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Dr. Pothen

Dermatologist, Chennai

Dr. Pothen Dermatologist, Chennai
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Dr. Pothen is an experienced Dermatologist in Chromepet, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Omega Hair & Skin Clinic in Chromepet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Pothen on Lybrate.com.

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I am suffering from body lice from long time. Body lower portion. Please tell me medicine name.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
A body lice infestation is normally treated through improved personal hygiene and regular changes of clean, washed clothing. All clothing, bed linens, and towels used by the infested person should be washed with hot water (at least 130 degrees) and then dried in a machine with hot air. Medicines that kill lice, called pediculicides, may be used to treat body lice infestation. However, this is usually not necessary if clothing is laundered and personal hygiene is maintained. Lice-killing products may be toxic to humans, so be sure to follow the instructions carefully.
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Hi doctor. I have a cut mark below my left eye. I want suggestion. How to remove that mark fully from my face?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Hi doctor. I have a cut mark below my left eye. I want suggestion. How to remove that mark fully from my face?
Fibrous tissue cant be removed. It depends in depth n dimensions of cut. However, plastic surgery is the answer.
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I have problem of dandruff and pimples on my skin. That males me look ugly. I eat two times s day. I only take junk food 2 -3 in a month. Then what is problem ?and what is rhe best solution of it? How can I decrease it?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I have problem of dandruff and pimples on my skin. That males me look ugly. I eat two times s day. I only take junk f...
To prevent hair fall, you can follow some simple steps as listed below: 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, yogurt 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. For pimples: Use Tea Tree face wash and Toner twice a day. Use AHA Glow face wash once in a day. Use Sunscreen with SPF 30 daily. Use natural face pack of Multani Mitti and lemon 2 times a week. You can also use apple cider vinegar for 5 minutes after washing your face and splash it clean with water. Most important is diet- Do not eat Junk, Eat more Vegetables and fruits especially with Vitamin C.
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I have hair fall.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I have hair fall.
Hair loss, thinning hair or baldness is termed as Alopecia. Alopecia areata means "hair loss in areas". Causes:: Genetic factors, family history, overall aging process, normal life variations including temporary severe stress, illness, nutritional changes, hormonal changes like those in pregnancy, puberty, and menopause may cause a reversible hair loss. 1. Chop some onions (pyaz) into fine pieces and squeeze out the juice. Apply this to hair and scalp and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse it with shampoo. 2. Crush a few cloves of garlic (lehsun), add in a little coconut oil and boil for a few minutes. Cool it till it becomes warm and apply it on the scalp with a little massaging action. Repeat two to three times a week for best results. 3. Take coconut milk and add a little water to it. Apply this to the scalp and allow it to stay overnight. Rinse this the next morning. 4. Add two teaspoons of amla juice/ powder and mix with equal quantity of freshly squeezed lime juice. Mix well, apply to the scalp and leave it to dry; then rinse using warm water. 5. Take some flowers of rose (gulab) add some water to it and make a paste. Apply it on hair and keep it for an hour and then wash the hair.
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Impetigo - Causes And Symptoms

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), Fellowship in medical cosmetology
Dermatologist, Pune
Impetigo - Causes And Symptoms

Impetigo is a disorder caused by bacterial infection resulting in sores and blisters. It usually occurs more in children and less in adults. It is characterized by red sores filled with fluid, along with yellowish brown crusts. It is contagious in nature and may spread via sharing sheets, clothing and towels.
Impetigo may be classified as: 

  1. Bullous impetigo: This type usually occurs in children below two years of age. The body, arms and the legs are the areas where the symptoms first appear. 
  2. Impetigo contagiosa:This form of impetigo usually appears near the mouth and the nose. The rashes are not usually painful but may be itchy. After the blisters burst, they leave red rashes.
  3. Ecthyma: This is a form of impetigo that affects the second layer of the skin. The blisters may turn into open sores or ulcers. It may also lead to swollen lymph nodes.

Symptoms:
The symptoms of impetigo are: 

  1. You may have small red spots that turn to blisters
  2. The blisters emit fluid
  3. The blisters may increase in number

In addition to the above symptoms, you may experience swollen lymph nodes and skin lesions. 

Causes:
This disease is caused by strep or staph bacteria. The bacteria enter the body through other skin conditions such as insect bites, eczema, burns and poison ivy. It may also be triggered by irritation of the skin. The likelihood of contracting impetigo increases if you have allergies.

It may also occur if you come in contact with an affected person. Sharing personal items such as bedding, towels or comb may lead to symptoms of impetigo. If you have dermatitis, diabetes or have a weak immune system then you are prone to impetigo. The disease is treated with antibiotics. Mild symptoms of impetigo may be treated by following basic hygiene practices.

