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Dr. M.Bakthavatchalam

General Surgeon, Chennai

1000 at clinic
Dr. M.Bakthavatchalam General Surgeon, Chennai
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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. M.Bakthavatchalam is a renowned General Surgeon in Mylapore, Chennai. You can consult Dr. M.Bakthavatchalam at St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. M.Bakthavatchalam on Lybrate.com.

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I am 25 yes old boy and am suffering from black spots on face. I have tried so many creams but no use. Please suggest me some useful ointment.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 25 yes old boy and am suffering from black spots on face. I have tried so many creams but no use. Please suggest...
What is the size of black spots? if the are age spots then they are harmless and don't need treatment. For cosmetic reasons, age spots can be lightened with skin-bleaching products or removed using laser. However, preventing age spots by avoiding the sun and using sunscreen may be the easiest way to maintain your skin's youthful appearance. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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Hello! I am 37, I have an uneven tone on face and its dusky so please advice which of the mentioned creams to apply on face, I have just gone through these products online so so bit confused. please advice! Demelan, Kojivit or Kojic.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jammu
Hello! I am 37, I have an uneven tone on face and its dusky so please advice which of the mentioned creams to apply o...
These creams have serious aide effects.once u stop using them ur skin will become dark.so I advise u to apply ayurvedic cream dermafex
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My query is related with BCG vaccination scar/mark. Our baby got vaccinated with BCG after 5 days birth but he did not get the vaccination mark. Should we go for re-vaccination?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
My query is related with BCG vaccination scar/mark. Our baby got vaccinated with BCG after 5 days birth but he did no...
Hi lybrate-user, Don't worry if he did't get the vaccination scar. Scar will appear in most people vaccinated with BCG, but not everyone. If your child did't have this reaction to the vaccine, it does not mean that they have not responded to it. There's no need to re-vaccination.
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I am 20 year old student. I have to go college and came in afternoon because of it my skin get damaged and I have marks (acne. How to clear and glowing skin.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I am 20 year old student. I have to go college and came in afternoon because of it my skin get damaged and I have mar...
Following homoeopathic medicines available in homoeopathic shop. Use berberis aquifolium q sbl 20 drops in water x 1 month also apply berberis aq cream which is available in your city any company do exercise no night watching no outside food repeated (3 to 4 times) face wash with ayurvedic soap or face wash plenty fruits and vegetables
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I've bin suffering from red patches on my upper body fr last 4 months. Done with skin specialist treatment but still not cured. 1st doctor told me to stay away from non veg and few other stuffs. And 2nd doctor told no need to stay away from such foods. So right now im under treatment of 2nd doctor. So he told if this doesn't gets cured we need to do allergy test for veg n non veg. So doctors on Lybrate please let me know the suggestion and why this is happening for me.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
I've bin suffering from red patches on my upper body fr last 4 months. Done with skin specialist treatment but still ...
You yourself test it first 3 days take veg food end chack that red peaches appers or increase their size or colour changes than take non veg for 3 days than chack above changes you will come to knows you have allergy veg or non veg. You take Khadirarist syrup 3 spoon add 3 spoon Luke warm water take after lunch end dinner for a month than consult me. Apply Dadhar ointment on peaches.
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Hello, my name is Himanshu Gavande. I'm having pimples and akne problem. My skin was oily but its dry now. Pimples are gone but dark spots are still there so can you help me to remove these dark spots?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Hello, my name is Himanshu Gavande. I'm having pimples and akne problem. My skin was oily but its dry now. Pimples ar...
Please follow the following in respect to your queries: 1. Clean your face twice a day using lukewarm water to dissolve oil. 2. Avoid touching your face with your hands as this germs to your facial skin, making it to breakouts. 3. Ensure that you drink 10-12 glasses of water daily. 4. Avoid fried and spicy food. 5. Include fruits, raw vegetables and fresh vegetable juices in your diet. 6. Avoid harsh skin products. Take homeopathic medicine acid phos 1 m (4 drops in little water) single dose update after 2 weeks.
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I have black spots on my face. I applied so many creams. Please suggest me d practice to overcome it.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have black spots on my face. I applied so many creams. Please suggest me d practice to overcome it.
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.
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I have dry skin lesions or hyper pigmentation on the lower legs causing extreme itching particularly in the morning when I wake up looks like blisters. Scratching causes skins come out. Am applying pure coconut oil and glycerine which for some time gives temporary relief. Request remedy suggestions.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
I have dry skin lesions or hyper pigmentation on the lower legs causing extreme itching particularly in the morning w...
at this age dryness of skin is common don't worry you have to maintain ur skin moist all the time get treated for itching and maintain ur skin
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4 Golden Rules for Healthy Skin

Dermatologist
Dermatologist, Delhi
4 Golden Rules for Healthy Skin

It is a dream of everyone to be the owner of healthy, glowing and radiant skin. While good skin is difficult to achieve, indeed; but it is nevertheless, not impossible.

