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Dr. P.Shivakumar

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. P.Shivakumar is an experienced General Surgeon in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Kumaran Hospital in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. P.Shivakumar on Lybrate.com.

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I have developed rashes on my face due to dust allergy and my eyes are swollen what can be the remedy.

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I have developed rashes on my face due to dust allergy and my eyes are swollen what can be the remedy.
You need to take anti allergy medication to control the acute problem. Try and avoid dust. Use a mask.

Burning sensation under feet and back cause .and arms. What's the cause of that. Can adic reflux cause that feeling.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Burning sensation under feet and back cause .and arms. What's the cause of that. Can adic reflux cause that feeling.
It can. The other possible reason is your Blood sugar. Please get a FBS and PPBS done to rule out abnormal sugar levels. If the blood sugar levels are fine then take steps to treat your acid reflux 1. Have food at the right time everyday 2. Include plenty of fresh fruits and boiled vegetables in your daily diet 3. Cut down on spicy/oily food

Iam 26 years old and male and my underarms are very black please give me the information of good medicine to clear it properly asap.

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Iam 26 years old and male and my underarms are very black please give me the information of good medicine to clear it...
Home Remedies for Dark Underarms 1. Naturally Bleach Underarms with Lemon Lemon is the first thing that comes to mind whevever you want to remove anything dark from your skin! Nothing is as good a bleach as lemon is. Lemon is not only a natural cleanser (why else would restaurants use washing bowls with warm water having lemon wedges in them!) but also has anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties. Its acidic properties help extensively in lightening your skin along with exfoliating dead skin cells. So, why not use lemon for lightening your dark underarms? • Take a thick slice of lemon and rub your underarms daily before you go to have bath. Apply some moisturizer after bath as lemon also tends to make skin dry. You may also use lemon in different way, as told in the next point, to ensure it doesn’t dries up your skin. • Add a pinch or two of tumeric, honey or yogurt to lemon juice. This will give you something like a paste. Apply this to your dark underarms and leave for about 10 minutes. Now wash off with water. 2. Why Leave Potatoes Behind! True. When you can use lemon for its bleaching properties, why leave potatoes behind. They too are good natural bleaching agents. More so for those who have sensitive skin because lemon’s acidic nature can irritate their skin a lot. Potatoes, due to their mild acids do not irritate the skin. And how to use potatoes for whitening your dark underarms? You know that well, you have read it hundreds of times. Still I’ll write them down. • Take a thin slice of potato and rub your underarms with it for about 5-10 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. • Alternatively, grate a potato and squeeze out the juice from the grated things. Apply this juice to your underarms with the help of your fingers or a cotton ball. Leave it for about 10 minutes and then wash off. Use potatoes at least twice a day to see faster results which you can expect to see in seven days time with lightened skin under your arms. 3. Use those Cucumbers too! If it’s a competition among veggies, you’ll have to use those cucumbers lying in your refrigerator too because they too have skin lightening properties. What’s even better is that if you want to get the benefits of bleaching properties of lemon, you can do so by combining lemon juice with cucumber. While lemon works to bleach your skin, cucumber soothes the skin avoiding any itching or irritation. • Mix lime juice with cucumber juice and add a pinch of turmeric to it. Lemon bleaches and removes dead cells, cucumber provides cooling effect and turmeric prevents discoloration. It is actually an ayurvedic remedy- so easy that you can do it everyday without any hassle! • You can also simply cut roundels of cucumber and rub your underarms with it. • Or apply the pure juice of ccumber to your dark underarm. This can also lighten your skin there in few days. 4. Exfoiate Underarms with Natural Scrubs Sometimes it’s nothing more than the accumulation of dead skin cells that causes your underarms look dark. In such case you have to gently exfoliate your skin under your arms. A soft loofah is also sufficient but scrubs can give you really white underarms. I am talking about natural scrubs and not the harsh chemical laden commercial ones. Before telling you about some natural scrubs, I like to emphasize on the need of exfoliation for those who sweat excessively. They should