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Dr. I have so many pimples I tried aha glow face wash and microbenz gel and clinn-3 gel but too many dark spots are remaining tell me something dark spot remover?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Dr. I have so many pimples I tried aha glow face wash and microbenz gel and clinn-3 gel but too many dark spots are r...
Dark spots are primarily caused by acne, blemishes and black heads. The percentage of dark spots increases as the exposure to the sun increases too. Since the rate of melanin would be decreases, it leads in turn to the darkening of the skin. So, apply sunscreen (Homoeopathic SUNCARE cream of BAKSON Company) , every time you go out and follow the recipes below in order to get relief from dark spots. Instead of using the chemical products for your skin, try using some natural home remedies. Using home remedies can work out to be much cheaper than chemical based products and they can help treat your condition without any side effects. Caring for your skin is highly important. Here are some home remedies that allow your skin to be free of dark spots, black spots or pimple marks or even acne scars on the face. 1.Take a medium sized tomato and squeeze the juice from it, add one tablespoon of lemon juice to the tomato juice and stir the mixture well. Apply on the face and let it dry for 20 minutes. Rinse the face with warm water. 2.Take pulp from Aloe Vera leaves and let it dry in the sun for 5 minutes and then add few drops of lemon juice to the dried pulp. Apply this mixture on the face and wash it off after 15 minutes. The results are quite good. 3.Onions have anti-microbial properties and they help remove the acne related scars and spots. Take an onion and cut it into several pieces, grind them and then, separate the juice from the beaten onions. Apply this mixture on the affected areas; allow the mixture to remain on the skin for a few minutes and rinse off with water. 4.Mix two tablespoons of sandalwood powder with a few drops of rose water and apply on the spots and on the entire face. Wash it off, after it dries. 5.Take a pinch of turmeric powder and add some lemon juice to it. Mix both the ingredients well together and dab the mixture on the black spots. Scars and spots will disappear and the results would show on the skin within a week’s time.
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sir i have few probs 1. i have normally a heat body from.my birth how to control it what all probs may come because of my heat body how to over come it and my age 22 2. i have hair fall leading to baldness so kindly help me on this note

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
sir i have few probs 
1. i have normally a heat body from.my birth how to control it what all probs may come because ...
Hello, Don't worry. Everyone has got different thermal reaction and reactivity towards the atmospheric temperature. - Avoid food articles which raises your body heat like spices, chilly, non-veg sp. red meat, liquor. - Drink 10-12 glasses of water in a day. - Do breathing exercises (Pranayam, Anulom-Vilum) which releases the stress hormone from the body and thus regulates your body temperature properly. - Be happy, smiling and positive always! It really works a lot.. For your hairloss: Let me tell you about hairfall. In layman's language, hairfall can be divided into 2 types - temporary hairfall and permanent (which is called as 'Hairloss' rather). In temporary hairfall, hair grows back again from the same hair root, but in case of permanent hairloss, may be because of formation of DHT (Di- Hydro -Testosterone) around hair root it gets choked up, subsequently affects the blood supply to the hair and thus hair root is lost forever. (There are different pattern and types of hairloss, because of different reasons like Alopecia Areata, Telogen Effluvium, Scarring Alopecia, Traction Alopecia, etc.) Causes of hairloss: Many factors are responsible formation of this DHT or male/ female pattern baldness - hereditary, post-illness/ ailment, post-delivery, post- chemotherapy, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, insufficient sleep, sudden loss of weight, stress/ tensions/ excessive anger, use of bore water, any other underlying diseases, etc. Need to rule out any causative factor or underlying medical condition. Management: Take diet rich in protein like non-veg., eggs (it's loaded with essential nutrients such as proteins, Vitamin B12, iron, zinc and Omega 6 fatty acids in large amounts and biotin) , different pulses & legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. walnuts and almonds); iron-rich food like green vegetables, carrots, prunes, green peas; also oats, shrimp, take flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. Take low-fat dairy products (they also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources) Take proper 6-9hrs of sound sleep. Give up the habit of smoking and excessive alcohol intake. Avoid junk food and any kind of beverages (tea, coffee, aerated drinks, cold drinks, etc.) Avoid canned/ tinned food or food that contains preservatives (eat fresh ones). Avoid use of hard water to wash the head rather use boiled water for head wash. Avoid use of harsh hair colour, hair treatment like rebonding, straightening, perming, etc. Avoid vigorous exercises or any supplements provided by the gym! Use Rose wood/ any wooden hair comb to brush your hair. Regular exercising is also one of the important point, but should be done under some good, qualified yoga teacher or instructor for proper guidance; it also releases the stress/ tension in the mind and the body and keeps you FIT and YOUNG!! Medication: Take homoeopathic Rx - Schwabe's Thuja 200/ one dose once a week, Wiesbaden 200 & Alfalfa Tonic twice a day for 1 month and revert. Also, use Schwabe's Arnica shampoo and Hair Growth oil regularly as per the condition of your scalp (minimum 3 times a week). After shampooing, use Bakson's Arnica Hair conditioner as well after every head wash. Apart from this, take Follihair tablets (multivitamin) - 1 tab. daily once for 1 month. (N.B.: With the help of homoeopathic medicines, we can only prevent further progress of the hairloss, means it will get arrests in the present condition in case of progressive baldness. But, in case there are areas of baldness which has gone smooth and shiny, you will have to choose an option of Hair Transplant along with theses medications!).
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I am losing hair for the past two months so how can I overcome from this hairfall problem?