Healthy diet as well as a little exercise regularly is really under rated when it comes to taking care of skin and so is a good skin care regimen.

There are four Golden Rules for healthy skin care regimen. If you follow this regimen religiously and regularly, you would see noticeable difference in your skin within a few months. There is after all, no shortcut to getting beautiful skin. The four Golden Rules are as follows:

Your First Golden Rule for getting radiant skin is,

1.  Cleansing

  • Keeping your skin squeaky clean would ensure that there are no impurities that can cause skin problems like premature aging, acne, blemishes as well as pimples.

  • It is also important to use the right kind of products for cleansing your skin.

  • Using soap with harsh alkalies would cause your skin to dry and aggravate the appearance of wrinkles.

  • Use mild facial cleansers depending on your particular skin type and be very gentle while cleansing your face.

  • Make sure you cleanse your skin at least once, at the day end and ideally twice a day.

The Second Golden Rule, after cleansing is,

2. Toning

  • Cleansing your skin opens the pores on your face which are then closed with the help of toning. Toning also helps in cleansing leftover dirt, if any.

  • Toning regularly with the right kind of product would minimize open pores and would also greatly reduce appearance of acne and pimples.

The Third Golden Rule and possibly the most Vital Rule for getting healthy skin is,

3. Moisturizing

Regardless of the type of skin you have, providing moisture to your skin is like feeding it. It is a mistake if you think that oily skin does not need moisture.

Oil and moisture are different and there are non greasy moisturizers that are ideal for oily skin types.

Moisturizing dry skin is even more necessary, if you want to delay the appearance of wrinkles.

The Fourth Golden Rule is,

4. Scrubbing

  • It is not a regular skin care routine but nevertheless equally important.

  • You should scrub your face at least twice a week to get rid of the dead cells.

  • Scrubbing is also essential for getting rid of the ugly blackheads and the whiteheads.

  • Just make sure you are gentle while scrubbing to avoid making your skin raw

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My face skin is oily during summer but in winter its dry. My query is which type of sunscreen should I apply in winter. Gel or lotion. I have shortlisted nivea lotion and lotus herbals matte gel sunscreens.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My face skin is oily during summer but in winter its dry. My query is which type of sunscreen should I apply in winte...
Hello, Pimples, acne, black heads, shedding under eyes, oily skin, Tenning ,dryness of skin, & wrinkles cause due to irregular life style, insomnia.junk food, stress,anxiety but taking d natural recourse will ,carry away the tresses making your skin sebum free and soothing. No cream can moisturise nor repair your skin to get your complexion, fairer. * 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. Tk homoe medicines: @ Berb. Aqua Q-10 drops, thrice with little water. * 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 have it sensitive and oily skin with pimples and a lot of blackheads. How can I make my face smooth and fair?

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
I have it sensitive and oily skin with pimples and a lot of blackheads. How can I make my face smooth and fair?
To solve your pimples problem you have to change food habites. Avoid too oily end ghee prepretions, fast, spacy, junck foods, over eating. Take simple veg home made food with salad, green vegitabales, do arobic excersices, yoga, or walking is must. Wash face with neem face wash dry than apply neem face pack dry for 30 minuties wash with water dry than apply dermacid cream morning end night.
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Hello Doctor! This is Sambhavi, I am 25 years old wanted to know actually which cream or lotion I should use to make my skin glowing, I have noticed that since some months my skin is getting dull, and my skin is so sensitive this is why I can't use any cream or lotion, please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Hello Doctor! This is Sambhavi, I am 25 years old wanted to know actually which cream or lotion I should use to make ...
All the natural ingredients (Tretinoin, Hydroquinone and Cortisone) inlcuded in Melamet have only cone goal: to improve your skin tone. Tretinoin helps prevent and treat acne and wrinkles by peeling off dead skin cells. Hydroquinone is the skin lightener agent in this equation that improves the overall tone of your skin. Cortisone is an anti-allergy ingredient that reduces inflammation and/or itching.' How to Use: Use the Melamet Cream just before bedtime. Wash it off in the morning, and apply some sunscreen if you intend to go outdoors. Failure to do so will cause significant damage and even result in your skin turning black
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Hello Dr, I am 28 year old I went to Kaya skin clinic for skin pigmentation they have prescribe me 3 tubes to apply: Neroskin - Apply in morning for first 15 days Go lite - Next 15 days in morning Yugard: Apply in night daily I wanna ask according to my age all these tubes are okay or not. If not den please tell me any other alternative for smooth and glowing skin as I Am going to get married soon please Dr. help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
Hello Dr, I am 28 year old I went to Kaya skin clinic for skin pigmentation they have prescribe me 3 tubes to apply: ...
Hello lybrate-user you can apply them and along with that you eat fresh n seasonal fruits take pomegranate it's the best anti oxidant, take vit E. All this will really help you. U can ask for further information n details.
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I m 20yrs old male. My face skin is little dark and little oily, I want glowing white skin permanent. What I do for this?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I m 20yrs old male. My face skin is little dark and little oily, I want glowing white skin permanent. What I do for t...
Apple is a miracle fruit for the skin.The alpha hydroxy acids or AHA’s present in apples improves skin color and elasticity of the skin.Soak peeled apple slices in milk for 20 minutes and then blend to form a creamy paste.Place in the freezer for 10 minutes, and then mix a tsp of lemon juice, apply all over your face and neck.Rinse off after 15 minutes with cool water and massage an ice cube.The skin looks baby soft, smooth with a rosy white glow.Follow this for a week to get fair skin naturally.
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I'm really fed up of my acne which becomes a part my skin lol. I'm 25 years old and hv been suffering from the chronic acne disease. Now i've scars. Lots of scars. From home remedies to dermatologists. I've tried everything. Nothing did help. Please advise!

