium. These minerals produce complexes that can inhibit fungal growth on the scalp. Strawberry also protects the scalp cell membranes from other problems which generally grow when we come in contact with water.

  7. Apple: Paste of the leaves and skin of green apple works wonders to cure dandruff. This paste can be used as a shampoo too. Applying green apple juice is also a simple home-made remedy for strengthening the locks, enhancing hair growth and preventing hair loss. Apple also balances the hair and scalp pH, treating dandruff and hair loss problems.

  8. Avocado: Avocado contain lots of vital nutrients including important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, B, C, E, K and iron, copper, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus which is very useful in keeping our skin and hair hydrated. Avocado oil adds shine and lustre to hair as well as prevents hair loss and promoting hair growth. Simple avocado paste when applied in hair conditions the hair too.

  9. Papaya: Papaya is rich in nutrients which help preventing baldness, and boosts hair-growth giving strengthen to the hairs. Papaya works greatly also for treating and controlling dandruff. Papaya leaf extracts when used as a conditioner on dull, unruly and lifeless hair, it results into thick, strong, shiny and healthy hair.

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He has fungal infection around private part, and its growing, it itches very much, he used some cream but it didn't worked out completely, so please suggest some medications available nearby.

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
He has fungal infection around private part, and its growing, it itches very much, he used some cream but it didn't w...
Hello, wear loose cotton underclothes. Keep the private parts dry. Change underclothes regularly. It may be due to a fungal infection which thrives in humid, wet environments. Apply d-k gel or k-z cream twice a day on itchy areas for 6 weeks. If no satisfactory improvement, please see a local dermatologist for further assessment.
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