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Dr. P.Shivakumar

General Surgeon, Chennai

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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Sunscreen is the real fountain of youth

DNB (Dermatology), MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Sunscreen is the real fountain of youth
Sunscreen is the real fountain of youth. Get into the habit of applying sunscreen or a lotion with minimum spf 15 to 30 protection daily. Remember that the sun's rays can still be damaging in winter months as it reflects off snow.
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I have a black pigment on my face and face is so much oily and I have dot on my face what can I do for those things.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have a black pigment on my face and face is so much oily and I have dot on my face what can I do for those things.
there is in ayurveda mention pinda swed ..it is a type of swedan karma [phomentation] but it do some another manner .. 1.boiled a rice in milk then take this rice in one white cloth then tied it properly and warmly it rub on your face every morning for 15 days then stop it and do next month again 2.apply almond oil on your face and massage for 3-5 min at night .. by doing above thing you will get good result
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My fiance is dark brown in colour, and he has pigments on his face as well as he has pimples, please suggest to get his skin clear and good colour.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
My fiance is dark brown in colour, and he has pigments on his face as well as he has pimples, please suggest to get h...
Hello, most common chronic skin disease, almost in all age group due to wrong food habit, excess starch, sugar n fatty acid, chronic constipation, and menstrual problem in female are some of the causes behind pimples. Diet: fresh fruits & juice, fresh steamed vegetable n soup, salad butter milk or cured in very useful for fast result. Home remedy: 1 a teaspoonful of coriander juice mixed with pinch of turmeric powder and apply 2 pounded orange and lemon peel apply on affected area b & t - akne -care soap / calendula & aloe multi purpose cream apply locally stay healthy- naturally.
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What could be the causes of dark circles under my eyes. I do not drink I do not smoke I am vegetarian I do sleep for 7 hours regularly. I do not have specs. No number. Fine eyes. Can you help?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
What could be the causes of dark circles under my eyes.
I do not drink
I do not smoke I am vegetarian I do sleep for ...
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.. you will have to visit a cosmetologist who will find the cause and give medicines accordingly
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I get few rashes on my skin occasionally and it gets quite itchy. Is there any solution? And why is this happening.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I get few rashes on my skin occasionally and it gets quite itchy. Is there any solution? And why is this happening.
tell me 1. Do you have dry skin also? 2. Is this problem is related to any season? 3. is redness also present? 4. which soap you are using? 5, Are you taking any medicine for any medical condition? follow advices given below: 1. Do not use harsh soap 2. You can use Calamine lotion local application for Itching for 3-5 day 3. Avoid Synthetic cloth and prefer cotton cloth 4.It may be due to any internal problem/ food allergy or allergy to any drug 5. Sudden change in Body temperature like taking bath immediately after Hot tea can give rise to this problem consult me for further management
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I am pavani my age is 26, I am getting white spots on my neck from last two weeks onwards, can you please suggest me any solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am pavani my age is 26,
I am getting white spots on my neck from last two weeks onwards, can you please suggest me ...
Hello, White patches on your skin are a common type of depigmented skin lesion associated with an infection, allergy, or autoimmune disorder. One common cause of white spots, or hypopigmentation, is a fungal infection of the skin known as tinea versicolor (associated with other symptoms, such as itching or dryness on or around the white patches). This fungal infection is not contagious and can be treated easily with over-the-counter medications. Please tell me other symptoms like about sensation on the area, since how long do you have this patch, any family history of white patch, etc. In the mean time you can take cal phos 6x, 4 tabs twice daily. Do send me a clear photo of the affected area.
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In hand fingers, lips his skin colour changed as white. Its visible as differ from rest of the skin. She get treatment nearly 4 years. But, improvement was zero. Some are telling it is some deficiency problem. Actually what it is? To change the colour as her normal skin colour, what to do?