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
You can take homoeopathy medicine which will help you to resolve your problem. Berbers aquifolium q (10 drops in little water thrice a day) for 15 days.
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I hv problem of dark skin complexion and also having soo much dark circles. Due to dark circle and dark skin tone, my face look weird. please plz suggest me something for glowing face and similar skin tone of whole face.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I hv problem of dark skin complexion and also having soo much dark circles. Due to dark circle and dark skin tone, my...
Hello firstly start taking a full nutritious diet. A good diet is a nutritional lifestyle that promotes good health. A good diet must include several food groups because one single group cannot provide everything a human needs for good health. And what ever we are eating that reflects on our body and skin. 1. Homoeopathic medicine for fair skin is berberis aquafolium mother tincture. Take 5 drops of it mix with water, twice a day. 2. Apply this tincture in diluted form on your face with cotton once a day. 3. Wash your face with besan and curd, mix a pinch of turmeric also. 5. Apply rose water to your face at night. 6. Apply cucumber juice+ lemon juice+ tomato juice on your face. 7. Apply multani mitti pack on the face, wash it off after it dries. Use this home remedy for dark circles:- home remedy:-1. Cucumbers have skin-lightening and mild astringent properties that help fix those raccoon eyes naturally. Plus, they have a soothing and refreshing effect. Cut a fresh cucumber into thick slices and chill them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Put the slices onto the affected skin area for about 10 minutes. Wash the area with water. Repeat twice daily for about a week or more. Another option is to mix cucumber juice with lemon juice in equal amounts. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture on the affected skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off with water. Follow this remedy daily for at least one week. 2. Raw potato:-there are natural bleaching agents present in potato that can help lighten dark circles and get rid of puffiness around the eyes. Grate one or two raw potatoes to extract the juice. Soak a cotton ball in the juice and place it over your closed eyes. Make sure the juice covers the dark circles under your eyes as well as the eyelids. Allow the juice to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse your eyelids well with cool water. Repeat once or twice daily for a few weeks. Instead of potato juice, you can also use thick potato slices to remove dark circles. 3. Tomato:-tomatoes have bleaching properties that can lighten skin to a great extent. Mix one teaspoon of tomato juice with one-half teaspoon of lemon juice. Gently apply this mixture on the dark circles and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with water. Follow this remedy twice a day for a few weeks. Simply using tomato juice will also work. You can also drink a glass of tomato juice with some mint leaves, lemon juice and salt. For maximum results, be sure to drink this juice immediately after making it. Drink it once or twice a day for about a week.
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I have red scars and little acne on my skin and shoulder. I do yoga and exercise daily but I have not achieve the goal of good digestion. please suggest some tips.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have red scars and little acne on my skin and shoulder. I do yoga and exercise daily but I have not achieve the goa...
Thanks for expecting Healthier fitness solutions with Ayurved, its unfortunate still being on authentic way ur facing...issue, Choose detox n Rasayan Therapy, till then warm buttermilk by adding thyme, cumin seeds
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I have a stretch mark on my forehead I got this mark since I was small now it looks weird as i'm growing right now I am 23 years old I need to remove those mark kindly tell me the way to get rid of this mark.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I have a stretch mark on my forehead I got this mark since I was small now it looks weird as i'm growing right now I ...
If the stitch mark is since childhood, you should consider laser surgery which is very effective in removing marks.
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I have a huge problem of frequent dark circles under my eyes without any reason. How to get rid of them in a convenient way?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have a huge problem of frequent dark circles under my eyes without any reason. How to get rid of them in a convenie...
take following remedies 1.alovera juice 4tsp+ 1 tsp honey after dinner 2.amal juice 4tsp +2 tsp sugar + 2tsp honey empty stomch in the morning
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Hello doctor. I have a black birth mark on my face. Can you please tell me how could I remove that.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
Hello doctor. I have a black birth mark on my face. Can you please tell me how could I remove that.
It can b treated with laser or surgically removed. The modality can b exactly determined only after an examination.
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