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Dr. Karunakaran  - Dermatologist, Chennai

Dr. Karunakaran

BHMS

Dermatologist, Chennai

48 Years Experience
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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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Dr. Karunakaran is a renowned Dermatologist in Cantonment, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Dermatologist for 48 years. Doctor has done BHMS . 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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BHMS - Government Homeo Medical College,Kumbakonam - 1969
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29 Years M I have 3- 4 painless Pimple sort of thing on testicles. What should I do ? Do I undergo for surgery ? Is it safe ? And to whom I need to consult. I am based out in Delhi. Please help!

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Acupressurist, Chandigarh
29 Years M I have 3- 4 painless Pimple sort of thing on testicles. What should I do ? Do I undergo for surgery ? Is i...
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How solve the white hair problem? My age is currently 32 years running. Please suggest me any medicine and I working in Aashka multispeciality Hospital Pvt. Ltd.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
How solve the white hair problem?
My age is currently 32 years running. Please suggest me any medicine and I working ...
First of all avoid following things besan, bekary product, junk food, spicy food take following remedies 1. Laghu malini vasant 1 tab after lunch and dinner 2. Astiposhak vati I tab after lunch and dinner 3. Apply vata-jatadi tail this all medicine you will get at ayurvedic medical.
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Hi Pimples on whole body and loose motions some time wat kind of disease it is I couldn't understanding it? What to do?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Hi Pimples on whole body and loose motions some time wat kind of disease it is I couldn't understanding it? What to do?
Facial cleansers help remove dirt, sweat, body oil, and anything else that might clog your pores. Choose a gentle cleanser that won't irritate or damage your skin. ... Work your chosen cleanser into a lather, then apply it to the part of your body most susceptible to acne outbreaks.
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Skin Lesions - Ways They Can Be Treated!

MBBS, MD - Medicine, Masters in Evidence Based Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
Skin Lesions - Ways They Can Be Treated!

Skin lesions are painful growths on the skin that may be caused due to a number of reasons. These lesions may be caused as a side effect of more serious ailments as well as other infections, and even allergic reactions. These lesions lead to an abnormal appearance on the skin and the area around it. These can be two types, namely primary skin lesions and secondary skin lesions, while primary skin lesions are the birthmarks or moles that one may be born with, secondary skin lesions are of various types. These include ulcers, blisters, nodules, macules, pustules, papules, wheals, rashes, crusts and even more. These may be caused due to a number of factors, including sunburn, infections, hereditary ailments like freckles and moles, and other conditions such as biological responses to environment factors. Let us find out how one can treat skin lesions.

Treatment: The method of treatment will usually depend on a variety of factors, including the medical history of the patient as well as family history of the particular type of lesion that the patient may have developed. Also, the doctor will take any previous treatment methods into account before prescribing a way forward.