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Noida
In hand fingers, lips his skin colour changed as white. Its visible as differ from rest of the skin. She get treatmen...
It is vitiligo or leukoderma. Vitiligo is a skin condition that causes the skin to lose its color. As the skin pigment disappears, people see white (or lighter-colored) patches. Unlike Peecher, most people see changes to their skin color, but they don’t feel anything. It is caused by auto-immune damage of melanocytes in skin in patchy distribution. Melanocytes make the pigment of skin known as melanin. Usually it is slowly progressive. Vitiligo is not contagious. It is not life-threatening. But, vitiligo can be life-altering. Some people develop low self-esteem. They may no longer want to hang out with friends or develop serious depression. Most people have vitiligo for life, so it’s important to develop coping strategies. Steroids may be tried to arrest it's progression but usually have not become successful in most of cases. Sunlight stimulates formation of melanin by remaining melanocytes but may also damage the skin of white patches as melanin pigment which absorbs harmful ultraviolet radiaton from reaching deep layers of skin is absent in these patches. You may need to apply sunscreens to white patches while going out in sun to protect damage to deep layers of skin at patches Treatment of Vitiligo: The type of treatment that is best for you will depend on your preference, overall health, age and where the vitiligo appears on your body. Some people choose not to treat vitiligo as it is more of a cosmetic problem than a medical problem. 1. No medical treatment (use cosmetics to add lost color): Cosmetic options include makeup, a self-tanner and skin dye. Offers safe way to make vitiligo less noticeable. Often recommended for children because it avoids possible side effects from medicine. Drawbacks: Must be repeatedly applied, can be time-consuming, takes practice to get natural- looking result. 2. Medicine applied to the skin: Several different topical (applied to the skin) medicines can repigment the skin. Prescribed for small areas. The most commonly prescribed medicine is a potent or super-potent topical corticosteroid. About half, 45 percent, of patients regain at least some skin color after 4 to 6 months. A topical corticosteroid may be combined with another medicine to improve results. Topical medicine works best in people with darkly pigmented skin. Topical medicines are most effective on certain areas of the body, such as the face. They are least effective on the hands and feet. Not all topical medicines should be used on the face. Drawbacks: These medicines have possible side effects, so patients must be carefully monitored. A possible serious side effect of using of a topical corticosteroid for a year or longer is skin atrophy. This means the skin becomes paper thin, very dry and fragile. 3. Light treatment: Uses light to repigment the skin. Patient may sit in a light box or receive excimer laser treatments. Light box used to treat widespread vitiligo; laser used to treat small area. Works best on the face; least effective on hands and feet. Effective for many patients; about 70 percent see results with excimer laser. Results can disappear. About half, 44 percent, see results disappear within 1 year of stopping treatment. After 4 years, about 86 percent lose some color restored by treatment. May cause patients with darkly pigmented skin to see areas of darker skin after treatment, but treated skin usually matches untreated skin within a few months. Requires a time commitment. Patients need 2 to 3 treatments per week for several weeks. May be combined with another treatment such as topical corticosteroid. 4. PUVA light therapy: Uses UVA light and a medicine called psoralen to restore skin color. Psoralen may be applied to the skin or taken as a pill. Bagchi (a herb also contains psoalens, and may be used. Can treat widespread vitiligo. About 50 percent to 75 percent effective in restoring pigment to the face, trunk, upper arms and upper legs. Not very effective for the hands or feet. Time-consuming, requiring treatment at a hospital or PUVA center twice a week for about 1 year. Psoralen can affect the eyes, so this treatment requires eye exams before starting treatment and after finishing treatment. To help prevent serious side effects, patients need to be carefully monitored. 5. Surgery: May be an option when light therapy and medicines applied to the skin do not work. For adults whose vitiligo has been stable (not changed) for at least 6 months. Not for children. Not for people who scar easily or develop keloids (scars that rise above the skin). Different surgical procedures available. Most involve removing unaffected skin or skin cells and placing where need pigment. Can be effective for 90 percent to 95 percent of patients. Possible side effects include failure to work, cobblestone-like skin and infection. 6. Unconventional treatment: Some vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes have been reported to restore skin color in people who have vitiligo. Most have not been studied, so there is no evidence to support these treatments and no knowledge of possible side effects. Ginkgo biloba, an herb, has been studied in a clinical trial. Results from this trial indicate that the herb may restore skin color and stop vitiligo from worsening. In the ginkgo biloba trial, 10 patients given ginkgo biloba had noticeable or complete return of skin color. Two patients taking the placebo (contains no active ingredient) also had noticeable or complete return of skin color. Because some patients taking the placebo regained their skin color, more study is needed. 