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Dr. Karunakaran

Dermatologist, Chennai

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Dr. Karunakaran is a renowned Dermatologist in Cantonment, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Karunakaran at St Thomas Hospital in Cantonment, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Karunakaran on Lybrate.com.

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I have white hair. I am only 22 yr old and now I have also hair loss problem. What to do?

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I have white hair. I am only 22 yr old and now I have also hair loss problem. What to do?
Homoeopathic treatment repl no. 49 (r. E. P. L) drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily lycopodium 30 (dr. Reckeweg) 5 drop direct on tongue daily at night a-1 black oil (wellmans lab) apply twice weekly at night, leave overnight nd wash in morning a-1 black shampoo (wellman lab) for wasshing hairs antoxid-hc (dr. Reddy) 1 cap daily>this you can buy from allopathic drug store drink lots of water daily take nutritious diet exercise regularily.

Dear sir mere hair bahut white ho rahe hai mai bahut paresan hu mujhe kya karna chahiye koi solution ho to bata Dena mera age 20 years hai.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Dear sir mere hair bahut white ho rahe hai mai bahut paresan hu mujhe kya karna chahiye koi  solution ho to bata Dena...
You should take healthy diet take neubal cap 2cp twice a day giv massage with nilni bhrungraj tail at night and wash in morning then apply coconut and ambla tail in little.

I have black spot and as well as pimple on mouth and I am very sad please solve my problem.

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Ayurveda
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I have black spot and as well as pimple on mouth and I am very sad please solve my problem.
Follow these best methods to treat the black spots & pimples- 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 spots. 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 remove the spots definitly. 4. Soak cotton gauze in rose water and clean the dark spots 2-3 times daily. 5. Take carotene rich vegetable suchas carrots, beetroot and fruits- mango, pineapple, strawberry regularly. 6. Avoid use of any cosmetic products. 7. Avoid continous long hours exposure of sunlight.

l am just 20 years.but my hair is falling heavly.so am sad tell me a solution plz.

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Homeopath
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l am just 20 years.but my hair is falling heavly.so am sad tell me a solution plz.
Hi. Let me tell you about hairfall. In layman's language, hairfall can be divided into 2 types - temporary hairfall and permanent (which is called as 'Hairloss' rather). In temporary hairfall, hair grows back again from the same hair root, but in case of permanent hairloss, may be because of formation of DHT (Di- Hydro -Testosterone) around hair root it gets choked up, subsequently affects the blood supply to the hair and thus hair root is lost forever. (There are different pattern and types of hairloss, because of different reasons like Alopecia Areata, Telogen Effluvium, Scarring Alopecia, Traction Alopecia, etc.) Causes of hairloss: Many factors are responsible formation of this DHT or male/ female pattern baldness - hereditary, post-illness/ ailment, post-delivery, post- chemotherapy, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, insufficient sleep, sudden loss of weight, stress/ tensions/ excessive anger, use of bore water, any other underlying diseases, etc. Management: Take diet rich in protein like non-veg., eggs, pulses, legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. walnut and almonds), iron-rich food like green vegetables, also take flaxseeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. 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! 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 thistake Follihair tablets (multivitamin) - 1 tab. daily once for 1 month. (N.B.: With the help of homoeopathic medicines, we can only prevent further progress of the hairloss, means it will get arrests in the present condition in case of progressive baldness. But, in case there are areas of baldness which has gone smooth and shiny, you will have to choose an option of Hair Transplant along with theses medications!).

How can I manage my hair for thick and long because I had thin and short hair? What should i do?

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Homeopath
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How can I manage my hair for thick and long because I had thin and short hair? What should i do?
*apply arnica hair growth oil (b &t) on your hair and scalp, thrice in a week. *wash hair with arnica montana herbal shampoo (sbl) *drink minimum 10 glasses of water per day. *take 10 ml amla juice mixed with half cup of water, daily morning. Use this home remedy also to prevent hair loss:- *triphala is the boon for dead cells of the scalp; it works to recover all the problem related to damaged and graying of hair. Take a teaspoon of triphala powder with water before sleeping. You will get rid from white hair as well as hair fall. *onion is also an effective home treatment for hair loss and premature graying. The juice of onion helps in preventing premature graying, hair loss and baldness. Apply or massage the onion juice on you scalp to get rid from gray hair. You can use it every night before go to bed and leave overnight. It is also helps to hair growth.

How to prevent excessive body hair growth thick dark body hair, how to prevent I shaved 3 times my body and now its very aggressive tried veet hair removal but the hairs has regrown much, hairs on my hand now look dark very irritating I am 17 years old boy. please doctor help me.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
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How to prevent excessive body hair growth thick dark body hair, how to prevent I shaved 3 times my body and now its v...
Mix chickpeas flour (besan), green gram flour, turmeric powder, rose water, and milk to form a paste. Then scrub your skin with this paste for at least two minutes. Use this scrub consistently to get rid of your body hair, naturally.