  1. Medication: One of the first methods of treatment for these lesions includes medication. The doctor may prescribe topical creams and ointments that can help in soothing the appearance and the redness as well as any accompanying pain. This kind of medication can also help in soothing the burning and itching sensation that the patient may be experiencing due to the growth of the lesions. Oral medication may also be given by the doctor in case the lesions have appeared due to an infection or any other kind of ailments like chickenpox. In case the lesions have appeared due to an infection, the patient will be given antibiotics.
  2. Surgery: Long term lesions that have an infection can end up becoming a long-term health hazard with serious repercussions. In such cases, the doctors will usually prescribe surgical methods for the removal of the same before they spread to other parts of the body. Lesions that have formed as a result of malformed blood tissues and other suspicious looking birthmarks and moles may also be surgically removed by the doctor.
  3. Home remedies: One can also turn to a number of home remedies to deal with these lesions. Yet, it is important to speak with a doctor before adopting such methods. You can use protective balms and absorbent powders in order to soothe the area. Also, you may want to avoid wearing tight clothing. Further, you must keep the area covered with loose clothing, especially when you are stepping out. You must prevent too much of friction between the skin and the clothes. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.
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I am suffering from hair loss since last one year? Can you sugest what should I do to overcome my hairloss?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am suffering from hair loss since last one year? Can you sugest what should I do to overcome my hairloss?
Hair loss and dandruff can be controlled by - 1. Use mild shampoo to wash hair (you can make your own shampoo using reetha and shikakai at home) 2. Stop using conditioners. Use natural conditioners like Egg, Yougurt and Lemon. 3. Massage your scalp with a mix of oils like olive, coconut, sesame, castor oil at night. 4. Apply raw amla juice on hair thrice a week. 5. Rub your scalp with the juice of white onion. 6. Use a paste of bhringraj on hair. 7. You can use some good hair packs like - fenugreek and yogurt, egg and green tea. 8. You can rinse your hair with organic apple cider vinegar after washing your hair to maintain ph balance of your hair. 9. Hair health depends on the amount of protein in your diet. Foods like chicken, eggs, fish, nuts, dry fruits gives you the required nutrients to keep your skin and hair healthy. So consume plenty of them. Eat things rich in Vitamin C like amla and oranges. 10. Drink lots of water to flush out toxins from the body.
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Hello my name is aman and m 24 year old my problem is that my complexion is getting dark day by day and I have lots of white heads deep in side skin and lots of dark spots all over the face. What should I do pls suggest.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hello my name is aman and m 24 year old my problem is that my complexion is getting dark day by day and I have lots o...
Homoeopathic cream ANTIMARKS CREAM ( BIOVALLEY) Apply twice daily in circular fashion Lemon Juice A quick and easy solution is lemon juice. Lemons have vitamin C that can lighten dark spots on your face. It’s easy to apply. 1. Put some fresh lemon juice on a cotton ball and rub it directly on the affected skin area. 2. Allow it to dry and then wash it off with plain water. 3. Continue applying this dark spot removal home remedy for at least two weeks to get the desired result. If you have delicate or sensitive skin, you can dilute the lemon juice with plain water, rosewater, or honey. You can also use lime juice to get rid of black spots, applying it in the same manner as described above. 2. Buttermilk Buttermilk is also beneficial in getting rid of dark spots. Like lemon juice, it also helps fade blemishes and black spots but without causing burning sensation. 1. Take four teaspoons of buttermilk. 2. Add two teaspoons of fresh tomato juice. 3. Mix the two ingredients (both have excellent bleaching properties) and then apply. 4. Wash it off after 15 minutes. The lactic acid in milk too, will gradually reduce skin pigmentation, and brighten and tone your overall skin complexion. So, if you do not have buttermilk, simply apply soak a cotton ball in milk and dab it directly on your spots. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then wash it off Put milk on a cotton ball and dab it directly on your spots. Repeat this procedure twice daily for four to five weeks. You can also prepare a solution by mixing milk and honey and apply the solution to your dark spots, leaving it on for 10 minutes. 4. Oats Oatmeal powder is considered good for skin exfoliation. Hence, you can apply an oatmeal mask on your face and neck to remove dead skin and black spots. 1. Grind half a cup of rolled oats. 2. Add three to four tablespoons of lemon juice to make a paste. 3. Scrub it on your skin and wash it off with warm water when it dries. If it becomes messy, use a clean cloth soaked in warm water to remove the mask. Follow this treatment once or twice a week. 4. Almonds 1. Take 8-10 almonds and soak them in milk overnight. 2. Peel off the skin and grind the almonds in the morning. 3. Now, add one teaspoon sandalwood powder and half a teaspoon honey in it. 4. Mix them to make a fine paste. 5. Apply it on your face. 6. Leave it on for about 30 minutes and then wash it off.
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My face is oil all day so what I do care my self than oil screen is gone please help me I can't handle all day oil screen.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My face is oil all day so what I do care my self than oil screen is gone please help me I can't handle all day oil sc...
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 tcan 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. Prevention: -Take healthy food only and avoid unhealthy ones (although sebaceous glands are not excretory glands then as well!) as what you eat is reflected on your face! -Avoid taking unnecessary stress/ tension as it encourages secretion of stress hormone in the body as thus affects skin or any other tissue of the body. -Drink atleast 8-10 glasses of water in a day. -Take 6-8hrs. of sound sleep everyday. -Don't use others towels, handkerchief on your face as well as never share yours. -Never ever rub your face as it damages the skin (even towel should be dab on skin softly) and break outs of acne get worsened! -Maintain hygiene, wash your face 2-3times in a day, changes the pillow covers, bed sheet daily, use cotton bed sheet only (try to sleep on your back). 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 30 days.
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I am 16 years old I am looks white in my whole family but my neck is dark as compare to my face sometime my face have redness mostly in winter.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am 16 years old I am looks white in my whole family but my neck is dark as compare to my face sometime my face have...
Neck may get dark complexion if melanin pigmentation of that area is increased or sometimes when the dead cells of skin on that area are not being removed naturally. * you are advised to destress yourself & wear loose collar shirt which do not compress the blood supply around the neck. Try to avoid sunrays & dust falling on your neck. * mix 1 teaspoon of mustard oil in 3 big spoon of gram flour (besan) & add 1 big spoon of oat flour in it. Make paste of it by adding sufficient quantity of water in it. Apply it on your neck for 10-15 minute. Remove it slowly without washing. This will naturally remove the dead cell of neck which give you a good looking neck area after few application.
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I consume 3 to 4 litr water a day .with milk and juice it can be more. I also don't perspire a lot. Still my skin is very dry. Its during hot days also. Y its happen? And how it cud b cured?