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
I am losing hair for the past two months so how can I overcome from this hairfall problem?
You can wash the hair with a paste made from Neem leaves. This is particularly effective for hair loss caused due excessive build up of scalp oil or invasive skin infections. For restoring the alkaline balance of the scalp and preventing hair fall, you can follow this with washing the hair with apple cider vinegar. Other homemade pastes that can be very useful include a mixture prepared from adding honey and olive oil to some cinnamon (dalchini) powder.
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I have pimple ad acne problem. Sometimes my face is clear and after short pimple and acne come back. What to do? Please help Also want to reduce some weight.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
I have pimple ad acne problem. Sometimes my face is clear and after short pimple and acne come back. What to do? Plea...
Healthy diet to lose weight leave carbonated beverages eating vegetables to lose weight eating fruits to lose weight stop eating sugar lose weight fast reduce sodium lose weight herbal tea to lose weight eat low calorie foods drink plenty of water avoid sweets eat more vegetables you need to take a balanced diet.
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I have dark circles below my eyes for months. How to remove dark circles.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have dark circles below my eyes for months.  How to remove dark circles.
Hi. Dark circles can be temporary (means happens after any recent or chronic diseases or underlying medical condition, allergies, sinus infections and nasal congestions, lower eyelid laxity, fluid retention, hormonal imbalances, hyperpigmentation, aging, sun-exposure, insufficient sleep, worm-infestation, nutritional deificiency, working long hrs. on computer, lack of rest, stress/ tension, etc.) which can be improved by fixing the underlying cause or the problem or can be inherited from your parent's genes which can't be treated or cured! Management: Eat healthy and on time. Avoid junk. Drink plenty of water (as dehydration can cause dull or patchy skin). Sleep well. Wear anti-glare spectacles while working on computer. The area under your eyes has very sensitive skin, so never use chemical bleach. Reduce your stress/ tension through yoga, meditation or any other exercises (it not only improves your blood circulation, but also reduces the production of stress hormones by the body as well as increases happy hormones in the body). Use sunglasses regularly when you are in the sun and not to forget to apply a thick layer of Bakson's Suncare Sunscreen liberally, 20-30 minutes before stepping out in the sun and apply the same again after 3-4 hours if you have exposure to sunlight for long hours. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Cina 1M/ one dose daily at night for 10 days. Schwabe's Alfalafa Tonic/ 1 tsp thrice a day daily for 20 days and revert me back about the condition. Apply Bakson's Under Eye Cream twice daily (in morning and at night) and Medicynth's Whitch Hazel cream - in morning and at night daily.
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I am wheatish color. I wish to undergo skin whitening treatment. Can anyone suggest me treatment type and cost per sitting.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am wheatish color. I wish to undergo skin whitening treatment. Can anyone suggest me treatment type and cost per si...
Homoeopathic treatment 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 papaya pack (bakson) daily apply on face directly in evening when you think you r not going outsside now nd wash face after it is dry. Ferrum sip syrup (sbl) 2 spoons twice daily diet daily cucumber in salad 1 apple /200 gm papaya/500 gm watermelon daily consume lots of water daily 2 glass milk daily you will not have to shed out lots of money for this treatment.
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I have pimples on my shoulders to back elbow What should I do?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath,
I have pimples on my  shoulders to back elbow What should I do?
You can take berberis aq. - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for two weeks. Revert back after two weeks with feedback.
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I am suffering from heavy dandruff. Due to dandruff I am loosing my hair. Age 20. Dob 14-01-1996, sex:male.