I am a 27 years male. I am suffering from diffuse hair loss since many years. I just want to know multivitamins tablet for hairs. Please suggest multivitamin tablets which don't have any side affects I would like if you suggest some herbal multivitamins tablets.

M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
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I am a 27 years male. I am suffering from diffuse hair loss since many years. I just want to know multivitamins table...
Dear, We suggest Medicines and PRP treatment. Both are useful. They are useful mainly to prevent Hair loos & regrowth also, when there is thinning of hair. PRP is only one hour procedure, there are no side effects. 2.“PROTIEN RICH DIET” Veg: Dhal, soya beans, mushrooms, sprouts etc…. Non Veg: Egg whites, Fish, Chicken (non fried items) Dry fruits – (Almonds 5-6 (badam), Dates (3-4), Walnuts (1-2), Raisins (kishmish)) majority of dry fruits are good for health & hair especially. Fresh Fruits - Green grapes with seeds (please crush seeds along with grapes while consuming) and Skin of Green Apple. Vegetables - Green Leafy Vegetables.

Iam 16-17 years old please help me with this hairfall I love natural techniques rather than artificial and man made soo waiting fir your valuable answers?

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda
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Iam 16-17 years old please help me with this hairfall I love natural techniques rather than artificial and man made s...
Hormone level change during youth or puberty makes the scalp oily and causes dandruff. People think applying oil in hair will help them get rid of dandruff though it is not true. Oil doesn’t help remove dandruff in any way.

Please help me out from anemia. My HB level was between 8-9 from 5 years. Due to this hair fall and hair thinning also increased. I am totally disturbed. Please help ma.

M.D(Ayu.), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Please help me out from anemia. My HB level was between 8-9 from 5 years. Due to this hair fall and hair thinning als...
U can take green leafy vegetable in your diet take pomegranate, papaya do yoga and prayanaam regular take punarnava mandoor 2 tab bd.

Am 40 years old male. And medium colour. 15 years back I used steriderm cream to my face to glow. After using it my face become very fair. When I stop (only I used one year) my face become very dark till now. I taken treatment but still having problem. please give me d solution doctor.

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Homeopath
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Am 40 years old male. And medium colour. 15 years back I used steriderm cream to my face to glow. After using it my f...
Everyone has a favourite face cream or treatment, but beautiful skin starts with nourishment from within. Older cells are constantly shed and replaced by younger ones and a steady supply of micronutrients is essential to support this rapid growth. Eat the correct balance of foods and you'll feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs to help it stay soft, supple and blemish-free. HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT AUCARE COMPLEXION DROPS ( WOLFE DIETRI) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. WHITENING CREAM ( BIOVALLEY)Apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night WHITENING SOAP ( BIOVALLEY ) Wassh face with this face wash before applying whitening cream SUNCARE CREAM ( BAKSON ) Apply 30 minutes before going outsside nd again reapply after 3-4 hrss after washing with whitening soap

My face is so oily and I want oil free skin and glow on my face so what can I do for it.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda
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My face is so oily and I want oil free skin and glow on my face so what can I do for it.
If you have oily skin, your sebaceous glands are pumping out an overabundance of sebum, the waxy substance that protects your skin. When there?s too much, skin looks oily, and that overabundance of sebum may contribute to acne. Heredity plays a part: For instance, people with dark hair make more oil than fair-haired folks. But there are other contributing factors, including stress and changes in hormone activity ? Wash your face with hot water. It dissolves oil more effectively than cool or lukewarm water. ? Choose the right cleanser. Whether you prefer bar soap or liquid cleansers, avoid products, like Dove, that have added moisturizers. Bar soaps like Ivory, Dial, or Lever 2000 are perfectly effective, though you can also use cleansers formulated specifically for oily skin (they?re likely to be more expensive). ? If you?re having acne outbreaks, choose an antibacterial soap formulated with benzoyl peroxide or triclosan. These discourage growth of acne-causing bacteria. ? Use a liquid face wash that contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), such as citric acid, lactic acid, or glycolic acid. The AHAs work in several ways, helping to slough off dead skin cells, reduce the oil in your pores, and combat infection. For treatment consult privately.

My hairs gonna white at a large amount what should I do for it? And what is the cause of it? And tell me some tips how I prevent my hairs from this?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist
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My hairs gonna white at a large amount what should I do for it? And what is the cause of it? And tell me some tips ho...
To control further whitening of hair, try the following tips - 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.

I have very dark black head? My face skin tone is also not uniform. I have oily skin. please tell me what can be done for my skin.

