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Dr. Lakshmi Chitra

Dermatologist, Chennai

100 at clinic
Dr. Lakshmi Chitra Dermatologist, Chennai
100 at clinic
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Dr. Lakshmi Chitra is a trusted Dermatologist in West Mambalam, Chennai. You can visit her at Annamalai Hospital in West Mambalam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Lakshmi Chitra on Lybrate.com.

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I am 23 year old female & having dark circles around eyes. Tried many remedies but no effect. What should I do?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
I am 23 year old female & having dark circles around eyes. Tried many remedies but no effect. What should I do?
Dark discoloration of the skin under the eye is mainly referred to as dark circles. It is also known as dark rings or shadows. Some of the main causes behind the formation of dark circles are heredity, aging, dry skin, prolonged crying, working for long hours in front of a computer, mental or physical stress, lack of sleep and an unhealthy diet. Both men and women of different age groups can have dark circles. Dark circles are not a serious skin problem, but they make people look tired, exhausted, unhealthy and older. You can easily get rid of unsightly shadows under your eyes using some easy home remedies rose water rose water has incredible ingredient for skin care. It rejuvenates the skin and has a soothing effect on tired eyes. Due to its mild astringent properties, it also works as a good skin toner. 1. Soak cotton eye pads in pure rose water for a few minutes. 2. Put the soaked pads on your closed eyelids. 3. Leave them on for about 15 minutes. Follow this remedy twice daily for a few weeks 1. Turmeric turmeric has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help minimize dark circles. It will also make the skin around your eyes smoother and softer. 1. Mix two teaspoons each of turmeric powder with pineapple juice to make a thick paste. 2. Apply this paste to the affected area. 3. Leave it on for about 10 minutes before wiping it away with a soft, damp cloth. 4. Do this daily until you get positive results.
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Impact of Diet on Acne

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy, M.B.B.S.
Dermatologist, Delhi
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What type of diet may help acne and what could further worsen the condition

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I hv never smoked. But still my lips has black stains as if m smoker. Some flaks of skin always comesout frim lips. I wish to hv nice pink lips. Pl advise.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I hv never smoked. But still my lips has black stains as if m smoker. Some flaks of skin always comesout frim lips. I...
Being a homoeopath,I will suggest you a natural way to glow your lips along with a lip balm. Lemon, Sugar Lip Scrub: In a small bowl, mix in 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and coconut oil. Add in and stir thoroughly 2 teaspoons of granulated sugar, a bit at a time to make thick paste of uniform consistency. If needed, you can add in more sugar. After mixing it well, you can transfer the scrub into a suitable storage container. It can be safely kept in fridge for about one week.Apply a little bit of the scrub to your lips, and scrub it in circular motion. To effectively exfoliate your lips, use a small toothbrush. Rinse your lips with warm water, and apply a LIP balm( BAKSON) on your choice.
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I have black spots as well as pimples on my back. please give me medicine name for it.