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I consume 3 to 4 litr water a day .with milk and juice it can be more. I also don't perspire a lot. Still my skin is ...
Dear Lybrate user You may be suffering from a condition called ichthyosis where u have persistent dry skin.. Use physiogel lotion all over the body twice daily.. Use cetaphil soap
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I need a laser treatment for permanently hair removing on my chest How much does it cost? This treatment have any side effects to health?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
I need a laser treatment for permanently hair removing on my chest How much does it cost?
This treatment have any sid...
The cost is very variable. It depends on machine and varies centre to centre. Generally, side effects are minimum.
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I am suffering with some problem from the last 5 years is tan on my neck I had tried in so many clinic but no use can you give any suggestion or what to do ?

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Homeopath, Delhi
Take calcarea carb 200 1 dose drink fruit juice daily 2 times milk cream 25-4- gmd daily. Coconut water time to time.
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Top best oil to grow a beard I don't have any beard on my face And how long it takes after applying oil Please help me out madam/sir.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Top best oil to grow a beard I don't have any beard on my face And how long it takes after applying oil Please help m...
Make a mixture of argan oil, jojoba oil, sesame oil and olive oil and massage your beard and moustache daily to grow and maintain black and smooth hair.
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I am 28 years married women, I have pimples and ance on face my oily face. Please suggest any ointment or cream.

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
Pimples at this age signal hormonal imbalance. You need ayurvedic tablets to restore the balance of hormones
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I am using all kinds of shampoo but still having a lot of hair fall what should I do.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Visakhapatnam
I am using all kinds of shampoo but still having a lot of hair fall what should I do.
Dear, shampoos and oils do not make much change because, they hardly penetrate layers of skin, where roots (live part of hair) are present. Instead concentrate on food, if all other factors are fine. -protein rich diet, dry fruits-almonds, dates.
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I am having too much of dandruff on my scalp. I am irritated by that. If I do not take a bath one day I get too much dandruff on my scalp. Tell me the medicine which I should take so that I can be free of dandruff permanently. Please tell soon.

Trichologist
Dermatologist, Mumbai
It is normal to shed the dead skin on scalp. Migration of cells normally happens within 21 days but if it happens faster then it is considered to be dandruff. It sheds on the shoulder or sometimes it causes itching on scalp with oily scalp. Dandruff can be controlled but can't be cures. Control by using regular oil and daily wash. Use any mild scalp cleanser for daily wash. If it does not settle with this then you have to consult trichologist.
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I have blackheads and pimples marks on my face I want to get rid of them please help me what should I do remove all marks from my face?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I have blackheads and pimples marks on my face I want to get rid of them please help me what should I do remove all m...
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.
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my 3 years daughter have itching problem on her hairs what should i do ? please advice

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
my 3 years daughter have itching problem on her hairs what should i do ? please advice
First,check to see if she has louse nits,if she does,she needs treatment for it.wash scalp with scalpe shampoo once weekly.
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I had acne problem its come after 3 to 4 days I usually apply lacto calamine then also it start after few days consult me some medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I had acne problem its come after 3 to 4 days I usually apply lacto calamine then also it start after few days consul...
The exact cause of acne is unknown, several related factors are: hormonal activity supposed to be responsible, such as menstrual cycles and puberty. Increase in hormones called androgens (male sex hormones), which causes sebaceous glands to enlarge and make more sebum. Hormonal changes related to pregnancy can also cause acne. Another factor is heredity or genetics. Researchers believe that the tendency to develop acne can be inherited from parents. For example, studies have shown that many school-age boys with acne have a family history of the disorder. Accumulation of dead skin cell. Bacteria in the pores, to which body becomes allergic. Skin irritation or scratching of any sort will active the inflammation. Starting or stopping birth control pills. Heredity (if your parents had acne, you might get it too). Some types of medicine. Greasy makeup.
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I am loosing my hair quickly. I have tried all shampoos but not get any useful result. Can you please help me for preventing my hair fall.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am loosing my hair quickly. I have tried all shampoos but not get any useful result. Can you please help me for pre...
*hair fall, dandruff and tendency for gray hair are dependent on several factors. We have good treatment in homoeopathy without causing adverse effects. These medicines are given internally, promote healthy growth of hair and prevent hair fall. Take homoeopathic medicine acid phos 30 twice daily and give feedback after 20 days.
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I am a guy with long hairs (till my shoulders) some times my head gets itchy. What should i do, sometimes Selsun shampoo helps and sometimes not. When i use tenovate-M with water on my head, it helps a lot but its difficult to apply. As soon as i stop using it, itching starts again after some days. What is the problem ? And can i have a shampoo that can help and has something like tenovate-M in it.

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Hello. Please visit a dermatologist for a proper scalp examination. Tenovate M is a steroid and should not be used without Doctor's supervision. It will give you temporary relief and its long term use can produce side effects. So please use anti dandruff shampoos but not the steroid cream on your own.
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