7. Depigmentation: This treatment removes the remaining pigment from the skin. Very few patients opt for this treatment. Removing the rest of the pigment leaves a person with completely white skin. It may be an option for an adult who has little pigment left and other treatment has not worked. Removing the remaining pigment can be an effective way to get one skin color. To remove the remaining color requires you to apply a cream once or twice day. This cream gradually removes color from the skin. Depigmentation can take 1 to 4 years. Once treatment is finished, some people see spots of pigment on their skin from being out in the sun. To get rid of these spots, you can use the cream that removed your remaining skin color. Outcome It is not possible to predict how a patient will respond to treatment. It is important to keep in mind that no one treatment works for everyone. Results can vary from one part of the body to another. Combining two or more treatments often gives the best results. Ayurvedic Treatment: Patanjali claims that:- Agnijith, a natural medicine for vitiligo, is scientifically proven for its capability to produce pigmentation in areas lacking color. The medicine is very effective for preventing vitiligo by blocking the loss of pigment cells from the skin. The medicine is also a cream with high anti-microbial properties, which is easily absorbed by the skin and increases blood circulation at the capillary level. Homeopathic Remedies for Vitiligo BOERICKE- SKIN- LEUCODERMA. Ars. Alb. Ars. Sulph.flavum. Bacillinum. Graphites. Merc sol. Nat. Mur. Nit. Acid. Nux vom. Phos. Sep. Sil. Sulph. Thuja. Aurvedic & Homeopathic doctors very enthusiastic claims but lack any controlled clinical trials and in fact their effect on vitiligo occurs very insignificant in most of cases. Actually they are not selling remedies to you but are selling hopes to you in exchange of money for ailments for which there is inadequate treatment in modern medicine (as some call it allopathy in retaliation). In fact truth reveals it self clearly when you go on practicals and medicine is a matter of truth, not a matter of faith as truth would treat your ailments, not the faith but faith is important as well to make you stick to treatment.
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How to remove blackness from my face which is formed due to pollution as I travel much.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, DNHE, P.G. Diploma in Panchkarma, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Hapur
How to remove blackness from my face which is formed due to pollution as I travel much.
1. Take a cup of plain yogurt and add the juice of one cucumber and one tomato. 2. Next, add half a cup of gram flour (besan). 3. Apply it on your face and neck. 4. Leave it on for 30-45 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. Plus, simply apply some fresh yogurt on your skin daily before taking a bath. For best results, add tomato juice and lime juice to the yogurt.
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Mere mother ko skin problem hai. Unki puri body par black color k dhabbey or usme kaafi itching hoti h please koi solution btaiye ye problem kuch saalo se jyada ho rhi h.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Mere mother ko skin problem hai. Unki puri body par black color k dhabbey or usme kaafi itching hoti h please koi sol...
Homoeopathic medicine LACHESIS 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 1 drop in 1 spoon freh water 3 times daily. TOPI AZADIRACHITA Cream ( Wilmar Schwabe india) Apply twicedaily Drink plenty of water daily
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I am 68 years old taking treatment for type 2 diabetes and bp. I had undergone prostate enlargement operation, bye pass surgery and operation for stones in kidney in the year 2009. Now my sugar level is less than 200 and bp is130/80. The problem is I go for twice in a week for bowls and it is hard please advice.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
I am 68 years old taking treatment for type 2 diabetes and bp. I had undergone prostate enlargement operation, bye pa...
Respected lybrate-user hi have more liquids green leafy veg fiber curd. Isabgul 3 teaspoonful at night with glass of leuk warm water at night for 15 days. Morning walk of 30 minutes & yoga for 20 minutes will help tremendously dear thanks regards.
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I have chest rashes and rashes on neck which appears every year and they will get red in sunlight. And also suffering with hair fall. Please tell what I need to do now?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have chest rashes and rashes on neck which appears every year and they will get red in sunlight. And also suffering...
Hello, lybrate user, tk homoe medicine: @ antim crud1000-6 pills, wkly, @ rhus tox200-6 pills, thrice. Tk, plenty of water, your diet be non-irritant, simple, easily digestible on time. Avoid, junk food, caffiene, alcohol, dust, smoke. Report, fortnightly. Your feedback is solicited for further follow up, please. Tk care.
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My mother was suffering from Breast cancer. She operated in september 2013 successfully but after operation she was given 8 doses of chemo therapy and 20 doses of Radio therapy. After this treatment she remains good with usual checkups. But this year recently in this running month she complains about back pain and leg pain. After consult with Doctor they diagnosis with Bone scan test that shows distinct possibility of metastasis. They also gives the zoledron injection. Due to this injection she reliefs about 98 percent good and they also advised to take again 5 doses of Radio therapy.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
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I have scar on my face. Iam feeling bad with this. I tried other medicines but this doesn't change at all please help me.