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Homeopath
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I have very dark black head? My face skin tone is also not uniform. I have oily skin. please tell me what can be done...
Hi. There are four main factors which causes acne: Oil production Dead skin cells Clogged pores Bacteria Factors that may worsen the acne: Androgen hormones, certain medications (drugs containing corticosteroids, androgens or lithium can worsen acne), dietary factors, including dairy products and carbohydrate-rich foods — such as bread, bagels and chips — may trigger acne and Stress can make acne worse. Management: Wash your face with Bakson's Facewash (wash your face with warm water only) and followed by CTMP, i.e., cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally Sunscreen Gel with SPF-30) after washing your face daily. Home-made remedies: - Take 1 tbsp of fuller's earth (multani mitti) + a dash of lime + bit of rosewater – apply this on your face till it gets dried up, then rinse it off. - Take 1 tsp of Alum (or fitkari), make it slightly wet with water and apply this on your wet face, spread it well; let it dry and rinse it off. Alum remove your excessive moisture or oil and it also tightens the skin's tonicity. Medication: You can take homoeopathic medicines – Berberis Aquefolium Q/ 10 drops in 1/2 cup of water/ thrice a day (and for local application as well) and Kali Brom. 200/ thrice a day – for 20 days. Use Bakson's Apricot scrub at least once a week.

I am 20 years old, but my hair is falling rapidly in two sides, I have tried many things but it can't work.

BHMS
Homeopath
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I am 20 years old, but my hair is falling rapidly in two sides, I have tried many things but it can't work.
Hello, there can be many reasons behind it like *physical or emotional stress, inadequate protein intake, genetics, anemia, aging, hormonal changes, prolonged illness, deficiency of vitamin b6 and folic acid, thyroid diseases. *hair fall can also result when one indulges in too much drying, blow drying or use of hot curlers. *dandruff can also be great cause behind hair fall. Follow the tips *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. *it is best not to comb the hair while it is wet as this leads to greater chances of hair breakage.

I am having skin problems it is like psoriasis What should I do Please give an alternative medicine for flexida.

Diploma in Dermatology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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I am having skin problems it is like psoriasis What should I do
Please give an alternative medicine for flexida.
Hello lybrate-user agarwal, as you facing skin problem as like as psoriasis, psoriasis is genetic disorder triggered due to stressful conditions and irregular life style. We are treating psoriasis using ayurvedic medicines. Psoriasis has three stages. First stage is when disease remain on skin and there are scaly patches. Second stage comes when there is pitting on nails and in last stage it enter the joints and there is pain in small joints. Generally patient use steroidal application on patches which give temporary relief and disease reappear after 2/3 days. In severe cases methotrexate is used which is not a safer option and is liver toxic. Ayurveda has got a complete remedy for psoriasis. It is a safer option and can be used for longer duration without any side effects. Ayurvedic external application give very quick results with sun exposure in clearing the scales and internal treatment does not allow the disease to re appear. Psoriasis is a manageable disease and can be managed with ease and effectively using ayurveda. You should use 3 gms of haldi with milk helps in psoriasis patients. For more info you can contact clinic. At present more than 4000 patients suffering from psoriasis are under my treatment and we are getting very good results.

I am 19 but suffering from hair fall is there any way to make hair dense is it really possible?

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Ayurveda
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I am 19 but suffering from hair fall is there any way to make hair dense is it really possible?
To stop hair fall change food habites. Add on your food calcium, vitamines, minirales, proteins, green vegitabales, dry fruites, fruites, milk end milk products massage mahabhringraj taila morning end night. Wash with keshraj powder. Do arobic excersices, yoga, walking will help you. Feedback to me.

In my both legs below to thy its dead dry skin feels itchy most of the times. Kindly advise met many skin doctors. But no use still I have this problem its more than 4to5 years am suffering from this skin issue.

Diploma in Dermatology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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In my both legs below to thy its dead dry skin feels itchy most of the times. Kindly advise met many skin doctors. Bu...
Hello, as you have mentioned that you are having dry skin. Dry skin can be an early sign of pre psoriasis and should be managed properly. To start with coconut oil is best remedy for dry skin to be applied after taking bath. It is safe for long term use. If you have tried it and still feel that you are having dry skin problem

Sir how to solved my pimple. I can not understand how to solved. Its very problem.

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Homeopath
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Sir how to solved my pimple. I can not understand how to solved. Its very problem.
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.

I am 45 year old I drink alcohol at the liver on skin it has some black spots they are not big, when I got cough I will get itching there why it is happening like that what checkup I should take.?

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I am 45 year old I drink alcohol at the liver on skin it has some black spots they are not big, when I got cough I wi...
Please get your liver function tests done, if the enzyme values are normal there is no need to worry if not then you will have to immediately stop alcohol consumption. Even if values are normal it is better to stop alcohol intake.

I have a lot of acne marks on my right cheek. And I don't know what to do. I had been to the dermatologist but his lotions are making the marks go really slow. Its taking forever. Is there any fast cure for this?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), Fellowship in Dermatosurgery
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Hi, if you want faster change, you can go undergo chemical peels or micro derm abrasion. Where do u hail from?
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