more often exfoliate their underarms because it’s where most of the body sweat accumulates and sometimes doesn’t find way to escape. However, excessive exfoliation too can cause harm and scarring which can lead to infection in hair follicles, pores, and sweat glands in your armpits. So exfoliate but gently and with care. Avoid using harsh scrubs and even things like pumice stones or brushes. Now have some recipes for natural homemade scrubs for your underarms. • Take some lemon juice and add brown sugar or granulated sugar. Appy on underarms and leave for 5-10 minutes. Then with little wet fingers, rub your underarms gently feeling the granules of the sugar. This will excellently exfoliate your skin along with lightening it. Wash off after few minutes. This scrub is particularly useful for you if you got your dark underarms as a result of shaving. • Take some walnuts or peanuts and grind them to make powder. Now take 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon each of honey and powdered walnut or peanuts. Mix them to make a paste. Apply this to your underarms. Leave for 10 minutes. Wash off. 5.Take Help from White Baking Soda! White baking soda can also make your underarms white. Baking soda can be used to make an excellent scrub for your underams. In fact, if you use baking soda for underarms, you can avoid your chemically made deodorants and antiperspirants, another cause for dark underarms. Baking arms can prevent body odour too. Not only this, a scrub made with baking soda can also get you rid of damaged and dead cellleading to unclogging pores. It also kills the germs to give you a clean odor-free and lightened underarm. • Take some baking soda and water. Mix them to make a thick paste. Apply them to your underarms and gently scrub the area. Wash off and pat dry the skin. • If you don’t want such an elaborate exercise, mix the baking soda with a little water and just wipe your underarms with this solution. 6. Orange Peels for Fruity Treatment of Dark Underarms Yet another natural scrub for your underarms, and this time its fruity and fragarant because it is made with orange peels. Orange, belonging to the family of lemon, has bleaching properties that can be used for lightening your dark underarms. Here are the steps to make this scrub. • Dry the orange peel in shade. • Grind the peel to get its powder. • Take some rose water and milk. • Add the powdered orange peel to this rose water and milk and mix well to get a thick paste. • Apply this paste to your underarms and gently scrub the area for about 10 minutes. • Wash off with cold water. • This scrub removes your dead cells, bleaches the skin and leaves you fragarant with the effects of rose water and orange itself. 7. Saffron’s Fragarant Remedy for Dark Underarms Saffron is a bit expensive thing to use for underarms but it can give you priceless white underarms. You can even save money by not buying any deodorant because saffron can kill germs and bacteria that cause underarm odour. • Take a little milk. • Take a few strands of saffron and mix them with milk. • Apply to your underarms. • If you leave it overnight and wash off in the morning, it’s the best way to get the benefits of milk and sffron. • If not, you can let the mixture sit there for 15-20 minutes and then wash off with water. 8. Milk for Milky White Underarms Vitamins and fatty acids in milk are very effective in lightening the dark skin under arms. When mixed with curd, the lactic acid too do wonders for whitening your dark underarm. You will need: • Milk- 2 tablespoons • Curd- 1 tablespoon • Flour- 1 tablespoon Directions: • Mix milk, curd and flour to get a paste. • Apply to your underarms • Leave for 15 minutes. • Wash off with water 9. Oily Way to Get White Underarms You might avoid oils for various reasons but there are many oils that are beneficial for our body including skin even underarm. You just need to know which oil and how to use it for whitening your underarms.

Had insulin resistance and thyroid, and got pigmentation on face, how to cure pigmentation.

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Had insulin resistance and thyroid, and got pigmentation on face, how to cure pigmentation.
Please take lycopodium. - 0/2 three times a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.

I have black spot type in my back with many hairs on it pains too much when I take bath please suggest me what to do?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda
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I have black spot type in my back with many hairs on it pains too much when I take bath please suggest me what to do?
take pranacharya allergin capsule twice a day...take panchnimbadi churna with water twice a day....take panchtikta ghrit guggul and arogya vardhini vati with warm water...take pranacharya charm vikarasav 2-2 tsf with water twice a day....apply marichyadi oil on affected part.....take these medicines in supervision of a good ayurvedic doctor

I have a dark circle under the eye what is the reason for the problem and what I do for that?