Diploma in Trichology - Cosmetology, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), Diploma in Aesthetic Mesotherapy, PG Diploma in Clinical Research
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Jaipur
I have scar on my face. Iam feeling bad with this. I tried other medicines but this doesn't change at all please help...
You should visit any aesthtic or cosmetic centre. That scars can only be treated by lasers. And that laser treatments are not harmful. So you can visit soon.
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I got oil face. I want to reduce it. Its oily skin. Please. Give me any solution.

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
I got oil face. I want to reduce it. Its oily skin. Please. Give me any solution.
HI A) apply mixture of honey and fresh juice of BASIL LEAVES on face, two times in a day. B) take 200 ml of fresh buttermilk and 1 tsf of jaggery during meals… C) take 30 ml juice of BASIL LEAVES and LEMON along with 10 ml of HONEY and 30 ml of water, early in the morning, on empty stomach. Do all these things for 15 days. It gives you good result. THANKS.
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I am 22 years old. and I'm suffering from skin dullness and pimple skin. Help me how should I get pimple free face?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 22 years old. and I'm suffering from skin dullness and pimple skin. Help me how should I get pimple free face?
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.
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My face is very dry and my colour is fading from fair toward dark. What diet I have to take for healthy and fairer skin. please help.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
My face is very dry and my colour is fading from fair toward dark. What diet I have to take for healthy and fairer sk...
Simple massage with raw milk because raw milk is rich in lactic acid that gently exfoliate the dead skin cells from the surface of skin.
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I have skin problem frequently pimple will occur on my face and later it will make skin black. What to do? Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have skin problem frequently pimple will occur on my face and  later it will make skin black. What to do? Please he...
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.
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My father in law age 70 is having prostrate problem. Where n how can I cure this problem?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
My father in law age 70 is having prostrate problem. Where n how can I cure this problem?
Your father has any urinary symptom like frequency/urgency/incomplete voiding/ dribbling? And share USG report with me We need to do S. PSA test also
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Sir I got some bubbles near penis so I consult a doctor i am taking tablets but again again it's coming how can I cure it complete please tell me sir I have done test also i am please help me.

MDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Sir I got some bubbles near penis  so I consult a doctor i am taking tablets but again again it's coming how can I cu...
Small nodules around the head of the penis might be fordyces granules. Do not panic. If you do not have any kind of pain or discomfort just keep a watch. If its fordyces granules, then they will be there for life time and its no disease.
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I a a 45 year male. I do have dark circles around my eyes sine no. Of years, how should I get rid of that?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I a a 45 year male. I do have dark circles around my eyes sine no. Of years, how should I get rid of that?
Follow these methods to clear dark circles fastly: • Take 6 to 8 hrs sleep regularly. • Do yogasana specially SINHASANA & Bhramari Pranayam. • Apply piece of cucumber on your both eyes. • Apply almond oil or you can apply capsule of vitamin E mix it in mosturiser or cream you have daily around the eye in night and massage it lightly daily. • Take a piece of potato and make it's juice by crush it apply its juice for 15 min daily. • • Take 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric (haldi) with one teaspoon of besan mix it with water and make paste apply it around eyes for 10 minutes and make it dry remove it. • Eat green leafy vegetables daily and fruits daily. Drink a glass of milk daily.
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