MBBS, DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I am suffering from heavy dandruff. Due to dandruff I am loosing my hair. Age 20. Dob 14-01-1996, sex:male.
Hi! If your hair is thin, damaged, dry or brittle or you are suffering from dandruff, some simple changes into your daily nutrition needs & hair care can give you thick, bouncy and shiny hair. While your hair type mostly depends on your genetics, stress, hormonal imbalance and poor diet have a great influence on your hair healthy and appearance. Start by following a good diet - Eat adequate amount of protein. Your hair is made up mainly of proteins. Include skimmed milk, cottage cheese, lentils in diet. Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin B are other important nutrients for great hair health. So include lot of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your daily diet. Next important step is to follow good hair care - Oiling your hair with a mixture of oils like olive, sesame, coconut and castor oil keeps provides moisture to your hair and prevent them from drying and breakage. Once in a week apply a good hair mask. You can mix and prepare different types of masks using green tea, olive oil, milk, gooseberry,  etc. Condition your hair using organic Apple Cider Vinegar,  once in a while.
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I Am suffering from pimple problem from very long time so I reach a homeopathy hospital I took medicine and I don't know in what time (e.g before food or after) I should eat them and in what time interval they said 4 pills three times a day so in what manner I should take them?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I Am suffering from pimple problem from very long time so I reach a homeopathy hospital I took medicine and I don't k...
Cause of pimple are – Stress – Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes due to sexual maturity like – mensuration in girls. – Improper Cleaning Habits: Dust and pollution block the pores, if not removed properly causes pimples. – Improper Diet: Diet including too spicy, oily, fired and high iodine content food can cause pimples. The only precaution for pimple is good skin care. If Possible develop a routine of proper cleansing, scrubbing and moisturizing your skin. Here are few tips:– Wash your face regularly: Wash your face at least 2-3 times a day. Depending upon the skin type you can wash the face with simple water or with face wash. – Develop a cleansing Routine: Cleansing, toning and moisturizing is an essential part of a skin care. Don’t skip it. If you have an oily skin use a oily free moisturizer. – Avoid exposure to Sun: If possible don’t go out when its scorching, but if you have to go use a sunscreen 15 – 20 mins before going out, cover your face or use an umbrella. After returning just follow your cleansing routine, if you have an oily skin use ice, dry skin can use rose water – Avoid Exposure to dust: Dust particles block the pores causing pimples, cover your face properly while going out. Traveling in a car avoid opening the window. – Drink plenty of water: Water help remove toxins from the body, thus help in blood purification and blood circulation. Impure blood and improper blood circulation re the major causes of pimples, which can be easily removed by drinking lots of water. – Eat right: A diet constituting of too spicy, oily and fried food is the main cause of pimples. Avoid junk and oily food. Develop an habit of eating fresh leafy vegetables and fruits for a healthy skin. Garlic Paste: Mash garlic and apply it on the face. Leave it for 10 -15 mins, then wash it off. The anti bacterial property of garlic is proven and effective tip of removing pimples.
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Hi, Doctor, i am 30 year old guy,(un married) due to sum official & personal tensions I am unable to take care of my health, now a days my face looking as 50 years old man, I cant understand .please help

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I think you take a lot of stress regarding your work and that is wrong. Try to maintain a balance between work and personal life otherwise it affects your health seriously. I will prescribe you a homoeopathic medicine and some steps which you must follow in your routine life and you will be normal soon.
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I am 25 year old. And I have fungal infection problem last 1 year. What should I do ?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 25 year  old. And I have fungal infection  problem last 1 year. What should I do ?
You can take brim stone 200 / 5 drops in little water single dose only. Bio. Met. 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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Black spots on forehead and too oily skin and my age is 23.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath,
Black spots on forehead and too oily skin and my age is 23.
Tm - 30 + kali phos. - 30 + bio. 30 / 5 - 5 drops from each medicines in one teaspoon of water thrice a day for two weeks. Keep a 10 to 15 minutes gap in between these medicines. Revert back after two weeks with feedback.
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I have no beard on my face. Which was became most difficult to stand in front of my frnd. It was so big problem in front of me. Nw what should I do for growing hair on my face.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
I have no beard on my face. Which was became most difficult to stand in front of my frnd. It was so big problem in fr...
You are still young and can wait. If there is a deficiency that is restricting your growth, go for regular checkup for b12, iron, iodine copper. Apply cow's fresh butter on the areas. If nothing works, it might be hereditary. Later you can go for hair transplant. Do not take the problem so seriously, it's okay and many people face this problem, it is very common.
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Sir I'm 26 years old .my lips are black sir how to make my lips red .give me some advise.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Sir I'm 26 years old .my lips are black sir how to make my lips red .give me some advise.
Hello Mr. lybrate-user, you can go for chemical peels for your lips by visiting a good dermatologist.
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