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I have a dark circle under the eye what is the reason for the problem and what I do for that?
Dark circles are mainly due to udavarta (improper functions of all vaat). Its mainy due to 1) dharniya vega (urges, should b controled, but you arent) like chinta-stress, bhaya-fear, shoka-, krodha-short temper, maan- ego, lobha-greedy etc mental condition you should control your self 2) adharniya vega (urges that shouldnt be controlled, but you are controling) like sleep, urine, stool, hunger, thirst, yawn, sneeze, vomit etc. Main treatment is to stop causative factor among this. Also there are some ayurveda medicine, lepa-cream, face treatment, or panchkarma (detoxification) will definately help you kumkumadi lepa (nagarjuna) is also a good cream. For any further information or stay connected, you can consult privately.

Due to bad company I had done a lots of Masturbation due to this my Private part bent one side. Becomes week, thin, wrinkled from root side. There is no erection it seems it becomes fractured but there is no pain in it.

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Due to bad company I had done a lots of Masturbation due to this my Private part bent one side. Becomes week, thin, w...
Hi gain weight you need to combine a balanced eating pattern with regular physical activity. You should be eating at least 6 small meals a day, rather than sticking to 3 square meals. You could divide it as 3 main meals and 3 snacks. You need to be eating every 2-3 hours. Space out snacks during the day so you don't spoil your appetite. Bread, cereal, rice, whole wheat, dalia and pasta: biscuits, and corn-bread are good sources of carbohydrates. Fruits: dried fruits, fruit nectars, and large quantities of fresh fruits vegetables: include, potatoes, peas, corn in your diet. Meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts: beef, pork, lamb, poultry, salmon, omelets, nuts, peanut butter, kidney beans, chickpeas will help you gain weight. Include dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese: milk, fruited yogurts, hard cheeses, ice cream, puddings, custards, milkshakes. -nuts and seeds make a healthy option for snacks. -roasted channas and peanuts are good -peanut butter on the sandwiches are a great mid-meal choice. -you must know that cereals actually contain some healthy calories. Stay hydrated: drinking plenty of water and other fluids like juices, milk, soups etc, will work in your favour. Do not drink water before a meal and in between the meal as it may make you lose your appetite, thus calorie intake suffers. Sleep: at least 8 hours of sound sleep is a must. Since your body is actually building up muscles, while you rest. Weight gainers have long term side effects.

I am 30 yr old. Working in a manufacturing industry. I have heavy dark circles in both of my eyes. Please advise your suggestions to remove it completely. I already use many lotions but all are useless. Awaiting your reply.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Get yo hb levels checked have a good sleep apply manjishtadi taila massage it around the eyes for 2 mins at night and wash it off in the morning take care to avoid direct contact with the eyes. Keep potato slices on your eyes during day time.

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M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath
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Cut a fresh cucumber into thick slices and chill it for about 30 minutes.
Place the slices on the dark circles for about 10 minutes.
Wash the area thoroughly with water.
Repeat this process twice a day for one week to see results.
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How can I remove sun tan from face ,neck and hands .naturally I have fairer skin but because of sun expose and not taken care of my skin properly thats why it darkens. Please prefer bos to get my old fair look.

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How can I remove sun tan from face ,neck and hands .naturally I have fairer skin but because of sun expose and not ta...
Hello! Treat your skin gently. Always apply sunscreen half an hour before going out in the sun. Reapply sunscreen every 3-4 hours till evening. Keep your skin covered in pollution and dust. If you think that applying great products alone will give you glowing skin, then you are wrong. You are what you eat. Nutrition plays an important role to keep you glowing inside out. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains. Try to limit intake of junk, smoke and alcohol as these harm your skin the most. One key point I would emphasize here is to exfoliate your skin regularly. Regular exfoliation can be done both by using natural products like gram flour and yogurt or fullers earth. Using sunscreen after exfoliation is must, so never skip the sunscreen. Exfoliation along with daily moisturization works wonders on your skin. Pamper your skin once in a week with a good face mask, massage and a relaxing bath. See a Dermatologist personally. Your dermatologist will decide a treatment plan for you after a consultation.

I have wheatish complexion but want to be fairer how can I be fair with natural or homeopathy remedies.

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Homeopath
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I have wheatish complexion but want to be fairer how can I be fair with natural or homeopathy remedies.
Dear lybrate user maintain a healthy lifestyle, drink plenty of water, eat more vegetables and fruits, sleep 7-8 hrs, apply gram fluor turmeric and lemon juice mixed pack made at home, apply coconut oil daily before going to sleep.