Diploma In NAturopathy & Yoga, Diploma In Panch Karma, B.A.M.S.(Alt. Med.)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I have black spots as well as pimples on my back. please give me medicine name for it.
Dear, 1. Apply paste made of besan and orange peel powder with water, once in every alternate day. 2. Apply melatru cream of salveo company in morning on affected skin 3. Apply akpre cream of salveo company in night on affected skin 4. Use aactaril soap of himalaya company.
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I am 23 year old. I have problem in body skin, my skin is to be dry in winter season, respectively solution this regarding.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, You can improve your dry skin by good along with a healthy intake of food which should includes vitamin A, C, E and protein, lots of water, application of good sunscreen before going out. Choose mild soaps that have added oils and fats. Avoid deodorant and antibacterial soaps, which are especially harsh on dry skin. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on the skin (never ever rub the area). Apply the moisturizer or lubricating cream while your skin is still wet or moist from bathing. Petroleum jelly is a good choice. Cover the treated areas with plastic wrap to keep the petroleum jelly from staining clothes and furniture. Use a portable home humidifier or one attached to your furnace to add moisture to the air inside your home. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines – Schwabe's Alfaalfa Tonic and Petroleum 200/ twice daily, take them for 1 month. Use Schwabe's Skin care bathing bar, Calendula & Aloe Vera all purpose cream, Bakson's Body oil to be applied.
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I have mark on my skin near by shoulder. These marks are lines.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda,
Avoiding rapid weight gain and weight loss can help prevent stretch marks from occurring. Massage your skin every day with moisturiser or a massage glove can help improve your circulation and encourage new tissue growth.
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I am 38 year old my hairs are thin .I suffer from lot of hair fall and my hair falls from roots. And my scalp is too itchy and dry please help me out.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am 38 year old my hairs are thin .I suffer from lot of hair fall and my hair falls from roots. And my scalp is too ...
Dear, These are the causes of hair fall: •Acute illness (Typhoid, Malaria, Viral Fever) • Stress • Due to medicines (Anticancer drugs, Radiation therapy) • Due to under nutrition • Use of chemical products (Hair dyes, Hair gels, Bleaching) • Due to pollution For prevention of hair fall follow these instructions:• Do not take A lot of stress and take proper sleep of 6 - 7 hours .Do meditation to destress yourself .You can do Pranayams or take long deep breaths whlie closing your eyes I a peaceful environment for at least 8-10 minutes. • 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..• To reduce hairfall and whitening of hairs, Practice Yogasana like Shirshasana and Sarwangasana only under the guidance of Expert. • you can use mahabhringraj oil and apply it 3 times in a week massage your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes daily .It increases blood circulation in your scalp and enhances hair growth. * Avoid intake of any medicines because they cause toxicity & hairfall. • Avoid the excess use of products such as hair colours or shampoo.* Take Vitamin-E rich foods like dry fruits (Almonds, Pista etc) daily. * Take 1/2 teaspoon of Amla powder with water once a day. * Apply the egg yolk to the scalp atleast once a week. It gives nourishment to hair root and enhances hair growth. * Checkout your thyroid profile & take proper treatment of thyroid disorder. You can consult me privately for your doubts and detailed treatment.
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Hii, This side is Ankita. My friend is suffering from keloid. What kind of treatment should we do either through injection or else go for surgery. Please suggest. Regards Ankita.

M Ch, MS, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user. The treatment of choice for keloids is intralesional steroid injection with or wothout surgery as required. Only surgical excision can lead to recurrence of the keloid.
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He had been suffered from chicken pox. Now he is well but the marks is present yet. Suggest a good cream for removal of the marks on the face.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
He had been suffered from chicken pox. Now he is well but the marks is present yet. Suggest a good cream for removal ...
To remove chicken pores scars follow these methods & instructions: * eat protein content food in your diet. Eat a bowl of cereal daily. Drink a glass of milk daily. * apply fresh aloe vera plant gel on your face for 2 to 3 minutes once in a week. * steam your face for 3 - 4 minutes once in a week. * do running and jogging exercise daily for 5 - 10 minutes. * do sarvangasan daily for 5 minutes under the supervision of yoga expert.
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i am 25 year old and my hairfall is very much what to do to stop this?

BHMS
Homeopath,
i am 25 year old and my hairfall is very much

what to do to stop this?
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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I m 20 years my face was fair now a days my face getting dark what is the reason my face getting dark and what is the solution.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I m  20 years my face was fair now a days my face getting dark what is the reason my face getting dark and what is th...
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, glowing 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.
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I am 28 my beard hair getting grey and some white please suggest good homemade remedies and suggest me the medicine and diet and exercise to get that white hair into black.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
I am 28 my beard hair getting grey and some white please suggest good homemade remedies and suggest me the medicine a...
Hello, you are having condition called canitis. A balanced diet rich in protein and vitamins will help you, but most importantly you need to start nutrahair tablets to stop in further greying.
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Stretch Marks Post Pregnancy - Ways You Can Get Rid of them

MD, ExSR Dermatologist AIIMS New Delhi
Dermatologist, Delhi
Stretch Marks Post Pregnancy - Ways You Can Get Rid of them

Ask any woman who had a baby in the last one year, as to what was one of her major complaints post pregnancy and the answer would be “stretch marks.” And, if you think of the belly as the only affected area, you are wrong! Even the breasts, calves and arms are affected.