How to loose weight from 67 to 60. Also Pls help me regarding my breasts problem, as there is some milky discharge for 5-6 days only, not every month but alternatively. Its since one year. There itching also in d breast during this discharge. What tests could be done for it. Pls let me know.

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How to loose weight from 67 to 60. Also Pls help me regarding my breasts problem, as there is some milky discharge fo...
Respected lybrate-user tokas hi I don't recommend medicines for weight loss at all. Just avoid more oily spicy stuffs, do regular walking if 3-4 kms a day, do some exercises by your own have more salads monitor weight on regular basis sure you will get results. So far as breast discharge is concerned its hormone related but you can primarily go for ultrasonography or mammography of breast definately. Thanks regards.

I have blackheads all over my nose. Can you prescribe me any treatment.

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Homeopath
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I have blackheads all over my nose. Can you prescribe me any treatment.
- Use Bakson's Face wash. - 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. Repeat this after 3-4 days of gap only (as it can make your skin dry). - Make a srucb of grounded masur dal + rosewater. Apply on the nose and scrub it off. Clean with water. Do it once in 10-15 days.

For e.g. My face have dark spots and pimple and my skin is burned it is black. So tell me solution.

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Homeopath
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For e.g. My face have dark spots and pimple and my skin is burned it is black. So tell me solution.
drink water 10 glass / day wash ur face 3 times / day avoid oily food eat one orange daily home remedy= Raw potato =works very well to help lighten skin as well as other spots and blemishes on the skin.

My face is becoming dull day by day what should I try for it to make it fair?

BHMS
Homeopath
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My face is becoming dull day by day what should I try for it to make it fair?
Take pappaya juice extract and give a mild massage on face. Keep it for few min and wash with cold water. Cut a piece of tomato and refrigerate, after few min take it and give gentle scrub on face with the same. Leave it for 15 min and then wash your face. You can find very good results with the above 2 treatments. Fairness treatment is available with homoeopathic medicne.

I have too many black head holes on my nose. I have applied each n every scrubber but no response. Wht to do?

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Sexologist
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I have too many black head holes on my nose. I have applied each n every scrubber but no response. Wht to do?
Hello- try ayurvedic scrub this time- 1) take sariva powder+manjistha powder and use as scrub twice daily. It will not only remove dead tissues and holes but also will make your skin fair. 2) use kumkumadi tailam local application after scrubbing. Note: if you are having any menstrual disturbance thn you must treat that first to prevent recurrence of your cosmetic problems.

I am 20 year old. I am losing my skin fairness as I am exposed to sun light. Can you please suggest some homemade fairness tips to improve skin fairness. Now I am trying boiled potato and milk face pack. Will it have any effect ? Or is there something better.

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I am 20 year old. I am losing my skin fairness as I am exposed to sun light. Can you please suggest some homemade fai...
It is important to protect your self from sunlight even on a cloudy day. Please use a sunscreen 30 mins before going out and apply again and again every 2 hours. Send me your photos for treatment.

How to increase fairness of genital areas.

BHMS
Homeopath
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How to increase fairness of genital areas.
Hello, it's normal to have the genital area little darker then the colour of the rest of the body. Usually you will see dark folds of the body apart from genitals like elbows, knees, underarms, neck. You need to maintain personal hygiene, keep the area clean, dry, avoid wearing wet clothes, use cotton inners (avoid synthetic ones), don't rub the area harshly, use mild natural soaps, eat healthy food which enhances the skin colour. Treatment: as such there is no treatment, but still we can maintain the skin tone by using homoeopathic soap schwabe's refreshing cool bathing bar and sbl's silk' n stay talcum powder. Moisturize the area with pure aloe vera gel which will also keep skin tone better.

I am 19 year old and I have black color bumps on my leg fingers from 4 years, due to wearing tight shoes for a month. So my skin is hard at that place. What should I do?

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Homeopath
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I am 19 year old and I have black color bumps on my leg fingers from 4 years, due to wearing tight shoes for a month....
Hello, take Antim crud 30 ch , 3 drops once daily and allium cepa 30 ch , 3 drops once daily. Revert after 7days.
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