The skin stretches beyond its limits in a short period of time and so these stretch marks appear. It is more common with women who have had excessive weight gain and with multiple babies. It is also hereditary and women with oily skin are less likely to have them. Also, women who regularly apply moisturizer have fewer stretch marks. However, there definitely are ways to both avoid and reduce the stretch marks.

Prevention is definitely more effective.

  1. Stretch mark creams can be used from day one of pregnancy, which can help reduce the formation of these marks.
  2. A good cream could also help eliminate existing stretch marks from earlier pregnancies, in addition to preventing new ones from forming.
  3. It is best to use the cream both during day and night after a warm shower. This will help the skin to absorb the cream optimally, making it more effective.
  4. Preventive lotions have a combination of cocoa butter, shea butter, honey, aloe vera and various oils including almond, castor, olive, vitamin E, and other essential oils. Each of them has their own effective way to control stretch marks.
  5. Other preventive measures include exercise, exfoliation using a scrubber and eating a diet which is low in zinc.

But treatment is the solution if prevention is not possible.

  1. Soon after pregnancy, try and use creams that contain cocoa butter, glycolic acid, various oils like almond, vitamin E, castor, and olive which will help manage the stretch marks.
  2. A good massage using these oils has proved to be one of the best ways to manage stretch marks on the belly and breasts.
  3. There are various on-the-shelf products nowadays for treating these marks, but use the one prescribed by your doctor. The way these chemicals get absorbed and excreted may not be clear to you and if you are breast-feeding, it is safer to consult a doctor before using such items.
  4. In addition to the creams, exercise and sufficient hydration are also essential to help stretch marks disappear.
  5. Laser surgery is another option which can do any of these 3 things – produce pigments in the lighter areas, improve collagen production in the depressed areas, or reduce the color of the darker areas in a stretch mark. Though offered widely, this is best avoided given the side effects.

Stretch marks are an integral part of pregnancy and it is best to let nature run its course after doing everything to prevent it or treating it safely. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I had developed fungal growth between my third and fourth fingers (from thumb side) of my right foot for a very long time. I have been applying rhus tox mixed with glycerine which gives some relief. Also, I have been taking rhus tox 30 orally as advised by a good homeopath. However, the problem has not disappeared. Please advise.

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), Fellowship in Dermatosurgery
Dermatologist, Belgaum
Sir it is called intertrigo. Apply lulifin cream thrice a day. Keep that area dry always. Please check your sugars.
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I have a acne vulgaris from 2-3 years. Me bahot pareshan hu maine bahot treatments kiye he but kuch effect nahi hua.

MBBS, MD - Consultant Physician
Dermatologist, Raipur
I have a acne vulgaris from 2-3 years. Me bahot pareshan hu maine bahot treatments kiye he but kuch effect nahi hua.
Hello lybrate-user. Acne vulgaris is disease which continues for 8 to 10 years. So treatment is not to be taken for just 1 month or so. The treatment is for 8 to 10 years. And the best thing is that the treatment is quite simple. There is a day anti acne cream and a night anti acne cream and a capsule that you need to take. Along with that a good face wash twice a day, drink lots of water, avoid sun, use sunscreen, avoid picking your acne, do chemical peeling.
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I am 47 years old. I am losing my hairs from head very much. Please guide me.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath,
Please take following medicine:- Dr. Reckeweg's r - 89 is used both drinking and application. Drinking - 10 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Application - put 10 to 15 drops on cotton and gradually massage on affected area. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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I am a 21yr old male. My problem is pimple in my face, it is like acne. Please give a solution?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am a 21yr old male. My problem is pimple in my face, it is like acne. Please give a solution?
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. 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.
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I am suffering from hairfall and I have taken many precautions but there is no benefit for me. So what to do. Please help me?

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
I am suffering from hairfall and I have taken many precautions but there is no benefit for me. So what to do. Please ...
Lubricate your hair. Using a moisturizer greatly reduces the chances of split ends and promotes hair growth by diminishing breakage. However, to avoid overtly oily hair, use only a little moisturizer or try lubricating your hair a couple of hours before hair wash. Moisturized hair will attract dust if you go out.
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I have an insect's bite on my left cheek under water during swimming and it is swelled so what medicine should I take please suggest now.>?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Ranchi
Insect bite is a kind of allergic reactions. So don't worry take tab cetrizine 1 tab twice daily for two days
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